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Mary E. Bankston

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Columbia for Mary E. Bankston, 83, of Columbia, who passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Wesley Merit Health. Interment will be at Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Todd Sumrall will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her Husband, B.O. Bankston; her Parents, Ernest & Lottie Ratcliff; two Sisters, Gladys Smith, Annelle Priest; three Brothers, Charles "Jake" Ratcliff, Ernest "Pete" Ratliff, R.B. Ratcliff; and one Grandchild, Trafton Rowley.

She is survived by three Daughters, Rebecca Williamson (Gerald), of Columbia, Sheila B. Stringer, of Foxworth, Gail Bankston, of Columbia; one Son, Birch Bankston (Debra), of Lumberton; one Brother, Johnny B. Ratcliff; four Grandchildren, Matthew Rowley (Amanda), Stephanie Stringer (Ryan), Neil Stringer (Melissa), Joshua Bankston; two Step Grandchildren, Michael Alford (Pamela), Kristy Alford; seven Great Grandchildren, Brodi Rowley, Maddax Rowley, Kaylee Stringer, Kolby Stringer, Kamron Stringer, Christina Bankston, Sadie Stringer; five Step Great Grandchildren, Drake Moore, Sham Alford, Karim Alford, Halie Alford, Brooke Alford.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Rowley, Brodi Rowley, Neil Stringer, Ryan Stringer, Josh Bankston, and Gerald Williamson.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Mary E. Bankston
July 20, 1935 - May 16, 2019





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