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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are  saddened
 3    to learn of the death of Mrs. Lureatha Jones Phillips of East
 4    Saint  Louis,  Illinois,  who passed away on August 15, 1998;
 5    and
 6        WHEREAS, Mrs. Phillips attended Dunbar Elementary  School
 7    and  Lincoln  High  School;  she  was  married  to  Mr. Harry
 8    Phillips in 1935; Harry passed away in June of 1989; and
 9        WHEREAS, Mrs. Phillips was baptized at an early age;  she
10    united  with  the  Truelight  Baptist  Church  under the late
11    Reverend  J.A.  Lampley;  until  her  death  she  remained  a
12    faithful member of the  church,  serving  under  the  current
13    pastor, Reverend Henry Nicholson; and
14        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Phillips will be remembered for her skill
15    as a cook, serving as a Food Service Coordinator  for  School
16    District  189  and  cooking for the Alexander Jefferson Lyles
17    United Youth Camp; her camp cooking made the campers rate the
18    camps  as  "excellent"  because  her  meals  were  delicious,
19    plentiful, and beautifully served; and
20        WHEREAS, Mrs. Phillips' home became the meeting place for
21    such organizations as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,  Inc.,  the
22    Pan-Hellenic  Council,  the  Business  and Professional Men's
23    Club, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the  East  St.  Louis
24    Women's  Club,  Sigma  Gamma  Rho's  Holiday Parties, and the
25    Family New Year's Eve Celebration; Mrs. Phillips was a member
26    of Golden Rod Temple #234 I.B.P.O.E.  of  W.,  the  East  St.
27    Louis  Women's  Philos  of  Sigma  Gamma  Rho  Sorority,  the
28    National  Council  of  Negro  Women, and the East Saint Louis
29    Paramount Democrat Women's Club; and
30        WHEREAS, "Mama Lou", "Aunt Lou", or "Lou" was  a  devoted
31    mother and grandmother, a strong aunt and loyal sister, and a
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 1    dedicated friend to many; and
 2        WHEREAS,  Mrs. Phillips is survived by her daughter, Mrs.
 3    Tunya  J.  Phillips  Robinson;  her  son,  Dr.  Aaron   Lamar
 4    Phillips,   and   his   wife,   Dr.   Rosalyn  Phillips;  her
 5    granddaughters, Aja L. and Amia  L.  Phillips;  her  sisters,
 6    Mrs.   Risbia   Randolph   and   Ms.  Fannie  G.  Jones;  her
 7    sister-in-law, Mrs. Harriet Jones; her  foster  brother,  Mr.
 8    Maurice Sharp, and his wife, Helen; her foster daughter, Mrs.
 9    Shirley  M.  Garrett,  and her husband, Dr. Herschel Garrett;
10    her nephew, Mr.  Carlton  Jones;  her  nieces,  Pamela  Jones
11    Wilson,   Ranese  Wilson,  Regena  Wilson,  Stephanie  Jones,
12    Danyale Owens, Alana Jones, and Aleta Sharp, and her husband,
13    David; her  great-niece,  Shenese  Jones;  her  great-nephew,
14    Carlton  Jones, Jr.; her cousins, Reverend Mallory Jones, and
15    his wife, Nadine, and Mr. Ralph Jones, and his  wife,  Helen;
16    and  her  in-laws,  Mr. Norman and Mrs. Ouida Smith; she also
17    leaves many other family members and friends;  therefore,  be
18    it
20    OF  THE  STATE  OF  ILLINOIS,  that  we mourn, along with her
21    family  and  friends,  the  death  of  Mrs.  Lureatha   Jones
22    Phillips; we extend our sympathy to her family and friends at
23    this time of personal loss; and be it further
24        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
25    presented to the family of Mrs. Lureatha Jones Phillips.

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