Robert Ricardo Banks

February 26, 1967 ~ September 18, 2021 (age 54)


Robert Ricardo Banks was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 18, 2021.  His life began on February 26, 1967, to the late Diane Chery Banks and Robert Coles Jr.

Robert attended Denbigh High School graduating in 1985 and worked at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Exxon until his health started to decline.

Robert enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He loved to joke and have fun.  He touched the hearts of everybody he encountered because to know him is to love him.  Robert is loved and will be missed by many friends and family. 

He is also preceded in death by his grandmother Alberta Louise Banks; uncles, Fred Banks Jr., Clifford Banks, Rodney Banks, and Michael Banks; aunts, Sheila Banks and Sharon Hudson; grandmother, Elizabeth Coles; grandfather, Robert Coles Sr.; aunt, Bunchie Coles; and uncle, Ernest Coles.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories his sisters, Karen Cox and Marceline Banks; two nieces, A’Keisha Banks and A’Keilah Banks; nephew, Maunta Banks; eleven great-nephews, Masia, Jihad, Elijah, Jakari, Quaran, Zydia, Zamari, Prince, Zymere, Ameen, and Zion; aunts, Christine Banks, Francine Banks, and Louise Pharr; uncle, Thomas Banks (Butch); aunts, Barbara (Boosie), Elizabeth (Tippy), and Linda; and host of great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles, family, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon Friday, October 1, 2021, at Whiting's Funeral Home.  Livestream will be available at the beginning of the service.  Mr. Banks may be viewed from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.  Facial coverings are required for all services.

Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011

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September 30, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Whiting's Funeral Home
7005 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Funeral Service
October 1, 2021

12:00 PM
Whiting's Funeral Home
7005 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Video is available for this event

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