Bankston served on the council for 28 years, representing the Hammond/Baptist area.
Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday afternoon for a former seven-term member of the Tangipahoa Parish Council. Ronnie Bankston died Saturday, Feb. 20. The longtime former Parish Councilman was 79. Bankston served on the council for 28 years, representing the Hammond/Baptist area. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from noon to 2 p.m. at Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home in Hammond. At 2:30 p.m., mourners will gather for a graveside service for the former councilman at Rose Memorial Cemetery, located at 908 Western Avenue near the Southeastern Louisiana University campus.