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Full Text of SR1993  99th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Dickey Ray Mizell of Granite City, who
4passed away on June 11, 2016; and
5    WHEREAS, Dickey Mizell was born in Metropolis to Donald O.
6"Pete" Mizell and Florence C. (Whalen) Dotson on September 20,
71943; he served his country from 1960 to 1962 in the United
8States Air Force and was united in marriage to Sandra Sue
9Jeffords on March 22, 1966; he and his family settled in
10Granite City in 1969; and
11    WHEREAS, Dickey Mizell worked many years for Mercer-Thomas
12Mortuaries in Granite City; he served as a Madison County
13Deputy Coroner; he then went on to work as a Legal Investigator
14for the Talbert and Mallon Law Firm in Alton and the Williams
15and Caponi Law Firm in Belleville; and
16    WHEREAS, Dickey Mizell was a past Governor of the Granite
17City Moose Lodge 272; he was a former member of the National
18Association of Legal Investigators, the Granite City Jaycees,
19and AMVETS; he served as a Granite City Precinct Committeeman;
21    WHEREAS, Dickey Mizell enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing,



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1playing cards, and playing poker; he was known for his barbecue
2and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Days of Our Lives;
4    WHEREAS, Dickey Mizell was preceded in death by his
5parents; his brother, Robert J. Mizell; his sister, Mary Helen
6Medley; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles Leslie
7Jeffords and Rhudell Jeffords; his brothers-in-law, Berle Parr
8and Wesley Smithart; his niece, Brenda K. Worthen; and his
9nephews, Ricky and James Parmer; and
10    WHEREAS, Dickey Mizell is survived by his wife of 50 years,
11Sandra; his sons, Tim Mizell and friend, Julie, Don Mizell and
12wife, Lesa, and Jason Mizell and wife, Jessica; Gary Sellers,
13who was like a son to him, and wife, Julie; his grandchildren,
14Noah, Isaiah, Amanda, Jaime, Kayla, Drew, Dillan, Brenna, and
15Leah; his sisters, Marcia K. Smithart and Stephanie Parr; his
16daughter-in-law, Debye Mizell; his sisters-in-law and
17brother-in-law, Patricia A. and Ellis Reynolds, and Mary E.
18Mizell and Howard Medley; and several nieces, nephews,
19great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends; therefore,
20be it
22ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
23Dickey Ray Mizell, and extend our sincere condolences to his



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1family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
3    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
4presented to the family of Dickey Mizell as an expression of
5our deepest sympathy.