Funeral service for Charles E. Banks, 64, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday June 19

Funeral service for Charles E. Banks, 64, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday June 19 at the Squell M.B. Church in Rondo. Pastor Dennis Fitzgerald will officiate. Burial will be follow in St. Mark Cemetery in Vineyard. Visitation will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Squell M.B. Church of Rondo. 
Charles Edward Banks Sr. was born to the late Clarence Banks Sr. and Fannie Mae Thomas on Feb. 8, 1946 in Vineyard. Charles accepted Christ at an early age at Squell M.B. Church.
Charles, known by many as "Big Daddy" and "Big Charles", was independent, hardworking strong, loving, and gentle. He was a devoted, caring, loving father and a man whose heart was filled with joy and care. He would make sure his children and everyone he knew was always taken care of. He was a good given person.
Charles lived and worked in Lee County as a farmer for many years. His hobby was his "work.” Charles was a dedicated hard worker who took pride and had integrity in not only his work, but in everything he did. From dust to dawn you would already know where to find Charles "working."
On June 10, 2010 God called him to rest from all his labor. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Banks Sr., his six siblings, two sisters, Juanita Thomas-Holden, Edna Mason, four brothers, Charlie Thomas, Clarence Banks Jr., Booker T. Banks and Willie Banks Sr.
Charles leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Fannie Mae Thomas; his companion, Lois Jones; his children, Lemekia Young of Waterloo, Iowa, Charles (Lori) of Saginaw, Mich., Glenda (Brandon) Young of San Diego, Calif., Teressa Young of Saginaw, Keith (Felicia) Jones of Marianna, Jeffery Hill of Marianna, Marqudia Hill of Marianna; 10 grandchildren, James, Jordan, Brittney, Breanna, Jazzlyn, Richard, Deon Woods Jr., Brooklyn, Jeffery Jr., Keith Jr. and Kimberly Cody; 16 brothers and sisters, Almeda Hines,  Annie Lee Smith, Henry Carlock, Katie B. Banks of St. Louis, Allean Grant of California, Pearly May, Patricia McKeown of Milwaukee, Wis.; Deloris Ann Edmonson of Arlington, Texas, Sarah Barscomb of Memphis, Betty Banks Evelean Banks, Evelyn Banks of Little Rock and Vivian Bradford of Helena-West Helena; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Brown’s Home for Funerals, Inc. will direct the services.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at