Jewel Elizabeth Banks Day, 75

Published 11:02 am Monday, June 27, 2022

Jewel Elizabeth Banks Day, 75, died Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Harrodsburg. She was born October 9, 1946, in Whitesburg, Ky, to the late Bert and Catherine Banks. Jewel was a graduate of Whitesburg High School. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family. She is predeceased by her husband, Bobby Ray Day; a brother, James Bert Banks; sister, Sylvia Catherine Sturgill; son-in-law, Charles DeRousse; and a sister-in-law Ruby Jean Howard. Jewel is survived by a daughter, Lisa D. DeRousse and a special daughter Lisa Douglas; two grandchildren, Amanda Lynn and Tiffany McCowan; two great-grandchildren, Marley Ray Hanekom and Ian Rylee Hanekom; a sister, Mattie Evadean (Glenn) Webb of Whitesburg; a brother, David (Millie) Banks; and two brother-in-law’s, John Q. Day of Whitesburg and Ercel Sturgill of Fairborn, OH. Visitation will be 11 am – 1 pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Stith Funeral Home, Danville with funeral service to follow at 1 pm. Jim King will officiate. Burial will be at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Donations are suggested to the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society. The online guestbook and our Hugs from Home program are available at

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