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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    extend  their sympathies to the family of Eric Felton Austin;
 4    and
 5        WHEREAS, Eric Felton  Austin  was  born  in  Centreville,
 6    Illinois,  on May 16, 1961; his parents are Roland Austin and
 7    Dorothy Kenney Austin; at an early age Eric  accepted  Christ
 8    into  his  life,  he joined with Pilgrim Temple, where he had
 9    served as a steward; and
10        WHEREAS, Eric Austin received his education from the East
11    St. Louis Public Schools; he attended Langston University  in
12    Langston,  Oklahoma,  where  he received his Bachelor of Arts
13    Degree in Broadcast Journalism; Eric Austin was  employed  in
14    the family television business; and
15        WHEREAS,  Eric Austin was active in several organizations
16    while in college, was active in the East St. Louis  Jack  and
17    Jill,  the  Shriners,  and  the  Masonic  Lodge, as well as a
18    member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; Eric served as  the
19    director  of  the  Clown Unit, and participated in the annual
20    Shrine parades; Eric was a member  of  the  Oklahoma  Sooners
21    Club  and  Langston  Alumni Association; Eric liked to travel
22    and enjoyed photography; Eric worked to keep  the  memory  of
23    his brother Roland alive, who preceded him in death; and
24        WHEREAS,  Eric  Austin is survived by his parents, Roland
25    and Dorothy Austin;  his  half-brother  Kenneth  Aikens;  his
26    uncles,  Dr.  Roy  Kenney,  Howard  Kenney, Isaac Austin, and
27    Calvin Austin;  his  aunts,  Janie  Rucker,  Goldie  Jackson,
28    Katherine  Brown,  Reba Kenney, Madge Austin, and Ora Kenney;
29    his cousins in Alaska, Florida, California, Kansas, Oklahoma,
30    Alabama,  Missouri,  Illinois,  and  Indiana;  and  his  many
31    friends; therefore, be it
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 2    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,  that  we  mourn,  along  with  his
 3    family  and  friends, the death of Eric Felton Austin; and be
 4    it further
 5        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 6    presented to the family of Eric Felton Austin, along with our
 7    sincere condolences.

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