OBITUARY

Paul Stephen Bankston

November 18, 1940October 10, 2021

Paul Stephen Bankston passed away on October 10, 2021 at the age of 80. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 18, 1940 and was a resident of Harahan, Louisiana. He is preceded in death by: his parents, Roy V. Bankston, Sr. and Adele Bittern Bankston; and his brother, Victor Bankston (Sue). He is survived by: his son, Louis Paul Bankston; his former spouse, Elaine Faul Bankston; and his brothers, Julian Bankston (Caroline) and Roy Bankston (Tina). Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served his country in Vietnam. He was a professional helicopter pilot employed by Petroleum Helicopter, Inc. for 28 years. Upon retiring, he went to work in the family business, Louie’s River Ridge Ace Hardware. He especially enjoyed riding and restoring motorcycles, especially his 3-T.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, La. on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. followed by a Graveside Service in Metairie Cemetery.

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com

Services

19 October

Visitation

10:30 am

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

Memories

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Patricia Powell

October 16, 2021

It was only natural that Paul, as one of Uncle Roy's boys, would grow into a fine man --- a faithful friend, loyal kinsman, respected businessman, loving father... During childhood, Paul and I shared with our siblings and cousins the joy of summers spent at our Bankston Family Farm (aka Grandpa's} as we engaged in the organized activity of annual Cousins Camp, or in carefree-kid pursuits, whatever the season. In contacts of more recent vintage, either at corporate meetings (Bankston Enterprises) or when Paul attended trade shows in Houston, the two of us visited over lunch or reminisced over dinner, sometimes exchanging shop talk, but mostly celebrating the rare pleasure and boundless blessings of being family --- beloved Bankston Family. I am grateful for you, Paul, and will miss you, dear cousin.

Carl Gardner

October 15, 2021

Sure will miss Mr. Paul at the hardware store. He was always so helpful. Prayers for the family.

Thomas Disalvo

October 14, 2021

Elaine and family. I very saddened about the loss Paul. He was a very nice person. He always helped me when i needed something at the hardware and i always seen him at 7:30 mass at St Rita. My sincere condolences. Thomas a loyal customer of the hardware and friend.

Roxie Hebert Bruno

October 12, 2021

Paul has been my friend for 40 years. I have been his neighbor , I have been his co worker and his friend. He served our country as he was drafted to war . He never complained about how difficult it was , he just kept ordering American Flags for the store. A very proud American . He loved Miss Elaine and his Son very much and his brothers too.
I was honored to have known him amd frankly can’t believe he is not here. Now He will receive his your reward because he Loved God too.

Sharon A. Galman (Funeral Director)

October 12, 2021

The entire staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home wishes to express our sincere condolences.

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