Linda J. Bannister Memorial Program

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Linda J Bannister was born January 4, 1957 in Pinewood, SC to Solomon and Albertha Bannister. The family moved to Chicago in 1958. While on Chicago she met and fell in love with Sandy Farrior III... From their union Linda gave birth to 3 children, Sandy, Andrea and Jacqualyn and unfortunately, Sandy Farrior III passed to sickle cell in 1988.

Linda pressed on, as a single mother of 3, to successfully complete her degree in Accounting from Taylor Business Institute. She then became a tax professional for H&R Block for more than 20 years.

Linda was a devoted mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She EPITOMIZED what it means “to give someone the shirt off your back.” If you asked for it and she had it, she would gladly give it to you without hesitation. Even at times when she didn’t have it, she’d still try to make a way. She was a caregiver, a cook, a peacemaker, and an overall, lover of all.

Linda leaves to cherish her loving memory, 3 children, Sandy “Rell” Bannister, Andrea “Dre” Bannister and Jacqualyn “Jacqui” Bannister. She had 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, 9 siblings and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Linda is preceded in death by her mother Albertha, father Solomon and sister Dorothy.


We would like to extend our sincerest appreciation for all calls, cards and acts of kindness bestowed to us during this time. We would like to extend a very special thank you to Rhonda, Vanessa, Ashley, and Yvonne. We are eternally grateful to you guys for helping us make this all come together for our Mother. Also, a very special thank you to Garfield Waters Funeral Home.

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