(Due to Covid-19 concerns, all who attend memorial service are REQUIRED to wear a face mask and practice social distancing)
Redeana (Deana) Kay Banks left this world unexpectedly on Monday September 7, 2020 to be with the Lord. As a child, Deana lived with her mother and siblings in East Asheville on Poplar Street. She was the second child of three. As a young lady, Deana always thought of ways to earn money. Even then, she was an entrepreneur of sorts.
As she got older, she knew there was another calling on her life. That calling led her to enter the medical field. Deana was a dedicated CNA for over 40 years. She had a great love for older people. Her name was greatly shared throughout the nursing facilities as someone you would want to take care of your family member. But Deana wanted her own, so she opened the Ebony Bar and Grill located on what was known as “The Block” on Eagle Street from 1992-2001.
Deana worked tirelessly to reach her goals and succeeded until revitalization came into view. After closing The Ebony, she went back into private duty nursing. She hardly ever met a stranger. if so, you wouldn’t be one long.
Left to cherish her memories are her lifelong partner Sam Fain (Hunny Bunny), children David Banks, Antwon Banks, and Carl E. Johnson Jr, sisters Betty Banks, Bessie Robbs, and Anna Shelley, brothers Charles R. (Angie) Hill Sr. and Greg Johnson, grandchildren De’Onna Banks, Asia Banks, Zhada Johnson, Saquoia Collington, Alijah Banks, Alena Banks, and Keri Ann Ellis-Moore, dear friend Michael Harney (Dr. Paul), nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends.
Memorial Service for Ms. Redeana Banks will be held Saturday September 12, 1pm at Sycamore Temple COGIC located on 11 N. Ann St. The service will be live streamed on Avery's Memorial Chapel's FB page. Per the request of Sycamore Temple, all attendees will be required to have a temperature check and will also need to wear a mask. Seating will be limited and social distancing will be implemented.
The family will receive friends on Friday September 11, from 6pm - 8pm at the residence of Betty Banks located at 20 Blake Dr. Apt. N-14 Arden, NC 28704. The family request that all visitors must wear a mask upon entrance.
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