Claudette L. Banks
Mrs. Claudette L. Banks, age 58 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Monday, July 4, 2011, at the Capital Region Medical Center. She was born on June 23, 1953, in Kingston, Jamaica, to Vincent Landley and Ethline Phyllis "Esmie" Campbell. She was raised by her maternal grandmother, Doris Mae Morgan, in Grateful Hill, St. Catherine. It was here that she also received her education at the Grateful Hill Primary School. On completion of her education, she lived and worked with her grandfather, James Campbell, in his convenient store. She later worked as a garment constructor with the Ammar's Clothing Factory, in Kingston, for 25 years. She was united in marriage on June 29, 1987, with Stanley G. Banks and her family resided in Pigeon Valley, St. Andrew, until emigration to Jefferson City, Mo. in 2002. Claudette was a talented cook and seamstress. She was very outgoing and had a great sense of humor. She loved children, watching soap operas, traveling, spending time with her family, and playing dominoes and Loodie. Survivors include: her husband, Stanley Banks of the home; three sons, Gregory Williams of Jamaica, Jayson Wright and his wife, Lorna of Jamaica, and Bentley Banks of Waterloo, Iowa; two daughters, Mona-Lisa Banks of Jefferson City and Victoria Banks of Jefferson City; one sister, Sonia Morrison of London, England; four brothers, Osbourne Walker of New York, Maxwell Landley and his wife, Marjorie of Jamaica, Hibbert Landley of Jamaica, and James Landley of Jamaica; seven grandchildren, Ryan Williams, Akeam Williams, Keandra Williams, Rushead Williams, Danielle Wright, Lajay Wright and Mackenzie Wright. She is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Reginal Morgan and Vincent Landley. Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Cassandra D. Gould officiating. Graveside services and interment of her cremated remains will be held at a family plot in St. Andrew, Jamaica, at a later date. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Missouri Kidney Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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