We will Always Love You!
60 years old
Date of birth: January 28, 1964
Place of birth: San Francisco, CA
Date of passing: January 10, 2024
Place of passing: Oakland, CA
Interment: Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
Douglas Banks was born on January 28, 1964 to the union of Norman Banks Jr. and Christine Randolph Banks.
He was educated in San Francisco and Daly City School Districts. He attended Paul Revere, Leconte, Woodrow Wilson, Ben Franklin, Serramonte. He also attended John F. Kennedy High School in Richmond, CA before graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1982.
He then went on to join the U.S. Army where he was a Dental Tech and was stationed in Hawaii for three years. When he got out of the military he went to Plaza Three Academy, Heald College, and Laney College, where he would later work as a librarian for many years.
He met and married Miranda Harris and to this union Adlai and Tiphereth were born. His oldest son, Terrill Melvin and his wife (Danielle), resides in Toledo, Ohio with their three grandchildren Marshawn, Vanessa, and August.
If you knew Doug, you would know that he was an “expert” at knowing all about the wonders of fine jewel stones which was one of his passions and talents. He mastered the craft as jewelry maker and teacher. His other passion was family where he would be seen at many family functions.
Douglas was preceded in death by his father Norman Banks Jr. and his brother Norman Banks III.
He leaves to mourn his mother, Christine Randolph-Mason, Brothers and Sisters: Alan Banks Sr. (Inez), David Banks, Tania Banks, Saladin Banks, Maisha Banks, Larry Banks, Abraham Banks, Andre Richards, Adrian Levexier, Carlos Levexier, Kemba Shukur, and Cinnamon Wilson. Also his loving children and grandchildren noted above.
The Banks and the Randolph families have a special bond. When Christine and Norman married, we became one family. Aunts, uncles and cousins have fond memories of Douglas’ talents as a musician and artist. His grandchildren had a special place in his heart.