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Gloria Jean Wood Banks

August 22, 1945 — September 8, 2023

Meadows of Dan, Virginia

Gloria Jean Wood Banks

Mrs. Gloria “Jean” Wood Banks age 78, of Meadows of Dan, Virginia passed away Friday, September 8, 2023, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born August 22, 1945 to the late Arther Dewey Wood Jr. and Helen Virginia Fitzgerald Wood Fitzgerald. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kenny Banks; the man who raised her, “her dad”, Sterling “Bunk” Fitzgerald; three brothers, Waymon Wood, Leon Wood, K. T. Fitzgerald.  Jean was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed working in her flowers, decorating and her cleaning business. Jean was a very giving person and a great loving mother and wife.

Surviving is her devoted husband of 58 years, Bill Banks of the home; one son, Donnie Banks of the home; siblings, Ann Helms and husband Richard of Meadows of Dan, VA, Lynn Dalton of Lynchburg, VA, Carolyn Belcher and husband Linwood of Meadows of Dan, VA,  Robert Wood and wife Arlene of Meadows of Dan, VA,  Victoria Gregory and husband Tim of Stuart, VA,  sisters-in-law, Pat Kinipple and husband Richard of Ashville, NC, Annalee Shelor of Meadows of Dan, VA,  Bernice Puckett of Stuart, VA; several nieces and nephews; her dog, Josie and cat, Jake.

A funeral service will be held Monday, September 11, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with Pastor Andre Lavache and First Elder Billy Martin officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday afternoon. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

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Visitation

Monday, September 11, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Stuart)

202 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171

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Funeral Service

Monday, September 11, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Stuart)

202 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171

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Burial

Monday, September 11, 2023

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