In Memory of

Minnie Pearl (Ellington) Banks

March 8, 1947 - February 14, 2019


Minnie P. Banks, 71, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Lee’s Summit. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Floral Hills East Cemetery in Lee’s Summit. Memorials are suggested to Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit.

Minnie P. Banks was born on Saturday, March 8, 1947 in Sallis, Mississippi, to the late Willie L. and Annie D. Ellington.

Minnie was baptized in Attala County, Mississippi but accepted Christ as her personal Savior in 1980, under the leadership of Rev. Sterling L. Jones of Mt. Zion MB Church in Detroit, MI.

On March 3, 1975, she was joined in holy matrimony to Brooks W. Banks. Minnie said, “To this union God gave me two wonderful daughters, that I did not have; and I’ve always told them, I love you and there is nothing you can do about it.”

In loving memory, she leaves to mourn: sisters, Ozie Bell Bentley, the late Charlie M. Cain, Ida M. Ellington and brother, Kary Ellington, all of Sallis, MS; brothers, Robert Ellington and the late, Willie L. Ellington of Detroit, MI; My daughters, Cynthia (Norman) Banks Phipps and Crystal J. Banks; My grandchildren, Nakisha L. (Vance) Tivis, Edward W. Banks-Johnson Jr, and Karcyn J. Fountain. My great-grandkids, Kenzia Tivis, Serenity Tivis, Vania Tivis, Vance Tivis III, and Sariyah Tivis, all of Kansas City, MO.

A host of nieces and nephews, friends, and children of God.


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To the Banks Family, with our deepest sympathy. May God be with you always. Love the Ellington, Bentley and Snow Family.

To Mr.Banks and family we would like to send our deepest sympathy just wanted you to know that Dwight and I loved you both so much and I thank God for having you both in our lives we pray that God continue to bless you and your family

I grew to love you as my adoptive aunt. You were a special part of our family. A void is left in our hearts as big as when you moved to Missouri. I miss your smile and your famous pound cake. Rest in Paradise Aunt Minnie! ❤️

To the Banks family give you my deep sympathy I love y’all and I will miss my godmother even though I haven’t been there but I know she’s in a better place I love you Brooks I still remember all the good times we had when I was little and my heart is hurt cuz I felt like I was not there and I’m going to miss her and I thought about her all the time but I sent out my love to the family and I just want to say godmother I miss you I love you and see you soon he will never be forgotten. Of my heart

Knowing you has been a blessing in our lives. Your smile, your words of encouragement will truly be missed. We love you! Bro Banks, we ask God to strengthen you and the entire family. We will always be family in Christ Jesus.

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

To the Banks family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be your strength and give you comfort.

Infinity times infinity, Minnie!!

Mr. Banks & family, I extend to you my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in knowing that others share & care. Mrs. Minnie is now resting in her heavenly home.

I will continue to be in prayer for you & the family.

Love Everlena “Jackie” Johnson

You and I had a precious relationship that was very unique to us. Probably because we’re both small spit fires : ) We laughed, talked and enjoyed the fellowship. You shared your shoes, clothes, and dishes with me that I still wear and use today. Thank you for allowing God to use you for the time you were here with us. Now God has requested you to come home and be at peace. You and Brooks are so special and your absence is felt even from here in South Carolina. However, I know you are in the arms of the Father.

Love Always

Dad, we give are condolences to you. Everyone in the Phipps and Fountain family send their condolences on the your lost. She was a child of God, Wife, Mother, Aunt, and Nana. She will be missed. Now she will be watching over all of us with angels looking after each of us. God Bless You.

Brook, I’m so sorry to hear about Minnie, know that you and your family are in my prayers and have my deepest sympathies. John and Jackie Jessee

Mrs Minnie
I will forever remember your passion for teaching and hearing the word of the Lord. I learned all lot from your teaching in Sunday school things that helped me grow closer to God. My heart is broken but I know without a doubt you are in peace in the arm of our Savior. Love you Brother Banks May God give you strength to endure.

I’m so sorry to hear of Minnie’s passing. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Brother Banks, just want you to know that we are in prayer for you.
We to will miss Sister Banks.
Keep your hand in GOD hand for he will see you through.

Much love. Sister Verna L. Adams

Brooks, our deepest sympathy for you loss. Our prayers for your family. Steve & Lynnette Schmoock

Brooks I want to extend my deepest condolences to you and your family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sorry about your loss.
May God Bless You All During Your Time Of Bereavement.

Brooks I’m so sorry for your loss
My prayers go out to you and your family
Minnie is loved so much and will forever be missed
Lillie Roddie

Dear Brooks,
I heard of Minnie’s homegoing a few days ago and wanted to express my deepest sympathy of love.
I have many cherished memories of you and Minnie over the years of the time we spent together in Detroit. Mose was so fond of both of you.
It is my prayer that God’s love and protection will continue to give you comfort for you and Minnie shared a special bond of love that will always be a beautiful memory for you.
Your friend, Marie Primus
334 313 0328

My family and I very sorry, for your great loss. Your loss is Heaven’s gain. Always remember, that there’s, no sorrow on this Earth, that Heaven cannot Heal. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Your cousins in Christ,
The Coffee families of Kosciusko and Sallis Mississippi

We are very sorry, for your loss. Your loss is Heaven’s gain. Always remember, that there’s no sorrow, on this Earth, that Heaven cannot heal. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Your cousins in Christ,
The Coffee families of Kosciusko and Sallis Mississippi

Dad. I love you. Mamma Minnie will be missed. She instilled in me many things I will never forget. My heart goes out to you during this time. Please accept my condolences. I know that you definitely know, God is in control. Love you more. MJYYUBB


Tuesday, February 19, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Tuesday, February 19, 2019
11:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063