Donald W. "Chip" Bankston, Jr., 26, passed October 8,
2000, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived
by his parents Donald W. Bankston, Sr., and Susan DeQuesnay Bankston
of Richmond, two adoring brothers, Sgt Bryan William Bankston and Mark
DeQuesnay Bankston, grandmothers Jean DuQuesnay and Vivian Bankston of
Dallas, aunts and uncles Mark and Kathy DuQuesnay and Buddy and Judith
Bankston, cousins Jennifer and Allison Bankston Lay, Jill and Paula
DuQuesnay, Paul and Elizabeth Breaux, Rose DuQuesnay, and numerous
close friends in Richmond, Alpine, and Portland, Oregon.
A Memorial Tribute to Chip is planned for Wednesday, October 11, at
Garmany-Carden Funeral Home, 1201 Fourth St., Rosenberg, at 7:00 p.m.
The family will receive visitors there from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Chip attended St. Mary's University in San Antonio as well as Sul
Ross State in Alpine. In his brief years with us, Chip had an
extraordinarily active life. He found success and enjoyment whether
waiting tables or working for the president. Sometimes shy, sometimes
bold, always witty, and never dull, Chip was an inspiration to all who
In lieu of flowers, Chip requests that your remembrances be sent to
Amnesty International USA, 322 8th Ave., 10th Floor, New York, NY
1001, or your local chapter of the American Cancer Society. He also
requests that we all live by these simple words: If you want peace,
work for justice.