Marcelo Garcia Banda

January 16, 1916April 11, 2013

Marcelo Garcia Banda, 97, of Old Mt. Holly Rd, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Stanley Living Center. He was born January 16, 1916 to the late Julio and Antonia Garcia Banda in Uvalde County, TX.

Marcelo is survived by his children, Marsha Banda of Nashville, TN, Dolores Baucom and husband Craig of Bessemer City, NC, Mary Soto and husband, Larry of Bakersfield, CA, Josephina Alejandro and husband Tony of Sabinal, TX, son, Jesus Banda and wife, Diane of Sabinal, TX; brother-in-law, Donald Eslinger and wife, Jeanette of Sun City, CA; sister-in-law, Lucille Conner of Bessemer City, NC; grandson, Paul Rolen and wife Tabatha, Matthew Rolen of Sevierville, TN; great-grandchildren, Ashley Rolen and fiancé, Neil Howard and their son, Brayden Thomas Howard of Nashville, TN, Travis Rolen of Sevierville, TN; 12 other grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Andrea Banda, and second wife, Eva Banda, sons, Juan and Jose Banda and daughter, Gloria Banda.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, Monday, April 15 at Revival Tabernacle in Stanley with Rev. Robert Gittens officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery in Mt. Holly.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Online condolences may be made at

Carothers Funeral Home is serving the Banda family.


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2013

Marcelo Garcia Banda

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June 15, 2013

I knew Mr. Banda as a neighbor who worked for Tom Dixon. I also drove his children school bus. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

Max Ballard (Hickory NC)

Pam Beck

April 14, 2013

I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Banda while he was a resident of the Stanley Total Living Center. I am so sorry for your loss. I know that he will be missed greatly. My prayers go out to his family. God Bless.

Doc Hooks

April 14, 2013

I only knew Mr. Banda through his daughter Marcia and can only assume that his legacy will live through her in all our lives.

Juan & Gloria B. Perez

April 13, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.