Jean R. Banks

Jean R. Banks

January 15th, 1939 September 18th, 2019

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Obituary for Jean R. Banks (Hawkins)

Banks, Jean R. (Hawkins), of Lexington, formerly of Cambridge, September 18, 2019. Beloved wife of James A. Banks Sr. Devoted mother of James A. Banks Jr., his wife Estela of Edinburg, TX, Alison Graham, her husband David, of Hyde Park and Carla R. Banks of Lexington. Loving grandmother of Foster Graham, Leighton Graham, Christian Trevino, his wife Joyce, Isabella Favela and Jacob Favela. Loving great grandmother of Sergio Trevino. Sister of Constance E. Smith of Lexington, Robert F. Hawkins, Sr., of Wareham and the late James H. Hawkins, Jr. Aunt of Ann M. Garcia of Indiana, Robert F. Hawkins, Jr. of Wareham and cousin of Betty Ann Banks of Milwaukee, WI. Further survived by many other loving family and friends. A visitation will be held in the Union Baptist Church, 874 Main St., CAMBRIDGE, Sunday, September 22nd from 6 – 7 PM with her funeral service beginning at 7 PM. A procession will begin from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Massachusetts Ave., Monday, September 23rd at 10 AM. Services will conclude with burial at Westview Cemetery, Lexington. For directions or to place a message of condolence, please visit

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Union Baptist Church
    874 Main Street
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    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Monday, September 23rd, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Procession to Westview Cemetery, Lexington to follow at 11 AM.
  • Service

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Union Baptist Church
    874 Main Street
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    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
  • Interment

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 11:30am
    Westview Cemetery
    201 Bedford Street
    Lexington, Massachusetts
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    Monday, September 23rd, 2019

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Roland Gibson

Dear Brother James:
Sorry to learn of Jean passing. Lamentably, not able to attend either event. Will follow-up personally soon.
Deepest Sympathy, Roland, Rindge Warrior
Comment | Posted at 10:28pm via Condolence

Yvette J

Dear Alison and Family,
Our hearts go out to you over this sudden loss of such a wonderful loving mom. You're in our prayers.
Mike and Yvette Joyce
Comment | Posted at 08:29am via Condolence

Steve Hinds

Dear Alison and David, Carla, and Jim and Estela, James and the entire family. Thank goodness for Kathy McNamara for informing me about the passing of our beloved Jean, what an extraordinary life she led. She loved her family so deeply and was proud of all. She was the most loving and supportive life partner for Jim. I remember her for being strong, fair, talented and loyal. What a family legacy and legacy for Meadowbrook. Jim and his wife Jean were perfect leaders for the Meadowbrook Day Camp for many years and I admire them and their children.
Most sadly we are unable to attend Sunday evening.
Thank you Jean for being such a positive, caring and long time inspiration to Jere and to me. We pray for you and for the gifted family you gave the world.
Comment | Posted at 04:00pm via Condolence

Ami Danoff

Dear Alison & David, Foster and Leighton, we are so sad that you have lost your beloved mother and grandmother -- our hearts and prayers go out to you and to the Banks family at this sorrowful time. With much love, Ami & Will Danoff, Amelia, Andrew and Zan.
Comment | Posted at 07:49pm via Condolence

Leanne Martin

To the Banks and Graham family, we share in your grief over the loss of Miss Jean. We loved her so much and we love all of you. She was such a generous others-oriented person. We remember her holding our children as babies. We are praying for your comfort. In love and respect, Greg and Leanne Martin
Comment | Posted at 07:14am via Condolence

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