Shirley Ann Banister
Shirley Ann Banister
March 14, 1942 - December 27, 2017


Shirley Ann Martin Banister, 75, of Ware Shoals, SC, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, SC.

Born in Miami, FL, March 14, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Brantley Martin and Kathryn Elizabeth Robinson Kendrick.

Shirley was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenwood, SC. She had a true love for traveling and animals, especially the many pets she rescued.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Lapicola.

Surviving are a longtime companion, William “Bill” Black of Ware Shoals, SC; her daughter, Lisa (James) Johnson of Ware Shoals, SC; two sons, Daniel Banister of Honea Path, SC and Jason Banister of Columbia, SC; a granddaughter, Jena (Jamie) Slentz of Ware Shoals; two great granddaughters, Alexis and Caylee Slentz; and two brothers, Robert Hall of Donalds, SC and James Hall of California.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at San Mateo Cemetery in San Mateo.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Greenwood Humane Society, 239 Wilbanks Circle, Greenwood, SC 29649.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed on her online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is assisting the family.

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