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Shirlie Walston Wilbanks

Shirlie “Nanette” Walston Wilbanks




Shirlie “Nanette” Walston Wilbanks, age 63, of 174 Pinson Road, and wife of Robert “Tommy” Wilbanks, Sr, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020, at her home.


Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of Nancy Jones Walston and the late Roger Merrill Walston, Sr.  Nanette retired from Walmart Distribution Center and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and was a proud Breast Cancer Survivor.


Surviving in addition to her mother and husband are her children, Robert Wilbanks, Jr. of Fountain Inn, Paul Merrill of Fountain Inn, and Kimberley Paige Teal (Jonathan) of Laurens; brothers, Roger Walston, Jr. (Cindy) of Laurens and James Walston (Janet) of Mountville; grandchildren, Zachary Bridges, Caitlin Wilbanks, Brison Teal, and Jamison Teal; and great-grandchildren, Kamden Agnew and Kohen Agnew.


Private graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. 


The family will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC  29325.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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I worked with Nannette at rose's back in the 80s.she was a good friend to me. We would talk about everything. So many good memories. She was a good woman

Renee Wilkes craine Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

Tommy and family, I am so sad for you all during this time Nanette was a sweet friend with a great sense of humor. I can only imagine when she saw Mary, Mable, Johnny and Carolyn and others there to meet her. Love you all

Frankie Robertson Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

thanks you all for your comments and prayers

tommy Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

The greatest memories I have are both of us singing in the youth choir at Second Baptist Church in the 70's. She had such a beautiful voice. Always greeting with a smile and a laugh. Hug my Mom for me . Forever in our hearts.Tommy praying in days to come that you'll feel that since of peace.

Tammi Hanks Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

tammi it hard right now trying to stay busy.but she still sang in the choir at bethel we.both did she told them I could sing .I told them I tried carring a tune I a bucket an it jumped out .she told the I could sing lol

tommy Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Tom and family ..Nan was one of a kind.a true treasure.She will be missed.Prayers for comfort in the coming days

Cindi Shinpaugh Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

May our LORD's peace and comfort be with the family.

Mackie & Geraldine Webb Apr 15 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Nannette's passing . Gene & Ann Moore

Gene & Ann Moore Apr 15 2020 12:00 AM

We had 44 years together .we loved to go to the beach an walk looking for sharks teeth. great memories An I will miss her more than words can say..She was the love of my life ,

tommy wilbanks Apr 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirlie Wilbanks

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