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William Clement Bankston

November 23, 1934 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

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William “Billy” C. Bankston, Sr., age 89, a native of New Orleans, LA and resident of Kenner, LA entered his heavenly home on January 12, 2024, where he now rests in Jesus’ arms with his loved ones who preceded him; wife of 66 years Janice Leveque Bankston and son Todd M. Bankston. Parents; Leonard A. Bankston and Vivian Bourgeois Bankston. Sisters; Vivian Bankston Jeffries, Audrey Bankston Smith, Lorraine Bankston Warner and Shirley Bankston Capagnano. Brothers; Earl Bankston and Leonard “Bubby” Bankston.

A dedicated and loving family man, Billy is survived by his children, Taryn Bankston, William Bankston, Jr., Andre Bankston and Mary Ann Bankston Perelli. Father-in-law of Lin Bankston, Amanda Rollins Bankston, Karin Tessier and Brian Perelli. Grandfather (PawPaw) of Kandis, Kaylan and Isaiah Bankston, Jenna and Joshua Perelli. Great Grandfather of Kole, Sam, Leo, Kylie, Kambrie and Ella.

Billy is also survived by his Sister Alice Bankston St. Angelo and Brother Ronald Bankston Sr.  Brother-in-Law Elroy John (E.J.) Leveque (Jennie Hebert Leveque). 

He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, who have all shared in so many family memories.  

Billy was a long-time member of St. John Golf Club in New Orleans and Retired Chief Engineer of Whitney National Bank.

Our hearts are filled with gratitude to Fr. Beau Charbonnet III, Passages Hospice and the staff of Sunrise Senior Living Center, especially the dedicated caring staff of the Memory Care Unit. Your kindness and generosity will never be forgotten.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his eternal life on Tuesday, January 30th from 10:30 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119. A mass will be held in the chapel at 12:00 P.M. with interment to follow at Hope Mausoleum.  In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations for Dementia research in Memory of William Bankston to: www.DementiaSociety.org or www.raceagainstdementia.com.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 30, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home
3827 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
January 30, 2024

12:00 PM
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home
3827 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

Graveside Service
Tuesday
January 30, 2024

1:00 PM
Hope Mausoleum
4841 Canal St.
NEW ORLEANS, LA

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