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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  condolences  to  the  family  of Mrs. Ida Lee
 4    Williams of East St. Louis, Illinois; and
 5        WHEREAS, Ida Lee Williams  was  born  in  Panola  County,
 6    Mississippi on February 27, 1918; she was the oldest daughter
 7    of Mr. and Mrs. Lonzo Williams; and
 8        WHEREAS,  Ida  Lee  Williams accepted Jesus Christ as her
 9    Saviour at an early age and was baptized by  Reverend  Arthur
10    Morgan  of the Springhill Baptist Church; after moving to the
11    Goose Hill area of East St. Louis, Illinois, Ida united  with
12    the  Saint  Mark  Baptist  Church,  under  the  leadership of
13    Reverend James Wings; she was a devoted member of the  church
14    and the Senior Choir; and
15        WHEREAS, Ida Lee Williams was married on October 11, 1936
16    to Mr. Thomas Wells Collier; and
17        WHEREAS,  Ida  Lee  Williams is remembered as hardworking
18    and independent; she took great pride in  her  home,  family,
19    children,  and  appearance;  she  was  known  to always greet
20    people with a smile; she will be remembered by all  her  knew
21    her for her outgoing personality; and
22        WHEREAS,  Ida  Lee  Williams is survived by her two sons,
23    Lonzo T. Collier and his wife Ruby, and  Charles  Jones;  her
24    daughter Evene H. Pratcher and her husband W.C.O.; her sister
25    Larnie  Mae  Riley;  her two brothers Henry Jones and Russell
26    Soggs;  her  thirteen  grandchildren;  her   fourteen   great
27    grandchildren;  her  two  great  great grandchildren; her two
28    aunts, Mrs. Callie Shelton and Mrs. Cherry Morgan;  her  five
29    nieces  Yvonne,  U'Essie, Josephine Riley, Norma Jenkins, and
30    Denise Coleman; her two nephews Stanford and  Stanley  Riley;
31    her  life-long  friend  Mrs.  Mabel Rease; as well as several
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 1    cousins, other relatives, and many friends; therefore, be it
 3    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,  that  we  mourn,  along  with  her
 4    family  and  friends,  the  death of Mrs. Ida Lee Williams of
 5    East St. Louis, Illinois; and be it further
 6        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 7    presented to the family of Mrs. Ida Lee Williams.

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