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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are saddened to learn of the death of Sheila
4Hill-Demery, who passed away on August 25, 2022; and
5    WHEREAS, Sheila Hill-Demery was born in Chicago to Charles
6and Mattie Hill on August 23, 1965; she lived in California for
7a time before returning to Chicago in her mid-20s; and
8    WHEREAS, Sheila Hill-Demery began her career in healthcare
9as a medical assistant; she then returned to school and
10graduated with her associate's degree in nursing from
11Olive-Harvey College; and
12    WHEREAS, Sheila Hill-Demery continued her education by
13earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain
14College in 2017; during her career as a registered nurse, she
15worked at various hospitals before finding a permanent home
16with Cermack Health in the early 2000s, where she found joy in
17being one of the best nurses; after over 20 years of service,
18she received well-deserved recognition for her hard work and
19dedication to nursing; and
20    WHEREAS, Sheila Hill-Demery was a phenomenal mother to her
21children and many others; she lived life to the fullest and was



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1not afraid to show the world who she was; some of her favorite
2activities included making memories with her daughters and
3grandchildren, hosting family parties, and spending time with
4her four-legged daughter, Lexie; and
5    WHEREAS, Sheila Hill-Demery enjoyed helping others and
6brightening people's lives; she always encouraged everyone to
7put their best foot forward and not dwell on things out of
8their control; those who knew her understood that she was
9never one to sugarcoat her words, and she did not hold back
10when giving advice; and
11    WHEREAS, Sheila Hill-Demery was preceded in death by her
12parents and her sister, Nicole; and
13    WHEREAS, At the time of her passing, Sheila Hill-Demery
14was survived by her daughters, Kiah (Malcolm) and Remiyah; her
15fur daughter, Lexie; her grandchildren, Mylah and Michael; her
16God children, Kenyonnia and Kesha; her extended children,
17Marcus, Shantel, Samariah, Saarah, and Sumaiyah; her brother,
18Ernest and Terrance; her siblings in Christ, Corinthia and
19Harvey; her first cousins, Tam and Nikeya; her childhood
20friends, Tracy and Rob; and numerous of nieces, nephews, and
21friends; therefore, be it



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2we mourn the passing of Sheila Hill-Demery and extend our
3sincere condolences to her family, friends, and all who knew
4and loved her; and be it further
5    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
6presented to the family of Sheila Hill-Demery as an expression
7of our deepest sympathy.