Sammie Banks entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the age of 61. He graduated from Walter L. Cohn Senior High School. He was an United States Air Force Veteran and received an honorable discharge. He was a former employee at Wal-Mart in the Maintenance Department. Sammie attended Macedonia F.G.B.C. Beloved son of the late Rev. Leon Banks Sr. and Dixie A. Banks, Loving and Devoted father of Shenell Banks, Juleter Jackson Jones, Derrick Robinson and Rodney Caine. Brother of Solomon Banks, Rev. Antonio Banks, Ethel Banks Wilson, Joanell Banks and Leon Banks, Jr. Grandfather of Jamieka Polk and Jerome Polk. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Relatives and Friends of the Family, also Pastors, Officers and Members of Israelite B.C., Macedonia F.G.B.C., Macedonia B.C., employees of Wal-Mart, Zatarain's Seafood Co, and Old Navy in Atlanta, GA. are all invited to attend the Funeral Service on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 10:00am at Majestic Mortuary 1833 Oretha C. Haley Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9:00am. Interment in Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA. Professional arrangements entrusted to Majestic Mortuary, (504) 523-5872.
Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22, 2016.