George Roland (“G”) Bannister, Jr., was called to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. He was born in Leonardtown, MD, on February 4, 1966, to George and Agnes Nelson-Bannister, Sr. George passed away peacefully at the Hospice of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD., with his beloved wife, family, and friends by his bedside.
George attended St. Mary’s County Public Schools and graduated from Chopticon High School in 1986. George was an outgoing gentleman with a big and courageous heart. George had an awesome personality and a big smile. He connected to everybody he met. He was the type of man that people loved and enjoyed being around and sharing lots of laughter with.
George leaves to cherish his memories to his wonderful wife and soul mate of seventeen years, Rena Somerville- Bannister; parents, George and Agnes-Nelson Bannister, Sr.; two sisters, Patricia Bannister, and Monika Bannister –Savoy; father and mother in-law, Lawrence and Ella Diggs-Somerville; seven brothers in-law, John, Lawrence, Jr., Kerry and Marvin Somerville, Alfred Thomas, Timothy Savoy, and Wilbert Beverly, Jr.; four sisters in-law, Linda Somerville, Janice Jones, Lisa Thomas and Wanda Smith. He also leaves behind ten nephews, nine nieces, and three God children, Aliyah Stevens, Rashad Dent, and Corey Barnes.
George was preceded in death by his grandparents Elijah and Emma Bannister, George and Edith Nelson, and his two siblings Jerome and Sharon Bannister.
Viewing and visitation services will be Friday, November 30, 2012 at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home “Frances Dickerson Briscoe Chapel”, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD from 6-8pm and Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Gospel Tabernacle Of Prayer Assembly of Christ (GTOP), 24516 Budds Creek Road, Clements, MD from 10:00am to 11:00am., with services starting at 11am.