James L. Banks

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 28, 2007

NEWPORT NEWS—James Lee Banks died Nov. 23, 2007, at the James River Convalescent Center.

Mr. Banks as born in Southampton County on June 8, 1955, and was son of the late Robert Lee Banks Sr. and Vernell Edwards Banks.

He attended Southampton High School. He was employed at Newport News Shipbuilding Company for 15 years.

He was a member of Beulah Land AME Zion Church, Ivor, where he sang in the choir.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice Banks of Franklin; five daughters, Teresa Banks of Franklin, Shantall Williams of Newport News, Janice Anderson, Stacey Anderson, and Keyana Howard, all of Washington, D.C.; two sons, Bryan Banks of South Carolina and James D. Banks of Newport News; three sisters, Louise Dennis of Newport News, Mary Banks and Virginia Banks, both of Williamsburg; one brother, Robert Banks Jr. of Germany; seven grandchildren; four aunts, Ruth Edwards, Gracie Byrd (Lloyd), Ella Mae Warren, and Mildred Banks; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Crocker Funeral Home, 900 E. Washington Street, Suffolk, by the Rev. Joseph W. Whitney Jr.

Interment will be in the Edwards Family Cemetery, Ivor.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.