2007-ish with Sara Xmas
Tammy Sheri Banks
  • 51 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 16, 1960
  • Place of birth:
    Hialeah, Florida, United States
  • Date of passing: May 15, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    At home: Spring Hill, Florida, United States
Talking about her...often...keeps her always with us.

This memorial website was created in the memory of Tammy Banks, beloved Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Aunt, Neice, and Grandchild, 51, born on December 16, 1960 and passed away on May 15, 2012. We will remember her forever.  Talking about her...often, keeps her always with us.  Feel free to share a Tammy story of your own, or just enjoy the pictures as well as what others have written and remember the good times we all shared with her and the legacy she leaves.  We are all better for knowing and loving her.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 15th August 2016

"Bill Banks left us on Thursday, July 21st to be with you. So, by now, your dad has been welcomed among those of you who have gone before the rest of us.  I know how happy you all must be to have Billy Banks with you at last.  We are just thankful to have had him for as long as we did, among us.  Just as we are thankful to have had you and all among us while we did.  The memories are all still strong.  The pain is only a bit better.  How does one put into words, the mixed feelings we all have and every one of us is different.  The answer, I suppose, is we cannot.  All we can do is feel, for ourselves,  just how we feel.

I feel sorry for Terry and Faye, and, of course, Sean who is a Banks by choice.  They are the last of a strong dynasty.

It doesn't matter, to me, if you are there, as we hope you are.  What matters to me are our memories, that keep you here, in my heart and mind.  The life we had, was not without pain, of course.  That's just life.  But it was a life of mutual love and dedication and a lot of joy.

As you said just a few days before you were gone, "it was one hell of a ride!".

For as long as the last of us has a beating heart, you and your dad will always be missed and will always be loved.  After that, perhaps, you will have, finally, been able to teach me to dance.

I miss you darlin.  Love you more!"

This tribute was added by becky rountree on 17th May 2016

"I had so many fun times with you and your mom. We often talk and laugh about our trips together. Fun times!  I miss you.
Becky"

This tribute was added by Faye Ritchie on 16th May 2016

"Tammy, as usual, I am a day late with this message. Just can*t express
how much I miss you, our long phone conversations and your visits.
Happy Birthday!!!
Love you, miss you, Aunt Faye"

This tribute was added by jan cockcroft on 15th May 2016

"4 years   Impossible to think its been that long. You are with me every day .I remember so many wonderful things we did .The cruises, trips to New York city , yellow stone park in the snow,  the great family vacations where every family member had to cook a meal and you always wanted the first night...your memories keep me going , you are missed so much."

This tribute was added by Peg Yeager on 15th May 2016

"I know we didnt Get to see each other as often as I would have liked in the years when we were raising kids but when we got together it was as if we were always together! It's true now too, I don't even need to pick up the phone to talk to you."

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 15th May 2016

"Four years...Corny as it sounds...It seems we were running around to yard sales, or some benign weekend errands, just yesterday.  Tammy continues to fill our hearts with her sarcastic whit and sense of humor, as we recall what she would say or do in various situations that come up in our daily lives.  But what I miss the most, sometimes, are her often "unpredictable" responses, which made her the unique best friend that she was to us all."

This tribute was added by Sharionmarie Padgett on 15th May 2016

"Remembering and missing Tammy today.  She was a bright light in all our lives and is missed every day.  Love you Tammy."

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 3rd January 2016

"A few days ago, 12/31/2015, would have been our silver anniversary.  Everyone's still celebrating it with fireworks, for us, just as we planned it.  :-)
Love you always!  Miss you."

This tribute was added by jan cockcroft on 16th December 2015

"Happy birthday Tammy , my beautiful blue eyed daughter.. It 's hard to believe you are not here to celebrate it with us. But you are in everyone heart. You are missed  so so much !!"

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 16th December 2015

"Happy Birthday, Darlin!  They're talking about you on Facebook, today, too.    My memory is and always will be, as you said, "...one hell of a ride!"  Love you...Miss you a bunch."

This tribute was added by Brad Vance on 16th December 2015

"Missing you today on your birthday and just about everyday. Love you"

This tribute was added by Sharionmarie Padgett on 16th December 2015

"The wonderful thing about Tammy that was so special was how loudly she lived life.  She did not meekly go thru the days, weeks, months or years.  She embraced live with her arms wide open, as if to say, look at me, here I am, let's play.  Just one of the things that made her special to us all.  Happy Birthday Cousin.  Give my mom a hug from me."

This tribute was added by Peg Yeager on 16th December 2015

"Happy Birthday to my partner in crime! Miss our trips to the Jewish bakery and market! May you be comforted to know how much you are truly loved and missed as we will be united at the end of days! OXOX"

This tribute was added by Peg Yeager on 16th December 2015

"Happy Birthday to my partner in crime! Miss our trips to the Jewish bakery and market! May you be comforted to know how much you are truly loved and missed as we will be united at the end of days! OXOX"

This tribute was added by Faye Ritchie on 16th December 2015

"Happy Birthday!!!!  Can*t believe that you have been gone so long as I   still miss you every day.  You made an impact on so many people and all of us were fortunate to have known and loved you. Give Jo a hug from me."

This tribute was added by jan cockcroft on 18th May 2015

"Tammy is missed ..Mothers Day will never be the same for me.
Cant believe she is not here. Still mad at her for leaving us. Hope she is enjoying being with Daddy, Uncle Vance and Aunt Sue . Im sure they are having good time together. We miss all of them..."

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 5th May 2015

"It's May 5th. in 10 days Tammy will have been gone 3 years. It was a crisp clear, starless night, 3 years ago, this date in 2012, that I took a picture of Tammy, standing in our front yard, raising her hands over her head in a circular fashion with a "Super Moon" of that date seen in the background through her arms.  It was the last picture, of Tammy, I took.  The picture is included in the rotation of pictures above, if one has the patience to wait for it.
Still missed, always loved, treasured memories of "...one hell of a ride""

This tribute was added by Dave Fuller on 19th January 2015

"So sorry for your loss Dave.  I know y
ou miss her terribly every day."

This tribute was added by Peg Yeager on 16th December 2014

"Happy Birthday to my friend,cousin and confidant! Forever in my heart, wishing I could talk to you and knowing you would listen with love in you're heart! Miss your rugged forth right attitude!"

This tribute was added by jan cockcroft on 16th December 2014

"Happy Birthday Tammy.   I miss you."

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 15th December 2014

"It's 11:11 PM on Tammy's birthday eve.  She would be 54 years old, this year.  To say she is missed is an understatement, to be sure.  At the risk of being repetitive, I will say that Sara and I continue to talk of her, often.  Usually, it's just a quick remark about what she would say or do in in a given circumstance.  Often, however, it's to tell a story that begins with "Do you remember when Mom..."  which would end in a giggle or, lately, an outright belly laugh.   Tomorrow night we will celebrate a birthday dinner in her honor and since Sara is now of legal age, we will tip a toast to the happy memories, she gave us in the precious few years we had her with us."

This tribute was added by becky rountree on 9th December 2014

"Tammy we had so much fun together.  I remember all of our trips.  We had tons of laughs.  You are a very special person, and I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Peg Yeager on 30th November 2014

"Miss you, kid!"

This tribute was added by Peg Yeager on 30th November 2014

"Miss you, kid!"

This tribute was added by Brad Vance on 13th November 2014

"Had a dream with Tammy in it  last night. We were just talking and laughing it was good to visit with her. She is always in my heart. I miss my best friend."

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 15th May 2014

"Today marks the 2nd anniversary of Tammy's passing.  She remains in our hearts, always.  Probably not a day goes by, that we do not speak of her, remarking what she might say or do in various situations of life...always with a smile or a wink.  She would be pleased to know that Sara continues to pursue her goal to be a vet, one day.  Sara is a Senior, now and not letting anything stand in her way.  I'm adding a picture of Sara, today, that was taken recently.  The light and the angle of the shot shows a stunning resemblance to her mom.  It is very often that I will observe something that Sara says or does, and I remark with a smile, "Oh!  Look!  There's your mother!". (To find the picture, quickly, Click on the  "GALLERY" tab at the top.  It's the first picture."

This tribute was added by jan cockcroft on 21st March 2014

"Just returned from a Cruise and my thoughts were with her everyday. She was such a joy  to travel with.  I do miss her very, very much. More than she would ever believe . .."

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 25th December 2013

"Merry Christmas, Darlin!  Happy time with your dad, Janet, Bobby, Faye, Judy & Dick Kreis, Sean, Patty & Barry.  Judy is on new meds and is nearly herself again. Sara had a great time.  We talked about you and Joanne a lot.  We all miss you both, a bunch!  And yes, we went to the bakery to get the usual.  Either my Spanish is getting better or the ladies are remembering me.  Was in and out quick.  Love ya!"

This tribute was added by Brad Vance on 16th December 2013

"Another birthday is here for my best friend. I look at her picture everyday and think about all the great conversations we had and all the plans we talked about going into the future. I miss her dearly and life has not been the same without her."

This tribute was added by Sharionmarie Padgett on 16th December 2013

"Happy Birthday Cousin, you are missed here but we know we will see you again one day.  You would be proud of your family and know you in all our thoughts and prayers always."

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 16th December 2013

"Happy Birthday, Tammy!  She would be 53 today.  Just wanted to say that we will always miss her.  I don’t know if it is the spirit of her clairvoyance or just the fact that we talk and laugh about her often.  But she is always with us and that makes missing her easier to deal with.  Even Tammy would be amazed to see how much of her spirit is reflected in Sara.  Last weekend, Sara and I were in Miami, visiting Bill, and all.  We had finished dinner with Bobby, Sebina, Janet, Faye, Sean and Betina, sean’s girlfriend.  Saying good night to me, Sebina (now 90 years old), hugged me and whispered in my ear, about Sara “Does she know Just how much she is her mother?”"

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 31st October 2013

"It's Halloween and I feel compelled to let Tammy know that Sara has taken up the full spirit of Halloween, from her lead.  She's Uma Thurman in "Pulp Fiction"  Excellent likeness.  I'm Batman.  Still giving out Freezer pops.  Welcomed by some, remembered by some and asked for by many.  Thanks for the "hit" lead that endures, Tammy. Sara was all over me to get the Halloween decorations out."

This tribute was added by Jo West on 24th October 2013

"At last I am finding some thoughts to share about sweet, lovely Tammy.  My fondest memories are when she first put Sara into my arms.  The glow of being a Mother was shining through her beautiful eyes.  Also remember singing songs with her when she and her Mom, Jan, and Sara and I were on vacation at Grand Cayman."

This tribute was added by Mary Miller on 15th May 2013

"Met Tammy when  little girl, never saw her again until I was at her DAD's house.  She is funny.  Best time was on the Thanksgiving cruise, when I left my family to join another family of Tammy and Bill Banks.  We laughed on that cruise, especially when Sara and I went to midnight deserts.  We then made her laugh.  She is always in my heart, along with her entire family.  Love ya, Tammy"

This tribute was added by Faye Ritchie on 11th May 2013

"Fun time on cruise continued:
Tammy pulled her famous PG (craving) ploy to have a huge bowl
of mango salad sent to our cabin....We ate it all!!!!"

This tribute was added by Faye Ritchie on 11th May 2013

"Tammy, what a loss for all of us who love you, you are missed. The
cruise we shared is one of my fondest memories. We had a week,
just the two of us. We laughed until we cried.
Out of room - continued on next tribute item"

This tribute was added by Sharionmarie Padgett on 10th May 2013

"I remember Tammy's sense of humor. Once she and I were using a metal detector to find a missing ring and she snuck off with her dad and hid a small treasure chest full of pennies.  Then she "helped" me find the treasure, lol!  For a brief moment I thought I had hit the jackpot.  She loved a good laugh but she loved those moments with her dad even more.  She is missed."

This tribute was added by Rick Fetter on 20th April 2013

"Tammy was one of the greatest cooks I've ever known. Her broad knowledge of the finer things in life and how to get them was always fascinating. I'll never forget what she and her father did for me to set me on a new career path. It was very generous of both of them and it benefited my family."

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 12th April 2013

"Upon first meeting her, one might see Tammy as funny, but cunning,  or even crass,  But after spending time with her, one could not help but fall for her dismissive charm that took you in and suddenly you found yourself, admiring her for her wit, her wisdom, her loyalty, her strength, her love."

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 12th April 2013

"Her passion was raising Sara.  She often said, she understood her purpose for being on earth was bringing Sara into the world.  Sara continues to grow as a woman who thinks for herself and faces adversity with strength.  Like her mother, Sara has grown to be loving , giving, fiercely loyal, protective and , like her mother, nobody's fool."

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 12th April 2013

"A prolific sports fan, Tammy loved College and NFL Football.  A die-hard Hurricanes fan,  she followed the lives of Miami players and coaches up through their NFL Careers.  She took great pleasure in talking football with "Jocks" at drinking establishments and cocktail parties, especially when they were blowhards and she would call them out."

This tribute was added by Dave Fetter on 3rd January 2013

"Tammy taught me how to have fun.  I loved watching her walk into places where no english was spoken and and find a way to communicate and get what she wanted with charm and grace. Upon first meeting her, one might see  an outwardly tough and single minded woman.  In truth, she was a fiercely loyal, generous, wife and mom and friend. Life with her was (in her words) "...one hell of a ride"."


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