Sister Annie L. Banks was born May 26, 1917, in Daleville, Ala, to the union of the late Sansbury Lee and Mary C. Floyd Lee. She was one of eight children. Sister Banks accepted Christ at an early age, and she continued to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of Christ. She was united in marriage to James W. Banks. To this union was born one daughter, Mavis, and acquired adopted son, Jerome.
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Sister Banks was a dedicated Sunday school teacher, member of the missionary band, a member of the choir and a deaconess, and she remained faithful in her attendance until her health began to fail.
She leaves to cherish five generations: her beloved and devoted Mavis (Cornell) Torrence of Atmore, Ala., a caring son, Benjamin Jerome (Vera) Banks of Panama City, Fla.; two sisters; Alma Jackson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Marian, Connie (Anthony), Angela, Jeffrey (LaToya) Sinclair, Alexandria, Thurman, Torrence, Taylor, Alexander, Reginald, Jaala, Diamond and Benjamin; a host of nieces and nephews and extended families; two loyal and devoted spiritual daughters, Sister Sharon Nelson and Sister Bertha Johnson; and a host of relatives, friends and the Second Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church family.
Friends may call Battle Memorial Funeral Home from 1 to 8 p.m. today, July 20, 2008. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, at Second Mt. Moriah M.B. Church with the Rev. Rawlis Leslie, senior pastor, officiating and the Rev. D. Sinclair Forbes as eulogist. Burial will be at Hill Side Cemetery. Battle Memorial Funeral Home director is in charge of all services.
Battle Memorial Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32401
1123 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Battle Funeral Home - PANAMA CITY
1123 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD
Panama City, FL 32401