Frederick "Donald" Banning

September 20, 1939 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 82)


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  . 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.

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. 

I have booked a dedicated video livestream viewing room at the Chesapeake Hyatt Golf Resort (located on Route 50 in Cambridge Maryland), where local family-friends may gather together to view the June 4th  11am ET start  livestream memorial service, which will be broadcast from All Saints Church in New Orleans LA. I would appreciate your support by attending if you can so that we may celebrate this amazing man, my beloved big brother Don, and his life dedicated to service and who touched so many lives during his life on earth. Hyatt Logistics-Free parking in front of Hyatt main lobby desk for all. Enter into main lobby, turn right to elevators to ground floor, enter into the ground level Restaurant and tell staff you are attending the Banning Memorial Service-they will direct you to the private dedicated room that we have to gather. Complimentary lunch will be provided after the memorial service for any who wish to join us. Please rsvp by sending text message to me at (808) 436-1652. RSVP is required due to seating logistics. Please arrive and be in the viewing room by 10:45am ET as the livestream starts at 11am ET. Thank you for your support.


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.


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