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Henry M. Banks

April 15, 1947 July 19, 2009
Henry M. Banks
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Mr. Henry M. Banks departed this life on July 19, 2009 .  Henry, affectionately called "cowboy" was the son of the late Robert M. and Bettie Banks.  He was born on April 15, 1947 in Nottoway County, VA.
Henry was preceded in death by his brother David E. Banks, Sr.; two sisters, Ruby B. Edmonds and Marion B. Cradle.
Henry was baptized at Poplar Lawn Baptist Church at an early age.  He graduated from Luther H. Foster in 1966 and then joined the U.S. Navy.  He began working for the United States Postal Service and retired after 42 years of service.
He earned a degree in Electrician in 1974 from Southside Virginia Community College and graduated with a 3.4 gpa.  Later, he earned his mortician license from John Tyler Community College.  He completed two years of Apprenticeship while passing a National and State board test as a Mortician.
When he wasn't working, Henry enjoyed fishing and looking at sports and drama movies on TV while drinking his favorite lemonade and coke.  Henry's favorite vacation spot is Bonita Beach, Florida.  He always looked forward to going to Florida.  He was a firm believer in education and working hard.
Henry leaves to mourn his death:  his wife, Robin Banks of Richmond, VA; one daughter, Melanie Banks of Amelia, VA; one stepson, Kelly Jones, Sr.; one stepdaughter, Nickale Jones; one stepgrandchild, Kelly Jones, Jr.; one brother, Willie T. Banks, Sr. (Betty) of Bracey, VA; a host of nieces, Sylvia Edmond, Arneica Crawford, Sheresse Banks, DAnecia Banks, Sherry Banks, Donna Tucker, Ivory McGraw; nephews, James Edmonds, Jr., DAvid E. Banks, Jr., Andrecko Banks and a host of great nieces and nephews and friends.
Funeral Services Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Poplar Lawn Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of the arrangements.
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