Beloved wife, devoted mother, cherished grandmother and aunt, Jacqulyn (Brookins) Whyte, age 61, passed away in Longview, Texas on Thursday, November 7, 2019 surrounded by her family. Jackie was born on July 12, 1958 in Greenville, Texas to Jack Dorman and Loy Helen (Daughety) Brookins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack Dorman and Loy Helen Brookins and her brother, Norman Dean Brookins. Jackie is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 30 years, Mike Whyte; her son, Brandon Jack Brookins; granddaughter, Zoey Grace Nowlin; nieces and nephews, Normanda Brookins-Gibson (Cliff), Brandi Brookins, Jake Brookins, Taylor Whyte Webb (Trebor), Wade Whyte (Tennie), Leslie Langford, Josh Langford, Ashlyn Whyte and Ethan Whyte; great-nieces and great-nephews, Nathan Gibson, Carter Gibson, Jolie Ruddick, Baylie Brookins, Lincoln Gibson, Hannah Gibson, Hattie Webb and Samson Whyte; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Mary Ann Whyte; brother-in-law, Don Whyte (Kim) and Ricky Whyte; sister-in-law, Teresa Langford (Bobby); numerous other family members and many friends who were blessed by her love and friendship. She was loved by her very special friends, Jeff and Elizabeth Scott, Rhonda Manor, Kelsey Nowlin, and countless other teachers, students, and friends. Jackie graduated from Lone Oak High School in 1976 and went on to graduate from ETSU, in Commerce, with a BS in Agricultural Education. During college, she worked in Commerce at the local newspaper, a real estate office and the country club. After graduating from college, she worked for the U.S. Government at Serve-Aire in Greenville, TX. On December 16, 1989, Jackie married Mike, and spent many happy years traveling and being a dedicated homemaker. She worked in a variety of Junior High School paraprofessional positions at Mansfield ISD and Hallsville ISD. She loved working with her Junior High students and alongside Mike and his High School FFA students during her tenure. Before her decline from a long, lengthy illness, Jackie loved doing crafts, traveling, gardening, “yardening”, rescuing stray animals and always had a pet. She was a “people person”, a great conversationalist and a friend to all. After her retirement, Jackie cherished her relationship with the Shoults family and extended Bear Creek Smokehouse family. Jackie’s life was well lived and she was well loved. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 5-7pm at Meadowbrook Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2:00pm at Meadowbrook Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Noon Day Cemetery in Hallsville with Dr. Danny Warbington, officiating. On-line condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com
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