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Full Text of SR1982  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Melba deane Booker, who passed away on
4August 24, 2018; and
5    WHEREAS, Melba Booker was born in Chicago to Ella Mae
6Washington and Felix Hoover Liddell on March 27, 1941; the
7eldest of two children, she attended Douglas Elementary School
8and Frances W. Parker High School; she committed to her faith
9at an early age; she married Cleophus Booker in 1964; the
10marriage ended, but they remained lifelong friends; and
11    WHEREAS, Melba Booker worked at the University of Chicago
12Hospital for five years; she retired from the United States
13Postal Service after 34 years of dedicated service, and as the
14TimeKeeper at Garfield Park Station received several
15recognitions and commendations; and
16    WHEREAS, Melba Booker was a longtime member of the First
17Unity Cathedral Church and a licensed minister; she remained
18close to her childhood friends, Joyce King and the late Norma
19Lee; she was a hard worker and an exquisite dresser; she was
20compassionate and generous; and
21    WHEREAS, Melba Booker was preceded in death by her parents;



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1her brother, Frank; and her ex-husband, Cleophus; and
2    WHEREAS, Melba Booker is survived by her daughter, Drella
3(Thomas); her son, Eclenzo (LaTonja); her grandchildren,
4Kenzy, Ashanta, Thomas Jr., ShaRon, Chyealla (Christopher),
5Eclenzo, and Keziah; her great-grandson, Uriah; her niece,
6Antoinette; her nephew, Vincente; her goddaughters, Patrice,
7Sharnetta, and Marsha; her godson, Ferris; and her cousins,
8friends, and prayer partners; therefore, be it
10ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
11Melba deane Booker and extend our sincere condolences to her
12family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
14    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
15presented to the family of Melba Booker as an expression of our
16deepest sympathy.