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Full Text of SR0642  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Dolores Alma Johnson, who passed away on
4June 10, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Dolores Johnson was born in Chicago to William and
6Alma Nails on June 11, 1931; she later moved to Robins with her
7parents, where she met her future husband, Elbert "Zip"
8Johnson; and
9    WHEREAS, Dolores Johnson had a special place in her heart
10for her community; her character, temperament, and
11determination were best displayed when she enrolled in Chicago
12State University and spent the next 10 years raising a family
13full time and attending the university part-time; she
14successfully obtained her degree in education and became an
15educator; she was always pleasant and graceful to everyone she
16met and worked with; and
17    WHEREAS, Dolores Johnson was an active member of Saint
18Sabina Church for over 50 years, where she was active on many
19of the church's boards and committees; she was also part of her
20block's book club and served on the board of Neighborhood
21Housing Services of Chicago; and



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1    WHEREAS, Dolores Johnson loved tennis, swimming,
2traveling, gardening, and taking care of her family; she
3sacrificed her needs for the good of her family, always putting
4them first above anything else; she will be remembered as being
5a selfless, altruistic wife and mother who always had a smile
6on her face; she also enjoyed having tea and visiting with
7friends; she was always outdoors on a beautiful summer day and
8was always easy to find working in her beautiful garden; and
9    WHEREAS, Dolores Johnson was as beautiful as the flowers
10that she loved so well and her influence will forever remain in
11the lives of all who knew her; and
12    WHEREAS, Dolores Johnson was preceded in death by her
13husband, Elbert; her children, Stephen, Marie, and Regina; two
14grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and
15    WHEREAS, Dolores Johnson is survived by her children,
16Kenneth (Sabrina), Victoria, Elbert (Verna), Paul (Valerie),
17Paula, Marva, Harold (Rhonda), and David; 16 grandchildren; her
18great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and
19friends; therefore, be it
21ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
22Dolores Alma Johnson, and extend our sincere condolences to her



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