Leroy “Skeet” Banks, departed this life Monday, October 21, 2019 at the age of 87. He was born January 3, 1932 , son of the late William E. Banks and Lillie A. Jackson Banks. He was educated in the Dorchester County Public School System Class of 1949.
Leroy was joined in holy matrimony to Madaline Smith Banks. From this union seven children were born. Leroy was a devoted husband and father. Leroy was reared as a Christian and a lifelong member of Bethel A.M.E. Church.
In addition to his parents, Leroy was preceded in death by his loving wife, Madaline Smith Banks, five of his children, Darnell Banks, Hilton Banks, Alton Anthony Banks, Vanessa Warner and Sharon Banks, siblings, Virginia Finney, William Boddy, Pauline Waifer, Elizabeth Young, Robert Banks, Lawrence Banks and Janet Banks,
He leaves to cherish fond memories two children, Karen Mathis and Rev. Randall (Joyce) Banks; one grandson he helped raise as his son, Hilton L. Banks (Dallas, Texas); a daughter in-law, Rose Banks (all of Cambridge, MD); a special life long friend, Monroe “Copper Head” Smith; two special surrogate sons, William “Bill” Johnson and Richard “Rick” Jolly; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
We want to let everyone know that Leroy “Skeet” Banks did an exceptional job. We will remember his smile, his warmth, his energy and his love for life.