Obituary: Freda Banks

Obituary: Freda Banks

Freda Banks, 103, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28 after a brief illness.

Freda Banks, 103, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28 after a brief illness. She was born in Atlanta to Harry and Emily Warshaw on July 12, 1920. She married her childhood sweetheart, Irving Banks, and together they raised four children. She loved her life in Atlanta surrounded by family and friends. She and Irving owned a number of businesses in Atlanta. She worked hard into her retirement years. She was always the life of a party with her excellent dancing skills. She also loved participating in many sports activities, including water aerobics in her later years. She was an avid Braves fan and kept up with all their games and players. She loved playing cards and board games with all her good friends at Huntcliff and she usually won! Freda laughed easily and often.

Freda was preceded in death by her husband and her siblings, Hilda Feinberg, Lillian Kaplan, Sam Warshaw and Morris Warshaw, her grandchildren, Ryan, Holli, and Phillip Banks. She is survived by her children, Dr. Sam Banks (Dana), Roy Banks (Raye Lynn), Arthur Banks (Lott), Barbara Schwartz (Sam), and grandchildren Dr. Sandra Banks, Lori Ruderman (Joel), Melanie Metzger (Kevin), Matthew Schwartz, Ricky Schwartz, and Emily Banks. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Garrett, Hunter, Isaac Ruderman, Eliana Banks, Haley, Abby and Isaac Metzger, Annabelle and Rayden Schwartz and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and the Holli and Ryan Banks Fund for the Maccabi Games. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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