Bobbie Jo Banks

Mrs. Bobbie Jo Banks, age 69, of Colorado City, passed away at a Lubbock hospital on March 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Tommy Jackson officiating. Bobbie was born on March 23, 1944 in Sylvarena, MS to A.B. and Christine Bender. Bobbie married Russell Banks on Oct. 16, 1978, in Reno, NV. She was a member of Mt. Rose Baptist Church in Sweetwater. Those left to cherish Bobbie’s memory are her husband Russell Banks; daughters, Dona Murphy of San Jose, CA, and Traci Banks of Fort Worth; sons, Marcus Stanford of Palestine, TX, Allen Stanford and wife Jacki of Loraine and Chris Lundy of San Jose, CA; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Maudie Jones of Topeka, KS. She is preceded in death by her parents, A.B. and Christine Bender; daughter, Vonda Stanford; sisters, Lee Verdia Jones, Mae Lillian Pierce and Billie Ollins; and three brothers, Dewitt Bender, Herman Bender and Howard Bender.Online condolences to the family may be made at