Brown-Robinson Funeral Home Obituaries

Andrea B Rucker-Bankhead

September 29, 1946 - November 28, 2018

Andrea was born September 29, 1946 in Elyria, Ohio—the first daughter of Andrew S. “Sonny” Rucker and Betty T. Coleman-Lane.

She was born in Elyria but raised in Lorain. She graduated Lorain High School in 1965. She also attended J.V.S. Intensive Office Education, then began working at St. John Church. After she married, and raised three children, she returned to work at the Elyria Currency Exchange where she advanced to head teller for 14 years. In 2001 she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

She was a former member of Peerless Temple #236 Elks Lodge, following a long-time tradition of membership with the Elks I.B.P.O.E.W., most notably due to her grandmother, Rose E. Coleman, who had ascended in the Elks to the position of Grand Daughter Ruler.

She was a proud member of Wesley United Methodist Church (formerly known as 7th Street Methodist), which was partially constructed by the Coleman family; grandfather, John Coleman, and the Coleman brothers.

Andrea transitioned from this earthly life on November 28, 2018. She was predeceased by both parents, grandparents, and a brother, Andrew S. Rucker Jr.

She is survived by a brother, Charles H. Lane Jr. of Louisville KY, a cousin-sister, Darlene “Muzzy” Francis Anderson, a son, Tyrone Bankhead, two daughters, Nicea J. Bankhead and Terry N. Bankhead; 5 grandchildren, Shjame, Unike, Jayon, Jacari and Aiden Bankhead, and 5 great grandchildren, Za’meir, Jaylyn, Za’nya, Ziggy and Zionna Bankhead, all of Lorain.

She is also survived by an extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews in Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, and Elyria, Ohio.

Viewing will be Friday December 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 220 7th Street, Lorain. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain.



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