Doris (Smith) Bankester

August 26, 1941 ~ September 19, 2021 (age 80)


Doris Smith Bankester, age 80, born in McKenzie, AL and a resident of Stapleton, AL died Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Montrose Bay Health and Rehab. She was a retired nursing assistant.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Morrie Bankester of Stapleton, AL; her children, Charles Michael “Mike” (Sonya) Bankester and Samuel DeWayne (Patricia) Bankester all of Stapleton, AL; four grandchildren, Jacob Wayne (Heather) Bankester, Joseph Bernard (Shannon) Bankester, Jody Travis (Heather) Bankester and Kathryne Anne (Nicholas) Monk; six great grandchildren, Tyler Bankester, Allyson Bankester, Benjamin Bankester, Alice Bankester, Julianna Monk and Andrew Chase Monk and two sisters-in-law, Olga Mae Smith and Rose Watson both of Bay Minette, AL.

Graveside services and burial will be held Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at Liberty Cemetery with Reverend Jason Hughes officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Norris Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Bankester, Tyler Bankester, Jacob Bankester, Jody Bakester, Chuck Tolbert and Cary Rook. Alternate will be Ronnie Douvier.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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September 23, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Home
402 East 2nd Street
Bay Minette, AL 36507

Graveside Service
September 23, 2021

2:30 PM
Liberty Cemetery

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