Markhi Darius Banks
January 31, 2000 - April 9, 2020


Your Smile

by Tonya Thomas, Rob Willson, and Charles Stuart
Vocals by Meagan McNeal


‘In and out’ you were my beautiful boy
Protector when sometimes I wasn’t strong enough
You were a son
You were a brother
You were a friend
You were a lover
You were a swimmer in the waters of the lake

‘In and out’ you were not quite yet a man
And your time upon this earth was momentary
This was our haven
This was our home
This was our life
This was our cornerstone
This was the place where we shared all our hopes and dreams

When I remember your smile
The joy it brings will carry me
When I remember your smile
All the pain will disappear
God now has you in his arms
Where you’ll be safe from harm
But I know that I’ll be holding you again
Yes I know that I’ll be holding you
I know that I’ll be holding you again

‘In and out’ there are just so many things
I will treasure when I look back over our journey
I’ll miss your heart
I’ll miss your humor
I’ll miss your truth
I’ll miss your hunger
I’ll miss you eating every pancake Grandma made

When I remember your smile
The joy it brings will carry me
When I remember your smile
All the pain will disappear
God now has you in his arms
Where you’ll be safe from harm
But I know that I’ll be holding you again
Yes I know that I’ll be holding you
I know that I’ll be holding you again

Every day, I walk through the pain
And try to turn it into something positive
When I think about you, I think about joy
Every day, I walk through the pain
And try to turn it into something positive
When I think about you, I remember your smile

Every day, I walk through the pain
And try to turn it into something positive
When I think about you, I think about joy
Every day, I walk through the pain
And try to turn it into something positive
When I think about you, I remember your smile

<Poem from Tonya Thomas>

When I remember your smile
The joy it brings will carry me
When I remember your smile
All the pain will disappear
God now has you in his arms
Where you’ll be safe from harm
But I know that I’ll be holding you again
Yes I know that I’ll be holding you…

When I remember your smile
The joy it brings will carry me
When I remember your smile
All the pain will disappear
God now has you in his arms
Where you’ll be safe from harm
But I know that I’ll be holding you again
Yes I know that I’ll be holding you
I know that I’ll be holding you again