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Mrs. Melrose Altman Banks, 88, passed away Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at St. Joseph's Candler Hospital in Savannah.
Mrs. Banks was born in Evans County to the late Claude Leroy and Mary Rebecca Todd Altman. She was employed with the Chatham County School System for 26 years as a bus driver. She was a member of Daniel Baptist Church and the Sarah Seekers Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Perry Banks.
Survivors include her children and spouses, Brenda Banks Kohler and Tom of Ellabell, Perry L. Banks Sr. and Susan of Savannah and the Rev. Alfred Banks and Rita of Richmond Hill; foster child, Sylvia Davis and Toby of Ludowici; sister, Myrtice Ray and Benny of Savannah; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral is at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Daniel Baptist Church in Richmond Hill with the Rev. Alfred Banks and the Rev. Steve McCoy officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery on Little Neck Road. Active pallbearers will be Perry L. Banks Jr., Alfred Banks Jr., Ernie Banks, Travis Herndon, Barry Kohler and Ryan McNeill.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Thomas c. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home in Pooler.
Remembrances may be made to the Daniel Baptist Church Building Fund, 580 Daniel Siding Loop Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.
Arrangements are by Thomas c. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home of Pooler.
West Chatham Chapel - Pooler
901 Highway 80 West Pooler, GA 31322
Published in BryanCountyNews from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, 2011