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Nell Shubert Banks

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.

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Rhonda Cookenour commented on 18-Apr-2017 05:55 PM
Thoughts and prayers for the family. Love you cuz. Rest in peace. www.findagrave.com. memorial no. 178528496
Jerry and Barbara Hammonds commented on 18-Apr-2017 10:25 PM
To Nell's Family: Our deepest sympathy to each of you. Nell was a special lady who always made us feel like a part of your family. She was the essence of a Southern lady, hospitable and welcoming. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by many. Love and prayers from our family to yours!
Cpt. Harry and Allison Miller commented on 19-Apr-2017 11:21 AM
To The Goyette Family,

Harry and I were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Mrs.Banks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please let us know if you need anything.

Teresa Ford Fields commented on 19-Apr-2017 05:39 PM
Robert, Suzanne, and Ruthie,
I was sad to hear about the passing of your beloved mother.
Nell was such a special person who meant a lot to me and my family. I have so many wonderful memories. I am praying that your sweet memories of your mom will fill your heart
and help you through this difficult time.
Vivian Eckerson commented on 19-Apr-2017 06:25 PM
It was my privilege to know and love Nell Banks. She was very supportive of me as a staff member at First United Methodist Church of Bristol. As many know, Nell was the 'hostess with the mostest' and a very gracious lady.

My deep sympathy is extended to her family and to all who knew and loved her. Prayers, Blessings, and Love, Vivian Eckerson
Judy Wood commented on 19-Apr-2017 08:19 PM
Robert, Suzanne and Family,
I send my love, thoughts and prayers to your precious family during the Homegoing of your sweet Mom. I have such fond memories of playing at your house, and also of all of us in the Sevier Terrace Neighborhood. I always remember your Mom's sweet smile and always being " so pretty." Please give my love to your Aunt Frances and Aunt Kim as I was blessed to be around them a lot when they were visiting Ruth and James (right across the street from my house)
I know the Lord will give you all extra grace and peace during this time as you keep your trust in Him.
God Bless you all,
Judi Carter Wood ( from Sevier Terrace )

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