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Mildred Carr-Bankston

October 10, 1926 ~ January 25, 2022 (age 95)


Mrs. Mildred Carr-Bankston was born in Early County (Blakely, Georgia) on October 10, 1926, to the late Carrie Cook Carr and Arron Carr. She married the late Lee L. Bankston at a very early age. To this union were born eight siblings: Johnny Lee, Annie Doris, Sammie Earl, Annie Lee, Eddie B., Carrie Mae, Charles Edward, and Robert Lee.

Mrs. Bankston was a member of Higher Dimension Inner-Faith Church in Albany, 

Georgia under the leadership of her son, Reverend Eddie B. Bankston. In her younger years, she was a member of Arms of Faith and White Star Missionary Church.

She was a mother who cared very much for her family and worked very hard to support them. She welcomed people into her home with kindness and laughter. 

Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a significant joy to her. She would play with them and have so much fun. Mrs. Bankston had her way with words; O yes, she would tell you like it is or tell you like it was! She was kind and funny; however, sometimes she would use words that were not commonly used; you know what I mean! Nonetheless, she never met a stranger, she was a people person and they loved her throughout the community. She was a magnificent homemaker and a dynamic cook. Her homemade biscuits would melt in your mouth. 

Early Wednesday morning, January 19, 2022, Mrs. Bankston made her transition to Glory.

She was predeceased by her son Johnny Lee Bankston; sister, Rosa Lee Lucas; two brothers: James Carr and Edward Carr; two grandsons: Vincent Bankston, Robert Bankston, Jr., and a granddaughter: Yolanda Bankston Blocker.

Mrs. Bankston will truly be missed by all who loved and knew her. She leaves to cherish her memory her seven children: Annie Doris Bankston, Sammie Earl Bankston (Loretta), Annie Lee Bankston, Eddie B. Bankston, Carrie Mae Hopkins (Al), Charles Edward Bankston (Lillie) and Robert Lee Bankston (Marie); one sister, the youngest of five siblings, Mrs. Christine Carr of Albany, Georgia; her loving grandchildren who will cherish her forever are; Michael Bankston, Marrian (Bankston) Alexander (Tony), Jasmere (Bankston) Smith, Johnny L. Bankston Jr., Andre Bankston, Sr. (Andrea), Sammie Bankston, Jr. (Nandi), John Mincey (Bankston), Ronald Allen Jr., Erika Westfield, Stephanie Bankston, Allen Early, Eddie L. Bankston, Eldric L.Bankston (Denise), Elijah B. Bankston, Elisabeth (Bankston) Sheard (Terry), Eljireh B. Bankston, Karlicia (Bankston) Rogers, Tomeka R. Bankston, Lashonda (Bankston) Smith (Kevin), Charles Bankston, Jr., Tron (Bankston) Henderson (Latrecia), Rosalyn (Bankston) Smith, Maranda Smith, Latisha Lester and Charles Brown (Dolores). In addition to forty-five great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

There were four significant grandchildren she had a responsible hand in rearing: Michael, Marrian, Stephanie and Tron. 

Further recognition to others that were bonded to her are Ruby Blocker, Evelyn Mincey and Berry Early “Pops”. Two special daughters-in-law; Betty Jean Jackson, Belinda Bankston and, two sons-in-law Charlie Alexander and Al  Hopkins who has been very significant.

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January 28, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Community Funeral Home
17762 Cedar Springs Road
Blakely, GA 39823

Celebration of Life
January 29, 2022

2:00 PM
Community Funeral Home Chapel
17762 Cedar Springs Road
Blakely, GA 39823

January 29, 2022

Wesley Chapel Ame Church
1275 North Church Street
Blakely, GA 39823

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