Leslie and Bob Schneider

Michael Banks honored my friend, Shane Jones, with the most heart-warming obituary I have ever read.

To call it an obituary is to imply that it was a typical piece about the deceased that gave the dry facts about his life and who he was survived by and where to send memorials.

Michael made Shane live again in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. He told the story of Shane’s life, sharing anecdotes and examples of things friends and co-workers either knew about him or learned from reading his story. Someone reading Michael’s piece who didn’t know Shane would know after reading it who Shane was in life and would have a sense of what a good man he was.

Michael’s gift of writing made Shane jump off the page in a warm and heartfelt way – beyond your basic mundane obituary.

We loved you Shane and we miss you.

Author: Michael Banks

I'm a freelance writer and editor currently at work on completing the first draft of my first novel. I'm also an award-winning journalist with over 30 years spent at newspapers in Kentucky, North Carolina and Mississippi.