March 30, 2023, our beloved son and brother Montel Lorenzo Banks peacefully departed this life to received his crown in glory. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia Taylor Banks, and grandfather, Jessie Montague. He was born on February 17, 1992, in Richmond, Virginia. He was a graduated of the 2010 class of Huguenot High School. He was also a graduate of the 2021 class at John Tyler Community College where he was awarded an Associate of Science Degree with a major in General Studies with a specialization in Teacher Education (K-6). At the time of his passing, he was attending Virginia State University, achieving a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Before he became a quadriplegic in 2012, he was a member of FAME ALLSTAR CHEERLEADERS in Virginia Beach. He was a great performer and a skilled gymnast. Being a competitive cheerleader/gymnast, he traveled the world. He loved his fur babies. He had a passion for cooking. He also loved to have big parties. He was a good listener, could carry on a conversation with anybody, would tell you exactly what was on his mind, and never sugar coated anything. During his many hospital stays, all the nurses would fall in love with him and kept in touch on social media. He supported the LGBTQIA+ community. \n\nHe is survived by his loving and devoted mother, Diette Banks; father, Lorenzo Montague (Lynn); brother, Todd Ross; sisters, Locina and Loryn Montague; grandfather, John Banks, Jr.; grandmother, Irene Reid; godmother, Drenda Jenkins; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends, including his fur babies, Gizmo and Dice; several devoted friends, Junius Thorpe, LaTrice Ellerbee, and Jamar Simmons, Jadell Anderson; two devoted relatives, Rashad and Demetra Christian.\n\nGod has dismissed our loved one from this place to dwell in his house, but never will Montel be dismissed from our hearts. WE LOVE YOU!!!!