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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  sincere condolences to the family and friends
 4    of Lula Jean Patton, who passed away on January 30, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS, Lula Jean Patton was born on March  8,  1939  in
 6    Tennessee; and

 7        WHEREAS,  Lula  Jean Patton received her formal education
 8    in Tennessee; she married Paul Vestel, Sr. and  two  children
 9    were born of this union, Marita and Paul; the family moved to
10    Chicago  in  1957;  she  later  married  Charlie  Patton  who
11    preceded her in death; and

12        WHEREAS,  Mrs. Patton accepted Christ at an early age and
13    was ordained a Minister of the Gospel in  1985;  she  was  an
14    active  member  of  St. Peter's Church of God in Christ under
15    the leadership of Elder Seal Livingston, where she served  on
16    the  Mothers Board and was President of The Evangelist Board;
17    and

18        WHEREAS, Mrs. Patton was a health care  professional  and
19    worked   at  several  hospitals  and  nursing  homes  in  the
20    Chicagoland area; and

21        WHEREAS, Mrs. Patton was  dedicated  to  her  church  and
22    community  and  received  numerous honors and awards; she was
23    Vice President of Eden Green Cooperative,  President  of  the
24    Local  School  Council  at  W.E.B.  DuBois Elementary School,
25    former Beat Facilitator for the 5th District,  an  instructor
26    for  the  Department  of  Children and Family Services, and a
27    foster parent for 19 years; and

28        WHEREAS, The death of Lula Jean  Patton  will  be  deeply
29    felt by all who knew and loved her, especially her daughters,
30    Marita  McDaniel  (Walter), Crystal, Denise, Selina, Sabrina,
31    Tracy, and Laquisha;  her  sons,  Paul,  Dwayne,  Craig,  and
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 1    Billy;  her grandchildren, Shauntina, Darlesia, Jamie, Erica,
 2    Lornett,  Shaquille,  Rosemary,  Sharonda,  and   Paul;   her
 3    great-grandchildren,  Jason,  Sean, Devin, Devon, and Davion;
 4    her cousin, William  Sparkman,  and  a  host  of  family  and
 5    friends; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Lula  Jean Patton was a woman of class, virtue,
 7    and love; she will be missed by all who  had  the  honor  and
 8    pleasure of meeting her; therefore, be it

10    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
11    all  who  knew her, the death of Lula Jean Patton of Chicago,
12    Illinois; and be it further

13        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
14    presented  to the family of Lula Jean Patton with our sincere
15    condolences.

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