Elder Calvin Dwayne Banks, a minister and singer, died on Aug 21 in Gainesville.
A public viewing is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Pinkney-Smith Funeral House in Gainesville with a Homegoing celebration scheduled on Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. at Monteocha Park, 803 NW 192nd Ave., Gainesville. Masks are required.
Elder Banks was born on Aug. 17, 1963, the son of Armond and Tennie Banks. He was preceded in loss of life by his dad and mom and his sister, Cynthia Shorter.
He graduated from Buchholz Excessive Faculty in Gainesville, the place he served on the soccer group and have become a member of the live performance refrain and one other gospel group. He was a recipient of the Distinctive’s Girls’s Membership Scholarship.
Sang in Live performance Chorale
After highschool, he enrolled at Bethune-Cookman School and completed his undergraduate curriculum there. Whereas a scholar there, he joined the Live performance Chorale and traveled across the nation.
After his time at Bethune-Cookman, his skilled life included working as a cook dinner, counselor, corrections officer and safety guard. Most notably throughout his skilled profession, he served 15 years as an officer with the Division of Juvenile Justice and 9 years as a psychological well being technician with the North Florida Analysis Heart.
He liked horses and sometimes participated in horse driving and coaching of horses.
‘Servant at heart’
He additionally was a licensed elder within the Church of God in Christ.
“Calvin as a minister and preacher of the gospel, didn’t seek for only a ‘convenient’ fact, however was a seeker of The Manner, The Fact, and The Life. An upbringing that targeted on the holiness of Christian dwelling and the integrity of human conduct afforded him many alternatives to serve others,’’ his household stated.
“Calvin was really a servant at coronary heart and earnest scholar of the Phrase of God. He esteemed serving together with his fingers over lipservice and had an admirable work ethic. His lifelong dream was to sing the gospel and lead many into the worship of Jesus Christ. General, he was a dwelling testimony and loving consultant of the dominion of God.’’
He’s survived by one daughter, Charna Banks; granddaughter Bellani Richardson; 4 sisters: Evelyn Banks of Gainesville; Felica West and Dawnette Banks of Laurel, Maryland; and Darlene Collins (Elmo) of Orlando, brothers-in-law: Byron Shorter, Glenn West, Elmo Collins, and a bunch of nieces and nephews and different kin.
In lieu of flowers, the household is requesting that donations be made to Banks’ granddaughter’s training fund through the www.calvinbanks.org/education-fund.