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Beverly Joan “BJ” Bankston-Correu

April 24, 1934 - April 13, 2021

Beverly Joan “BJ” (Blanchard) Bankston-Correu formerly of Fairview, Texas passed away on April 13, 2021, in Cypress Texas at the age of 86. She was born on April 24, 1934 to Joseph Adrian Blanchard and Bonnie Beverly (Jones) Blanchard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. BJ married James Marshall Correu on March 6, 1993 in Dallas, Texas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas and was the founder and active member of the Republican Club at Heritage Ranch.  BJ and her late husband Jimmy moved to Heritage Ranch in 2003 where she actively participated in the Theater Guild and numerous other activities.  

BJ is survived by her daughters, Bronwyn “Paige” Bankston and husband, Adam Villa of Houston, Texas and René Michele Bankston and husband, Chris Parks of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Cody Christopher Connaughty and wife, Tori of Hockley, Texas and Shane Lawrence Connaughty and wife, Devyn of Katy, Texas; great-grandchildren, Wesley Austin Connaughty, Owen Connaughty, Beau Connaughty, Peyton Connaughty, and Levi Connaughty to be born in in October; nephews, Adrian “Kim” Valentine and wife, Sherry of Peel, Arkansas, David Blanchard, Frank Blanchard and wife, Kristie, all of Malakoff, Texas and Michael Blanchard and wife, Kate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sisters-in-law, Merseni Blanchard of Malakoff, Texas and Rosel Blanchard of Baton Rouge, Louisiana;

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Bonnie Blanchard; husband, James Marshall Correu; brothers, “Nap” Blanchard, Frank Blanchard, “Skipper” Blanchard and sister, Elsie.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time due to the practice of social distancing.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.

Following the funeral service, a procession will make its way to the Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service.  Thereafter, all are invited to attend the committal service maintaining social distancing directives.  A reception will follow, celebrating the life of BJ Correu.

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BJ will certainly be missed by her friends here at Heritage Ranch. Pat and Tom Crawford, April 25, 2021 BJ was so special and always had a smile on her face. She was one classy lady and will be missed by her Long Cove neighbors. Rest in Peace, dear one.
Andie Seaman, April 24, 2021 Joan was my mother’s BFF. I’ve known her all my life. Her joy for life, flare for fashion, wonderful sense of humor & warm embracing hugs are just a few of the many things I will miss about her. I learned so much from her about beauty, politics & life. She was always wise beyond her years. She influenced so many in a good way. I know she’s having Happy Hour with Betty Jean my mom by now.
Debe Goree, April 24, 2021 B.J. always had a ready smile for every one and was such a talented woman in so many areas. Her sense of style was obvious in the way she put her outfits together. She was a founder and driving force in the Republican Club at HR and in her work in Collin County. B.J. was a true southern lady in every sense and will go on to live in our hearts when we have sweet thoughts of her. Blessings and comfort to her family. Kathy Gonzales, April 23, 2021 Our GALS group at Heritage Ranch will miss you at our monthly lunches, BJ. Rest In Peace.
Helen Huemiller, April 18, 2021 BJ was one of the most vivacious women I have ever met. She will be missed by so many. Rest in peace sweet lady. Barbara Brunette, April 18, 2021 Joan has been my buddy since 1980. We had some great times together including a cruise in February of 2020. She was so ready for the cruises to open and go on another one. I already miss her.
Janice McKee, April 17, 2021