Brenda BANKS
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BANKS, Brenda Sheril Brenda Sheril Banks passed away on July 25, 2016 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She was 66 years old. Brenda was born in Thomaston, Georgia to James Calvin Banks and Mary Fred Jackson Banks. She was a 1971 graduate of Spelman College where she received a BA in History and a Masters in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archival management from Atlanta University. Brenda was employed with Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1972 as Assistant Archivist; she was the only African-American professional on staff at that time. She held several responsible positions there, ultimately becoming Deputy Director of the Georgia Archives. After retiring from the Georgia Archives in 2006, she established Banks Archives Consultants. She is survived by one brother, Monroe G. Banks, one sister Sandra Banks Anderson, (one brother James C. Banks preceded her in death) two nieces, one nephew, 2 great nieces and 2 great nephews. Memorial Service Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 11 am in our Cascade Chapel. Interment Lincoln Cemetery. Cortege will assemble at the residence on day of service at 10 am. Murray Brothers (404) 349-3000

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Jul. 29 to Aug. 1, 2016.
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July 25, 2017
Still Miss ya "B"! Muah!
"B" "B"
July 25, 2017
Gonna miss you from the one soiree we shared. I said it then and it still holds true today, in my eyes you are the reigning King.
Evette V
June 21, 2017
A mentor and a friend! AWESOME Lady!
Mark Barnes
August 4, 2016
To the Banks Family when I met Brenda 14 yrs @ Ga.Archives and had the pleasure to meet a person full of life and energy.Her charisma and energetic spirit will be greatly missed but not forgotten.I am very proud to say that I met an awesome personality in Ms.Brenda Banks.I was shocked and saddened about her passing but for me my strength is that she is in a place like no other and I know that I am make no mistakes and to keep praying for this Family.In Jesus name We Pray.Thanks to the Banks Family.
Millan Robinson
August 3, 2016
Brenda was a wonderful colleague and friend of history and the humanities.

All of us at Georgia Humanities are grateful for her life and legacy.


Laura McCarty
Georgia Humanities
Laura McCarty
August 2, 2016
My sincerest condolence and prayers to the family. May the happy memories of Brenda serve as a comfort to you in days to come. Sharon Warbington-Sheats, Spelman '71
Sharon Warbington-Sheats
August 2, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Ever a good friend till the end...when my birthday came and went..i knew something was wrong..she would never forgot, nor will BB ever be forgotten.. ever.

Rest Dear...
Barakah Lawrence
Significant Other
August 2, 2016
August 02,2016
My condolences to the family.Spelman Sister from class of 1971.
Catherine Muhammad
August 1, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to the Banks family during this difficult time. May you find peace through Christ our Lord.
Victoria/Raymond Pearson
August 1, 2016
My deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers are with the family

Spelman Sister "68
Sandra Cummings
August 1, 2016
My sincere condolences to the family.
August 1, 2016
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one may God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Ps 46 : 1
August 1, 2016
May the great times, wonderful legacy that she left and the memories console you. We will miss Brenda's "giant " presence during our class meetings and celebrations. God Bless you. Betty Copeland Wright
Betty Wright
August 1, 2016
My deep condolence to the Banks family , I will continue to pray for the family may the lord give y'all strength
August 1, 2016
My deepest condolences is with the Banks family, may friends and family as well as 1Thessalonians 4:14 be a source of comfort to you during your grief.
August 1, 2016
My sincere condolences to the family of Brenda Banks. May her memories forever linger in your hearts. May God bless ,comfort and keep you in His loving care.
S usan
July 29, 2016
May the God of comfort continue to be with the family in your time of need and bring you peace. Hosea 13:14
July 29, 2016
Offering my deepest sympathy to the family. May the God of all comfort grant you comfort,strength and peace in your time of sorrow. Rom.15:33
July 29, 2016
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time
July 29, 2016
My condolences to the family. May God the Hearer of prayer bring your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Psalms 116:15
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