Robert Leroy Banner was born on May 15, 1987, and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and continued his studies at J. Sargent Community College pursuing his studies in horticultural science. Robert had his own Facebook page called “Robert’s Garden” where people could learn about and purchase organic herbs and vegetables that he grew in raised beds seasonally. He enjoyed learning about plants and would share the best ways to stay healthy by eating right. This passion led him to pursue and obtain a position at gLeaf Medical which he loved.
Robert was a ball of light to everyone! He was always personable, charismatic, and thoughtful. He enjoyed a great party, nature, traveling, holidays, spending time with loved ones and his cat Amir. He was proud that he participated in the protests in RVA last year, finished two marathons, had the best mac & cheese recipe, and homemade salads from things he grew with his green thumb.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Loretta Coleman; two sisters, Latonya & Tomeka; Aunt, Lucette Goodwyn; immediate cousins, Christina, Betrina & Ronald; nephew, Terrance; and a host of other relatives & close friends. Robert went home to be with the Lord on December 7, 2021. He will truly be missed by all.
Any donations can be made in Robert’s name to Tricycle Gardens or Legacy Farms (Click here to Donate) – both are nonprofit urban gardening organizations in Richmond, Virginia.