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Full Text of HR0463  102nd General Assembly

HR0463 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are saddened to learn of the death of Marion
4Browe Keller, who passed away on August 1, 2021; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Marion Keller was born to James Browe and
6Celestine Jones Sullivan in New Orleans, Louisiana on October
714, 1930; as a young girl, she worked at a dry cleaners where
8her love of sewing grew; she married Herbert Keller Sr. and
9relocated to Chicago; and
 
10    WHEREAS, Marion Keller was a stay-at-home mom who doted on
11her children and was filled with pride for their
12accomplishments; she was a loving disciplinarian and taught
13her children many valuable lessons, including to respect their
14elders and teachers, to be kind, and to judge people by their
15character; and
 
16    WHEREAS, Marion Keller was a master seamstress who could
17construct special occasion garments from a mere picture; her
18skill was unmatched, and her reputation was known throughout
19the Chicagoland area; in her later years, she began to
20contribute her skills in costume design, construction, and
21alterations to dance ministries, churches, Endure charities,
22and the Chicago Bulls; she loved shopping, especially at her

 

 

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1favorite stores, which included JoAnn Fabrics, Sears, The
2Dollar Store, Aldi, and K-Mart; she was an entrepreneur and
3master saver, always pinching pennies for a rainy day; she was
4a domestic chef who could create an amazing meal with three
5ingredients or less; she was especially known for her gumbo
6and pralines for special occasions; her favorite holiday was
7Christmas, and she prepared for it all year long; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Marion Keller was preceded in death by her
9parents; her stepfather, Joseph "Papa" Chambers; and Louis
10Whitfield Sullivan II, Johnny John Sullivan, Dione Keller
11(daughter), Rev. Ira Harper (fiance), Herbert Keller Sr.,
12Stella Joseph; and Lucy Sullivan Louis; and
 
13    WHEREAS, Marion Keller is survived by her sister, Cora
14Kelly; her children, James Keller Sr., Herbert Keller Jr.
15(Debra), Steven Keller, Maria Keller-Bell, Tony Keller
16(Valerie), Norman Keller, and Kim Keller Tyler; her
17grandchildren, Aisha Keller-Moore, Tremaine Keller (Katrina),
18Crystal Joseph-Stark (James), James Keller Jr., Tiffany Bell,
19Pierre Bell (Breanna), Christopher Keller, Kendall Keller,
20Tarik Garrett, Anthony Keller, Briana Keller, Chloe Keller,
21Madison Toni Tyler, Terrance Steven Keller, and Jerry Keller;
22her great-grandchildren, Amaiya Bell, Tia Jones, Johan Stark,
23Violet Bell, Lynisha Moore, Lyneice Moore, Kennedi Keller,
24Legend Bell, Samaria Keller, Jaideyn Keller, and Jeanae

 

 

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1Keller; her nieces and nephews; and her cousins; therefore, be
2it
 
3    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
4HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
5we mourn the passing of Marion Browe Keller and extend our
6sincere condolences to her family, friends, and all who knew
7and loved her; and be it further
 
8    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
9presented to the family of Marion Keller as an expression of
10our deepest sympathy.