OBITUARY

Helen Brown Bankston

January 26, 1923November 27, 2012

Burial arrangements under the direction of Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.

REMEMBERING

Helen Brown Bankston

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Debra Jo Endres-Ard

December 4, 2012

Dear Jimmy & Family -- I am very sorry and deeply saddened by the loss of your mother. Having recently lost my father, I am very aware of how losing a parent creates a tremendous void in our lives. Please know you are being held close in thought and prayer during this painfully difficult time. Heartfelt condolences and many hugs for all.

Gene McDaniel

December 4, 2012

A true aristocrat.



Gene McDaniel

December 4, 2012

Hi Martha, You and I were in the same Sunday School class at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. We were also in the Choir together. We were constantly talking and getting in trouble. ha I have thought about you often. I was so sorry to hear of you mom's passing. I lost my mom in 2008 due to complications from pneumonia. She was my best friend and I am sure you were just as close with Helen. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless, Lou Ann PS My Dad, Perry, husband Todd and I still go to LLUMC,

Karen Kramer Vasinda

December 3, 2012

Hello Jimmy. You and I went to good old Hillcrest High School. I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. Your parents were so sweet and you were lucky to have great parents. My prayers are with you.
Take care of you, Karen Kramer Vasinda

Ben Griffin

December 3, 2012

Jimmy, Sad to hear about your mother's passing but I know she had a very full life. Your dad and mine were friends as fellow Ford dealers and you and I through drag racing, so I wanted to drop you a note and offer my sympathy.

Bill & Michele Schooling

December 3, 2012

dear Martha and Jimmy,
We just learned today that your mother passed away,
Bill and I share great memories of Helen, it will take quite sometime to write about.She will never be forgotten.
Our deepest sympathy,
Bill and Michele Schooling

Cheron Adams

December 2, 2012

Dear Jimmy and Martha,

I just read of your mom's death. I am so sorry. W.O. and Helen were such good friends to Mama and Daddy, and I was always so glad that we were able to keep in contact with her for a time. I believe the last time I saw her was around 1994 when she came to a party at our house on Crooked Lane. She was as elegant and beautiful as ever. So many times during the years since then I have thought of her and wondered where she was. I don't know if you remember Daddy's assistant at the bank, Ruth Winkler, but she asks me everytime I talk to her if I have heard from Helen.

The next time I visit Mama and Daddy at Sparkman, I'll go by to visit W.O. and Helen. I know how very hard it is to lose a parent. Please accept my condolences and prayers. I hope that you both will soon find peace in knowing that your mom and dad are together again.

Cheron Curran Adams

December 2, 2012

I was very saddened to read of Helen's passing in this morning's DMN. I remember so many good things that happened in my life because of the Bankston family. In 1948, between junior and senior years in high school, W.O. gave me a summer job as Vice President in charge of washing cars. My Dad stood up with Helen and W.O. when they went to Oklahoma to marry. I'm sorry I didn't get better acquainted with you, Jimmy and Martha, but age differences tend to work that way. I know that both Helen and W.O.loved you both deeply. They used to talk about you all the time. In 1954, while halfway through Navy flight training, W.O. and my dad gave me my first new car--a 1954 Ford coupe with tan bottom and tomato red top. It was the prettiest thing you ever saw. I could go on, but you need to know that they were admired and loved by our family and many, many other friends.
With deep respect,
Olin Lancaster, Jr.

December 2, 2012

Martha and Jimmy, I just read about Helen's death. Helen was mom's best friend and I think she was the kindest, funniest and most beautiful person I have ever met. It is a huge regret in my life that I didn't keep in touch. I did think of her often--so I hope that counts. It sounds like she lived a full and wonderful life. Kelly and I send our condolences and love to all of you. Sheri Bohannon Sears.