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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Doris Ivy, who passed away on June 29,
42018; and
5    WHEREAS, Doris Ivy's early years were spent in Alton, along
6the Mississippi River; her family moved to Chicago when she was
7seven; she attended Waller High School, now Lincoln Park High
8School; she married Arthur Lee Crume Sr. and then later married
9Augusta Ivy in 1951; and
10    WHEREAS, Doris Ivy had 10 children, Arthur, Diane, Loretta,
11Patricia, Teresa, Andrew, Lawrence, Dennis, Leonard, and
12Shirley; she was preceded in death by Dennis, Leonard, and
13Shirley; her devotion to her family, children, and
14grandchildren was unparalleled; she worked various jobs in the
15service industry and also helped her husband in their many
16flourishing business ventures on the West Side of Chicago, all
17while raising her children; and
18    WHEREAS, Doris Ivy received a kidney transplant in 1991;
19this second chance at life inspired her brother, Secretary of
20State Jesse White, to become a strong advocate for organ and
21tissue donation and to make the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry a
22priority of his administration; and



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1    WHEREAS, Doris Ivy served as an election judge, and for
2more than 30 years, she volunteered to help coordinate a ham
3and turkey distribution for senior citizens, headed by
4Secretary White; and
5    WHEREAS, Doris Ivy enjoyed singing at her church, Greater
6St. John Missionary Baptist Church, and organizing weekly bingo
7games for seniors in the residential high rise where she lived;
8she was a gifted cook; and
9    WHEREAS, Doris Ivy had a heart to serve and was a faithful
10member of the William V. Banks Grand Lodge Order of the Eastern
11Star for 25 years, where she was the Worthy Matron of the
12Christ Love Chapter, leading women in bible study groups and
13helping them develop leadership and life skills; and
14    WHEREAS, Doris Ivy is survived by her brother, Secretary of
15State Jesse White; her sister, Cora; seven of her 10 children;
1612 of her 17 grandchildren; 39 of her 40 great-grandchildren;
17and 12 great-great-grandchildren; therefore, be it
19ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
20Doris Ivy and extend our sincere condolences to her family, her
21friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it further



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to the family of Doris Ivy as an expression of our
3deepest sympathy.