Kirksey Funeral Home


Emily Ann (Armstrong) Banner

September 21, 1963May 7, 2021

Emily “Ann” Armstrong Banner, 57, of Morganton died Friday, May 07, 2021 her loving husband Stephen Banner, mother Omeilla Armstrong and family by her side. Emily was born to Omeilla Armstrong on September 21, 1963 in Burke Co.

Emily worked in health care for many years she was a very caring person and always willing to help when needed.

Ann had a short circle of friends, but if you was her friend then you was part of that circle.

Ann always talked about her grandmother Myrtle Connelly.

Along with her grandmother Myrtle Connelly, Emily was preceded in death by her grandson Jy’ Air Boyd.

Those left to cherish her memories is her loving husband Stephen Banner, mother; Omellia Armstrong, daughter; Lee Manning, brothers; Perry Connelly (LaKita), Charles Armstrong (Lolita), grandchildren, Kayla Cline, Caleb Cline, also a very special friend Shetayga Cline, along with her step children, cousins other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021 at New Bethel Baptist Church of Morganton.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

The funeral service will be live streamed on Kirksey Funeral Home and Cremation Service facebook page.

Due to COVID-19 masks and social distance will be required.

The Armstrong Banner Family has entrusted Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton with arrangements.


  • Receiving of Family and Friends

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, May 15, 2021


  • Interment

    Saturday, May 15, 2021


Emily Ann (Armstrong) Banner

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Apostle Faye Reese-Miller

May 11, 2021

In the arms of jesus
Sadden to hear of the transition of my sweet ann
Talk to her back in 2o2o
While visiting Morgantown she was my daughter s best friend, we hugged she cried was so happy to see me,
Share a loving moment
We never know when it will be our last precious moment prayn for ms. Omeggie ,aunt ophelia
and family God bless you all

Dr. Faye Reese-Miller
Victory Outreach Church
Winston Salem, NC

Restoration Christian
Morganton, NC

Linda Banner Curry

May 11, 2021

I am so sorry about the passing of my first cousin, Ann. That’s 2 grandchildren of Mama Dee’s we have lost within a month, Ronnie Banner, son of Mardrey Corpening Banner and Ann Banner, daughter of Bill Corpening.
Step , you are in my prayers. This is rough for all of us. Ann was a good person. I believe she is resting with Jesus.

Diann and Oscar Tate

May 10, 2021

Our sincere condolences to Ann's family. May God bless each of you with the love, comfort, strength and peace you will need to endure during this most difficult time in your lives. Our love and sympathy especially to her dear and loving mother, Sister Armstrong. You all remain in our most sincere prayers.

Lisa Harshaw

May 10, 2021

O death, where is thy sting? O grave,where is thy victory? Absent from the body, present with the Lord. May God encompass Ann in His eternal arms and grant her everlasting peace. May He comfort her mother,brothers , her child, and family with a peace that passes all understanding granting them strength, and lighten their burden in this time of bevearment.

Lisa & family