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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Jeanette Wright of Blue Island, who
4passed away on February 20, 2014; and
5    WHEREAS, Jeanette Wright was born in Wetumpka, Alabama on
6August 8, 1922 to Doc Dixon and Irene Johnson; she was followed
7by younger siblings, Bernice and Charles Harry; she was
8educated in Pollard and Brewton, Alabama and married Paul
9Wright, Sr. on June 29, 1940 in Wetumpka, Alabama; and
10    WHEREAS, Jeanette Wright worked at various jobs to support
11her family; she returned to school later in life and became a
12licensed practical nurse; she worked for the Veterans Hospital,
13Lakeside in Chicago, retiring with almost 20 years of service;
15    WHEREAS, Jeanette Wright had a passion for reading and had
16a keen interest in local, national, and international politics;
17she was a member of Christ Temple Church in Robbins, and in
181994, she fulfilled a life-long dream by traveling to the Holy
19Land; and
20    WHEREAS, Jeanette Wright was preceded in death by her
21parents; her husband of 67 years, Paul Wright, Sr.; and her



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1son, Paul, Jr.; and
2    WHEREAS, Jeanette Wright is survived by her daughters,
3Irene Wilkins, Margaret Wright, and Barbara Garrison; her sons,
4Gregory (JoAnn) Wright and Douglas (Patricia) Wright; her
5niece, Dorothy Jean Wells; her granddaughters, Tressa,
6Kimberly, Kylana, Paula, Nioke, Nina, Jacqueline, and
7Lynnette; her grandsons, David, Terrence, and Patrick; her
8great-grandchildren, DeAnthony, Lanesha, Mariyah, Jasmine,
9Jordan, Myrik, Niaya, Mykah, Bailey, Essence, and Jenesis; her
10brother-in-law, Joe Willie Morris; her sisters-in-law,
11Florence Ziegler, Lillie Wright, and Rosa Glover-Armstrong;
12and her numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and members
13of the Christ Temple Church Family; therefore, be it
15ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
16Jeanette Wright, and extend our sincere condolences to her
17family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
19    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20presented to the family of Jeanette Wright as an expression of
21our deepest sympathy.