We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home
Frederick “Donald” Banning, 82, of Harahan, LA and Cambridge, MD, died May 19th 2022 at Scofield house in Metairie Louisiana. He was born September 20th, 1939 in Cambridge, MD to Frederick Scott Banning and Mildred Lewis Banning. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Jewel Marie Banning, nee Berteau, of Gonzales, LA. (died May 2, 2010 ) Donald was an educator and advocate for the blind his whole life. He was a faithful and active Episcopalian, and member of All Saints Church in River Ridge, and Christ Church in Cambridge. Family he leaves to honor his amazing life are his sister, Frederica Banning, his daughters Donna Brown (Howard), Amy Carroll (Chris), son Donald Scott Banning (Jill) , nephew Travis Bourgeois, Grandchildren Elana and Adira Brown, Sam Carroll, and Ashley and June Banning and their mother Angela. As well as many cousins and nieces and nephews. His story telling, wit and open heart will be terribly missed by all. Please join us for a service in his memory and reception afterwards at All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Rex Drive, River Ridge Louisiana on June 4th at 10am (central T.) Live stream and Recorded access at www.facebook.com/allsaintsnola . It is not necessary to have Facebook to join. Donations can be made in his name to the National Federation of the Blind of Louisiana, All Saints Episcopal Church, or Compassus Hospice of Metairie, LA. A memorial service in Cambridge MD will be held in the future. To share condolences, please visit www.tharpsontheimerfh.com.