May 29, 1961
Sep 24, 2023
Ernestine Banks, 62, of Louisville transitioned on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Baptist Hospital.
Visitation 11-1 Saturday, September30, 2023 at Star Hope Baptist Church 5007 E. Indian Trail. Funeral to follow at 1pm. Burial Petersburg-Newburg Cemetery
Ernestine (Stiney) Banks was born to the late Samuel Love Banks and Catherine Banks on Monday May 29, 1961 in Itta Bena Mississippi. After moving to Louisville, Ky. She accepted Christ at an early age at Star Hope Baptist Church. Ernestine graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1979. She worked in the Nursing Field as a CNA and retired from UPS after more than 20 years of service. Stiney as she was called by so many was a fun and upbeat person, her personality would light up a room. Although she was small in frame her words packed a big punch. She had positivity, a contagious and vibrant personality and the natural ability to make the people around her smile/laugh. She had a loving spirit and would welcome everyone that came into her presence. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind and say what she was feeling and she meant what she said. She loved being a Mother to her 2 boys and was a very proud Grandmother. She lived for her family which was her heartbeat. She enjoyed life to the fullest, was a diehard UofL Cardinals Basketball Fan, she enjoyed Family Gatherings and spending Quality time with loved ones.
Ernestine was granted her Angels Wings on Sunday September 24, 2023 when God whispered in her ear. She was surrounded by Family and Close Friend during her final days. She was preceded in death by her 2 Fathers – Samuel Love Banks and Spencer Mitchell, 3 Sisters Leonia Banks, Ethel Banks and Rose Grant and 1 Brother Rodney Tinsley. She is survived by her Mother Catherine (Cat) Mitchell, 2 sons Jerrod Sowell and Jason Banks, 2 bonus Daughters Kara Dean and Lakeisha Miller, 3 Grandchildren Jerrod Sowell, Kymrah Sowell and Jakobe Clapper, 7 Brothers William (Robin) Banks of Powell Tennessee, Sam (Joyce) Banks, Sylvester Banks, Horace Banks, Jyrome (Amanda) Mitchell, Henry Banks, Thomas Banks all of Louisville, Ky. 6 Sisters Annie Mae Banks of Atlanta Ga., Louise Banks, Martha (Albert) Jefferson of Louisville, Ky., Magnolia Sanders, Eva Tate of Rockford Il. Mary Lee Banks of Wilwaukee, WI,and Reverend Belinda (Bobby) Marshall of Clarksville, Tn. 2 Best Friends Gloria Struharnansky/niece and Kim Miles and a host of Uncles, Aunts, Nephews and Nieces.