Banay (Nay) Fentress

July 9, 1960 ~ May 8, 2022 (age 61)


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Banay was a force that can’t be describe in words. She was special to everyone. If you knew her, you knew what love was. Banay, always gave you what you needed. whether it was to tell you about yourself “curse you out”, give you love, feed you or give you a place to stay. She had a heart of gold and was one of a kind. We will always remember your strong personality, your laugh, your caring heart and your warm embrace. You were always there for everyone through good and bad times. We will always remember you. Your memory is now our keepsake.


Banay “Nay” “Ma” Fentress, 61, Sunset on May 08, 2022, in Staten Island, NY. Banay rising was on July 9, 1960, in Queens, NY to Sandra Hackney and Allen Hackney. She was home school because she had a couple of bouts with Spinal Meningitis. Banay Work for ACS as a foster parent 15+ years and she always took in anyone that needed a place to stay.


Banay was blesses with a large loving Family. She married her best friend Edward “Eddie” Fentress on June 21, 1991, in Bronx, NY. Banay & Eddie raised 5 children “their Toys” R” Us kids”.


Banay is Survived by her husband Edward Fentress; her children daughter Aikia Scroggins, son Herson Johnson, son Dwayne Hackney, son Rasheen Hackney, daughter Tamika Hackney; her grandchildren Alexis Howard, Madison Howard , Izaiah Hackney , Tyedeq Hackney-Davis, Seshan Hackney, Ivy Hackney, Tyelor Hackney, Aiden Hackney, Zarria Hackney, Zaniah Wilcher, Ariyanna Hackney, Karra Scroggins, Ikorra Scroggins, Siobhan Marks and Jin Scroggins ; her Brother Anthony Hackney, her Sister Sheryl West; her loving Nieces, Nephews and all the children she lovingly fostered, host of family and friends. 


  “We Lost A Mother” 

We lost a mother with a heart of gold, How much we miss her can never be told                     

She shared our troubles and helped us along. If we follow her footsteps we will never go wrong.

We miss you from your fireside chair, Your loving smile and gentle air.

Your vacant place no one can fill

We miss you mother and always will. She was a mother so very rare

Content in her home and always there. On earth she toiled, in Heaven she rests,

God bless you mother; you were one of the best.

Each time we look at your picture

You seem to smile and say, Don’t be sad but courage take

And love each other for my sake. O Sweet Jesus, for the sake of Thy Bitter Passion

And the sorrow of Thy Immaculate Mother

Have mercy on her soul and let the light of thy countenance shine upon her.







Banay “Nay” “Ma” Fentress, 61



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