Jo Marie “Fena” Bankston, a member of the HPROA, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, Police Officer James C. “J.C.” Bankston, father-in-law, Sergeant Garland W. Bankston, brother-in-law’s, retired Police Officer Garland L. Bankston and retired Police Officer Stanley J. Skearton. She is also the aunt of retired Police Officer Philip H. Bankston. Officer Jo M. Bankston joined the Houston Police Department on November 8, 1955, Academy Class #12. During her career, she was assigned to the Juvenile Division and the Narcotics Division until her retirement on March 15, 1985.
The body is entrusted with Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77008 (713) 862-8844. A Visitation will be held at Heights Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Saint Theresa Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell Street, Houston, Texas 77007 (713) 869-3783 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, Texas 77023 (713) 928-5141.
Burial will be at Forest Park Cemetery 6900 Lawndale Avenue, Houston 77023
immediately following the mass.
Celebration of life reception will be back at St. Theresa's in the Fellowship Hall
following the graveside service. Lunch will be provided.
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