Helen Ann Banks, 64, of Monticello, passed away on September 27, 2021, at Drew Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 1, 1957 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Florence Wallace Parker and the late Otis Parker.
Helen was an administrative assistant for C&K Properties, a former teacher for over 10 years, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a Masters of Education. She was a member of Monticello First Assembly of God and also enjoyed services at Oak Grove Assembly of God.
Helen loved singing, bowling, crafting, cooking, jewelry, the flashier the better, gardening, especially roses and finding treasures at flea markets, but most of all spending time with family and friends. She never forgot to send birthday or anniversary cards. Because of her willingness to help others and invest in their lives, she chose to be an organ donor. As a team with her husband, they shared the faith in so many ways, loved people unconditionally, and would go after the one in order to get the ninety-nine. Because of this, we will never know how many lives they have impacted over the years.
In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by a son, Seth Michael Banks and a brother, David Parker.
Survivors include her loving husband of 43 years, John “Bud” Banks; her mother, Florence Wallace Parker; a son, Eathan (Priscella) Banks; a daughter, Sylvia (Joe) Stephens, and chosen by love: two daughters, Jennifer (Brandon) Johnson and Stacy Smith; three sons: Steve (Angela) Young, Shawn (Kristy) Wylie, Sr, Tim (Nicci) Sutton; three sisters: Debbie (Randy) Thomas, Sandra Davis, and Tina (Bronson) Parker-Kinion; 13 grandchildren: Morgan Reep, Kaitlyn (Casey) Roque, Carter Johnson, Shawn Jr, Zoey, and John David Wylie, Mitchell, Greyson, Gabriel, and Kadan Sutton; Audrey, Jack, and Rex Smith, three nieces: Jessica (Jonathan) Coty, Leila (Kris) Irvan, Emma Lee Parker; 2 nephews: Colton (Katie) Davis, Jake Parker; three great-nephews: Benjamin & Gabriel Irvan, Vincent Coty, a great-niece: Loyette Coty and her beloved dog: Biscuit.
In honor of Helen, a Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at Monticello First Assembly of God, 915 Hwy 425 N, Monticello, AR. Rev. Mike Glover, Rev. Alan Womack, Rev. Brandon Laudell will officiate.
Memorials can be made to the mission department of either Monticello First Assembly of God PO Box 473, Monticello, AR 71657 or Oak Grove Assembly of God at PO Box 588, Monticello, AR 71657.
Funeral and cremation arrangements by Roselawn Funeral Service and Crematory in Pine Bluff.