Jasmine Rudd Burks was born in Greenwood, Texas on November 15, 1908. Burks attended North Texas State University after graduating from the Denton Demonstration school in 1924. Burks was very involved at NTSU serving on the Campus Chat team, a member of the Green Jackets and a yell leader. Jasmine married Joe Burks and lived the remainder of her life in Denton. Burks died on January 7, 2006.