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Gilbert Banton


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Gilbert Banton Obituary
Gilbert Banton, age 72, of Hernando, FL, died February 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of the staff of HPH Hospice, Lecanto.
Gilbert was born on August 18, 1943, in St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica to the late James and Clara (Maithland) Banton. He had lived in Hernando for the past 24 years after relocating from West Haven, CT. A man of faith, Gilbert attended services at the First Assembly of God Church, Inverness.
He was an entrepreneur and hardworking businessman that owned his own landscaping business for most of his life. Gilbert will be remembered as a loving man, a good provider and wonderful father. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his two sons, Rohan A. Banton of Kannapolis, N.C., Wayne N. Banton of Hernando, FL; one daughter, Vilma (Akwasi) Arhin of West Simsbury, CT; three brothers, Ken Banton of Pine Ridge, FL, Winston Banton of Sugarmill Woods, FL, Dalton Banton of Canada; two sisters, Icilda Allen of Beverly Hills, FL, Coloter Gordon of Jamaica; seven grandchildren, Steve Banton, Jr., Fabbien Morris, Dalphian Banton, Yaa Serwah Arhin, Adwoa Levin, Afua Arhin, Kofi Arhin; several great-grandchildren; and his significant other of 13 years, Barbara Washington.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Gloria on June 11, 1997.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 12:00 noon from the First Assembly of God Church, Inverness, with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment to follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. Arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Mar. 2, 2016
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