The dearly departed Chelsea Annette Bankord left a hole in many people’s hearts. Born November 14th, 1987, she so sadly passed on May 20th, 2023. She was a fun, loving and caring person. She was a free spirit with a big smile and heart of gold. A very talented artist with a special love and affection for animals. She attended Lincoln Middle School, Jefferson High School, and earned a degree in Massage Therapy at Rockford Career College.
She is survived by her father, Gregory Bankord; sister, Katelynn Bankord; beautiful daughters, Elyce and Reece; sons, Franki and Emmanuel; nieces, Vayda and Monroe; nephews, Sonnie and Chesnee; loving aunt, Jamie Jones (Davis); uncles, Steve, uncle and aunt, Randall and (Candi) Davis, uncle and aunt, David and Linda Huneryager; uncle David; and many cousins.
Predeceased by her mother, Carla Bankord (Davis); aunt and uncle, Beverly and Richard Macias; grandparents, Lucy and Charles Davis; Gramma Connie.
She leaves behind special friend, Dave Carlson and her precious cat, Baby Kitty.
“My beautiful daughter Chelsea Annette, I love you so very much! You are going to be missed by so many people whose hearts you touched, and you will be in mine until the end of time. There was never a day without you in my thoughts, there never will be.”
Visitation will be Friday, June 2nd, from 3pm - 6pm at Beth Eden Methodist Church, 3201 Huffman Blvd., Rockford, IL 61103. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the family as a memorial fund will be established.
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