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Full Text of HR0843  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are saddened to learn of the death of Monica
4Tenelle Beverly, who passed away on March 28, 2022; and
5    WHEREAS, Monica Beverly was born alongside her twin sister
6Marsha to Jimmie and Dorothy Gardner of Chicago on October 6,
71978; she attended Marillac House Social Center from ages
8three to eight; she was also enrolled at Our Lady of Sorrow
9Catholic School before transferring in third grade to the Walt
10Disney Magnet School, from which she graduated eighth grade in
111992; she attended Steinmetz High School in 1996, where she
12served as assistant to the cheerleading coach before later
13joining the squad; she earned her bachelor's degree in
14Psychology with a minor in Drama from Roosevelt University in
152003; she received her master's degree in Psychology from
16National Louis University pending thesis; she married Eric
17Beverly on June 17, 2017, and they had one son, Elijah Beverly,
18who preceded her in death; and
19    WHEREAS, Monica Beverly worked part time at the Clerk of
20the Circuit Court for Cook County while attending Roosevelt
21University in 2000; she worked for the Cook County Sheriff's
22Department thereafter in 2001 and for the past 20 years; she
23also became an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay



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1Cosmetics in 2005 and was promoted to sales director in 2006;
2she learned to bake as a form of therapy after losing her son
3in 2019, eventually opening her own home baked goods business
4named Luv e Sweets in honor of Elijah in 2020; she made treats
5and desserts for various celebratory needs and had developed a
6loyal following of patrons; and
7    WHEREAS, Monica Beverly committed to her faith at an early
8age, attending Jordan Temple Baptist Church when she was three
9years old in 1981; she asked to be baptized and joined the
10Sunshine Choir in 1984; she joined the Young Adult Choir in
111991, where she became one of the choir directors; she
12attended the Church Cotillion at the age of 17 in 1995, where
13she was a debutante alongside her sister Marsha; she joined
14the Jordan Temple Combined Adult Choir at the age of 18 in
151996; she went on to join the Jordan Temple Praise and Worship
16Ministry; she joined the Breath of Life Dance Ministry
17(B.O.L.D.) in 1998, which she later led for 23 years; she
18developed Jordan Temple's Mimes of God (M.O.G.) ministry in
192006; she led the Passion 4 Praise (P.4.P.) ministry in 2013;
21    WHEREAS, Monica Beverly joined Near Future Youth Ministry
22Chorale as one of its original members in 1995, where she was a
23faithful member since its inception and attended reunion
24celebrations; she was also a founding members of D.N.A.



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1Ministries International, Inc. in 2012, where she served for
211 years and traveled both domestically and internationally;
3she also auditioned and became one of the many members of The
4Unquenchable Worshippers in February 2012; and
5    WHEREAS, Due to her passion for the arts and dance, Monica
6Beverly joined the Eagle International Training Institute
7(EITI) in 2013, where she participated and graduated from
8T.E.N. Modules Years 1 and 2; she later joined the T.E.N.
9Illinois Northwest Site as a teacher, where she became
10co-leader in 2016; her dance credentials also included
11accomplishments with the Eagle International Training
12Institute; she graduated from the EITI School of Drama in 2015
13and served as the school's administrator for EITI MIME; she
14also graduated from the EITI Choregeo Dance Leadership Network
15the next year; and
16    WHEREAS, Monica Beverly was one of the founding board
17members of Erik Kirk & True Worship in 2018, where her voice
18could be heard with great range in the soprano section; her
19organization went on to be nominated at the Rhythm of Gospel
20Awards in several categories; and
21    WHEREAS, Monica Beverly became the leader of The Altar
22Church of Worship Dance Ministry in 2018; alongside fellow
23Eagle Minister and friend Irene Abrons, she also started the



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1teaching and training session for The Altar School of Worship
2in September 2021; she was working on producing Deeply Rooted
3at the time of her passing, which will be dedicated to her by
4the dance ministry at The Altar Church of Worship as a tribute
5to her legacy and to honor her for all she sacrificed and
6poured into the production; and
7    WHEREAS, Monica Beverly was a singer, soloist, choir
8director, praise team leader, praise dancer, and a phenomenal
9woman of faith who was affectionately known as "Moni", "Mo",
10"Mo-Mo", and "Lil Bit"; she possessed a super-soprano voice
11that did not match her stature, exceeding vocal expectations
12with confidence and energy; she was noted as being one of the
13best producers, choreographers, and Integral Dance Ministry
14leaders in the City of Chicago; she will be remembered for her
15determination, dedication, and love; therefore, be it
18we mourn the passing of Monica Tenelle Beverly and extend our
19sincere condolences to her family, friends, and all who knew
20and loved her; and be it further
21    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
22presented to the family of Monica Beverly as an expression of
23our deepest sympathy.