Funeral services for Jackie Banks will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Minden with Pastor Harold A. Celius officiating. Interment will follow at Allen Cemetery in Minden. The family will recieve friends from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden, Friday, Feb. 19.
Jackie Banks was born Nov. 2. 1960 in Shreveport and entered into rest Feb. 11, 2016 in Slidell.
Jackie Banks’ parents were Mr. James and Mrs. Jerelene Shyne Banks. At the age of five he developed Glaucoma. His mother enrolled him in the School for the Blind which was housed on the campus of Southern University in Baton Rouge. After completing the School for the Blind, he was able to attend Southern University in Baton Rouge. He graduated from the Taxpayer Service Representative Vocational Course at the AEB Rehabilitation Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was among nine students representing five states in the class who accepted employment with the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) in New Orleans.
His hope in Christ was confessed at the Great St. Paul Baptist Church in Minden. After living in New Orleans for a number of years he decided to move to Slidell. He united with the North Shore Full Gospel Church. He travelled extensively throughout the United States and overseas. In 2007, he united in Holy Matrimony to Miss Stacy Smith Greenard. He was very gifted, working on cars, playing the keyboard, cooking Cajun foods, mowing the yard, could fix any kind of appliances and assembled every part to a bicycle one Christmas morning. He read his Bible on a daily basis.
He received numerous awards while employed with the IRS such as: Small Business Affair from the Orleans Office, Federal Women’s Appreciation and Training Program, FYII TAS Strategic Plan, Assisting Taxpayers in the New Orleans Office, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Superior Performance Award, Scheduled Television and Radio Program, Community Outreach, Retirement Planning Seminars, IRS Taxpayer Education, IRS Cultural Diversity Choir, Twenty Years in the Government of the United States of America, Louisiana Advocate Service Award, Internal Revenue Service’s disaster relief efforts for Louisiana taxpayers impacted by the May 1995 floods and Manager’s Award in 2006. His health began to fail and he retired from the Internal Revenue Service on December 18, 2015 after giving more than 34 years of service.
Banks was preceded in death by his father, Mr. James Banks Jr.; one brother, Mr. Julius Banks; grandparents Mr. James and Mrs. Bettye Banks Sr., Mrs. Lizzie Mae Dillard, Mr. Charlie Buck; two aunts, Mrs. Doris Gavin, Ms. Leola Banks; three uncles, Mr. Claude Banks, Mr. Jimmy Banks and Mr. Roosevelt Banks.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Stacy Smith Banks; a step-daughter, LaGatha Valexis Bridges of Slidell; his mother, Mrs. Jerelene (David) Lewis; one sister, Mrs. Erical Banks Carter of Minden; one brother, Mr. Rodney Baulkman of Tyler, Texas; three children, Mr. Malcom Harris of Mt. Holly, NJ, Mrs. Alisha (Terrell) Joseph of Baton Rouge and Jamal Foxy of Kentwoood, LA; three step-brothers, Mr. Ivory (Melba) Lewis) of Haughton, Mr. Darren (Sharon) Lewis of Cullen and Mr. Carlos (Vickie) Lewis of Minden; one step-sister, Mrs. LaTashia (Shawn) Harris of Dallas; seven aunts, Mrs. Jessie Mae Henderson, Mrs. Brenda Montgomery, Mrs. Angie Banks, all of Minden, Mrs. Vera Mae Banks of Houston, Mrs. Lullaby Dillard, Mrs. Minnie Fears and Mrs. Lula Fears of Kansas, MO; one sister in-law, Valerie (Donald) White of Arcadia; two step-sons, Mr. Krayland Greenard and Mr. Kelton (Charlotte); his mother-in-law, Mrs. Gatha Smith of Minden and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.