Published Friday, February 01, 2013
Mrs. Christine Burks Banks
On the stormy morning of Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, Heaven opened its gates and Christine Banks, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, soared on wings like eagles into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ claiming the promise of Revelations 21:4 - “He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
She was 87 years of age.
Christine loved her Lord Jesus, her husband Joseph, her children, friends, and adored her grandchildren.
She was greeted in heaven by her husband — with whom she shared 52 wonderful years prior to his death in May 1996 — W. Joseph Banks, and her parents, G.C. and Agnes Borders Burks.
Whether singing in the choir, teaching Acteens, or helping with the bake sales she loved to worship and serve her Lord. While she enjoyed her memberships in the Order of the Eastern Star or the Fitness Center, she also loved to collect bears and thimbles from her travels or from her family and friends. She would do and go to anything to spend time with her grandchildren. She was blessed to serve with Joe in several churches over the years and in retirement she enjoyed the fellowship of Unity Baptist Church, East Newnan Baptist, and First Baptist Church of Newnan.
She leaves behind her legacy a son, Alton Banks and his wife Catherine; daughter, Carolyn and her husband Doug Boswell; and daughter, Angela B. and her husband Scott White. Christine is also survived by her grandchildren, Gabrielle White, Jordan White, Jonathon and Nici Banks, Jennifer and David Bailey, Michelle and Mike McLeod and Chris Boswell; and great-grandchildren, Connor Banks and Catie Bailey. She is also survived by her sisters, Imogene and husband Bobby Rooks, Elizabeth and husband Charles Gordon; brothers, Clinton and wife Nancy Burks, Harold and wife Betty Burks; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life and home going will be on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Newnan. Officiating will be Dr. Jimmy Patterson, Reverend Frank Powers and Reverend Winston Skinner. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Doug Bowles, Henry Colomb, Bill McKenzie, Bill Sewell, Robert Tolleson and Tom Corker.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the First Baptist Church Music Ministry, 15 West Washington St., Newnan, GA 30263; or Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291.
The family expresses gratitude to all who loved and cared for Christine and are praying God’s blessing on all.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mckoon.com .
McKoon Funeral Home, 770-253-4580