Funeral services for Mary Banister, age 61 of Mount Vernon, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Pepper Puryear officiating.
Mrs. Banister was born Feb. 16, 1949 in Cuthbert, Ga., to Dean Robinett and Betty Pipkin Robinett. She was married to Derwood Banister.
She died Sunday, Feb. 6 in Tyler. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
She is survived by three children and their spouses, Robin and Matt Parker of Pittsburg, Tyler and Jodi Banister of Mount Vernon, and Tiffany and Norm Bertke of Upper Arlington, Ohio; a brother, Charles Robinett of Mesquite; a sister, Ann Cuiggins of Forsythe, Ga.; and seven grandchildren, Desirae, Kyndra, Blake, Mason, Gabe, Will, and Patrick.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Child Advocacy Center, P.O. Box 484, Winnsboro, Tex., 75494.