February 22, 1920 – September 20, 2019
ELDER THOMAS BANKS was born February 22, 1920 in Little Rock, AR the second child of the late George Isaac and Veva Sandefur Banks. Educated in Little Rock Public School, graduated from Dunbar High School, and attended Dunbar Junior College, California Trade School, Oakland, CA. Served in the South Pacific during WW II, 1942-44, Honorable Discharged. Retired Postal employee after 34 years. Accepted Christ as savior in 1936 at Shiloh Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. C. D. Pettaway. Served faithfully in various capacities of the church. Ordained minister the 5th of July 1970. Served as interim pastor four different times at Shiloh Baptist Church. Elder Banks was united in holy matrimony to Rosemary Pruitt on July 09, 1950. To this union we were blessed with two sons; Reginald T. Banks and Kenneth W. Banks whom he loved dearly. Elder Banks was proceed in death by his parents, son Kenneth Wayne Banks, sister June Maxine Sadler, sister Constance M. Banks and brother Rev. V. M. Banks. He leaves to cherish his memories of his devoted wife, Rosemary, for over 69 years, son Reginald T. Banks, Daughter-in-laws Mae Julia Banks and Jacquelyn Banks, grandsons Eliot T. Banks and Miles J. Banks; granddaughter Joy Lynn Banks. Nephews, nieces other relatives, friends and the Shiloh Baptist Church family.
Peace be with you.
- Visitation Friday, September 27, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, September 27, 2019
September 25, 2019
Miles J. Banks so sorry for your loss. Praying for strength for you and your family. Love you always and forever baby brother. You were truly blessed with a great grandfather.
September 25, 2019
Thank you for being one the most wonderful men I have ever met. I'm thankful for the time we spent together. I have fond memories of the days we spent under you carport cleaning fish. I will always consider you a father figure and friend. You will be greatly missed, but you will never be forgotten. My prayers are with the entire family.