Robert Lee Banks Jr.

Published 5:00 am Thursday, April 12, 2007

Services for Robert Lee Banks Jr., of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Friday, April 13, at St. James M.B. Church in Brookhaven withburial in Carver Heights Cemetery in Brookhaven. Williams Mortuaryis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home,with family hour from 7 until 8 p.m.

Mr. Banks, 61, died April 6, 2007, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 23, 1945, toRobert Lee Banks Sr. and Halsie Watts.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

He was a 1963 graduate of Alexander High School and attendedPrentiss Institute and Jackson State University. He was a veteranof the United States Marine Corps. He was the owner of WattsUpholstery Shop and a member of St. James M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his father and his stepfather, JoeWillie Watts.

Survivors are his wife, Masene Banks, of Brookhaven; his mother,Halsie Watts, of Brookhaven; his sons, Darico Bell and wifeBelinda, of Vancouver, Wash., and Robert Banks III and wifePatricia, of Jackson; his daughter, Lynette Banks, of Jackson; hisgreat-aunt, Velma Robinson, of Brookhaven; his 10 grandchildren andone great-grandchild; and many cousins and other relatives.