OBITUARY: Michael Reynolds Banks


Michael Reynolds Banks, beloved husband, brother, and friend, departed from this world on April 18, 2024, at Ascension St. Thomas West in Nashville, Tennessee.

Born on September 11, 1963, to the late Robert Leroy Banks and Ruth Marie Turner Banks in Baltimore, Maryland, Michael lived a life filled with love and laughter. He found his soulmate in Lois Louk, whom he married on October 20, 1990, and together they built a life overflowing with cherished memories.

Michael’s legacy will forever be treasured by his devoted wife, Lois Marie Banks, their beloved furbaby Tanner, siblings Diana (Chuck) Murphy, Lisa (Kevin) Powers, and Robert Banks, Jr., as well as sisters-in-law Sharron (Andy) Burnett, Barbara (George) Bateman, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Known for his culinary skills, Michael delighted in preparing delicious meals to share with the people he loved. He also possessed a knack for bowling and often found luck on his side during visits to the casino.

In the hearts of those who knew him, Michael’s warmth, generosity, and zest for life will live on eternally. May he rest in peace, his spirit forever bright in our memories.

The care of Mr. Michael Reynolds Banks and his family has been entrusted to the staff of Williams Funeral Home. To share words of comfort and condolences, please visit


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