[ Search ] [ PDF text ] [ Legislation ]
[ Home ] [ Back ] [ Bottom ]
92_SR0044 LRB9208012KBkb 1 SENATE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to 3 express their sincere condolences to the family and friends 4 of Cynthia Louise Gates, who recently passed away; and 5 WHEREAS, Cynthia Louise Gates was born in Middletown, 6 Ohio, on July 3, 1939; her parents were Robert and Emma 7 (Reese) Gates; and 8 WHEREAS, Cynthia Louise Gates was employed at Vail Middle 9 School where she worked with disabled children; she 10 previously worked at Creekview Elementary School, also 11 working with disabled children; she also worked at Sears for 12 twenty years, where she was an expert in the paint 13 department; and 14 WHEREAS, Ms. Gates was a faithful member of Bethel AME 15 Church, where she was a member of the senior choir and the 16 Gospel Five; she worked with the senior citizens and worked 17 on church activities and bus trips; she served as treasurer 18 of the union fellowship and headed the summer bible school 19 programs; she was involved in Sunday school, the Missionary 20 Society at both the local and conference levels, the trustee 21 helpers, and helped to keep the church decorated; and 22 WHEREAS, Cynthia Louise Gates was a charter member of the 23 Girls Assembly #13 of Middletown, Ohio; she was secretary of 24 the Mademoiselle Club; she was also involved with Habitat for 25 Humanity, Million Woman March, 2nd Ward Committee, Mid Fest, 26 and A.K. Labor Day; Ms. Gates also worked in community 27 organizations, leading to her meeting with Dr. Martin Luther 28 King, Jr. and receiving the NAACP Image award in 1995; and 29 WHEREAS, The passing of Cynthia Louise Gates will be 30 deeply felt by all who knew her, especially her loving 31 daughter, Shelley Dee Gates; her grandsons, Larry Reep Gates -2- LRB9208012KBkb 1 and Lester Gates; her granddaughter, Summer Louisee Gates; 2 her great-great nephew, Derrick (wife, Poodie) Reed; her 3 sisters, Christell, Josephine, and Jacquline; her brothers, 4 Robert Gates, Jr., Paul Gates, James (wife, Pam) Gates, Tom 5 Dennis Gates, and David Gates; her stepmother, Mary Lee 6 Gates; her stepsister, Margaret Quinn McClain; her two aunts; 7 her nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, her cousins, 8 and her many friends; therefore, be it 9 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL 10 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with 11 all who knew her, the death of Cynthia Louise Gates; and be 12 it further 13 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of there resolution be 14 presented to the family of Cynthia Louise Gates.
[ Top ]