Daniel “Danny” Banda, 53 went home to rest with his personal Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Tuesday July 21, 2020 in Donna, Texas.
Danny was born on August 15, 1966, in Rio Bravo, Mexico, to Feliciano and Maria de los Angeles Banda. He was the fourth child of seven. The Banda family migrated to the United States around 1973 and Danny spent the rest of his life in Donna, Texas.
After graduating from Donna High School in 1985, Danny attended University of Texas, Pan American. Then Danny began a career at the Texas Department of Health & Human Services, where he worked his way up to Texas Works Advisor Ill. Danny spent twenty two years and two days working with the State of Texas helping countless people obtain welfare benefits.
Danny enjoyed life listening to oldies music, sport cars, fishing, watching Sci-Fi and old movies.
Danny accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and dedicated his special talent for music to worship the Lord either playing bass guitar or with the sound of his trumpet along with friends and family. He was always willing to help others not only as part of his regular job but also as an avid volunteer at Full Vision Christian Center in Donna, Texas, where he attended regularly until the Lord called his lovely servant home.
Danny is survived by his parents, Feliciano and Maria Banda. Daughters: Jennifer Banda of Weslaco and Gabrielle Banda of Harlingen. Siblings: Janie Banda of Weslaco; Frank Banda (Isabel) of Pharr; Mary Montelongo (Arturo+) of Weslaco; Martha Alvarado of Weslaco; Sara Jimenez (Francisco) of Weslaco; and Eliud Banda (Yvette) of Weslaco. Grandson: Josiah Fernandez.
Today, Danny is enjoying complete health and rejoicing in the promises of the Lord as in Phillipians 1:23 AMP “My yearning desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better.”