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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois  Senate  are  deeply
 3    saddened  to  learn  of  the  death  of Joi Verneice Price of
 4    Springfield, who passed away on April 23, 2002 at the  tender
 5    age of 19; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Joi  Price  was  born  September  2,  1982,  in
 7    Kankakee to Eddie J. Price, Jr. and Mary D. Price; and

 8        WHEREAS,  Miss  Price  was  a  student  at Kentucky State
 9    University  in  Frankfort,  Kentucky,   where   she   was   a
10    presidential  scholarship  recipient  and was a member of the
11    Whitney Young Honors Society; and

12        WHEREAS, Miss Price was Treasurer of her sophomore class;
13    she participated in the Alpha Kappa Alpha  Fashionetta  2000,
14    and  received  the Award of Excellence, Miss Congeniality, an
15    award for "Most Active in Communities", and the  Alpha  Kappa
16    Alpha  Fashionetta  Scholarship; Miss Price also received the
17    NAACP Award and Rainbow PUSH  Scholarship  her  freshman  and
18    sophomore  year;  she  was a member of American Honor Scholar
19    Student and a member of Who's Who Among American High  School
20    Students and Who's Who Among American College Students; and

21        WHEREAS,  Miss  Price  was a 2000 graduate of Springfield
22    High School, where she  was  treasurer  of  Students  of  All
23    Races,  Spanish  Club,  PEACE,  and received Oratory Honorary
24    Mentions by the Principal Scholars Program; she was a  member
25    of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where she received a Lillie
26    B.  Smith  Foundation  Scholarship;  Miss  Price was a former
27    member of Pearls of Praise and a member  of  the  Ambassadors
28    for Christ; and

29        WHEREAS,  Joi  Price  was  formerly employed by Feitshans
30    Safe  Haven,  Osco  Drugs,  Illinois  State  Treasurer,   and
31    Secretary  of State Department of Accounting Revenue, and she
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 1    was a former Illinois State Senate Page; and

 2        WHEREAS, Joi Verneice Price will be deeply missed by  all
 3    those  who  knew  her  and loved her, especially her parents,
 4    Eddie J. and Mary D. Price, Jr.;  her  sister,  Aisha  Yvette
 5    Price; her brothers, Malcolm (wife, Samantha) Price and Kwame
 6    Price; her half-brother, Daniel Roach; her half-sister, Tempe
 7    Williams;  her  grandparents,  Hilmor  and  Maggie  Moore and
 8    Edwinah  Price;  and  several  aunts,  uncles,  cousins,  and
 9    nephews; therefore be it

11    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
12    all those who knew her and loved  her,  the  passing  of  Joi
13    Verneice Price of Springfield; and be it further

14        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
15    presented to the family of Joi Verneice Price with  our  most
16    sincere condolences.

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