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.
Note to Local Family-Friends from Don’s Sister ‘Rickie’:
It is with profound sadness over the loss of my unsung hero, brother Don, and a sense of appreciation that my life was so touched by his during our time together on earth, that I share this obituary and invitational note to you.
A celebration of Don's life will be held on Monday, June 19th at 11 am at Christ Churchyard in Cambridge, MD.
Also, for anyone wishing to donate to the National Federation of the Blind in Don’s name, here are the online links
National Federation of the Blind Maryland Chapter
National Federation of the Blind Headquarters in Baltimore MD
And NFB contact information National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230 if you wish to mail a check donation.
With a heavy heart, (Ms.) Frederica (‘Rickie’) Banning, Sister of Donald Banning.