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“Aunt Emilou and my mother Beatrice Bankston Wall are the most significant women in my life. Memories of milking the cow with Aunt Emilou, making...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Mark and Erin Wall - Manteca, CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Bob and Linda Stevens - Hammond, LA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Bob and Linda Stevens - Hammond, LA

“Aunt Emilou, as I knew her was a kind and loving woman who will be greatly missed. Lots of wonderful memories of times spent with her when my...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jessie Roberts - Holden, LA

“So very sorry to lose such a sweet neighbor and friend. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Dwight and Susie Lee Hutchinson - LA

“Always loved her precious smile and sweet spirit. Loved her visits with Momma. Emily Lou loved family. She surely was greeted by many in Heaven....Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: V.A. Bourn - Holden, LA - Family

“My sympathies to Miss Emily Lou's family. She was a special lady to me growing up. Many happy childhood memories of this loving, kind, and generous...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Viola Patterson Hymel - LaPlace, LA

“She was a sweet lady and had such a beautiful smile that brightened the room. She will truly be missed. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Cathy Callihan - New Orleans, LA

“We send our condolences to the family of Emily Bankston Wall. Who will be misses by family and friends. You all remember the stories she us to to...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Tennent - Tallahassee, FL

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“Dear Emma Lou, we will surely miss you, you will be forever remembered and loved.Marvin & Grace ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Marvin Bankston - Harvey, LA


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Emily Bankston Wall passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 96. She was born on Sunday, May 22, 1921 in Holden, Louisiana to the late Lillie Hutchinson Bankston and the late Ernest Bankston. She was a resident of Springfield, Louisiana.

Emily is survived by her daughters, Catherine J. Wall, and Elaine Taylor and her husband Bruce; brother, Marvin Bankston and wife Grace; grandsons, Kendall Loper and his wife Vicki, and Paul Chavers; great-granddaughter, Jessica Loper; two step-grandchildren, Ron Taylor and wife LeAnn and daughter Sarah, and Tammy Napoli and her husband Victor and son, Victor Anthony Napoli.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie J. Wall, her father, Ernest Bankston; mother, Lillie Hutchinson Bankston; two sons, Richard E. Wall, and Carlton L.Wall; grandson, Michael Loper; and brother, Alvin Bankston.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 11:00 am until the Funeral Service at 1:00 pm.

Interment will follow in Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery, Springfield.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.