Sandra “Sandy” June Posey Banks, age 69, of Asheville, NC passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at her residence with her loving son by her side.
Sandy was born on June 29, 1952, in Buncombe County to the late Charles Posey, Sr. and Joyce Strope Posey. She was a homemaker and attended Kenilworth Presbyterian Church in Asheville.
Sandy was a very talented and creative lady who taught classes on ceramics and cross-stitch needle work. She loved connecting on Facebook and socializing with friends. Sandy was also known as “Shorty” which was an endearing nick- name her family gave her. She would entertain you with her tall tales and was quite the card with her sense of humor. Sandy had a strong will, and she endured a lot of medical hardships and fought until the end. She was tough but the love of her family and friends helped see her through.
In addition to her parents, Sandy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Jerry Banks in January of 2020.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her son, Chris Banks of Asheville; three brothers, Charles Posey, Sr. of Hawaii, Gene (Susan) Posey of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Tim (Robyn) Posey of Palm Coast, FL; and her sweet cat, Purdy.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 123 Kenilworth Rd., Asheville, NC 28803, conducted by Reverend Allen Smith. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests all memorial contributions be made to Kenilworth Presbyterian Church.
A special “thank you” from Sandy’s family to Four Seasons Hospice, all of Sandy’s friends and neighbors, and the staff at The Laurels of Summit Ridge for all of the loving care and support that was shown to Sandy. We are forever grateful.
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Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Banks family with arrangements.
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