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Sammy Lee Wilbanks

November 1, 1945 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Sammy Lee Wilbanks Obituary

Sammy Lee Wilbanks, 78, of Senatobia, MS passed away February 26, 2024. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Grace Sigler Wilbanks; daughter, Pamela Jean Bailey Branch; son, Rowland J. Whitsell (Patricia); sisters, Patty Blansett, Faye Bell (Fred), Sharon James (Kenny), Ann Luna (Kenneth), and Deborrah Jones (Roger); brothers, Bobby Wilbanks (Marybeth) and Mikey Wilbanks (Joann); grandchildren, Rachel Wilbanks (Chris), Crystal Waggoner (Mike), Christopher Fendley, Kimberley Alexander, Kristin Butterworth, Jessica Turner, Destiny Butterworth and Thomas Yankovic and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, R.C. and Emma Wilbanks; sisters, Brenda Johnson and Betty Jo Wilbanks; brother, David Wilbanks and brother-in-law, Wayne Blansett.


For most of his career, Sammy worked as a manager at Big Star in Hernando, MS and later was an employee of Extreme Auto Sales in Senatobia, MS. He enjoyed going out to eat with his friends and family and serving his church. He loved the Lord and cherished his family. Memorials may be sent to Highland Baptist Church where Sammy was a member for nearly 50 years.


Pallbearers will be Ronnie Blansett, Rick Blansett, Dickey Blansett, Patrick Blansett, Paul Blansett and Chris Wilbanks. Honorary pallbearers will be Cooper Wyas, Trey Wilbanks, and Thomas Yankovic.


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February 29, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pate-Jones Funeral Home
4174 Hwy 51 South
Senatobia, MS 38668

Funeral Service
March 1, 2024

11:00 AM
Highland Baptist Church
Hwy 51 South
Senatobia, MS 38668

Interment following funeral service
March 1, 2024

Bethesda Cemetery
Hwy 51 South
Senatobia, MS 38668


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