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Full Text of HR0854  102nd General Assembly

HR0854 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate Darrell Levell Wimberly,
4affectionately known as Mr. Wimbo, on the occasion of his
5retirement from Marion High School after nearly 20 years; and
 
6    WHEREAS, Darrell Wimberly was born in Louisville, Kentucky
7on August 23, 1963; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Darrell Wimberly was a standout athlete at Butler
9High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where he starred in
10football and basketball; and
 
11    WHEREAS, Darrell Wimberly attended the University of
12Louisville and found great success as a linebacker from 1978
13to 1982; and
 
14    WHEREAS, Darrell Wimberly tried out for the NFL with the
15New York Jets, but life had bigger plans for him; and
 
16    WHEREAS, Darrell Wimberly built a successful career
17selling insurance for Commonwealth Life Insurance in the
18Louisville, Kentucky area for 20 years; and
 
19    WHEREAS, In 2000, Darrell Wimberly moved to Marion, where

 

 

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1he sold insurance for five years before feeling called to
2apply for a job with Marion High School; and
 
3    WHEREAS, Darrell Wimberly worked as a volunteer football
4coach at Marion High School starting in 2000; he was hired as
5Dean of Students at Marion High School in July 2002, and he has
6worked as an administrator, football coach, and basketball
7coach at Marion High School for nearly 20 years; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Darrell Wimberly has served as a mentor,
9advocate, and role model for thousands of Marion High School
10athletes and students, bettering their lives towards brighter
11futures; and
 
12    WHEREAS, Darrell Wimberly has served as a pastor at East
13Liberty Church in rural Marion since 2002; he has also served
14as a guest speaker, prayer leader, and preacher at various
15Marion area weddings, funerals, vigils, and community
16gatherings; he has served on countless boards and committees
17and with community organizations; and
 
18    WHEREAS, Through his service to his students and his
19community, Darrell Wimberly has provided inspiration to his
20fellow coaches, administrators, and teachers with his
21positivity and guidance; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, Darrell Wimberly married Deon Wimberly on
2December 22, 1994, and he is a father of five children,
3including two daughters and three stepchildren; therefore, be
4it
 
5    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
6HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
7we congratulate Darrell Levell Wimberly, affectionately known
8as Mr. Wimbo, on his retirement from Marion High School after
9nearly 20 years of service; and be it further
 
10    RESOLVED, That we recognize Darrell Wimberly for his
11positive impact on the lives of thousands of Marion students,
12parents, residents, and community members during his career;
13and be it further
 
14    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
15presented to Darrell Wimberly as a symbol of our respect and
16esteem.