Alvin Banks

Published 11:32 am Monday, September 26, 2011

ROANOKE, Va. — Alvin Banks died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. He was 56.

Mr. Banks was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Anderson; two aunts; two uncles; and a cousin.

He is survived by his fiancé, Barbara Holmes of Roanoke; one son, Theodis Holmes of Roanoke; four daughters, LaToya Bouie, Altrina Holmes, Blendale Banks and Leontyne Banks, all of Chicago; his mother, Martha Banks-Anderson of Hermanville; his father, Eugene Watts of Natchez; five sisters, Clora Banks-O’Quinn, Emma Banks, Margie Hughes and Mary Banks, all of Hermanville, and Cassie Darden of Port Gibson; five brothers, Wayne Banks and Casey Anderson, both of Port Gibson, Johnny Banks of Utica, Derwin Banks of Byram and Dexter Anderson of Hermanville; six grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Jimmy Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at White Hall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today at Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson and Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.