|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1915|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 1985|
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Ella Mae Banks, Monday, December 23 at the Wright Grove Baptist Church in Altair with the Rev. Lester Turner officiating.
Burial was held at Williams Paradise.
Mrs. Ella Banks was born in Colorado County to Otto Shirley and Ellen Champ Shirley. She was united in marriage to Shelly Banks in 1935.
She became a Christian when she was a very young girl and began to work in Christ's Kingdom in South Point Baptist Church. She later moved her membership to the Wright Grove Baptist Church and has been a faithful and ardent worker for many years.
Mrs. Banks was especially loyal to the work of the usher society never refusing a task because she was already too busy, or because she was too tired.
Mrs. Banks was a lovable character, a person everyone chose to have as a friend and willing to be a friend to all.
She was a board member for Combined Community Action Agency, Inc., a member of Busy Bee Home Demonstration Club and a member of the O.E.S. A. H. Simmons Number 217 Eagle Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Survivors include three sons, A. C. Banks, Otis Carter and Rev. Arthur C. Banks; one daughter, Mella Dee Rowe; eight grandchildren, Janell Banks, Karl, Kristie, Karmen, Kayline Banks, Melvin Carter, Yolanda Turner and Byron Rowe; two brothers, Eddie Leo and Cleo Shirley; two sisters, Connie Crawford and Ora Lee Shirley; one aunt, Ida Woodard; one uncle, R. A. Shirley; nieces, nephew and a host of relatives and friends.
Honorary Pallbearers were Tony Williams, Eddie Leo Shirley, Albert Banks, Rev. Lester Turner, Rev. McMorris Turner and Billy Rosemore.
Active Pallbearers were Larry Turner, Bobby Turner, David McGrew, George Hurd, Reed Carter and Wilbert Williams.
Colorado County Citizen, January 9, 1986
William's Paradise Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 02, 2011
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