Johnese Winstonia Banks was born Johnese Winstonia Freeney on
December 18, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. She was born to Bennis Alton
Freeney and Margaret Elizabeth Harris, who preceded her in death.
Johnese also had a sister that preceded her in death, Margaret Bernadette
Johnese grew up on the west side of Chicago, and graduated from
Marshall High School in 1964. She later attended Roosevelt University and
Governor State University. Johnese married August Robert Banks in 1969.
August preceded her in death, in 2003. Johnese passed away on June 05,
Johnese is survived by two sons and a daughter, Corbann, Orin (Nate),
and Corella. She is also survived by two grandsons, Nicholas and Elijah, a
sister, Mildred, a brother, Clifford, along with a host of cousins, nieces,
Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, IL
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