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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, Word has come to  the  Illinois  Senate  of  the
 3    passing  of Reverend Garfield Hubbard, Sr., retired Pastor of
 4    Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church  in  East  St.  Louis,
 5    Illinois; and

 6        WHEREAS,   Reverend   Hubbard   was  born  in  Coldwater,
 7    Mississippi on October 16, 1915; his parents were  Jonas  and
 8    Arlener  Hubbard;  he  accepted  Christ as his Savior and was
 9    baptized on August 12, 1931 at Mt. Olive  Missionary  Baptist
10    Church in Proctor, Arkansas; in 1937 he married Mildred Jones
11    and they moved to the St. Louis area in 1940; and

12        WHEREAS,  Reverend  Hubbard worked for St. Louis Malliber
13    Casting  Company  until  1957  when  he   entered   full-time
14    ministry;  he received his call to ministry while a member of
15    Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church; in 1948 he was called to
16    the pastorate of First Baptist Church of Golden Garden  where
17    he  served  for two years; in May of 1951 he was installed as
18    the pastor of Morning Star Missionary Baptist  Church,  where
19    he served for over forty-three years; and

20        WHEREAS, Reverend Hubbard was responsible for many of the
21    church's  programs,  including the Sunday Night Revival Hour,
22    which could be heard on KATZ radio  for  over  thirty  years;
23    Reverend  Hubbard  conducted revivals across the country, and
24    was a noted musician and soloist; through his leadership  the
25    church  was  able  to  burn  their  mortgage  on  the current
26    property in four years; and

27        WHEREAS, Reverend Hubbard served as the Counselor of  the
28    Usher's  Department  for the Baptist General State Convention
29    of Illinois, Instructor for the District and State  Congress,
30    President  of  the  Woodriver Baptist District Association of
31    Illinois, and Treasurer of the Baptist General State Congress
32    of Illinois; and
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 1        WHEREAS, Reverend Hubbard was a Life Member and Past Vice
 2    President of the East St. Louis NAACP; he  was  President  of
 3    the  East  St. Louis Ministerial Alliance; he was a member of
 4    the East St. Louis Business and Professional Men's Club,  the
 5    East  St. Louis/Metropolitan Chaplaincy Program, the Advisory
 6    Board for the City of East St. Louis, the Urban League, and a
 7    Board Member of the Civil Service Commission; he served as  a
 8    St. Louis Auxiliary Policeman, the Deputy Clerk for St. Clair
 9    County,  and  a Trustee for State Community College; he owned
10    Hubbard's Marriage License Bureau; and he was a  32nd  Degree
11    Mason of Tyree Consistory; and

12        WHEREAS,  Reverend  Hubbard  will be remembered as a warm
13    and caring person, who worked hard to care for his family; he
14    was a role model to many, and a man who never wavered in  his
15    beliefs or his faith; and

16        WHEREAS,  The  passing  of Reverend Garfield Hubbard, Sr.
17    will be felt by all who knew him,  especially  his  children,
18    Garfield (Rosceiata) Hubbard, Jr., Malvin E. (Karen) Hubbard,
19    Claude  E.  (Dianne) Hubbard, Danny J. (Carroll) Hubbard, and
20    Marion C. (Caroline) Hubbard; his twenty-five  grandchildren;
21    his     forty-seven     great-grandchildren;     his    three
22    great-great-grandchildren; his brother, Reverend Jonas (Mary)
23    Hubbard, Jr.; his sister, Mrs. Fannie B. Hubbard; his nieces,
24    nephews, cousins, relatives, friends, and family  at  Morning
25    Star Missionary Baptist Church; therefore, be it

27    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
28    all  who knew and loved him, the passing of Reverend Garfield
29    Hubbard, Sr.; and be it further

30        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
31    presented to the family of Reverend Hubbard.

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