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 Frankie <I>Blankenship</I> Banks

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Frankie Blankenship Banks

  • Birth 24 Dec 1952
  • Death 30 Apr 2010
  • Burial Weaverville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 52418830

Frankie Blankenship Banks April 30, 2010

ASHEVILLE – Frankie Blankenship Banks, age 57, of 35 Cub Rd., was called home to live eternally with her Lord and Savior on April 30, 2010.

Frankie was born December 24, 1952, in Buncombe County. Most important in Frankie's life were serving her Lord and taking care of her family and friends. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. Frankie was a daughter of the late Ella and Demps Blankenship. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Donald Slagle, and sister, Ethel Hensley.

Surviving are her beloved family: husband, Richard Banks; daughter, April Michelle Runyon and husband Michael of Asheville; step-daughter, Michelle Banks Thompson and fiancé Ron Wallin of Asheville; step-sons, Rick Banks and wife Heather of Raleigh, and Dana Shelton and wife Theresa of Alexander; sisters, Lillian Johnson and husband Anson of Weaverville, Esther Osteen of Hendersonville, Mary Proffitt of Alexander, Martha Franklin and husband Ken of Morganton, Pearl Smith and husband Roy of Morganton; brothers, Paul Blankenship and wife Alene of Weaverville, Jesse Blankenship and wife Susan of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Shelby Runyon, Ashley Ratcliffe and husband John, Harley Mitchell, Trevor Thompson, Richard and Kaylee Banks, and Aydan Shelton; great grandchildren, Tyler Rajanimi and Alexus Ratcliffe; special granddaughters, Alisha Runyon and Chelsea Solesbee.

Her graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 2, 2010, at West Memorial Park, Weaverville, with Rev. James Stewart officiating, followed by a celebration of Frankie's life at 4:00 p.m. in First Church of Nazarene, Asheville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nazarene Christian School, 385 Hazel Mill Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.


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  • Created by: Helen
  • Added: 15 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52418830
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frankie Blankenship Banks (24 Dec 1952–30 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52418830, citing West Memorial Park, Weaverville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Helen (contributor 46831582) .