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816 W. Broadway
PO Box 407
Winnsboro, TX 75494
Phone: 903-342-5211
Gertrude Banks

Gertrude Banks

Sunday, May 8, 1921 - Friday, December 28, 2018
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Gertrude Mattingly Banks

Gertrude Mattingly Banks, age 97 of Winnsboro, Texas, passed away on December 28, 2018 at Autumn Winds Assisted Living in Winnsboro. Born on May 8, 1921, Gertrude was the daughter of James W. and Ida Savannah Hayes Mattingly.
She was raised in the Mt. Vernon community and graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1938.

Gertrude married Valton Gay Banks on November 4, 1939. Three children were born to the marriage Marian Banks Perry, Patti Banks Goodrich and Mikeal Jim Banks. She spent her professional life as a hairdresser in Winnsboro on Main Street as the owner and operator of Gertrude’s Beauty Shop. She was a writer, historian, genealogist, world traveler, and state champion bowler. In addition, she was very proud of being a real-life Rosie the Riveter having worked for North American, the airplane plant in Dallas, helping to build the P-51 Mustangs. Years later, in March of 2010, she was able to ride in a P-51 Mustang named the Betty Jane. Gertrude was a member of Pine Street Baptist Church and the D.A.R.

Gertrude is survived by her daughter, Patti Goodrich and husband Dick of Scroggins; son, Mikeal Banks and wife Elaine of Winnsboro, son-in-law, Kenneth Perry of Longview, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and a large extended family and loving friends.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 57 years, Valton Gay, daughter Marian, brothers Leslie Mattingly, Bob Mattingly; sisters, Florine Simms, Lois Banks, Betty Ruth Sechriest, and Lelia Jordan Roberts.

Funeral Services for Gertrude Mattingly Banks will be held at Pine Street Baptist Church with Bro. David Holt and Bro. Charles Ethridge Officiating on Sunday, December 30 with visitation at 2 pm and the service at 3 pm. Burial will follow at the Harmony Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lee Skidmore, Kevin Cummings, Ronnie Moore, Dax Holt, Cade Hayley, Brett Putman, Micah Spencer and Matt Russell.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pine Street Baptist Church Teen Group.
The family would like to thank the Autumn Winds Assisted Living Staff, Hospice of East Texas and the Seekers Class of Pine Street Baptist Church for helping us care for our Mother and Grandmother.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 30, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Pine Street Baptist Church
    611 W. Pine St.
    Winnsboro, TX 75494
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 30, 2018 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, December 30, 2018 3:00pm
    Pine Street Baptist Church
    611 W. Pine St.
    Winnsboro, TX 75494
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Charles Ethridge
  • Interment

    Sunday, December 30, 2018 | 3:30pm
    Sunday, December 30, 2018 3:30pm
    Harmony Cemetery
    Hopkins County Rd. 2397
    Winnsboro, Texas 75494
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Kaye Boren

Posted at 03:13pm
To Dianna, David, Dustanna, Dax, Daydee, Patti and the rest of Mrs. Banks' family: Mrs. Banks was a sweet lady who touched so many lives during her 97 years. I read the obituary and watched the video. What an interesting and adventurous life she lived! She always looked so pretty! I know she will be greatly missed until that glad reunion day when you get to see her again!

Paula Richey Gullo

Posted at 11:18am
Patti and Mike, your mother was amazing the life she had and having done so many things only a few of us dream of. My heartfelt condolences and may you are peace in reflection of all your memories! Paula Richey Gullo

Nettie Denton

Posted at 10:58am
Beautiful inside and out. I will treasure the memories I had with you & your family. Hugs & prayers to my dear friend Patti. Nettie French Denton

kelsey lee

Posted at 03:11pm
To the family of Gertrude Mattingly Banks, I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) With sympathy,

Anita A. Hale

Posted at 10:18am
Sending love and prayers for the family

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