Beatrice Marie “Pete” Banks passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 at home on her cherished family farm in Waterbury, Florida. Pete was born on May 13, 1952 to the late John and Alma Miller. She shared her life with her husband Lewis Banks; her daughters, Cheryl Coddington (Justin) and Anne Banks; her grandchildren, Macy Coddington and Bradley Davis; her brother, Oscar Miller; her sisters, Carol Van Wormer and the late Jeanette Elliott. Pete was a country girl who could out cuss, outdrink, outsmart, and outwork ten grown men. She could build anything she wanted, including the house she shared with her beloved husband Lewis. Pete possessed an abundance of character; she would look you straight in the eye and tell you what she really thought. She had a heart of gold and a soul as smooth as Tupelo honey. Pete spent her life working on the family farm and a local nursery, but above all raising her fine family. Pete was extremely proud of her family and she was devoted to her husband Lewis. She will be forever missed by her family and friends.
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