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Full Text of SR0881  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3 learn of the death of Mary Ellen Wiggins, who passed away on
4 September 7, 2008; and
5     WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Wiggins was born on December 30, 1939
6 in Chicago to the union of George Winsley Wiggins and Mabel
7 Wiggins; and
8     WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Wiggins attended Forestville Grammar
9 School and Dunbar High School; and
10     WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Wiggins accepted Christ as her savior
11 at an early age and was baptized at First Church of
12 Deliverance, where her grandmother and daughter were members;
13 and
14     WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Wiggins later united with the City of
15 Faith Christian Church of Chicago; and
16     WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Wiggins was socially and politically
17 involved in her community, where she resided and worked; and
18     WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Wiggins strongly believed in change and
19 self-sufficiency for all residents; and



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1     WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Wiggins began her journey of service as
2 a LAC Clerk at Washington Park Development, where CHA
3 Commissioner Artensa Randolph was the President and the
4 Chairperson of the Central Advisory Council; and
5     WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Wiggins became the President of the
6 Washington Park Development in 1995; and
7     WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Wiggins was elected Chairperson of the
8 Central Advisory Council in 2003; she has also served as the
9 organization's Building President and President of the
10 Washington Park Local Advisory Council; and
11     WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Wiggins believed that her family was
12 the foundation of her life; and
13     WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Wiggins leaves to cherish her memories
14 her sons, Kenneth Sr. and Jeffrey; her daughters, Itasca,
15 Millicent (deceased), Franchesca, Bernadette, Stephanie,
16 Tomika, LaVerne, and Tawiana; her grandchildren, Jason,
17 Tarnisha, Kennetha, Kenneth Jr., Keisha, Sherrita, Carl Jr.,
18 Zataunia, Hananiah, Aasha, Keon, Ashley, Printiss, Aaliyah,
19 Zacari, Damya, and Queonna; her great-grandchildren, Kayla,
20 KyJuan, Kyra, KeShauwn, Kyla, Noah, and Sadiyah; her niece,
21 Elaine Hines and her family, Courtney, Shireille, and Roger



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1 (deceased); her niece, Tameka and her son, Jarrick; the Hylick
2 family, Sandra, Charlsie, Barry, Sonya, and Steve (deceased);
3 her co-worker and friend, Jimmy Neal; and a host of other
4 loving family members, friends, and colleagues; therefore, be
5 it
7 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
8 her family and friends, the passing of Mary Ellen Wiggins; and
9 be it further
10     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
11 presented to the family of Mary Ellen Wiggins as an expression
12 of our sympathy.