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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are saddened to learn of the death of Jimmie
4Lee Burton Glass, who passed away on July 6, 2022; and
5    WHEREAS, Jimmie Glass was born to Robert and Eula Mae
6Burton in Panama City, Florida on October 7, 1938; she
7committed to her faith at an early age and was a member of Mt.
8Moriah Church; she attended Rosenwald High School where she
9played guard on the girls' basketball team; she completed the
10Red Cross Home Nursing course: Home Care of the Sick at age 15;
11she left Florida and moved to Chicago at the age of 16 to
12assist with the care of her nieces and nephew; after meeting on
13a blind date in 1956, she later married Huey Leonard Glass; and
14    WHEREAS, Jimmie Glass worked for the Chicago Board of
15Education; she began work as a lunchroom attendant and was
16promoted to lunchroom manager within four years; she worked
17predominantly in south and west side schools, ensuring that
18students had proper nutrition and were ready to learn; and
19    WHEREAS, Jimmie Glass was a member of Mount Calvary
20Baptist Church and later joined Pullman Christian Reformed
21Church; and



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1    WHEREAS, Jimmie Glass had many hobbies and interests; she
2loved taking pictures, including taking selfies back in the
31970s and candid photos of her children; she was an
4exceptional cook and baker and had a green thumb, producing an
5amazing rose garden and vegetable garden; she loved watches
6and playing cards with her neighbors on warm summer nights;
7she had a talent for typing, sewing, shorthand, crocheting,
8and puzzles; and
9    WHEREAS, Jimmie Glass was preceded in death by her
10parents; her daughter, Gwendolyn Cecelia; her two brothers,
11Donnie and Robert; her three sisters, Zephia, Ruby, and Eula;
12her nine brothers-in-law, J.B., Earlie, Herman, Coleman,
13James, Earnest, Roosevelt, Curtis, and Calvin; her six
14sisters-in-law, Julia, Blanche, Carolyn, Adell, Dorothy, and
15Ann; and her son-in-law, Gregory; and
16    WHEREAS, Jimmie Glass is survived by her children, Vaughn,
17Jennifer, Linda, Jeffrey, and Donica; her grandchildren,
18Iasha, Naja, and Gianina; her great-grandchildren, Amari and
19Carter; her sister, Barbara; her sisters-in-law, Ann and
20Burnette; her daughter-in-law, Tenia; her self-adopted
21daughter, Natatia; her nieces and nephews; her cousins; and
22her friends; therefore, be it



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2we mourn the passing of Jimmie Lee Burton Glass and extend our
3sincere condolences to her family, friends, and all who knew
4and loved her; and be it further
5    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
6presented to the family of Jimmie Glass as an expression of our
7deepest sympathy.