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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  sympathy  to  the  family and congregation of
 4    Pastor James L. Tolliver Jr., who  passed  away  on  June  7,
 5    1997; and
 6        WHEREAS,   Pastor   Tolliver  was  affiliated  with  Holy
 7    Communion Church, True Vine of  Holiness  Missionary  Baptist
 8    Church,  and  Greater St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church;
 9    he pastored Christ Temple Community Church, Perfect  Love  of
10    God Missionary Baptist Church, and served New Hope Missionary
11    Baptist  Church until his passing; while serving at New Hope,
12    Pastor Tolliver made many changes to the church, and saw  the
13    completion   of   several   fruitful   projects,   including:
14    instituting  the junior choir, installing the baptismal pool,
15    revitalizing the bus ministry, beginning  the  remodeling  of
16    the  church  sanctuary,  establishing  the  men's  auxiliary,
17    refurbishing  the pulpit and choir area, and revitalizing the
18    church deacon board; and
19        WHEREAS,  Pastor  Tolliver  was  the  son  of  James   L.
20    Tolliver,  Sr.  and  Bernice  Chappelle  Phillips; he was the
21    loving husband of Rita  H.  Anderson  Tolliver;  he  was  the
22    dedicated  father of Dwaine, Michael, Denise, Tanya, Rosanne,
23    James, and Jonathan; he was the proud grandfather  of  Aisha,
24    Carla,  Anthony,  Monique, Brandon, Joseph, and Jason; he was
25    the brother of Melvin, Bernard, and Vidella; he was an  uncle
26    and  great  uncle  to  his many nieces and nephews; and was a
27    spiritual leader, teacher, and friend to many people over the
28    years; therefore, be it
30    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,  that  we  mourn,  along  with  his
31    family,  friends, and congregation, the death of Pastor James
32    L. Tolliver, Jr. of Chicago, Illinois; and be it further
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 1        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 2    presented  to  the  family  of Pastor James L. Tolliver, Jr.,
 3    along with our sincere condolences.

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