YOUNGSTOWN A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Bruce LaVon Banks, 17, who departed this life Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Mr. Banks was born July 12, 1994, in Youngstown, a son of Louis and Rebecca A. Ramirez Banks.
He played football and basketball and was active in the SMART Program. He attended East High School.
He leaves his parents of Youngstown; a brother, Brett L. Banks; grandparents Izella, all of Youngstown, Carolyn Ramirez of Campbell and Tina Ramirez of Warren; aunts Michelle (David) Ramirez, Clate (Andrew) Banks and Pearl (Gene) Giddens, all of Youngstown; uncles Jared Ramirez of Girard and Ernest Banks of Youngstown; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie Banks and Joseph Ramirez.
“Lou, Becky, Brett and family,
I grieve with you; can truly say I know how you feel. But I also know and pray that Jehovah will give you the strength to carry on in this system of things until the time comes when our dead loved ones will hear the call from Jesus to come out. And you will be there to welcome Bruce with open arms.
May Jehovah, the God of All Comfort, be constantly with you.
Isa. 41: 10, 13.”
» Penny McClintock on July 14, 2012
The Lord acquired another Angel to watch over us as we walk through our jouney of life. He is there always cheering us on with his sweet presence.
May God's Love surround you. constantly. With Love and Prayers, Charlie and Maggi”
» Maggi G on July 14, 2012
“In a blink of an eye All was at peace Life without end Tears that will cease
Unity Love Fears cast aside Wolf and Lamb As one Will reside
A mere young boy Innocent as can be Will lead them all For eternity
Old will be made young Skin fresh and new Death no more Will haunt me and you
As the dead open their eyes To a peaceful new shore
Clean and serene The earth will be Forever more
As we stand before Jehovah A happy people
We shall be Though we've struggled
Through trials Tribulations Persecutions And greed
He's pulled us through In our greatest Time's of need
Now as one We all reside In this peaceful New world Called a Paradise.
Take comfort in knowing that we WILL see Bruce again as long as we keep a strong relationship with Jehovah.
With Deepest Sympathy, The Hood Family”
» The Hood Family on July 13, 2012
“Bruce was one special young man. He had such a beautiful smile, and loved to make people laugh. He was warm, soft spoken and very kind. You will be missed. Lord strengthen his family through this time of sorrow. Love you Bruce”
» Brenda on July 13, 2012
“REBBECA AND FAMILY YOY WILL BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS THIS IS NOT EASY, HE LIFE WAS JUST STARING. IF YOU NEED ANY THING CALL MEIN SECURITY AT THE BOOTH IN EMERGENCY.
BECKY PRELEE ”
» BECKY PRELEE on July 13, 2012