Timmie Levone Banks

Timmie Levone Banks was born on February 27, 1966, in Cambridge, Maryland to the late Lula Sampson Banks and Leonard L. Banks, Sr.  Timmie was the youngest of seven children. He departed this life on October 11, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio surrounded by his family.

At a very young age, Timmie loved to visit his grandfather, Paul Sampson, daily to listen and learn from his wisdom. Sometimes he would sit all day playing checkers with his grandfather and his friends. When he was eight years old, He bought a used lawn mower from one of his grandfather’s friends which needed repair. With the help of his older brother, Timmie learned how to repair small engines at an early age.
Timmie received his education in the public schools of Dorchester County, Maryland and graduated from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School in 1984. While in high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society and developed a fondness for the sport of tennis. Upon graduation from high school, Timmie attended University of Maryland Eastern Shore on a tennis scholarship. Later Timmie enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was a Dental Hygiene Specialist. After leaving the Air Force he attended DeVry Institute in Columbus, Ohio.
In 2013, Timmie returned to his passion and what he enjoyed the most—repairing small engines and equipment. He wanted to be his own boss, so he started his own business. He owned a mobile repair van with the slogan on the side, “If I can’t repair it, then throw it away”. Being his own boss allowed him time to do some of the things he enjoyed: fishing, traveling, and spending time at the beach. Timmie especially enjoyed the times he spent fishing on the boat with his brother-in-law, Clifton Jones. They would return to tell stories of who caught the most fish or biggest fish. They constantly teased each other on who was the better angler. There were other times he would leave Ohio on a whim to get away in Ocean City. Maryland. On some of these trips to Maryland, Timmie would visit a special cousin, Gloria, who was like a sister to him. They would sit, chat, and cut up for hours at her house. And other times they would call on the phone to see how the other was doing. He also enjoyed hearing the voices of his siblings Shirley, Tyrone, and Leonard as they caught up on the latest happenings in their lives and just to see how they were doing. Later in life, Timmie started to attend church again as he did when he was a child.
In addition to his parents, Timmie was preceded in death by his three sisters: Thelma Banks Cephas, Barbara Banks Pinder and Alva Banks. He leaves to cherish his memories two daughters whom he loved dearly, Tazia Banks of Marietta, Georgia and Tyra Banks of Columbus, Ohio. He loved to tell family members how much he loved his daughters and how proud he was of them. Timmie also leaves to cherish memories his sister, Shirley Banks Jones (Clifton) of Delmar, Maryland; brothers, Tyrone and Leonard Banks, Jr. of Cambridge, Maryland; special cousin, Gloria Bryan of Cambridge, Maryland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will remember him fondly.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Memorial Service 2:00 PM Monday, October 18, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).


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  1. R.I.P to my friend and classmate Timmie. My sincere condolences to the Banks family.


  2. Rest Heavenly, Timmie. You will always be remembered. My condolences to the Banks family.

    Bonnie Bowens and family

  3. What a loss repaired every small engine I had . Just great to be around

  4. The class of “84” loses another classmate and friend. My sincere condolences to the Banks family. RIP Timmie take your rest.

  5. Rest easy Timmie. Your labor has turned to eternal peace. I extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family. May you find continued comfort in your memories of Timmie.

  6. My brother you will surely be missed! when we were young we always hung out together. our names was always tied together when referred to by family members it was Timmie and Pookie or vice versa when they were looking for us. they knew we were together whatever we were doing. I will miss you more than anyone will know and more than i may show on the outside but inside you will be with me. And in the end i was there with you til the last minute as we were at the start, it was only fitting it was us two together. Love Always Your brother Pookie

    • Leonard,

      Although we never met, I wanted to let you know how truly sorry I am for the loss of your brother. To your entire family – I am truly sorry!

      Tim was Superman, a great person and I am thankful I met him!

      He talked so much about each and everyone of you, he truly loved you all so much!

      Please extend my condolences to the rest of your family, and even as strangers, know you are all in my thoughts and prayers!!

      Tim will forever and always be missed!

      May God Bless you all and hold you all extra tight!


      • Kerry, my family and i appreciate your kind words and thoughtfulness. it sounds like you got to know Timmie really well! again thank you! Leonard

  7. Uncle Timmie, you will be missed , I can remember the trips traveling to Ohio as a kid to visit you. I always thought you were the coolest uncle ever! You taught me at a very young age how to pick crabs and I’ve loved them ever since . May you rest in peace. Love Candace ❤

  8. To the family of Tim,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to you all.

    Tim – Superman, I am so thankful we met and for the times we spent together. You were smart, fun, funny, caring and kind. I will deeply miss you!
    Always, ❤ Kerry

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