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Full Text of SR0867  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison was born in New Orleans,
3 Louisiana on January 14, 1928 to Robert and Lillian Ellison;
4 and
5     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison moved with his family to
6 Chicago, where he was raised in the Englewood community and
7 attended Englewood and Dunbar High Schools; and
8     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison began his military career
9 in the United States Navy in 1946; and
10     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison played with the Navy's
11 football team as a half back and traveled extensively; and
12     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison successfully completed
13 several tours of duty, including service during the Korean War
14 and the Vietnam War; after serving his country for 28 years, he
15 proudly accepted his honorable discharge in 1974; and
16     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison married the love of his
17 life, Youko Amai, on April 12, 1954; and
18     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison and Youko Amai's union was
19 anointed with the birth of their son, Warren Shelley Ellison,



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1 on May 12, 1958; and
2     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison began a new career in 1975
3 with the Drug Enforcement Administration, where he worked in
4 communications with the Tactical Enforcement Group until his
5 retirement in 1994; and
6     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison was a hard-working and
7 family-oriented man who loved jazz music and good food; and
8     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison was called for duty in
9 God's service on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Metro South
10 Hospital; and
11     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison was preceded in death by
12 his wife, Youko Amai; his parents, Robert and Lillian Ellison;
13 his oldest brother, John; and his sister, Althia; and
14     WHEREAS, Warren Clifford Ellison is survived by his older
15 brother, Irving (Doris); his loving son, Warren S. Ellison; his
16 loving grandson, Warren J. Ellison; his loving, God-sent
17 daughter, Hedy (Eli & Mya); and a host of friends and family;
18 therefore, be it
20 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with



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1 his family and friends, the passing of Warren Clifford Ellison;
2 and be it further
3     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
4 presented to the family of Warren Clifford Ellison as an
5 expression of our sympathy.