Betty Josephine Banks
Betty Josephine Banks
  • August 21, 1949 - November 24, 2016
  • Douglasville, Georgia

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Mrs. Betty Josephine Banks, 67, of Douglasville, GA, passed away November 24, 2016. She was born August 21, 1949 in Barnesville, GA to the late Paul and Flora McGouirk Chandler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Banks, Sr.; grandson, James Tristin Mitchell Banks; brother, Donald Chandler; and sister, Martha Sue Kilgore.

Betty was a devout Christian and a member of The First Church of the Nazarene. She loved to bake and her family loved to eat her cooking. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She loved her sisters and sisters-in-law; in fact, she loved her sisters-in-law as if they were her own sisters. She loved going to the mountains. She had a wonderful sense of humor and she loved to joke.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy Banks, Jr. (Donyle), Robert Banks (Julie), Russell Banks (Teresa), and Doug Banks (Traci); daughter and son-in-law, Myrier Sanders (Randy); sisters and brother-in-law, Florene Bennett (James), Dianne Varnadoe, and Beverly Taylor; and seventeen grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Douglasville First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Steve Calais officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in memory of Mrs. Banks the First Church of the Nazarene, 6085 Central Church Rd., Douglasville, GA 30135.

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Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246.