In Loving

Gail Walker Banks

December 21, 1946 – Novenber 26, 2021

Gail Walker Banks, 74, of Chesterfield County passed away Friday, November 26, 2021.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel.

Interment will be private.

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Memorial Service


Affinity Funeral Service
Richmond Chapel
2720 Enterprise Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294


Saturday, December 04, 2021


11:00 a.m.

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  1. Melissa Trice December 1, 2021 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Ms. Gail will be missed so much by me and her son Jarron Johnson! We love her and now she is now at peace!!

  2. Denine Quarles December 1, 2021 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    There are no words to say how much I will miss my mother. My heart is broken because she was my best friend in addition to my mom. I look forward to seeing her again in the New World that the Bible promises at 2 Peter 3:13. Then she will be all new…the youthful, healthy person, that she once was in the paradise earth that Jehovah God has promised. Isa. 65.17. Rev 21:4

  3. Tanya Howard December 1, 2021 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    My heart aches because of the loss of my dear cousin Gail. It will be hard to move forward without her because I’ve known her all of my life. We were always very close because Gail was very much a part of my immediate family. I am so sad that I wake up every morning knowing that she is not there. And so I look forward to the resurrection when I will be reunited with my cousin and we can laugh again.

    • Felicia Shelton December 1, 2021 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      Although I have not had the pleasure of meeting you (Mrs. Banks) in person because of this COVID pandemic it was wonderful seeing you on Zoom. A very graceful Lady you are. You are my spiritual sister, and I look forward to that day that I am sure all of us are are so patiently awaiting. You will be missed but never forgotten. Your Dear Spiritual Sister with much love for you and your entire family.

  4. Ray Howard December 1, 2021 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    May we all have peace in these troubling times.

  5. Mellanee Hawk December 1, 2021 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    I was so very sorry to learn of the loss of my dear sister! I’ll miss Gail’s ever smiling face, and her love of life. I know Jehovah God will miss her prayers and comments too. How happy we will be in the near future–when such announcements will be no more! As a lover of Jehovah, I pray that the family remembers and focuses on  the wonderful promises He holds out to us at Isa. 26:19: our dead will live again! And Acts 24:15: there is GOING to be a resurrection! Don’t give up—because it’s just a little while longer.  I so look forward to talking and laughing with Gail . . . again,          .
    Mell Hawk

  6. Darlene Clanton December 1, 2021 at 1:34 pm - Reply


  7. Constance Jefferson Seaborn December 1, 2021 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    My dearest Deneen, Jeff and Jayla, I feel your loss more today than I did when I first heard. Today’s the day my mom started her travel in the sleeping compartment on the train 2 years ago. Jesus is the conductor of course. When she and other loved ones reach their destination, the Resurrection, they will hear his voice, and come out to welcoming arms and eyes filled with tears overflowing from joy! My favorite scripture and promise from Jesus, John 5:28 & 29. That will be the BEST FAMILY REUNION EVER! Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go. Just a little while longer………♥️

  8. Andrea Rhone December 1, 2021 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Denine I am so sorry you have to feel the pain of losing your Mom. There are no words to describe what you’re
    feeling….Remember the wonderful memories and the fun times you shared, until you meet again…All Praise to our wonderful God Jehovah…Love you

  9. Darlene Clanton December 1, 2021 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad I had the chance to know Gail, we became good friends and drew close to each other. We loved to talk on the phone right up to the last week. I will truly miss her and will see her again in Paradise. Isaiah 25 : 8 ” He will swallow up death forever,and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. Clanton and Baskfields.

  10. Ron and Shelly Granvel December 2, 2021 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Dearest Dennine and family, Jarron , Jackie and Tanya and Courtney and family,
    We loved Gail so much! We go way back and we fondly remember Mommy studying the Bible with Gail and her love for Jehovah! Jehovah will remember her and remember all of you. Please know you are all in our hearts and prayers. Isaiah 46:4
    Ron and Shelly

    • Linda Morgan Jackson December 3, 2021 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      Peter, Denine, Jeff, Jayla, Jarrod and the rest of the family: It was so painful and hurtful to hear about Gail. I have so many wonderful memories of her. I can still see her warm smile even when she wasn’t feeling well. The most vivid is seeing her in the Assembly Hall cafeteria before the meeting started at her favorite table. I look forward to welcoming her back and sharing a New World meal with her, like the magazine shows and listening to her warm comforting voice. Let’s all hang on tight and we will see her in Jehovah’s time which is a few seconds more.
      In the meantime, may all the happy memories keep a smile on our face and a warm feeling in our hearts till we see her very soon. Linda Jackson

  11. Dessie M Mauldin December 2, 2021 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    What a friend she was! The times we shared in service, at the meeting, at your home in Plainfield. You made your home in Virginia our home away from home. We love you and we will truly miss you. Zane and Dessie

  12. Nikki Mauldin December 2, 2021 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Sis. Banks was so sweet! I will miss her. May Jehovah comfort you and be with you always.

  13. Fred, Lillie & Trina Gross December 2, 2021 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    We are SOOO SORRY to hear about Gail’s death. Fond memories of Gail studying with Aunt Sylvia…and me playing with the girls in Jersey. Our BEST times are ahead in Jehovah’s New World. Stay focused, looking forward to that time…when times like now and all the angst of this system, disappears…Isaiah 65:17.

    Fred, Lillie & Trina Gross

  14. Marvin & Patrice (Mann) Outlaw December 3, 2021 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Denine, Jarron and Family, we send our Love to comfort your hearts during this time. I’m a little older but Weequahic Cong. still reflects in my heart as I recall when we all met. Soon that reflection is going to become a everlasting reality as we once again enjoy the love and company of one another and never ending…Psalm 37: 29

  15. Sherbie Greggs and Emma Robinson December 3, 2021 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Dear Denine & Family
    You have our love and deepest sympathy with the lost of your mom. Fond memories of yesterday. Monroe, NY, and serving together in the Weequahic Congregation. She’s at rest now but soon we will serve again together because Isaish 33:24 will have been fulfilled.

    Love from Sherbie & Emma

  16. Theresa Hill (Ross) December 3, 2021 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    To The Family.. My sincere deepest condolences in the passing of Gail. I have such fond memories of our times together in service. Jehovah is our refuse!! The promise of a best life is ahead of us all !!! Hold fast to that promise!! 2 Peter 3: 13

  17. Glenn Burton December 3, 2021 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Glenn and Gloria Burton
    Gail will be dearly miss but its just a deep sleep and she’ll enjoy waking up with no more pain. She left us better than when she came to Richmond. We got to know her friendly smile. Being in my service group we enjoyed her and Peter. So for all of us still living remain faithful to our end if it should come like her. if we have to fall asleep Jehovah will remember us just as he’s during with Gail. Hold on Peter and Denine and Jaren its just around the corner.

  18. Elissa Jackie Patterson December 3, 2021 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    My dearest Cousin Gail I miss you already. I can’t stop thinking of how quickly your death came . As I spoke to you in your last days you were in so much pain, but remained strong. Know you are sleeping and are in no pain. As my father your Uncle would say she’s paid the wages of sin (Death) I’m determined to be faithful to the end and I can’t wait to see you in paradise. Sleep on until Jehovah says wake up my faithful Servant. I love you. May Jehovah be with Peter Wilford Denine Jeff Jaylah Jaron and all our Family until we see you again.
    Love Jackie Norman and Kellum

  19. Sylvia Frost December 4, 2021 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Dear Denine and family with all my heart I feel your sorrow Gail was a lovely and happy person. Please keep looking forward Jeh Father will soon answer your prayers to love and have your mom forevermore.

  20. Rosalind Jones/Robert Ross December 4, 2021 at 1:12 am - Reply

    Rosalind Jones/Robert Ross Sr.
    Words cannot express how heavy our hearts were when we got the new that dear sister Gail was gone. We were deeply saddened. Her beautiful smile and the encouragement that she constantly gave me.Gail always told me I was a pretty girl. So I knew in Gail’s eyes I was pretty. Lovely person you can’t help but wait on Jehovah he will set us free from all the distress and heartbreak and bring our love ones back and we hug them and say we made it. Gail’s fight is over ours is still going on. Greatest sympathy to the entire family we feel your loss. And we are here for you every step of the way until Jehovah say ” It’s a New Day”.

  21. Patricia Newton December 4, 2021 at 9:53 am - Reply

    It was a pleasure to meet Gail when she came to Foresthill from Central Congregation. You could hear in her comments how much she loved Jehovah. Although she could not get out in the ministry as much as she wished she had a real zeal that showed. Because of COVID-19 I did not get to visit with her as I would wish but the time I did spend with her was a pleasure. Looking forward to deepening our friendship in Paradise.

  22. Maretta Arrington December 4, 2021 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Dearest Denine Jeff Jayla Jarron Jackie Tanya Ray and Courtney,

    My heart was so heavy to hear about Gail. May Jehovah’s spirit be your comfort and the sure knowledge of her resurrection hope sustain you. I love you all and will remember you by name in my prayers. I can’t wait to see her again healthy and happy in the promised new world that is surely and shortly to come.

    Love Maretta Arrington

  23. Mike and Tonya Black December 4, 2021 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Dear Peter, Denine, Jeff, Jayla and families,
    We are so saddened to know of Gail’s falling asleep in death. We know she had been going through so much. We have enjoyed our friendship with her and all of the family. Eating together and hearing of your wonderful lives in the truth. She was a treasure and we know our God Jehovah will remember her in the resurrection. Our jobs are to remain faithful and be there to greet and embrace her. Her life course strengthens all of us. We will talk soon and we love you very much! Mike and Tonya

  24. Maurica Cathell December 4, 2021 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Sending you my condolences, prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. I’m glad I had the chance to know her because her heartfelt comments in meetings were always a great form of strength to me. I hope you and your family find moments of peace and endurance as you ponder on your memories. May Jehovah be with you always.

  25. Rene Copeland December 4, 2021 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Denine, Jarron and Family. We go way back to the Weequahic Congregation. I was so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. For Gail in will be only a moment of rest. May Jehovah give you the strength and emotional stamina to cope as you await your beautiful family reunion. Your Sister Rene Copeland

  26. DAISY WOODHAM December 4, 2021 at 11:50 am - Reply

    To The Family
    2 COR. 1:3,4

  27. GwendolynMann December 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Gail and I had been close friends for 39 years. We spent many years together with our children, laughing and making wonderful memories. Sadness is what we are all now experiencing. Soon we will have Joy Eternally when Gail along with all our dear loved ones return to us. That day will soon be here. My love to Peter and the Family.

  28. GwendolynMann December 4, 2021 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Always remember and meditate on Jehovah as our Hope our strength and our confidence!

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