Brenda BANKS

Atlanta, Georgia


Atlanta, Georgia


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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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Still Miss ya "B"! Muah!

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.

A mentor and a friend! AWESOME Lady!

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...

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

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

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...

August 02,2016
My condolences to the family.Spelman Sister from class of 1971.

Our deepest sympathy to the Banks family during this difficult time. May you find peace through Christ our Lord.