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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Robert C. Barksdale of Chicago, who
4passed away on May 15, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Robert Barksdale was born in Sallis, Mississippi
6to Charlie Davis and Virginia Roby Barksdale on January 4,
71940; his family moved to Chicago in 1957; he married Emogene
8Wilder at Greater Harvest Missionary Baptist Church in 1960,
9but they separated in 1975; and
10    WHEREAS, Robert Barksdale worked for General Motors for
11over five years, Evanston Hospital for 20 years, Virginia
12Executive Building Maintenance for 20 years, and George's and
13Ashland Foods for over 10 years; and
14    WHEREAS, Robert Barksdale enjoyed talking with people,
15playing cards, dancing, taking Sunday car rides, listening to
16music, repairing old cars, and cooking; and
17    WHEREAS, Robert Barksdale met Sheila Gaines in 2002 and
18from that point on they were inseparable; and
19    WHEREAS, Robert Barksdale was preceded in death by his
20parents; his granddaughter, Dhiaa; his brother, David; and his



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1sisters, Malinda and Darlene; and
2    WHEREAS, Robert Barksdale is survived by his wife, Emogene;
3his daughters, Gloria, Hakeema (Clifford), Sadiqua, and
4Mumina; his sons, Rahim and B.J.; his grandchildren, Wesley,
5Waraka, Arnirah, Temilade, Haziq, Hana, Jamia, Gerald, Cameel,
6Jamar, Sabeeyah, Hajarah, Hannah, Aaasim, and Musawwir; his
7great-granddaughters, Amoni and Amiya; his brothers, John,
8Frank (Rosemary), Timothy, Gerry, James, and Ricky; his
9sisters, Susie, Lucille, Derotha, Billie, Adele, Odele
10(Louis), Charlene, Theresa (Rodney), Sylvia, and Dyann; and
11numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends;
12therefore, be it
14ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
15Robert C. Barksdale, and extend our sincere condolences to his
16family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
18    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
19presented to the family of Robert Barksdale as an expression of
20our deepest sympathy.