Mrs. Vertie Lee Wilbanks, age 78, of Trion, GA died Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Wilbanks was born March 25, 1931 in Dekalb County, AL, the daughter of the late Charles M. and Alma Parker Schrader. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God Northside. Mrs. Wilbanks was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hall Wilbanks; daughter, Nancy Carol Wilbanks; sisters, Mildred Ferguson, Doris Mitchell, and Naomi Schrader; brothers, Melvin Schrader and Philip Schrader.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Mike Faulkner, Trion, GA and Marie and David Mitchell, Armuchee, GA; sisters, Lorene Wilson, LaFayette, GA and Louise Bowers, Kensington, GA; brothers, Frank Schrader, LaFayette, GA and Leroy Schrader, Trion, GA; grandchildren, Aaron Mitchell, Michael Faulkner, Allison Mitchell, Jane Marie Faulkner, Ben Faulkner; great-grandchildren; Alora Faulkner, Noah Faulkner, Ansley Mitchell, and Hall Mitchell; and several special Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p. m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Phil Minter officiating. Burial will follow in Old Trion Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Larry Wilbanks, Bruce Huskey, Eddie Wilson, Wayne McNeese, Randy Bowers, Dillon Wallace, Edward Cruz, and G. E. Schrader. Honorary pallbearers will be June Drennan, Sarah Smith, Ann Dyer, Porter & Virginia Parker, Bud Wilbanks, Nellie & Earl Wilbanks, Jean & D. C. Mitchell, Mary Turnipseed, and Jean Phillips.

Mrs. Wilbanks will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Monday, March 22, 2010.