Parkway Funeral Home & Parkway Memorial Cemetery

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Susan Rene' Epps Wilbanks

January 22, 1957February 11, 2020

Susan Rene’ Epps Wilbanks born 1/22/1957 and called home into the arms of Jesus 2/11/2020, was a loving wife, mother and Nana. Playing piano and keyboard were expressions of her love for our LORD. Teaching children about JESUS and about GOD’s love through music was her passion. Susan taught children’s choirs for 25 years at Broadmoor Baptist Church, “retiring” in 2010 to care for granddaughter, Mackenzie. She passionately embraced the mission of The Little Light House, where she volunteered while Mackenzie attended class. Susan purposed to reflect JESUS in both word and deed.

Philippians 4:4-7 were verses that came to mean a lot to her and Mike over the years. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:4-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Susan is survived by her husband of 42 and 1/2 years, Mike; sons Trent Wilbanks (Joy) and David Wilbanks(Chelcie); grandchildren, Ashlynn Wilbanks, Anna Kathryn Wilbanks, Caleb Wilbanks, Daniel Wilbanks, Micah Wilbanks, Ainsleigh Wilbanks, Lydia Wilbanks, and Charlotte Grace Rene’ Wilbanks, sister Kathy Malone (Chris) and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Clifford and Sue Epps, and a granddaughter, Mackenzie Elaine Wilbanks.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made in her name to the Worship Arts Ministry at Broadmoor Baptist Church or to The Little Light House of Central Mississippi.


  • Trent Wilbanks
  • David Wilbanks
  • Guy Wilbanks
  • Michael Bowen
  • Johnny Billings
  • Chris Malone
  • Caleb Wilbanks, Honorary
  • Daniel Wilbanks, Honorary

  • Worship Arts Ministry at Broadmoor Baptist Church
  • The Little Light House of Central Mississippi


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2020


Susan Rene' Epps Wilbanks

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Jan Richardson Richert

February 14, 2020

Our condolences to the Wilbanks family. The Richert family

Janet Bennett

February 14, 2020

Had the pleasure of meeting with her a. few times she sure was a blessing to the people she touched with her music talents prayers for Mike and the family

Tommy Baird

February 12, 2020

Susan, a very well loved cousin of a generation of 20 cousins scadered all over our country. Only being able to see each other every two to three years, we put our time together to good use for a short time. But this short time brought us so close together it was like the love we have for each other only got stronger. Now a spoke in our circle has broken along with our hearts. But our sweet Susan is, now, singing with all of our family that has gone before us.

You found the love of your life in Mike and we all have grown to love him almost as much as you. Your children and grandchildren have and still are bringing much joy in our lives.

Thank you for being my cousin and loving me and my family.

Rest in Peace, sweet Susan. We will all see you when the Lord calls us home, too.

Love always.