Anita Banks, age 52, of Brownwood, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Brownwood.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Christ Today Revival Center in Brownwood, with Pastor Joyce Eilers officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Anita Neal Banks was born Oct. 13, 1959, in Memphis, Tenn., to Theodore and Bessie (Conley) Neal. She graduated from Brownwood High School. She attended Howard Payne University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Anita then went on to The University of Texas in Arlington, where she attained her Masters Degree in Social Work. Anita was very well liked and respected by her colleagues. She was also a successful business owner. Anita owned "Healthy Sno-Balls" snow cone stand in Arlington. Anita enjoyed road trips, music and her Dallas Cowboys, win or lose. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Anita had a special place in her heart for children and always had candy and sweets at the ready to offer them. Anita was loved by all who knew her, and her determined and ambitious spirit will be dearly missed.

Ms. Banks was preceded in death by her parents; Theodore and Bessie Neal.

Survivors include her daughter, Shay Banks; four brothers, Michael Neal, Sammie Neal, Larry Conley and Barry Conley; three sisters, Gwen Neal, Regina Neal and Mavis Lewis; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.