Gladys P. Banner

September 6, 1918September 17, 2011

CLEMMONS- Gladys Phelps Banner, 93, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Hickory Grove AME Zion Church on Harper Road in Clemmons. Entombment will be in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. Mrs. Banner married John S. Banner Sr. in 1946 in Clemmons. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed arts and crafts, baking, and singing. She was an active community volunteer, very active in her church, Agricultural Extension Service, 4H Club Leader, and the planning committee for Bermuda Run. Surviving are her daughter, Brenda Banner of Clemmons; one grandson, Lane Banner of Clemmons; close niece, Sandra Bray of Clemmons; two close nephews, Raymond (Victoria) Phelps, and Albert Phelps all of Clemmons; sister-in-law, Dora Anthony of Pfafftown; a brother-in-law, George (Elizabeth) Banner of Winston-Salem; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband, John S. Banner Sr., her parents, Hood and Estella Phelps, one son, John Smith Banner Jr., three brothers, Hood Phelps Jr., Warren Robert Phelps, John Albert Phelps, and her sisters, Ella Mae Phelps, Annie Imes, and Thelma Archie. Memorials may be made to the Life Center of Davidson County. Visitation will be one half hour prior to the service at the church. View Gladys’ life story at


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 20, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Carolyn Sidwell

September 30, 2011

Brenda-Ms. Gladys is singing in the BIG choir now-Sending love and prayers to you.

September 23, 2011

Brenda and Famiy,
May God sustain you in your time of grief and sorrow!
Linda Thompson Totten

Gloria Moore

September 20, 2011

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. I think of you often.

Shelby & Charles Turner

September 20, 2011

Brenda and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember your mother for her sweet disposition and her lovely smile. May God bless you all.

Alvin & Joyce Daniels

September 20, 2011


We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. We will keep you and Lane in our prayers over the coming days.

Janet Walser

September 19, 2011

I used to love to go to John and Glady's house where she cooked for us..great neighbors..very loving and gracious folks, has been many years since I have seen them. Praying for you Brenda and family.

Betty Gregg

September 19, 2011

Dear Brenda and family so sorry to hear of yours moms death but just thank God for the good days you had togeather for so long and remember sorrow is not forever LOVE IS. David and Betty M. Gregg

Regina Banner-Webb

September 19, 2011


I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Glady's passing. I understand the loss you feel and I wish you much comfort.

Jo Ann Poston

September 19, 2011

Precious Brenda,

I was so sorry to hear of your loss; and yet we both know she is now completely free of all earthly limitations. She may even be having a full-blown conversation with my Sonny! Please feel the big hug I'm sending...

Delana Sellars

September 19, 2011

We are truly going to miss Gladys. I have nothing but great memories of her. Brenda and Lane, stayed prayed up! Love you both very much! Brenda, you was a great care giver. Gladys was truly greatful to have you right by her side. From Delana