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.