(Knoxville, TN) Edith Bernice Henderson Banks, 91, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 with her family by her side at Island Home Health and Rehab Center.
Edith was a charter member of First A.M.E Zion Church and a devoted deaconess. Preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Jessie Henderson, great aunt and uncle, Willie Mae and Charlie Sherrer, and 13 siblings.
She is survived by her spouse Willie J. Banks Sr.; children Linda (Garfield) Morris, Willie (Delores) Banks Jr., Patricia Birdsong of Nashville, TN, Deborah (Joel) Hicks, and Teresa (Marvin) Wagoner; God Daughter, Flossie Sonneland, 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Ann Black, Frances (Tommy) Davis, Janie Banks, and many family and friends.
A special thanks to the staff of Island Home Health and Rehab Center for their loving care through the many years.
Family will receive friends, 12 -1 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018 at First A.M.E. Zion Church, 1900 McCalla Ave., Knoxville, with Rev. Michael McNair Officiating. Interment, Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. www.jarnigansmortuary.com