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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

1870 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA

OBITUARY

Sarah Gaynelle "Gay" Banks

October 4, 1939August 22, 2020

Sarah Gaynelle “Gay” Banks, 80, of Stuarts Draft passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 22, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Born October 4, 1939 in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Elizabeth Lambert.

Gay was a graduate of Wilson Memorial High School and worked for DuPont prior to owning and operating Western Virginia Truck Brokerage while taking on her greatest joy in life as a devoted wife and loving mother. During the 1980s-1990s when her children were involved with local sports she served as a volunteer with the Stuarts Draft Quarterback Club and Sportsmen Club. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Franklin Lambert; and brother-in-law, Nelson Young.

Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Theodore Banks; daughter, Lori Ramsey and husband, Stephen of Wesley Chapel, NC; two sons, Charles Banks of Ruther Glenn, VA and Shane Banks and wife, Andra of Penn Laird, VA; two grandsons which she adored, Chase Banks and Carter Banks; sister, Becky Young of New Hope; sister-in-law, Georgeann Lambert of Stuarts Draft; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Augusta Memorial Park, 1775 Goose Creek Road, Waynesboro, with Rev. Dr. John N. Vest officiating. All who plan to attend are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

There will be no formal viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 260, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477 or the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

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  • In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Franklin Lambert; and brother-in-law, Nelson Young.


    Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Theodore Banks; daughter, Lori Ramsey and husband, Stephen of Wesley Chapel, NC; two sons, Charles Banks of Ruther Glenn, VA and Shane Banks and wife, Andra of Penn Laird, VA; two grandsons which she adored, Chase Banks and Carter Banks; sister, Becky Young of New Hope; sister-in-law, Georgeann Lambert of Stuarts Draft; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 29, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

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Melissa Davies-Gee

August 30, 2020

Lori and family,
I was very sorry to read of the passing of your mother. She was a very sweet lady. Prayers to you and your family!
Melissa Davies Gee

Dana Kelly

August 29, 2020

Ted,
Sorry to hear of the loss of Gay. I found out from Barbara at Applicators. I do miss talking to her as I used to call her to schedule
your truck and trailer to come in with loads of siding from the plant in Stuarts Draft. She was always so kind and helpful. Hope and pray you have wonderful memories of her to hold on to and cherish.
I miss seeing you as I have been retired from Applicators for over 2 years now.
May God bless you and your family as you journey through the loss of your lovely wife and mother.
Dane Kelly

Chrystal and Chuck Johnson

August 26, 2020

Dear Mr. Banks, Lori, Chuck, and Shane

We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Banks passing. She was a wonderful neighbor who always looked out for the “kids” on Wayne Ave. We will keep you all in our prayers!

Your Neighbors on Wayne Ave,
Harold, Emily, Chuck, and Chrystal Johnson

Mike & jennifer Hollowell

August 25, 2020

Shane and family-we are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Only able to know her over a 4 year period but an obvious supporter of you and the Pioneers during that time period. We will be thinking of you, your father and other family members. Stay in touch. Coach Hollowell and Jennifer

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