Mrs. Wyomia T. Banks, age 77, of Gaston, NC, peacefully departed this life on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.
Wyomia, a daughter of the late Louis Turner, Sr. and Elvira Moody Turner, was born January 1, 1935 in Northampton County, NC.
She received her education through the public schools of Northampton County and attended Gumberry High School.
At an early age, she was baptized and joined Cool Spring Missionary Baptist Church and remained a member until death.
For quite a number of years, she was employed by Northampton County Schools as a cook at Squire Elementary School Cafeteria.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to Nicholas Banks and they reared her niece, Donna, as their own daughter. She was also very instrumental in the rearing of other nieces and nephews.
Wyomia was a very loving and caring person, always giving of her time to help anyone in need. She had a very kind and humble spirit, gentle in her conversation, yet genuine in her love for family and friends. She possessed an inner beauty that would draw anyone close to her.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter: Donna High (Kevin) of the home; her siblings: Dorothy T. Crocker (Mack) of Raleigh, NC, Marie T. Webb (Apostle Richard) and Gayle T. Smith of Gaston, NC, Freddie Turner of Garysburg, NC, Roy Turner and Louis Turner, Jr. of the home; two aunts: Hazel M. Robinson and Geneva M. Smith of Gaston, NC; one uncle: Millard Moody (Ruth) of Gaston, NC; her in-laws: Hattie Pauline B. Barnes of Portsmouth, VA, Nathornia J. Deloatch and Jessie B. Armstrong of Gaston, NC, Ernestine B. Yarbough of Yeadon, PA and Davis Johnson (Bertha) of Richmond, VA and the entire Banks Family; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
The Life and Spirit of Wyomia T. Banks will be celebrated on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 12:30 P.M. from the sanctuary of Cool Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Gaston, NC. The Pastor, Bishop Wayne I. Welch, Sr. will preside and Apostle Richard L. Webb, Sr. will give words of comfort.
Mrs. Banks will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.
The Cofield Family and Staff is honored to serve the Turner and Banks Family.