Lorraine James Bannister, of Winfield, W.Va., passed away April 29, 2013.
She was born Jan. 27, 1967, in Parkersburg, W.Va., the beloved daughter of Buddy and Nancy Crowley James. Lorrie graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1985 and was a member of the Big Red Band and Red Wings. She graduated from Marshall University with a degree in Computer Science, and was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She worked as a pre-school teacher prior to working at United Bank in the commercial loans department. She attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans, W.Va.
In addition to her parents, Lorrie is survived by her husband, David, and the joys of her life, her children, Paige Elizabeth and Reilly Ann Bannister. Also surviving are her sister and best friend, Pamela Perkins (Vance) of Arnold, Md., and their children, Trey Hanna and Von Perkins. Other family members left to cherish her memory are her uncles, Paul James (Suzy) of Vienna, and their son, Kevin, Roger Crowley (Nancy) of Vienna, and their daughter, Heather, Michael Barry Crowley (Dori) of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Dr. Thomas Crowley (Gabi) of Edinborough, Scotland; her aunts include, Carma Lehman (Alfred) and Nancy Marlow (Alfred) of Parkersburg, and Sharon Shackelford (Dave) of Santa Cruz, Calif.; as well as her many cousins and in-laws, Frank and Joan Bannister of Winfield, Jeff Bannister and Dennie (Donna) Bannister. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Douglas and Helen James; her maternal grandparents, Michael and Bridget Crowley; her uncle, Patrick Crowley; and her aunt, Margaret Crowley.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1023 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, with Father Patrick M. McDonough as celebrant. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va. Visitation will be held 6-9 p.m today at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, where a Rosary service will be held 6 p.m.
Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com
The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Lorrie’s honor to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, 1023 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, WV 25177.