OBITUARY

Mr. James "Jim" Leighton Banks

February 20, 1941August 14, 2011

James Leighton Banks

On Sunday, August 14, 2011, James "Jim" Leighton Banks of Columbia, MD. Beloved husband of Teresa C. Banks, nee Johnson, loving father of Julianne K. Pearson and her husband Aldean, Jason C. Banks and his wife Felicia, Lori M. Banks, Landon M. Banks and his wife Jaminelli, Jared T. Banks and Toria J. Banks. Son of Miriam Cunningham and the late Archibald W. Hackley and his wife Lymertha Hackley. Devoted grandfather of Alayna Pearson, Aldean Pearson, II, Sean Omar Johnson and Jaydon Michael Banks. He is also survived by 6 sisters, 5 brothers and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011 at the Breath of Life Seventh Day Adventist Church, 11310 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington, MD 20744 (301-292-2100) at 3:45 PM. Inurnment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Mrs. Teresa C. Banks. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc, 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD . www.garylkaufmanfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Friday, August 19, 2011
REMEMBERING

Mr. James "Jim" Leighton Banks

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April Yates

September 6, 2011

Dear Jim Banks Family - I was sad to learn of the death of your husband and father. I have wonderful memories of Jim and you when you lived in the Richmond area and attended the Patterson Ave SDA Church...memories of Jim's wisdom,unique sense of humor, strong character and beliefs in those things that were really important..a wonderful legacy he leaves. And the great times at Blue Ridge Youth Camp, singing in the Church choir and his dedication to the Pathfinders. I think of Jim and your family often and will remember you in my prayers.
With all my love and sympathy,

Debora Downes-Costen

August 18, 2011

With our deepest sympathy, to the family. May you know God is with you now and forever more. Blessings to you. Thomas and Debora (Downes) Costen

Mark

August 17, 2011

I worked with Jim and found him to be a down to earth person with great morals. He always was very polite and treated everyone with respect.

Hubert Washington

August 17, 2011

Dearest Theresa,Julie,Jason,Lori,Landon,Jarrett,Tori and the Banks Family.
Let not your heart be troubled but trust in the LORD.Though your heart is filled with sadness right now,may it also hold the blessing of the love JIM shared that will always be a part of you.
Praying that GOD will comfort your heart,uplift your spirit,surround and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of perfect peace.
Love Always Wash

FROM THE FAMILY