Marion Martin Banfield was Jada Pinkett Smith's grandmother and a social worker. She was born on August 26, 1914, in Boston, Suffolk County, MA, United States, and belonged to the Negro race. Marion raised Jada while her mother, Adrienne Banfield Jones, was still in high school. Marion was married to Gilbert Leslie Banfield, and they had one child, Adrienne, who struggled with addiction.

Marion Martin Banfield
Marion Martin Banfield

Marion Martin Banfield's Biography, Wikipedia

Name: Marion Elza Martin Banfield

Nick Name Marion

Age: 91 Years Old

Gender: Female

Sexual Orientation: Straight

Height: 6 feet 1 inch

Date of Birth: 26 August 1914

Date of Died: December 21, 2005

Religion: Christianity

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: American

Marital Status: Married

Spouse: Gilbert Leslie Banfield

Kids: Jada Pinkett Smith

Last Update: August 2022

Marion was a dedicated individual who wanted to help the community and make the world a better place. She noticed Jada's passion for the performing arts and enrolled her in piano, tap dance, and ballet classes.

Marion Martin Banfield
Marion Martin Banfield with family

Adrienne's addiction devastated Marion as a mother, and she felt like a failure for not being able to raise a daughter who could take care of her own child. Jada, however, pursued her passion for dance and graduated in 1989.

Marion Martin Banfield Family Tree
Marion Martin Banfield Family Tree

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Jada went on to have a successful acting career, appearing in popular television shows such as Doogie Howser, 21 Jump Street, and Bill Cosby's NBC television shows. Despite Adrienne's struggles, Marion's legacy lives on through Jada's achievements.