Jerry Ben Wilbanks

Jerry Ben Wilbanks, 80, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Friday, March 4, 2022.


Jerry was a longtime member of First Baptist Church DeRidder. He never met a stranger. After retiring from Beauregard Electric, he worked as a carrier for First National Bank until he retired, again. Jerry loved to hunt, fish, and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was loved by all who knew him and he will be missed.


Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Mary Jane Wilbanks of DeRidder, LA; sons, Sam Wilbanks and Cyndi of DeRidder, LA, Ron Wilbanks and Tracy of Ethel, LA, Dan Wilbanks of DeRidder, LA; brother, Johnny Wilbanks and Jeanette of West Monroe, LA; grandchildren, Whitney Thibodeaux(Ty), Justin Wilbanks(Michelle), Tyler Wilbanks, Jared Wilbanks, Maison Wilbanks, Hadley Wilbanks, Neely Wilbanks;  great grandchildren, Savannah, Henry, Chloe and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Web and Orangie Wilbanks; brother, Buddy Wilbanks; sisters, Barbara McGrew, Agnes Cowart, Sharon Cromartie.


Visitation will be held on Monday, March 7, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at First Baptist Church in DeRidder, LA. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 8, 2022 also at First Baptist Church in DeRidder. Pastor Steve Graves will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Justin Wilbanks, Ty Thibodeaux, Jared Wilbanks, Ethan Williams, Tyler Wilbanks, Randy Morrison, Dennis Cobb. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Honor of Jerry Wilbanks to First Baptist Church DeRidder at 2030 Hwy 171, DeRidder, LA, 70634.

Jerry Ben Wilbanks