Nettie Lou Crook Judkins age 84 of Smithville, passed away Friday night August 27, 2021 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born August 18, 1937 to her parents, the late Charlie and Lucille Miller Certain. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Will Allen Crook and Jerry Judkins; a daughter, Brenda Bratcher; 2 sons, Glenn and Gary Crook; 2 sisters, Lois Puckett and Marie Wilson; 2 brothers, Lynn and Danny Certain. Ms. Nettie Lou was a retired healthcare worker and member of the Old Fashion Freewill Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory, 1 son, Billy and wife, Ofelia Crook of Smithville, son-in-law, Frank Bratcher of Carthage; brother, James Certain of McMinnville; sister, Charlene Poss of Smithville; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11:AM Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Frank Bratcher and Bryan Bratcher and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday 4:PM until 7:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Old Fashion Freewill Baptist Church, in memory of Ms. Nettie Lou. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. Ms. Nettie Lou's funeral will be live-streamed at DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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