2023ObituariesNellie S. Bankston

June 13, 2023by SealeUser5

Nellie passed away Monday, June 12, 2023 at her home in Denham Springs at the age of 87. She was retired from The Livingston Activity Center. Visitation will be held at Amite Baptist Church on Friday, June 16, 2023 from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM conducted by Pastor Michael Luce. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Friedman (John,III), Kathy Underwood (Calvin Underwood, Jr.) and Wanda Bankston-Avant (Mike); brothers, Cecil, Abbott and Christopher Stewart; grandchildren, John, Wesley and Barry, Serena and Kimberly, Amy, Canvess and Erica, Lacy and Carrie, numerous other great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and a special thank you to Janice Dyer. Preceded in death by her husband, David A. Bankston, Jr.; son, Russell K. Bankston, parents, Abbott and Mary Hano Stewart; brothers, Albert, Brady and Edwin Stewart; sister, Nelcie Westberry. She was a lifelong member of Amite Baptist Church. She and her husband spent over 20 years as a volunteer with Christian Builders Association. She always looked for the good in other people and loved working in her beautiful flowers beds. Please sign our online registry book.




  • Robbie J Thomas

    June 25, 2023 at 1:12 am

    I am so sorry for they loss of your mom. Your parents were wonderful people and I’m sure they are happy to be together again. My love to all of you. Robbie Jane


  • Learah Moss

    June 18, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mom, heard too late for the funeral. Mom and I send our prayers. Lillian King and Learah Moss


  • Tim and Lisa Ketler

    June 15, 2023 at 6:37 am

    I’m so very sorry for your great loss Sharon and Johnny!!! We are praying for you all. Love you!


  • Joey Bonnett

    June 15, 2023 at 1:52 am

    Girls, your Mom and Dad were a big part of our Bankston family. I’ll always cherish the times we spent camping and just spending time with them. But your Mom was extra special, she always had a kind, but honest word to say, and would sit for hours and just talk to me like I was someone special. I’m so thankful she was a part of my life, I will Love and miss her.

    We Love y’all, God Bless,
    Joey and Shirley


  • Cecile Holley Hughex

    June 14, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    Sharon, Kathy & Wanda,
    Mrs. Nellie always had a ready smile & positive uplifting word any time I saw her. I remember ABC youth parties at the Bankston’s; Mrs.Nellie & Mr. Dave, so much fun. For the sake of funny stories told at memorials: Mrs.Nellie was my Sunday school teacher along about 7th or 8th grade, maybe 9th. She was delivering the lesson on purity one Sunday morning, I’ll never forget how she told us to keep a nickel with us for dates with boys. When we asked why, she said hold it tight between your knees! We all side-eyed each other then laughed hysterically. Mrs. Nellie will be very fondly remembered & greatly missed. Keep the Sunday school laughs going in your new heavenly home Mrs.Nellie! My prayers are with you sweet ladies & your families.
    Cecile Holley Hughes


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