Funeral arrangements have been set for Barbara Banks, the mother of former basketball star Gene Banks, widely considered one of the top high school players in city history.
Barbara Banks passed away on Saturday after suffering a stroke earlier this month. Gene (class of 1977) led West Philadelphia to a 79-2 record over three seasons, along with three Public League and City championships. He starred at Duke University, then played in the NBA and overseas.
The viewing will be Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m., at Mount Olive Holy Temple Church, 1469 N. Broad St.
Services will follow at 11.
There are six other siblings, ranging in age from 55 to 38: Derrick, Darryl, Barbara, Pamela, Natalie and Heidi. *