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Reba L. Bankston

September 10, 1951 - April 7, 2022

Reba L. Bankston, age 70, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

Born in Rayle, GA, on September 10, 1951, she was a daughter of the late C.B. and Mamie Lou (Mathis) Bankston. Reba made her career as a seamstress and dry-clean presser for Friends Cleaner & The Kleeners in Philadelphia. She later went on to become a computer line operator for Marshall’s Distribution Center, where she later retired.

Reba’s hobbies included traveling, dancing, cooking, spending time with family and friends, spoiling her grand and great-grand babies, and enjoying life.

Reba is survived by her husband, Bennie Ball; children, Sabrina Bankston (Brian), Muhammed Ball and Davina Ball (Steven); siblings, Alfonso Bankston, Marion Bankston, Thomas Bankston, Mary Ann Shank, Elnora Crawford, Alvin Bankston, Lila Bankston, Vernon Bankston, and Delores Hall (god-sister); grandchildren, Aaron Villafane, Andre Villafane, Tiffany Villafane, Brad Wimberley, and Jordan Bryant; great grandchildren, Emmalina Villafane, Aaron Villafane Jr., Jocelyn Villafane, Aaron Villafane III, Autumn Gaddie, Simon Gaddie, Amari Wimberley; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Reba was preceded in death by her brother, Emmanuel Almond; and sister, Nancy Haygood.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. The family requests attendees to wear face coverings if they have not been vaccinated. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Reba’s memory to the American Lung Association, American Lung Association, National Direct Response, PO Box 756, Osceola WI 54020-0756.

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14 Condolences for Reba L. Bankston

  • Love you and miss you sis. I know there’s a party in heaven with you and Nancy cutting it up. Rest in peace.

  • To my family, We are so sorry for our loss , her smile and joyful hospitality resonates in our hearts and mind, she will live on throught those who love her, be blessed

  • I love you so much mama and miss you!! I will honor your memory and love our little Plum Plum! Rest well mama, you deserve it!

  • Such an honor to have you as my Mother in law. And I’ll definitely keep my promise from what we talked about. Love you Mom and I have Disco Lady playing in the car for you.

  • Grandma was a part of my life from my first day until her last. Rest now and I’ll pour you a cognac and cola, love you G’mom.

  • You are my “sunshine my sunshine, you make me happy, when skies are gray, you’ll never know dear how much i love you, please don’t take my sunshine away”!! Mommy we both went through cancer together and we gave it “HELL”! I know that you had to fight it a second time, but it did not win, for your sprit was ready to gain your wings. I thank you, sooo much for the love that you gave to everyone you touched and to know that you are now a “guardian angel” for everyone will make our lives journey a little easier. I LOVE YOU MOMMY.

  • Love you mom and will miss talking baseball/sports with you and thank you for given me your daughter. Will greatly miss you.

  • Sorry for your loss, we are praying for the family.

  • Miss Reba you fought long and hard! We admire your bravery and your gentle and loving spirit will live on. You will never be forgotten and will hold a place in all of our hearts!❤️❤️❤️ Rest well mama Reba

  • I’m going to miss you grandma love you, and rest well.

  • You will be missed Ms Reba

  • Grandma I will always love you and you will be in are heart’s forever….

  • Memories with you always make me smile. One of the most brave and loving women! Out trip shopping to the nail salon. But more importantly the lessons you tought through actions. Will always be in my heart.

  • To the Family of Reba Bankston, May God bless and protect you all in this time of loss. My sympathy and blessings are always with you. God Bless 🙌.