NFL Legend Emmitt Smith’s Mother Passes Away Over Thanksgiving Weekend

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She was visiting her son and his family for the holiday in Dallas when she passed.

Paula Rogo Nov, 29, 2016

Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith took to social media to sadly announce a personal loss over the weekend: his mother, Mary Smith, has passed away.

“I’ve lost many things in my life but nothing like the loss of my first Love, my mother,” Smith wrote in a post on his Instagram page on Monday. “My heart is truly aching at this moment because I will never ever hear her voice again.”

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A spokeswoman for Smith confirmed his mother died Saturday in Dallas, where she was visiting her son and his family for the Thanksgiving holiday. She was a resident of Pensacola, FL at the time of her death.

“I am so eternally grateful because she left me with so much wisdom that I now share with my kids,” he continued in his post. “As we go through this period of adjustment as a family, I can hear her voice saying get up and get back in the game. Mom, you will be forever missed and always treasured. I love you and thanks for all you have given.”

Details on Mrs. Smith’s age or cause of death have yet to be revealed.