Nell Shubert Banks, age 85, a longtime resident of Bristol, TN, departed this earthly life on Monday, April 17, 2017, surrounded by her family, in peace, and in the blessed assurance of her salvation. She was born September 25, 1931 in Lee County, VA, a daughter of the late James B. and Lydia Robinson Shubert.
Nell and her beloved husband, Bob, longtime residents of Kingsport, Tennessee, moved to Bristol, Tennessee in 1967. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church (Kingsport and Bristol, TN) and a servant of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Banks, Sr.
She is survived by her children, Robert Banks, Jr., Suzanne Banks Goyette (Russ) and Ruthie Banks Blair (Keith); grandchildren, Russell Goyette, Travis Goyette (Allie), Addie Goyette (Ryan Lemmer); Rebekah Blair Heacock (Nathan), Paul Blair (Brooke) and John Blair; great-grandson: Travis Lemmer; sisters: Zelma Willis, Helen Thomas, Francis Hammonds (Tom) and Christine Crawford; and her brothers, Dan Shubert, Jimmy Shubert and Bobby Shubert.
The funeral service for Mrs. Banks will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Michelle McKinnon-Young officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 6:45 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, Nell requested donations be made to First United Methodist Church, 322 Vance Dr, Bristol, TN 37620.