Monday, November 2, 2015

Obituary of Ada Bessie Henderson Banks

Katie, Ada, Roosevelt, and Jean

Ada B Banks was born September 17 1919 to the late Walter, Sr., and Pinkie Markham Henderson.

She confessed Christ at an early age and was a faithful and dedicated member of the Zion Chapel AME Church.

She met and married Gilmore W Banks and to this union four children were born.

Ada was called home to receive her wings on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Ada was preceded in death by her parents Walter, Sr and Pinkie Henderson; her husband, Gilmore W Banks; 5 brothers, Lee, Alustra, Evan, Herman and Walter, and 1 sister, Lenora H Bell.

She is survived by and will be deeply missed by her brother, Willie Lee Henderson (Luvenia); children, Katie Dillion, Roosevelt Banks, and Irma Jean Banks; 11 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

How does Ada connect to my family?
Ada's mother Pinkie Markham Henderson was the daughter of Jacob Markham and Caroline Johnson.
Jacob Markham and my great grandfather, Monroe Markham, were brothers.

Photograph Courtsey of Nathaniel Thomas


  1. I know she had a real welcome party when she arrived!

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  3. Hi,

    I sent you an email at the email associated with this blog. I'm researching further in to my family history. I have my family history in front of me. Pinkie was my great grandmother's sister. My great grandmother was the youngest of Jacob and Caroline's children. Could you please email me at