Christine Banks Kerzee

Christine Banks Kerzee, 90, of Mexia, passed away on Oct. 17, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 at the First Presbyterian Church of Mexia, with the Reverend Tom Prentiss, officiating.  Interment will follow at the Mexia Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be at 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons, Brad Henderson, Michael Jones, Russell Henderson, Christopher Jones, Jordan Kerzee, Ryan Condon and Nolan Russell. 
Christine was born on Dec. 25, 1926 in Quitman to John Herman and Laura Clifford Powell Banks. She graduated from Quitman High School. She had been in Mexia since January of 1949. On Aug. 28, 1951 in Dallas, she married Alton Bennett Kerzee, Jr., a union which gave them five wonderful children. 
She was a wonderful cook and loved cooking meals for her family. She enjoyed it so much, she even owned and operated her own restaurant, Chris’ Kitchen, in Mexia in the late 70’s. Family was very important to “Meme,” as she was affectionately called, and she cherished every get together, event and holiday spent with all her children and grandchildren. She was also an excellent seamstress, baby rocker and lullaby singer, and no one could compete with her Thanksgiving dressing and desserts. After she closed her business, she went to work as a clerk for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, where she retired after 10 years of service. 
She was preceded in death by her son, Alton Bennett Kerzee, III; grandson, Clynton Cade Henderson; brother-in-law, Archie Hunter and her sister-in-law, Dora Banks. 
Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Henderson and husband, Nolan of Tehuacana, Lori Jones and husband, Doug of Mexia, Lynda Condon and husband, Scott of Mexia; son, Michael Kerzee and wife, Caroline of Rockland, Maine; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Arlis Banks and wife, Geneva of Quitman and Arvin Banks and wife, Ann of Harlingen and sister, Tommie Hunter of Mesquite.
The family of Ms. Kerzee would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Providence Hospice of Mexia and all of those who helped provide for her needs through the last few weeks. 
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