Former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith announced the Saturday death of his mother, Mary Smith, on his Instagram account.
On the post, Smith said, “I’ve lost many things in my life but nothing like the loss of my first Love, my mother. My heart is truly aching at this moment because I will never ever hear her voice again. I am so eternally grateful because she left me with so much wisdom that I now share with my kids.
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.”
Mary Smith died in Dallas, where she had been visiting her son and his family for the Thanksgiving holiday.