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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, Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Embalmer, National Board Certified

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


Telephone: 1-251-575-7003

Email: banksmemorial@ymail.com


ALBERT BISHOP

ALBERT BISHOP

FUNERAL ATTENDANT

Mr. Albert Bishop joined the Banks Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations in the latter months of 2017 and has diligently served families since. His gentle spirit provides comfort to families in their most difficult times.

Albert is one of the first person from Banks Memorial that families encounter in their time of grief. When he meets with a family to pick up their loved one, he offers a word of prayer and gently facilitates the transport to the funeral home. With reassurance, he puts them at ease.

Mr. Bishop also works as a Funeral Attendant. His established relationship with families makes him the perfect person to pick up families and bring them to the funeral service. Oftentimes, family remark on his level of professionalism.

A longtime resident of Baldwin County, Albert meets no strangers. He works with the Baldwin County School System and has proven to be a team member. Banks Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations is proud to have him on the team

Telephone: 1-251-937-2535


ANN BISHOP

ANN BISHOP

Funeral Attendant/Administrative Assistant

Ms. Ann Bishop of Bay Minette, AL, serves wears several hats in the Banks Memorial Funeral Home family.

Primarily, she is the Administrative Assistant at Banks Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations in Bay Minette. She oversees the "day to day" operations of the office. Ms Bishop is no stranger to Baldwin County, where she and her close knit family reside.

Ann Bishop has been with Banks Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations since the opening date in June 2017.

She brings a warm and personable touch, serving families with compassion. Ms. Bishop is also one of the Funeral Attendants for the funeral home. On funerals, she represents with leadership, compassion and an innate ability to provide comfort in the midst of service.


Telephone: 1-251-937-2535


Leroy Rodgers

Leroy Rodgers

Funeral Attendant

Mr. Rodgers brings many years of experience working in the Funeral Home. He worked many years under the leadership of Ms. Banks and continues to evolve.

Families find comfort in his ability to take direction and execute their wishes in their time of need. Mr. Rodgers has a bright future in Funeral Service.

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SANDRA BENNETT

SANDRA BENNETT

FUNERAL ATTENDANT

MS. SANDRA BENNETT is one of the newest members of the Banks Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations team, coming on board in the latter months of 2019. Sandra brings a bright and warm disposition that immediately puts families at ease. Her bright smile is a beacon to hurting souls. As of 2020, Ms. Bennett has committed to giving even more of her time to her position at Banks Memorial.


In their most difficult time, 1st Lady Bennett is ever present with personable leadership. With complete poise, she executes her duties as a Funeral Attendant of funerals and adheres to the vision of "CARE" that makes Banks Memorial unique.

In the short time that she has been on board, she has quickly picked up on the actions that bring comfort and the words that soothe our families.

The Banks Memorial family is excited to have her on board and look forward to even greater things ahead.


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