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90_HR0291 LRB9007957KBkbA 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The State of Illinois wishes to honor the 3 retirement of Mary A. Johnson of Burnham, Illinois, on 4 December 31, 1997; and 5 WHEREAS, Mary Newman Johnson was born on February 13, 6 1942 in Holmes County, Ebenezer, Mississippi; her parents 7 were Elmore and Lettie Newman; Mary is the oldest of three 8 children; and 9 WHEREAS, Mary attended elementary school at Holy City, 10 Richland, and then high school at Lexington Attendance 11 Center, Lexington, Mississippi; Mary attended church at 12 Antioch Church in Yazoo County where she was Sunday School 13 Secretary; and 14 WHEREAS, She relocated to Chicago in 1962 and joined St. 15 Michael M.B. Church; and 16 WHEREAS, Mary worked a variety of jobs before settling 17 down at Cook County Hospital; and 18 WHEREAS, In 1990 Mary and her sister Vianna moved to 19 Dolton, Illinois; she joined New Christian Valley Church, 20 South Holland, and is presently a member there; and 21 WHEREAS, In 1993 she married Elliot Johnson; they later 22 moved to Burnham; and 23 WHEREAS, On December 20, 1997, Mary will celebrate a 24 retirement dinner given by her two sisters, Elnora and 25 Vianna, and her husband; therefore be it 26 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 27 NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we 28 congratulate Mary Johnson on her retirement and wish her the 29 best in her future; and be it further -2- LRB9007957KBkbA 1 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 2 presented to her with our fondest regards.
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