Verneal Banks
1948 - 2020
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Verneal Banks was born on February 4, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois at Cook County Hospital Hospital. She passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Cook County. She attended Walter Scott Elementary School and graduated from Hyde Park High School. She attended Chicago State University and received a bachelor and master degrees in Business Administration. She worked briefly at Hines Veterans Hospital and then went on to work for the State of Illinois as a Patient Advocate at the University of Illinois Fantus Clinic (Cook County Hospital) for more than 35 years. For over 50 years, she was a faithful member of Progressive Community Church (Chicago) where she served as Sunday School teacher and Superintendent. She leaves to celebrate her life, Anita M. Ward, (sister/friend), Hilary C. Ward and Kimberley R. Buchanan (nieces/goddaughters). The cremation will be private and at a later time, following CDC guidelines, the family will have a celebration of life memorial service.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Nov. 13, 2020.
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November 19, 2020
A person that will be miss we met
At the senior set also at Hines hospital as I was a patient there
Isaac Perkins jr
November 17, 2020
Dr. Anita M. Ward
November 14, 2020
I extend my deepest condolences to Dr. Anita Ward and family.
“True friends are always together in spirit.” L.M.M.
May your treasured memories and your faith in our gracious Lord bring you peace.
Friend, C. McNeal
November 14, 2020
I extend my deepest condolences to Dr. Anita Ward and family.
“True friends are always together in spirit.”-L.M.M.
May your treasured memories and strong faith in the Lord provide you peace.
Friend, C. McNeal
November 14, 2020
Nous l'avons connue lors de quelques brèves rencontres mais assez pour nous rendre compte que c'était une personne de grande qualité.
Nos condoléances à Anita, Kimberley et Hilary et à toutes celles et tous ceux dont elle était proche.
Monique et Jean-Marc.
November 13, 2020
Verneal (Cookie) Banks was always a ray of sunshine in a stressful medical clinic environment, and remained so after her retirement, witnessed by me over the course of decades. Her concern was always for your health and well being ahead of her own. Cookie embodied so much of what the world needs today.
Carolyn Brecklin
November 13, 2020
I give Anita and Family my sincere Condolences of the lost of your Love One.
Diana Backstrom
November 12, 2020
Verneal you will always be remembered for jovial, light-hearted spirit. Rest in eternal peace.
Kimberly Ellis
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