Visitation Information:

June 21st, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Mrs. JoAnn Chambers Banks, 78

JoAnn Chambers Banks passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, following an extended illness. She was loved dearly by her family and will be missed beyond measure.

            She was born August 31, 1940 in Homer, Georgia. JoAnn was the youngest daughter of the late Walter Charles and Margaret Elizabeth Chambers. At the age of four her family moved to Belton, Georgia where she grew up attending Lula School. Following graduation from Banks County High School, Joann graduated from the Terrel Beauty School located in downtown Gainesville, Georgia.

            She was of the Christian faith throughout her life, a member of First Baptist Church Lula, Georgia for many years. For the last 19 years a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

            She was employed by the Hall County School System followed by the Georgia Department of Corrections, and retired from the State of Georgia in the 2000.

            JoAnn was devoted to her family and never placed any priority above caring for those she loved most. She had a true love of books and reading.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William Newton (Billy) Banks, and sister, Olivia Chamber Grahl Newton.

            Survivors include her son, William Bartley (Bart) Banks, Lula; daughter, Jennifer Lynne Banks Allen and her husband Jack D. (Jackie) Allen of Gainesville; grandson, Johnathan (John) Banks Allen of Gainesville; granddaughter, Ansley Elizabeth Allen; sister, Robbie Chambers Smith of Monroe, Georgia.

            The family extends sincere appreciation for the exceptional care provided through the years by Dr. Thomas G. Murray.

            A graveside service will be held Friday, June 21, 2019, 11:30 am with Dr. Bill Coates officiating. The family will receive visitors at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel from 10:00 am to 11:00 am prior to the graveside service.

            In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ministry of Caring, First Baptist Church Gainesville, 751 Green Street, Gainesville, Georgia or to Love Light, 743 Spring Street Gainesville, GA 30501.

Memorial Park Funeral Home North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Dr. is in charge of arrangements.

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Beth Aderholt 2019-06-19 15:16:53
A sweet person, a fun person and a very dear friend of my mother and daddy. I know they are together again. And one day, we will all be. My heart goes out to you, Lynne and Bart. It’s so very hard to separate from your mother. However, I know The Lord, in time, will heal your hurt. In the meantime, I pray for you and your family to know His comfort and peace. Much love, Beth
Paul Loggins 2019-06-19 20:04:36
Lynne and Jackie, Prayers are lifted for your family during this time of sorrow...….
Joan Armour 2019-06-20 08:05:28
Lynne and Bart- JoAnn was a very special lady. I loved her like a member of my own family. The many times we shared brings a smile. I am thankful that she was a part of my life for so many years. She will be greatly missed. I love you both! Joan
Elora Evans Stargel 2019-06-20 10:54:47
Lynne, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, Joann. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with her. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Michael Barrett 2019-06-20 14:10:44
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lynn, Bart, Robbie, and all of Joann's family and friends. We were neighbors for over twenty years and literally grew up together. Joann was always sweet and kind. She had a gracious smile and a keen sense of humor. She is missed.
Paul/Kathie Harris & family 2019-06-20 17:48:47
Lynne & Bart & family: So sorry to learn about JoAnn. So glad for the memories we shared being neighbors for several years and for the opportunity to spend a little bit of time with her in April. She was a special lady. May God bless you and provide comfort for you in the days ahead.
Sarah Harris Justus 2019-06-20 21:41:35
Lynne, Bart, & Family, I have heard my family speak of JoAnn so lovingly through the years. I came to know and appreciate her as well. What a precious one who loved life, her family, and others in a special and unforgettable way. Sending all our prayers that God’s comfort will surround you. Sarah, Sam, & Sally
Myra Mote Benefield 2019-06-20 23:43:33
Dear JoAnn, Lynn, Bart, Jackie John & Ansley. I write to you all knowing JoAnn will be around forever in our hearts as a dear Mother & friend guiding us in important things we hold dear. She is inspiring for her courage, dignity & most of all love. We spoke often these last years & shared Facebook everyday! I have never heard her say anything without her family & my family being primary. She fell in love with Harper, my great grand daughter through Facebook pictures & loved seeing her often. She held her family & friends above herself always. It was hard to write here as I will miss her but you will much more. I pray for comfort for you all. I grieve with you & also praise her for assuring me she was ready to meet Jesus! I am posting this in Facebook too as it will maybe comfort a few that are sick! Joann is a great role model for accepting & loving life while loving God, family & friends dearly! Love to you all
Howard & Carol Cooper 2019-06-21 20:13:50
Our prayers and deepest sympathy to Bart, Lynne, and all the family. For a number of years we have known her & her family and she was "just JoAnne" …. a very sweet lady who loved her family so much as well as being proud of them We are so sorry that we were unable to attend her service but please know our prayers were right there with you. She will be missed ….seeing her at the beauty shop, her phone calls when she felt like it, and just the privilege of knowing her. Yours In Christ, Howard & Carol
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