Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC


Dorothy Dell Duncan Banks

July 31, 1924June 11, 2020

Dorothy Duncan Banks passed away peacefully on June 11, 2020 at the precious age of 95. She was preceded by her husband, Sam Paul Banks. Dorothy was born and raised in Gravette, Arkansas by her late parents, Harvey and Stella Duncan. She is survived by her sister, Norma, and her brother, John.

Sam and Dorothy were married upon Sam’s return from World War II. After living in Arkansas, Missouri and Charlotte, they settled in Raleigh in 1968 where they raised their four children, Pat, Mark, Sandra and Brad and were faithful members of St Paul's Christian Church.

Dorothy has 4 grandchildren; Eric, Philip, Stephanie and Zachary, along with 6 great grandchildren; Chase, Trevor, Aliyah, Caroline, Peyton and Daniel. Dorothy was kind and patient and nothing gave her more joy than taking care of her family. Her happiest moments were when she was surrounded by her family.

Dorothy had a strong faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and it was evident to all who knew her. Always positive and full of compassion, she saw the best in everyone and was the perfect example of the Proverbs 31 woman...”strength and honor are her clothing and she shall rejoice in time to come”.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 20, 2020


Dorothy Dell Duncan Banks

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Donna Horton

June 19, 2020

Ms. Dot was a special lady not only to me, but to all of the staff at Phoenix Assisted Care. Our sympathy to all her family as she was also a part of our Phoenix family. She will be greatly missed but she is now in a much better place. God Bless her family in their time of need. RIP Ms. Dot.

Marie Hobgood

June 18, 2020

Pat, Mark, Sandra, and Brad,
I worked with your dad for several years at the GADO office at RDU, and knew Dorothy through there and also knew each of you through there. The office was very family oriented. Your mom was, indeed, a very kind person and full of compassion. You were all blessed to be her children.