Mr. Edward F. Banks died Jan. 10 at Emory Hospital. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cleo (Lurlene Brown) Banks Sr., he was born in 1944 in Jasper County. Mr. Banks was raised and educated in Newton County and joined Bethel Bara Baptist Church at an early age. He married Bettye J. Elliott. A hard worker, Mr. Banks was employed by Mobil Oil Company for over 28 years as a shift supervisor. After retirement, he worked for the Newton county School System. During his spare time he had a passion for livestock and later formed C&E Farm with his brother Cleo Jr. Mr. Banks enjoyed gardening, farming and spending time with his children and grandchildren. A family-oriented man who always put others before his own needs, he was a loving person who went above and beyond the call of duty as father, grandfather, husband, brother and uncle.
Surviving are daughters Terlisha Jefferies, Tamecia Banks; son-in-law Reggie Jefferies; adopted daughter Deidre (Charles) Kirkland; grandchildren Marlisha and Aaron Jefferies; brothers Cleo Banks Jr., Felix (Louise) Banks; sisters Vera (Ravis) Freeman, Minnie Weaver, Lillie Pearl Banks; sisters-in-law Martha Banks, Shirley (Johnie) Vaughn, Mary (Charlie) Avery, Judy (Otis) Hunter; brother-in-law Nathaniel (Susie Ann) Elliott; uncle W.D. Brown; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.
Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Springfield Baptist Church, Conyers, with Pastor Eric W. Lee Sr. officiating and Minister Rufus Roseberry, Minister Brandon Green and Pastor Marquerite Holmes assisting.. Interment followe