Marrianne H. Banks


Marrianne H. Banks, age 68, entered eternal rest on Monday, November 4, 2019. GOD welcomed her into HIS eternal kingdom with open arms saying, “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.” … John 14:2 (NASB).
Marrianne was born December 13, 1950 in Winston Salem, NC and preceded in death by her father, Reverend Theodore R. Gaston; mother, Beulah M. Gaston; brother, Ronald S. Gaston and sister, Charmaine E. Toran. Her parents raised and taught her and her seven siblings (whom she loved dearly) to worship and serve the Lord.

Possessing a true servant’s heart, she was truly a wonderful loving mother to her three loving daughters that affectionately called her “Mommy” that were her “Divine Angels”. Her home was filled with love, nurturing and admonition of the Lord. She always instilled in them the breadth of God’s love, humility, hard work, resilience, and the importance of staying together. Her six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren were dearly loved and adored by her.

Marrianne was a faithful and dedicated member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Columbus, OH under the Dr. Rev. David Todd. She was smart and quick-witted, always giving the best hugs. Marrianne left those that crossed her path with the deepest words of encouragement that would shed the brightest light on all situations. She would never let any conversation be dull nor meaningless. She had a God given gift and the love of personal writing, reading, journaling and card messages that would leave smiles and tears of appreciation of her spirited and thoughtful scripted words.

For over 30 years, Marrianne served the banking and financial community in Columbus, OH, retiring at the end of her career as branch manager at Wright Patt Credit Union. She was dedicated to her craft, business savvy and love of dealing with numbers. She provided her staff and all patrons with her warmest personality and insightful business advice.

Her precious and loving memories continues through her faithful and loving children. Her pride and joy daughters; Wendy Taylor, Christine Gaston and Theresa Short-Williamson (Darryl); grandchildren: Larry Williams III, Brandy Williams, Whitney Shamoon (Freddy), Ashley Galloway (Nicolas), Wynter Taylor and Dorien Williamson; great-grandchildren: Zarian, Zavuan, Austin and Niyah; sisters: Gwendolyn Minneyfield, Cassandra Lewis (Ronald), and Sylvia Singer (Michael); brothers: Melvin Gaston (Odessa) and Kenneth Mark Gaston; uncle: Kai Gray; sister-in-law Sharon Gaston and best friend Trudy Bias; Special brother: Ronald Millner (Linda). Marrianne’s nieces and nephews are left with special memories of deep conversations and wisdom she imparted to them. along with her shared wisdom. She also leaves treasured memories with a host of special cousins in Cleveland, Detroit and North Carolina and special friends.

At Marrianne’s request, no formal services will be held. The family will host a “Celebration of Life & Love” for family and friends at a later date.

Please forward all letters of condolence, expressions of love and cards to Wendy Taylor, P.O. Box 91017 Columbus, OH 43209.

When Tomorrow Starts Without, Marrianne …. Her beacon of light and love will forever shine in our hearts ….

Condolence Messages

  1. Theresa, Wendy, Christy and family sorry for your lose you are all in my prayers. My condolences to the family. Your mom will be truly missed.

  2. Brenda McMillian

    To the Gaston I sorry for the lost of your love one may God be with you and your family

  3. Theresa, my sincere condolence to you and family for the lose of your mother! May God bless her and may she rest in eternal peace.

  4. My Deepest and Sincere Condolences and Prayers are in Divine Order. To you all Nieces. “Pain may endure for a night, But Joy cometh in the morning” May God give The Peace and Comfort that surpasses all understanding. Love you! Auntie Vivian.

    • To Wendy, Chrissy and Teresa I am so sorry for the lose of Mom’s. To the Gaston Family any lost is a great lost I am so sorry. I send prayer to you all. Please call if you need anything

  5. Jesse Johnson

    While I never met Mrs. Banks, I did have the opportunity to meet and work with her daughter Theresa. I can say that the influence that Mrs. Banks had was obvious in the character and development of Theresa, and that she must have been a great lady, who will surely be missed by many. Her legacy will live on and be remembered by the graceful presence she inspired in her children and others. Rest in peace sister Marrianne, you’ve done well.

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