Irene Eunice Banks Tise was born October 25, 1947 in Bad Kissingen, Germany to William Joseph Banks, Jr. and Zita Barbara Pfeuffer Banks.  After a long battle with cancer Mrs. Tise went to sleep on November 28, 2017 knowing that her Redeemer lives and that He will raise her up again when He returns soon.

Mrs. Tise was a life-long member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, having served her church and her Lord in numerous offices and capacities. She loved children and youth and ministered to them for many years. She had a faith that carried her daily and encouraged others besides.

Irene retired from Wake Forest Baptist University School of Medicine after serving that institution for 35 years as the Admissions Officer for medical school student admissions.

Mrs. Tise was preceded in death by her parents William Banks and Zita Banks. She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Roger F. Tise, Sr., daughter Angela Tise Sampson (Terry), son Roger F. Tise II (Merritt), grandchildren Edward Andrew Sampson, Alyssa Meredith Sampson, Roger F. Tise III (Tripp), and Henry Tobin Tise. She is also survived by brother Vernon Joseph Banks (Angie) and sister Barbara Banks Evins (Lee), plus many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A Celebration of Life and Funeral Service will be conducted at the Kernersville Seventh-day Adventist Church 896 Old Winston Road Kernersville, NC on Sunday December 3, 2017. Viewing will be at 1:00 p.m. with the service following at 2:00. Interment will be at the Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery in Kernersville. An opportunity to visit with the family in the church Family Life Center of the Kernersville Seventh-day Adventist Church.will be after the internment.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Christian Education Worthy Student Fund of the Kernersville Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The Tise family is being served by Fry-Prickett Funeral Home located in Carthage, NC.

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  1. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Irene was a beautiful, special lady- she was such an inspiration. We are so grateful to have known her and Roger, and the family. We will keep you in our prayers. Love, Phyllis and Brent

  2. I only met Irene one time at Camp meeting in 2016. Yet, there was something so special about her spirit that is hard to express. Sweetness resonated in her eyes along with acceptance, hope and peace. She exuded her deep profound faith. Definitely made a m

  3. Kerri and I are deeply saddened by the news of such great loss, our prayers and love go out to Roger and Angela, and Terry, and the rest of Irene’s family. She will truly be missed by all.

  4. Irene was an inspiration for many people and I appreciated her sweet gentle spirit. My prayers are for Roger and the family as you feel the tremendous loss of one so precious to each one of you. May the hope of Jesus’ soon coming help you to face the sad

  5. A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent on November 30, 2017

    Dear Roger and Family – We just had to send flowers for Irene who loved all of God’s creations. In loving memory and with deepest sympathy – Curt, Kim, Brix

  6. Hi Roger & Family,
    I want to give each one my deepest condolences on Irene’s passing. I am praying that God will uphold each of you with His Righteous right hand during this difficult time. May each and everyone of you be strengthened and encouraged

  7. No finer Christian woman ever lived…can’t wait to see Irene, and my mom, in the kingdom of God. ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whomsoever believeth in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.’ May God help R

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Irene’s death. May you be comforted at this difficult time knowing she knew her God! God bless you!

  9. Irene was in the hospital gym with me before work for years. A long time later we realized that Roger & I had gone to high school together. She always inspired me. She was a beautiful lady, inside & out. Prayers for her family.

  10. Irene was a really special person. She was so generous with her time and her knowledge. We were so blessed to have her at the Medical Center. May you have fond memories to support you in this difficult time.

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. It was a privilege to care for your wife. She always had a beautiful smile and a positive attitude. She will be missed. Prayers for your family in this difficult time.

  12. I’m so very sorry tot hear of Irene’s passing. I worked with her while in Student Services and she was just next door. What a lovely human being and I will truly miss her. Sending prayers for her friends and family.

  13. Such a wonderful example of God living in a beautiful lady. So glad we have the hope of our Savior coming again to call us all home, no more pain or sorow, and to be made whole again. Cling to that promise, that is what is carrying me through. Can’t wait

  14. So very sorry for your loss but you will see Irene again when Jesus steps out on that cloud and calls her home. What a day of rejoicing that will be.
    Irene and I graduated together. Always had a smile.

  15. Uncle Roger we know Auntie has ventured on to a wonder place in which will all go someday. On this day our prayers are with you and the rest of the family to be great and joyful day to celebrate the life of a amazing person. We love you …………….

  16. Dear Roger, please accept our sympathy for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers for peace for you and family. Don & Fannie Putnam

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