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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of Melanie Lashan Green of  Dolton  on  Tuesday,
 4    February 2, 1999; and

 5        WHEREAS,  She  was  a  member  of  St.  Raphael's Church,
 6    including being a member of the church choir for  years;  she
 7    served as a junior counselor for 5 years and was appointed an
 8    assistant  counselor  in  1998  in St. Raphael's St. Margaret
 9    Peter Claver Court 156; and

10        WHEREAS, From her loving mother, Deborah Green,  and  her
11    special  dad,  William  Shaw, she received her loving spirit,
12    her commitment to others, and the guidance and direction that
13    helped make her the wonderful person that she was; and

14        WHEREAS, She attended St. Raphael's Elementary School and
15    Maria High School in Chicago; she attended  Western  Illinois
16    University  and  Chicago  State  University,  where she was a
17    senior on the dean's  list  in  1998,  majoring  in  criminal
18    justice; and

19        WHEREAS, She was employed at the Dolton Police Department
20    as  a  Police  Dispatcher;  she  had  served as a page in the
21    Illinois House of Representatives and as a member of the  9th
22    Ward  Young  Democratic  Organization  and  the  Dolton Youth
23    Commission; and

24        WHEREAS, Her passing will be deeply felt  by  her  family
25    and  friends,  especially  her  daughter, Ashley; her mother,
26    Deborah Green; her special dad, William Shaw; her  biological
27    father,   Anthony  Green;  her  fiance,  Shawn  Staples;  her
28    grandmothers, Juanita Cook and Dorothy Green;  her  brothers,
29    Maurice  Green and Anthony Anderson; her uncles, Robert Shaw,
30    Maurice  Cook,  Ralph  Coleman,  Walter  Coleman,  and  Paris
31    Norton;  and  her  aunts,  Cynthia  Norton,  Melanie   Green,
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 1    Stephanie  Dickson,  Antoinette  Dickson Ellis, and Stephanie
 2    Cook; therefore, be it

 4    ASSEMBLY  OF  THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note with sorrow
 5    and regret the death of Melanie Lashan Green and  extend  our
 6    sincere  condolences  to  her  family  and friends; and be it
 7    further

 8        RESOLVED, That suitable  copies  of  this  resolution  be
 9    presented to the family of Melanie Lashan Green.

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