Official Obituary of

Elaine Sumbry

August 16, 1955 ~ April 8, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Elaine Sumbry Obituary

"But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand that an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand, and said that my place was ready in Heaven above, and that I'd have to leave all those I dearly love."

Reflections of a Beautiful Life

Mrs. Elaine Sumbry was born on August 16, 1955, in Fort Benning, Georgia to the late SGT (Ret.) Willie Banks, Sr and late Doris Mercer Banks. She completed her work here on earth to join her heavenly father on Saturday April 8, 2023.

Mrs. Sumbry graduated from Spencer High School in 1973. She was a Certified Medical Assistant and worked for many years with a local Dermatologist. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Columbus, GA.
Elaine was a skillful seamstress. She enjoyed making clothes for family and friends. She was also an expert in crafts and created things such as “Towel Cakes and Diaper Cakes”.

 Mrs. Sumbry was a devoted wife and a loving mother (Reggie was her heart). She was a cheerful giver and made many gifts for family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Willie Maude Butler.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband, Reginald Sumbry, Sr., son Reginald Sumbry, Jr., one sister Tracy (Maurice) Talley, four brothers, Willie James Banks, Jr., Marvin (Dianne
Banks, Eugene (Carrie) Banks, Kevin (Noako) Banks, a special cousin, Ruthie Murray, a loving aunt, Bessie Bea Banks Ward, mother- in-Love, Mrs. Julia Sumbry, brother and sister-in-love, George and Eva (Sumbry) Long and Cephus and Marjorie Sumbry, many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly, in addition to many other relatives and friends.

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April 13, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
New Generation Memorial Mortuary
418 South Seale Road
Phenix City, AL 36869

Graveside Service
April 14, 2023

1:00 PM
Fort Mitchell National Cemetery
535 Highway 165
Fort Mitchell, AL 36856


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