Mary Lee Banks age 70 of Mt. Pleasant died Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at her home. She was born on Sunday, December 26, 1937 to Penny Ellis and Ollie (Arnold) Winkle in Mt. Pleasant.
She was a very orderly person and love to talk on the phone with her friends and family. Her family was very important to her and loved her children and grandchildren more than anything else. She also loved her grandchildren’s dogs Rufus, Rascal and Gidget. She was a homemaker and was a Christian.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Billy Banks; two brothers Gene Winkle and A.W. “Red” Winkle; one sister Margie Winkle; one half brother and half sister Wilson Winkle and Wilma Lacey.
Survivors include one son, Billy Banks, Jr. of Mount Pleasant; and one daughter and son in law Linda Banks Trammell and Darrell of Locust Grove and Charles Winkle she raised as her son. She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Tiffany Trammell-Jones and husband Andy of Locust Grove, Darrin Trammell, also of Locust Grove, Heather Banks of Batesville and Mical Winkle of Oklahoma; one great-grandchild Madison Childress of Batesville. Other survivors include her sister, Barbara Landry of Louisiana; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, November 14, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at the Roller Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Melbourne with Bro. Larry Sellers officiating. Interment will follow at the Barren Fork Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Visitation will be Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Darrin Trammell, Andy Jones, Rusty Tate, Paul Winifred Winkle, Sherman Banks and Jason Banks.