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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of Richard Barber, Jr. on February 6, 1997; and
 4        WHEREAS, Richard Barber, Jr.  was  born  on  January  12,
 5    1922,  the  son  of  Richard  Barber,  Sr. and Lynette Wyman;
 6    Richard Jr. was the eldest of six children; and
 7        WHEREAS, Richard Barber, Jr. graduated  from  Wells  High
 8    School  in 1940; he worked with the Cook County Department of
 9    Highway and Traffic until his retirement on February 5, 1991;
10    and
11        WHEREAS, In 1946 Richard met the woman  he  would  marry,
12    Audrei  L.  Mayberry;  on December 1, 1950 they were married;
13    and
14        WHEREAS, Richard accepted Jesus  Christ  as  his  Saviour
15    early   in  his  life  and  became  a  member  of  the  Carey
16    Tercentenary A.M.E. Church in 1990; and
17        WHEREAS, Richard Barber,  Jr.  is  survived  by  fourteen
18    children; Richard Barber, III., David Barber, Michael Barber,
19    Anthony   Barber,  Joseph  Barber,  Stephen  Barber,  Gennard
20    Barber, Lalia Joyce Cossom, Valerie A. Richardson, Antionette
21    Y. Hines, Angela E.  Barnes,  Ingrid  M.  Barber,  Cecile  G.
22    Barber,  and  Keithan  A. Barber; his brother Charles Barber;
23    his sister Mary Bonds; daughters-in-law  Cynthia,  Catherine,
24    Laverne,  Rebecca,  Linda,  Katrina,  and  Lynn;  sons-in-law
25    Robert,   Lavell,  Ervin,  and  Clark;  fifty  grandchildren;
26    eighteen  great  grandchildren;  several   nieces,   nephews,
27    cousins, and friends; therefore, be it
29    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn along with the family
30    and friends of Richard Barber, Jr.; and be it further
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 1        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 2    presented to the family of Richard Barber, Jr.

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