Jackie was born on Nov 2, 1936 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Luther and Louise Jones. Both preceded her in death. Jackie was the 4th of 8 children. Two of her four sisters, Annjeanette (Jeannie) and Barbara, and two of her three brothers, Donald and Marvin, preceded her in death. Jackie grew up with and married Richard Charles Banks, Sr at 16 in 1952 and had 7 children: Richard (Ricky) Charles Jr. (preceded her in death in 2001), Reginald (Reggie) Clifford, Randall (Randy) Cerome, Regina (Gina) Cynthia , Rosalind (Choo-Choo) Cassandra (Scarbrough, husband Robert), Rene’ (Tank) Charlene, and Ronald (Pooney) Curtis, all having the initials RCB. Both remarried other people but true love never dies. Upon the death of his second wife, Richard and Jackie remarried in 1986 bringing in his son, Ricardo, whom Jackie embraced as her very own. They remained together until Richard’s death in 1994. The joys of her life were all of her children, both natural and acquired. She loved roller skating from 9 years old on, and spent many weekends with her children at the skating rink. Jackie and Richard were baptized as children in the Macedonia Baptist Church, and re-baptized into the Church of Christ in 1993. With Regina and her children, Michael and Tyari by her side, Jackie transcended this life. She would not want a lot of weeping over her. She would want to be remembered for her love for others. We will also remember her for her fashion sense, feistiness, razor sharp tongue, strong will, and her determination to live life to the fullest. She was quite a spitfire. She leaves to mourn two sisters, Glorya and Mary, one brother, Maurice, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of other loved ones and friends.

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Enjoy the memorial courtesy of Terrell Porter

God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be,
so He put his arms around you
and whispered “come to Me”.
With tearful eyes we watched you,
and saw you pass away,
and though we love you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands were put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us…
He only takes the best.

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Take My Hand, Precious Lord by Mahalia Jackson
A Love Shared by Willie Norwood
I’d Trade A Lifetime by Willie Norwood
The Search Is Over by Willie Norwood

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