Personal note from Kimberly Banks-Gudaitus
Dad, I wasn't prepared for this, but I know in my heart I am truly a BANKS., There were many occasions we talked together about a parents death and the sorrow that comes with it. No words will ever describe the feeling of grief, until a person has experienced it themselves. You always told me the truth, you protected me from myself and others so often throughout my life. I do know this no matter how far heaven is I will always be your little girl. Through thick and thin and every obstacle in between you showed me unconditional love and gave me four awesome brothers, who have been part of my life since they were all born. I could not ask for more, the support and love they have shown me is beyond amazing. Dad I know how proud you were of each and every one of them. I know you were proud of me too. Even when I fell you picked me up, scorned me and your wisdom would always prevail when it came to common sense. The pain of losing you will be full of ups and downs, but you made me tough as nails and I will always stand up for myself and my beliefs right or wrong. You taught me what a humble man is and that a fathers love is without end.........AMEN! I reflect on how blessed I told you I was to meet my Grandma Peal & Uncle Mike, my Banks cousins. and listen to the many stories of your family and all about North Carolina. You would help me through the worst storms and know just what to say to calm them. You were kind to all my friends, my children loved you so very much, and will never forget you. Dad I know Jesus holds you in his arms now, but I miss you, I get it you were right it does not get easier with time, but like you told me keep moving, never give up, breathe, I am strong and you wanted nothing more than for me to be to be fearless, conquer my dreams and goals. You told me to get back out there and live my life with dignity and humility, most of all how to forgive others and win my battles by making better choices and letting go of people, places and things where I could not change the outcome, even when I thought I could . I love you and miss you Dad, till I see you again! Kimmers........Kimberly ONE' in french meaning Ann! the middle name you always wished I had.
Roger Dale Banks; Sr, was born March 3, 1945 in Old Fort, NC and passed away at the age of 74 on December 18, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. His death has been preceded by his father Fred A. Banks Sr., mother Frankie M. Banks (Honeycutt), and his younger brother Fred A. Banks Jr. who passed away during his service in the United States Navy.
Roger Sr. graduated in 1963 at Lee H. Edwards High School …
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