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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of This Body wish  to  extend  their
 3    condolences to the family of Keith Edward Bernard, who passed
 4    away on February 28, 1997; and
 5        WHEREAS,  Keith Bernard was born in Kansas City, Missouri
 6    on July 3, 1958; he was the  eldest  child  of  John  L.  and
 7    Carolyn S. Bernard; and
 8        WHEREAS,  Keith  Bernard  was  educated  in the St. Louis
 9    Public Schools; he graduated from Southwest  High  School  in
10    1976; Keith was trained as an over the road truck driver; and
11        WHEREAS, Keith recognized the need for religious training
12    early in his life; he joined with the Antioch Baptist Church,
13    where he was baptized by Reverend William Collins, Jr.; and
14        WHEREAS,  Keith  is remembered for being a people person;
15    he was always joking and trying to make the people around him
16    smile; he is remembered  for  his  generosity;  Keith  leaves
17    behind many people who were touched by his life; and
18        WHEREAS,  Keith  Bernard  is survived by his wife Cynthia
19    Graves Bernard; his children Keith, Jr., Lance,  and  Keshia;
20    his  brother  John Aaron; his sisters Diane Carol, Vicki Lynn
21    (Oliver), and Yvgonne Robin (Glass); and his  aunts,  uncles,
22    nephews,   cousins,   great   aunts,   and  several  friends;
23    therefore, be it
25    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the  death  of  Keith
26    Edward  Bernard,  and  extend  to his family and friends, our
27    deepest sympathy; and be it further
28        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
29    presented to the family of Keith Edward Bernard.

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