Official Obituary of

Freda Banks

March 28, 2024 (age 103) 103 Years Old


Freda Banks, 103, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28 after a brief illness.

Freda was born in Atlanta to Harry and Emily Warshaw on July 12, 1920. She married her childhood sweetheart, Irving Banks, and together they raised four children. She loved her life in Atlanta surrounded by family and friends. She and Irving owned a number of businesses in Atlanta. She worked hard into her retirement years. She was always the life of a party with her excellent dancing skills. She also loved participating in many sports activities, including water aerobics in her later years.  She was an avid Braves fan and kept up with all their games and players. She loved playing cards and board games with all her good friends at Huntcliff and she usually won! Freda laughed easily and often.

Freda was preceded in death by her husband and her siblings Hilda Feinberg, Lillian Kaplan, Sam Warshaw and Morris Warshaw, her grandchildren Ryan, Holli, and Phillip Banks. She is survived by her children Dr. Sam Banks (Dana), Roy Banks (Raye Lynn), Arthur Banks (Lott), Barbara Schwartz (Sam) and grandchildren Dr. Sandra Banks, Lori Ruderman (Joel), Melanie Metzger (Kevin), Matthew Schwartz, Ricky Schwartz, Emily Banks. She is also survived by great grandchildren Garrett, Hunter, Isaac Ruderman, Eliana Banks, Haley, Abby and Isaac Metzger, Annabelle and Rayden Schwartz and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at Greenwood Cemetery. 

Donations may be made to the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Holli and Ryan Banks Fund for the Maccabi Games
5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338

SHIVA: Shiva will be held on Sunday only, immediately following the service on at the home of Dr. Sandra Banks, 1152 Arbor Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA 30329. 

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Graveside Service
March 31, 2024

2:00 PM
Greenwood Cemetery
1173 Cascade Circle SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

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Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta


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