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Frank James Banks

Frank James Banks

Owner/Funeral Attendant

Frank James Banks is the Owner of Banks Memorial Funeral Home and Cremations. Currently employed with Georgia Pacific, he shares a passion for Funeral Service and his community. Mr. Banks is the CFO and also works as a Funeral Attendant. 

Recently, Frank has completed his Apprentice Funeral Directors tenure and passed the Law section of the Funeral Director's licensing test administered by the Alabama Board of Funeral Service, Montgomery, AL.  He is currently studying to take the Funeral Service State Board exams. 

Mr. Banks attends annual conventions and positions himself to stay abreast of trending matters relative to the business aspects of Funeral Service and enhancing his ability to be of quality service to those in need.  He is motivated by the desire to improve upon his gained skills in Funeral Service. 

Frank also believes in giving back to his community. He is an active member of the Bethel Baptist Church (Monroeville, AL), where he sings in the Male Chorus and works in various other aspects. Recently, he is the past President of the Monroeville Youth Football Program where young men and women are mentored and taught athletic skills to take them to the next level.

Telephone: 1-251-575-7003

Email: banksmemorial@ymail.com


Carole Jones Banks

Carole Jones Banks

Co-Owner, Funeral Director, Embalmer

Mrs. Banks brings 30 years of hands-on experience to the funeral service industry. Serving as the Chairman of the Alabama Board of Funeral Directors, President of the Alabama Funeral Directors & Morticians Association and President of Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, has afforded her an intuitive approach to the death care industry. 

She holds a Master's Degree in Higher Education; Bachelor's in Sociology from the University of Arizona; and an Associate of Science degree in Funeral Service from Gupton-Jones Mortuary College. Employed as an educator in the Funeral Service Program (Bishop State Community College), sparked Carole's desire to teach other industry professionals the fine craft she is so proud of. 

Active in several funeral service associations, Banks is a member of the AFDMA/NFDMA/NFDA and currently serves as the Membership Chair for NFDMA. She has been recognized for her role in Funeral Service by 100 Black Women in Funeral Service and has various funeral service related articles published in NOMIS News, ICCFA and other industry publications. 

A civic-minded mother of four, Carole is dedicated to community service. She is an active member of Bethel Baptist Church, Monroeville, AL, PTO President, and Youth Cheer Coordinator. 

After giving nearly 30 years to her family firm, Carole Jones Banks decided to take the love for funeral service and the professional work ethics that her grandfather instilled in her and apply it to her independent venture - Banks Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations. Standing side-by-side to her husband, she realized a dream. 

NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED/LICENSED EMBALMER/LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTOR/NOTARY PUBLIC/INSURANCE SALES 

Please feel free to email her directly if she can be of assistance.

Telephone: 1-251-575-7003

Email: banksmemorial@ymail.com


David Lawson

David Lawson

Funeral Attendant

David is the a compassionate father and husband who devotes his attention to the service helping grieving families in their time of need. He is attentive to the needs and feelings of our community and serves with the utmost care. 

A dedicated community servant, David volunteers in various areas within Monroe County. His kind and sensitive manner invites a smile. Service matters to him and he is always available for others. Mr. Lawson has a disposition that embraced others like a warm hug. Families find him to be warm and comforting when they are in his care. 

Mr. Lawson strives to improve his service skills and attends conferences, seminars and other teachings related to funeral service and the death care industry.   David Lawson is responsible for pre-service set up and making sure that every aspect of the service is executed with attention from the staff. 

Feel free to contact David Lawson if there is anything he can do to assist. 

Telephone: 1-251-575-7003

Email: banksmemorial@ymail.com


Mr. Jiles Hands

Funeral Attendant / Pastor


Telephone: 1-251-575-7003

Email: banksmemorial@ymail.com


Rev. Duran Odoms

Odoms Funeral Attendant / Pastor


Telephone: 1-251-575-7003

Email: banksmemorial@ymail.com


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