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Barbara S. Banks

February 8, 1932 - October 17, 2020

Barbara S. Banks, age 88, of West Grove, PA, and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Born in Ayden, NC on February 8, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Richard L. and Mary Evelyn (Pittman) Smith. Barbara dedicated her life to her family as a talented homemaker. She was a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church of Newark for many years where she was a Stephen Minister. Beloved for her generosity of spirit and willingness to share, Barbara enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels and going to the Newark Senior Center.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel E. Banks, Sr. She is survived by her children, Daniel E. Banks, Jr. (Susan Hernandez) of Elkton, MD, Debra B. Hertzfeld (Edward) of Lewes, Dennis L. Banks of Venice, FL, Dwayne S. Banks (Denise) of San Clemente, CA and David Leo Banks (Jessica Donnelly-Banks) of Chadds Ford, PA; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 West Main Street, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, at the address listed above with Attention: Financial Secretary, or to the Food Bank of Delaware, 222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE 19702.

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  • Dear Deb and family,
    Please accept my deep condolences. Your mother was a fabulous lady, and a good friend to my mother. I have fond memories of walking in on some intense bridge games.
    Sending love and virtual hugs

  • Dear Dave, Dennis and Dwayne,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. She was just a doll and I always enjoyed talking to her. Please know that I’m thinking of you.

    Mike Bowe

  • Condolences to your family. Enjoyed her humor when seeing her at First Church Services and could tell she was a good friend to my Mom.

  • Sorry your your loss. Have known Barbara for years. Was driving her to church before pandemic. Wonderful and caring person. Will not be able to attend memorial service as I have doctors appointment. Would love to be there in person but will be there in spirit. Prayers for you and your family. Ginny

  • Barbara always seemed to have a cheerful attitude.She’ll be missed by so many people. Condolences to all of her
    family.

  • Barbara was a very dear friend from our days at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark where we both served over the years. She was also a very sharp card player who hosted our group of players at her home for many a year. What great fun and memories of our time together. She will be sorely missed by us all and I wanted her family to know that we all share in your grief at this time. God Bless and keep you in the palm of his loving hand at this sad time.
    Dottie

  • So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. I’ve known Barbara through FPC & will always remember the cheery conversations & notes we shared. My sincere condolences to your family.

  • To the Banks Family, so sorry for loss of your mom. She was the sweetest lady always had a smile. I worked with her many years at the Eckerds Drugs at Fairfield. She will be missed. Nancy Waugh

  • Dear Dan and family,
    Sending my love, prayers, and virtual hugs in your time of need. I’m so sorry for your loss, it is so difficult losing mom. May God, family, and friends comfort you. Rest in peace Barbara, you were such a wonderful woman. I’m so happy to have met you. It is not good-bye but until we meet again. God bless you all.