Calling Hours:
Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 10:00-11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Private Family Funeral Service:
Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David Dobi, officiating
Pastor of First Presbyterian Church

Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery

Cheryl J. Bankston, age 72, formerly of Chestnut St., W. Salem Twp., passed away peacefully with her family at her side Wednesday afternoon, December 23, 2020 in St. Paul's Senior Living Community.

She was born in Blairsville, PA on December 7, 1948 to Christopher J. and Erma O. (Beeson) Hull. Cheryl attended Reynolds High School. She worked out of her home as a Seamstress for many years and also worked as a personal care giver in the local area. She was of the Protestant Faith and during the early 1980's served as a Boy Scout Pack Leader. As an amazing seamstress, her hands and talents were always shared. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family and throughout the years she opened her home and her heart to many individuals in need.

On August 1, 1966 she married Robert G. “Greg” Bankston, he passed away on October 20, 2012. Cheryl is survived by her two daughters; Lynn Ora Sewinsky and her husband Greg and Bobbie L. Russell and her husband Todd, all of Greenville, two sons; James E. Bankston of Lebanon, KY and Donald A. Bankston and his wife Nicole of Greenville, three brothers; Curtis Hull and his wife Janice of Maryland, Craig Hull and his wife Sherri of Ohio and Brian Hull and his wife Mi Mi of Delaware, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother; Christy Hull.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 1600 Peninsula Dr., Erie, PA 16505.



  1. Jim & Karen Tumpak Jim & Karen Tumpak
    December 24, 2020    

    May your faith in God help you all in this time of your grief knowing your beautiful mother and grandmother is in heaven and out of pain. She sure helped me out a lot as my children were growing up. I appreciated all the help and advise she gave me. She was one special friend of ours. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Joseph L & Anna Marie Fry Joseph L & Anna Marie Fry
    December 25, 2020    

    The heavens have gained a BEAUTIFUL ANGEL today. Cheryl & Greg was very special friends of ours, more so with Joe in the earlier years. She is finally at PEACE and with the LOVE of her life, Greg again. Until we meet again. Cheryl…… Rest in Peace!

  3. Claudia Grinnell Claudia Grinnell
    December 25, 2020    

    May God’s love, peace, and comfort be with your family and see you through your time of grief. She was a very special person. I didn’t get to know her for long while she was in our care but, she definitely had a sweet way about her. I know she is among the angels and at peace. God bless and be with you all! Claudia-WOW caregiver

  4. Curtis and Janice and family Curtis and Janice and family
    December 28, 2020    

    Missing you Sis!There will never be another like you.God richly blessed my and my families livies by you being part of it.Life in this world won’t ever be the same. Thanks for being you.Love you Miss you! Looking forward to seeing you again in Heaven .Your little brother Curt.

  5. James DiPietro James DiPietro
    December 28, 2020    

    This is something I, never wanted to hear about. I met Cheryl an the rest of her wonderful family when I was dating an later married her first born Lynn 30+ years ago. AWESOME woman!! Over the years, even after the relationship between Lynn an myself ended as far as marriage, the relationship with Cheryl, Greg, an her children didn’t seem to change. They always treated me an whoever I brought with me when I got a chance to visit like WE were still family. Cheryl made me feel like part of THE Bankston family, I brought my Mom an my Daughter Tabitha on different visits from Jacksonville, Fla, and as always had a place to rest my head. It was very nice, loved that old home on Chestnut st., a place I will never forget. Knowing Lynn an Bobbie were bedside, brought a bit of joy, knowing she was not alone. Now it seems that the Lord finally found a spot for Cheryl to sit and relax with all of her memories in place, as she looks down an will be pleased with what she helped create on the planet. Many stories will be told over the generations to come down this road we call …LIFE. Cheryl was an awesome person, with a heart of gold, an advice beyond her age…….. but most of all an open door to her loving home who ever was blessed enough to know her. I know that you are in a better place, no pain, no fear…. but you were an always will be, ONE of a kind. As I said this is something I never wanted to see. Your missed already, James DiPietro

  6. Eric and Becky Schook Eric and Becky Schook
    December 28, 2020    

    We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Cheryl will always be remembered as a kind, giving and creative lady. May God give you peace with the knowledge she is in His loving arms and you will see her again. Her kindness and creativity lives on in her children and grandchildren.

  7. Brian Hull Brian Hull
    December 29, 2020    

    Circumstances and words fail me here so I have to rely on memories. I remember when I finally showed up at your doorstep at 18 years old and you said “I knew you would make it”. I remember pulling into Donnies driveway after too long a time to spot you jumping up and down in the window excited to see us. I remember the sound of water mixed with your voice on the phone as you caught me up with how everyone there was doing. And I remember after me apologizing for not being around much that you said “Hey! I figure that if I don’t see you for awhile then you must be doing okay and that makes me happy”. Thank you sis for loving and never giving up on me.

  8. Sheri Hull Sheri Hull
    December 29, 2020    

    From the moment I met this beautiful woman, I felt her love. Not only did I feel it, I saw it in the way she loved and cared for her friends and family. She had such a creative, kind, and generous soul. The legacy she leaves behind is one of a kind. I was so lucky and privileged to have been a part of her life. She will never be forgotten. ” Your wings were ready, but our hearts were not.”

  9. Laurada Snyder Laurada Snyder
    December 30, 2020    

    My prayers to Cheryl s family . We went to school together and she was a free spirit person and all ways kind to all . She well be missed and now be with her high school sweet heart Craig.

  10. Theresa Meros Theresa Meros
    December 30, 2020    

    My friend and the sister I never had. I met Cheryl in 1973 when I was 17yo, my daughter was a couple months old and she was still pregnant with Jimmy. We had one fast friendship from then onward, she recently turned 72 and I 64. There are so many stories but it’s the love Cheryl had for each person, NEVER judged anyone and had so much unfailing forgiveness for each and every one of us. I trust in the resurrection to life like that of Lazarus. John chapter 11. Jesus knew and knows our sorrow, Lazarus was his friend and he gave way to tears.

  11. Madeline Reed Moreaux Madeline Reed Moreaux
    December 30, 2020    

    I am so sorry I did not get over to PA this year to see Cheryl and the family. I loved her dearly and she will be missed. Mx

  12. Donald C. Murphy Donald C. Murphy
    December 30, 2020    

    Bobbie, lynn Ora, Jimmy, Donnie, Grandchildren. My sincere condolence to all of you in this very sad and difficult time for you.
    God’s Blessing on all of you for healing and comfort.

  13. Rachel (Hull) Blackburn Rachel (Hull) Blackburn
    December 30, 2020    

    Aunt Cheryl I will miss you and the big loving heart you have I will always remember getting excited to pile in our car and making that 8 hr trip to see you and sitting around your kitchen table listening to you and my Dad tell all the funny stories from when you were kids and I will always admire the unconditional love that you showed everyone you encountered and the impact you made in not only my heart but my husband and kids hearts will never be forgotten, Fly high sweet angel until we see you again, Keep those ornrey Hulls straight up there and give Uncle Greg a big hug for me.

  14. John Redmond John Redmond
    December 30, 2020    

    This woman truly had a heart of gold. I have never met a closer family. I was lucky enough to be around Cheryl and the whole Bankston family. I was proud to be an honary Bankston. They opened there doors for me on several occasions. I learned a lot about family from Cheryl and Greg. They both “picked” me up on a couple different occasions. I always tell my family how great it was having them in my life. Cheryl you will be missed more than I can explain.

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