Minnie M. Banks

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Minnie Mae Banks was born on October 16, 1936 to the late Alberta Wells and James Shellow in Beckley, WV. Minnie sadly departed this life on February 5, 2023.

Minnie had a calming and beautiful spirit. She was thoughtful, understanding, loving, compassionate and caring. She spent a lot of her time caring and devoting herself to helping others. She looked forward to family gatherings, she was the type of person that never wanted to miss any important milestone in her family’s lives. Minnie was the heart of her family. She believed in family unity and being there for each other no matter what. Minnie would give her last, rather than see someone she loved go without, she had a heart of gold.

It was always her dream to become a nurse. She loved helping others. She served as a nurse at the Ohio State University Hospital, and did various jobs in the medical field for decades until she retired. In her free time Minnie enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, listening to gospel music, gardening, and watching her daily soaps. She will always be loved and cherished by many.

Minnie is preceded in death by her husband; Joseph R.L Banks, son; Robert Stovall Jr., mother; Alberta Wells, father; James Shellow, step mother; Beulah lee Shellow, grandmother; Loula Lewis, grandfather; Rosevelt Underwood, great grandmother; Minnie Lewis, brothers; James, Buck and Keith, grandsons; Haneef Hasan, and Stephen Banks, and great grandson; Damon Harris.

Minnie leaves to cherish her memory, her son; Joseph R.L Banks III, daughters; Joyce Hasan, Anita Banks, Connie Banks, Alberta Banks, Patricia Banks, Gloria (David) Allen, sisters; Ann Blankley and Billie Ruth Chandler, son in laws; Stephen Beatty, Douglass Willoughby, Thomas Pringle Jr., and a host of grandkids, great grand kids, and great great grand kids.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Thursday, February 16, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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  1. Sending my prayers and condolences to the Banks family..May you know that she is at peace and resting in the lord’s arms..

  2. I miss you so much grandma it ain’t going to be the same when you ain’t here baby but I know you looking down on us and looking over us we miss you my queen

  3. Only had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Minnie a few times before she passed and each time I was welcomed with open arms into her home. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family.

  4. Grover Scruggs Jr.

    Sending my condolences to the Banks family. May you have peace in knowing she is in a better place, and blessed to have a wonderful life. Amen.

  5. Mary Margaret Falcone

    So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Deepest condolences and Prayers for your family in this time of grief and loss.

  7. Sending my deepest condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.

    Love you all!

  8. Sending my deepest condolences to my extended family I pray that you find comfort in knowing you will see her again her assignment on earth is done although it’s tough and it seems like you won’t get through it I dare you to trust God .. she is resting now. so to the family come together now y’all need to lean on one another to get through this difficult time when you start to miss her look up and cherish those precious memories in your hearts may God dispatch A team of Angels to watch over you all to help get you through I Love you and I’m praying with you as well as for you.. Alva

  9. Deepest condolences and Prayers for the Banks family and friends. Sending healing prayers and comfort during this time of grief and loss.

  10. Veronica Valentini

    To Joe III, Patricia, Alberta, Amanda and the entire Banks family… I am just finding this out today and my heart breaks for all of you. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom and matriarch but I know Heaven has gained a new guardian angel to protect all of you in a whole new way now. My condolences to every one of you. I am so sorry.

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