Alvina (Gaines) Banks

Born: Tue., Sep. 6, 1960
Died: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

Funeral Service

5:00 PM Thu., Mar. 08, 2018
Location: Lantz Funeral Home Inc.

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Alvina Gaines Banks, 57, of Pittsburgh, Pa and formerly of Uniontown, Pa passed away at Jefferson Hospital on February 27, 2018.  She was born the daughter of the late James White and late Gloria Gaines.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her granddaughter, Patience Tunstell.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Frank Tunstell, III and fiancé,’ Sharmin Thomas of Brownsville, PA; her fiancé, George Moore of Pittsburgh, Pa; grandchildren: Frankie Lynn Tunstell, Daejia Thomas, and Antwan Black, Jr., siblings: Clara Gaines, Stephanie Gaines, Vaughn Gaines, Mark Gaines, Clay Taylor, and James White, Jr. all of Uniontown; uncle, Milton “Pig” White of Filbert, PA; special nephew, Antjuan Cox of Uniontown, PA; and a host of other relatives and friends.


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St. Paul's AME Church
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
To the Family of Alvina Banks;

There isn’t any way to prepare for the loss of a family member. Suddenly, the loved one you had always turned to is gone. In the quiet moments when the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and may the beauty of memories become your comfort.

You have the condolences of the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church as you make your way through this passage. It won’t be easy, but you can rely on the support of all your friends and church family. May you be filled with faith and hope even in the midst of inescapable grief, and find comfort in and with each other. Alvina will be missed by everyone.

Words cannot adequately express our sympathy, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Alvina must have been a remarkable person. Just look around at her family and friends that are here to celebrate her life and her Home Going Service.

“Don't weep at my grave, for I am not there, 
I've a date with a butterfly to dance in the air.
I'll be singing in the sunshine, wild and free, 
Playing tag with the wind, while I'm waiting for thee.”

In His Service Always,

Rev. Alfred L. Thompson
And The Members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church

Diana White
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
My condolences and deepest sympathy goes out to my husband Milton White and the rest of the White- Scott family in passing of their beloved Alvina Banks (Gaines) gone to soon but will never be forgotten fly high with your angels we are going to miss you and may your soul Rest In Peace


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