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Ervin Banks

Birmingham, Alabama


August 28, 2020
Birmingham, Alabama


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Smith and Gaston Funeral Services - Birmingham Obituary

Ervin Banks, 81, of Birmingham (formerly of West Blocton, Alabama) died peacefully in Princeton Baptist Medical Center on August 28, 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama. Ervin was born on January 8, 1939 in Birmingham, AL to the late Alex and Dora Banks.
Ervin is survived by his wife, Johnnie Mary of Birmingham, AL, daughter, Trina McGriff (Vincent) of Williamstown, NJ, son Dorian Banks (Brigette) of Raytown, MO, and son Kim Banks of New York, NY.
Viewing will be from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 11, 2020  at Smith & Gaston Funeral Services, 102 6 th Avenue S.W. in Birmingham, 
AL. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on September 12, 2020  at Caffee Cemetery in West Blocton, AL. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Smith & Gaston Funeral Services, 102 6th Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL  35211. 


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Uncle Ervin, what I remember most of all is your infectious smile. You had a kind heart and a warm spirit. Thank you for the love and support of our family over the years. Rest In Peace.

Comfort Planter

With great sadness, we would like to convey heartfelt condolences in the loss of the elder statesman of the Banks Family. Over the more than 50 years that we have shared holidays and celebratory road trips with my Brother-in-law Erskine And Sister Tommie, Ervin brought a kind, generous and warm spirit to each occasion. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

The Foster-Rayford Family: Dorothy, Samory and Patience.

Dear cousin/brothers and sister my wish was for me to join you in your hour of need , I regret that I can only be there in mind and heart. Know that have and shall always love you.

We are sorry to hear of Ervin passing. Our prayer is that God will uplift your spirits and keep you in his care. You are not alone, we share your your loss. We love you all.

Uncle Ervin,
You were a man of few words, but when you spoke, people listened. Your wisdom and sense of humor are missed.

My Brother-in-love Ervin Banks was a gentleman in all places and at all times. He was caring and comforting and he demonstrated that care and comfort whenever he was in your presence. His love for family, friends, and God was always on display. My fond memories of him will be cherished infinitely!!

My deepest Sympathy to the family.
Ervin was a very nice person and a classmate of BCTS class of 1957.

Well Uncle Ervin
What can I say...only that we're going to miss the coolest and best uncle in the world. We're going to miss your smile and laughter. We love you and may you rest in peace.
Love Tiny, Tony and Annette