Della "Evelyn" BanksJanuary 8th, 2020
Della "Evelyn" Banks, 83, of Fulton, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Fulton Nursing and Rehab. She was born on March 28, 1936 in Charleston, Missouri, the daughter of the late Robert Venson and the late Annie (Lynn) Venson. On August 14, 1955, Evelyn was joined in marriage to Freddie Banks Sr. He preceded her in death on April 25, 2013. Evelyn spent her youth in Charleston with her six siblings. She spent her life loving God, being spoiled by her husband, and raising her children and grandson. Born a nurturer, she provided exceptional loving care to her handicapped brother for many years following the passing of her parents. She adopted and raised a great-grandson and spoiled all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Evelyn retired from Fulton State Hospital where she worked in Food Service. She was a member of Assembly of God Church and Eastern Star. Evelyn will be lovingly remembered by sons, Freddie Banks Jr. of Houston, Texas, and Christopher Banks of Fulton; daughter, Teresa Banks of Fulton; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Russell Banks; three siblings and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Reverend Mike Haldeman officiating. Friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the family, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.