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Mr. Vivion Banks commonly known as V-Boye.

Sunrise: June 11, 1951
Sunset: December 20, 2009

It is with heavy hearts that the Banks family announces the sudden death of Mr. Vivion Boye Banks Sr. This sad event occurred on Sunday, December 20th, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. Both of his parents predeceased him (Mrs. Tiangay Simpson Banks and Mr. Thomas Banks Sr.).
V-Boye, as he was affectionately called, leaves to mourn his loss, his wife Famatta Banks, his step mother, Mrs. Margaret Pratt, four (4) children, William Lawrence Banks (Antonia) of the USA, Alvin Banks, Vivion Banks, Jr., and Evangeline Banks of Liberia.

He also leaves to mourn his loss his siblings Mama Banks (Sumo), Theodosia Kamah Banks, Coo-Coo (Margaret) Banks, Mercy Pratt-Debar, Thomas Banks, Roosevelt Banks, Joe Banks, Victoria Burgess(Lottie), several nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Wake Keeping and Funeral Service will be held in Baltimore, Maryland where he resided while in the USA. Both services will be held at the same location: People's Community Lutheran Church, 6200 Loch Raven Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21239.

Wake Keeping: Friday, January 8th, 2010 -7pm - 10pm

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 9th, 2010 - 9:30am

Meanwhile, you may contact the following hotels along the Loch Raven Corridor, a close proximity to the church to make reservations:

Comfort Inn, 8801 Loch Raven Boulevard, Towson, MD 21286, Tel. #: 410-882-0900

Holiday Inn, 1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD 21286, Tel. #: 410 823 4410

Ramada Towson, 8712 Loch Raven Boulevard, Towson, MD 21286, Tel. #: 410-823-8750

Donations and contacts:
Lawrence William Banks - 757-202-3685
Joseph Telewoda - 410-206-3346
Mai Stephens-Bradley - 954-401-0172

The body will be flown to Atlanta for internment on January 16th, 2010.

Contacts: Margaret Coo-Coo Banks - 678-643-9205
Theodosia Kamah Banks - 404-784-7203
Mercy Pratt-Debar -763-245-1713

Arrangements have been made for those seeking other forms of accommodation for the weekend in Baltimore, MD. Availability is limited and will be done on a first come, first served basis. Please make contact as early as possible to Lawrence and Joseph. Thanks

The final farewell services for Mr. Vivion B. Banks, Sr. will be held in Georgia. Wake keeping will be held Friday, January 15, 2010 from 7pm-10pm at the Norcross First United Methodist Church, 2500 Beaver Ruin Rd, Norcross, GA 30071. The funeral will be held at the same location at 10:am on Saturday, January 16, 2010. Interment: Melwood Cemetery, 5172 E. Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA. The repast will be held at the Norcross First United Methodist Fellowship Hall.

Hote Reservation:

(1) Motel 6, 6015 Oakbrook Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30071. phn# 770-446-2311, Price: 33.89 per night, Conf# 152421, Ref: The Banks Family.

(2) Best Western/Peachtree Corners Inn-7035 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, Ga 30071, ask for Hemah, 770-409-0004, $55 + tax(price can be negoiated).

(3) LaQuinta Inn-5945 Oakbrook Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30071, phn# 770-368-9400, 1 bed- $59, 2 beds-$69.

  • Contact Information:
  • Theodosia Kamah Banks(sister) 770-868-8280(hm), 404-784-7203(cell),
  • Margaret Coo-Coo Banks(sister) 678-425-9557(hm), 678-643-9205(cell),
  • Mercy Pratt-Debar(sister) 763-245-1713, &
  • Julia E. Williams-404-492-3904

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