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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Robert Lee Banks Sr. of Springfield, who
4passed away on March 5, 2013; and
5    WHEREAS, Robert Banks Sr. was born on October 23, 1925, in
6Marshall, Missouri; his parents were Robert Banks and Malissa
7Banks Hammons; he married Norma Jean Watson on November 27,
81947; and
9    WHEREAS, Robert Banks Sr. attended school in Marshall,
10Missouri, and served his country as a member of the United
11States Navy; and
12    WHEREAS, Robert Banks Sr. was employed with the federal
13government in the General Services Administration for 28 years
14until his retirement in 1987; he was also employed at George
15Bunn Jr. for over 28 years; and
16    WHEREAS, Robert Banks Sr. was a member of St. John AME
17Church and the Otis B. Duncan Post 809; and
18    WHEREAS, Robert Banks Sr. was preceded in death by his
19parents; his brother, Clarence Monroe Banks Sr.; his daughter,
20Susie Ann Banks; and his grandson, Christopher Michael Banks;



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2    WHEREAS, Robert Banks Sr. is survived by his wife, Norma
3Jean Banks; his sons, Michael D. (Ollie) Banks and Robert Lee
4(Virgie) Banks Jr.; his daughter, Reggie Jean Harris
5(companion, Sylvester Brown); his grandsons, Robert Lee Banks
6III, Hasan Harris, Sean M. Banks, and Chaz Tribbet; his
7great-granddaughter, Ziyah S. Banks; his sister, Clara Mae
8Parsons; his special cousin, Gladys Guthery; his special
9great-nephew, Kenneth Baker; and his many nieces, nephews,
10cousins, and friends; therefore, be it
12ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
13his family and friends, the passing of Robert Lee Banks Sr.;
14and be it further
15    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
16presented to the family of Robert Banks Sr. as an expression of
17our sympathy.