Lawrence F. Banks

May 3, 1935 - May 5, 2016
Lawrence F. Banks

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Lawrence F. Banks, 81, of Leland, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Faye Cooke Banks. He was born in Jones County to the late Emmett and Melissa Smith Banks and had been employed in construction until his retirement.

Besides his wife Faye, he is survived by his daughters, Becky Stroud and her husband David of Comfort, Renee Standaert and her husband Kenny of Leland; his son, Emmett Banks and his wife Tara of Leland; his sister, Margie Garriss of Comfort; his brothers, Allen Banks and John Banks, both of Comfort; his 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister, Arlene Thigpen and brothers, Stacey and William Banks.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday at 4:30 at the family home.

To share memories or to leave condolences to the family, visit

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Leland Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451


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  • May 07, 2016
    Carlton, Penny, & Dylan Garris lit a candle:
    Lit since May 7, 2016 at 5:56:53 AM

  • May 07, 2016
    Danielle Jenkins says:
    Lawrence Banks was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a friend! He will be truly missed by all who knew him! Love and miss you dearly!

  • May 07, 2016
    Danielle Jenkins and Joe Jenkins and family says:
    Forever in our hearts!!

  • May 07, 2016
    Carrie Anne Helton says:
    Pa was such a blessing when our paths crossed. At a time of my life when I needed the influence of an elder he and Faye were there. They accepted me as one of their own and I will forever be grateful. God bless your family as you heal from this loss.

  • May 07, 2016
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