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223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
Bettye Banks

Bettye Ruth Banks

Sunday, May 27th, 1945 - Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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Mrs. Bettye R. Banks, age 75, was born Sunday May 27, 1945 to the Late Martin and Georgia (Liggins) Holmes in Durant, Mississippi. Bettye attended DAC high school in Durant, MS and graduated in 1966. After graduating she moved to Battle Creek, MI, with her sister Essie Mae Stokes. That same year she met Walter Banks, Sr. and they married on June 25, 1966. To this union four children were born. Bettye worked at V.C. Squires and American Fibrit Manufacturing until she retired. Bettye was a faithful member of the New Level Church where she accepted Christ and has been a member since the start of the church. Bettye loved to shop, travel and loved spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bettye made her transition Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Walter Banks, Sr., brother: Percy Holmes; sisters: Elnora Brown; Georgia Holmes and Rose Fisher.
Bettye leaves to cherish her memory, her three daughters: LaTania R. Banks “Tannie”; Sharee M. Banks; Sharon N. (Charles) Hals; and two sons: Walter J. (Stephanie) Banks and Sean (Breanna) Stallworth; eight grandchildren: Shanieka N. Banks; C.J. Hals II, Keivon Morrison; Aleia Haynie; Briten Banks; Deiontay Banks; Jalen Banks; and Anaizah Haynie. Six great grandchildren: Sa’Marionna Hals; Caleb Hals; Zora Morrison, Khyair Haynie; Nariyah Haynie; and Zuri Morrison. Three sisters: Essie Mae Stokes of Battle Creek; Barbara Young and Cora (Andrew) Howard both of Durant, Mississippi. Special Friends: Deloris Patrick; Barbara Boyd; and Lukia & Alfred Sanforay; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 PM and on Saturday August 15, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the New Level Church. Funeral services commemorating Bettye’s life will be at the New Level Church, 400 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI at 12:00 PM Saturday with Pastor Christopher J. McCoy, Senior Pastor officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 North Bedford Road, Battle Creek, MI 269-965-5145.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 14th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, August 14th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, August 15th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, August 15th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    New Level Church
    400 West Michigan Avenue
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 15th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, August 15th, 2020 12:00pm
    New Level Church
    400 West Michigan Avenue
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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    Rev. Christopher J. McCoy
  • Interment

    Memorial Park Cemetery
    2435 West Territorial Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49015
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Cindi Katz

Posted at 08:25am
I knew Bettye from the Fitness Loft, in the Kool Center, where I was manager. Always looked forward to seeing her and enjoying a nice chat. She was a gracious and intelligent woman with strong feelings and opinions. May she rest painlessly easy now. My sincere condolences to her loved ones.

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