On June 14, 2021 at 1:50 a.m., Andrew Ronald Banks passed away surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle against cancer. Harahan and West Jefferson Medical Center lost a giant of a man, not only in stature but in leadership as well. As the manager and chief engineer, Andrew worked for an incredible 39 years. He was beloved by his crew at West Jefferson Medical Center and was awarded Supervisor of the Month in 2007. Andrew, or Drew as he was called by his friends and loved ones, was a bigger than life kind of man. He taught all that he knew about generosity and what it meant to take care of others, including being the first in line to donate blood at the hospital. Drew loved to build anything and everything, not only in his own home, but in the homes of many others. “Don’t sweat the small stuff” and “stay in your lane” were two of his mottos in life. He will be missed by us all forever and always. Drew is preceded in death by his father Ronald Nevel Banks and his son Andrew Laurence “T- Drew” Banks. Drew is survived by his first love, and ever loving wife of 38 years Margaret Ann Roberts Banks, his devoted mother Mary Ann Banks, his mother in law Enola Dufrene, his sister Judith Chappell (Bill) and daughters, his brother Michael Banks (Don), his beautiful daughter Ashlyn Banks Sanchez and son in law Nicholas John Sanchez, his granddaughter Baileigh Elizabeth Banks, his grandsons Bryson Paul and Mason Drew Sanchez, and his great grandson Jacob Hernandez.
A Visitation will be held on June 22, 2021, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm followed by Mass at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70001.
Interment will take place at Jefferson Memorial Gardens following the Service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association https://www.ecaware.org/give/donate/ .
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Andrew Banks, please visit our floral store.