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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  sincere condolences to the family and friends
 4    of Roosevelt "Rose" Wright, who  passed  away  on  April  20,
 5    2001; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Roosevelt Wright was born on March 15, 1935, in
 7    Durham, North Carolina to the late  Theodore  R.  Wright  and
 8    Cynthia S. Wright; and

 9        WHEREAS,  Roosevelt  Wright  graduated from Hillside High
10    School in 1953, and he  was  a  graduate  of  McCoy's  Barber
11    School; and

12        WHEREAS,  Roosevelt  Wright  was  a veteran of the United
13    States Air Force serving from 1954 until 1958; and

14        WHEREAS, Roosevelt Wright worked in  construction  for  a
15    number  of  years;  in  addition  he worked at Martin Metals,
16    American Motors, Goodyear,  and  sold  insurance  for  United
17    Insurance; his greatest joy was cutting hair at Dave's Barber
18    Shop  in  North  Chicago  where  over  the  years his clients
19    included members of the Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls; and

20        WHEREAS, Roosevelt Wright was a dedicated artist; his art
21    work was often seen on the high  school  football  fields  in
22    Waukegan, North Chicago, and Libertyville; and

23        WHEREAS,  Roosevelt  Wright  was a Master Mason under the
24    Rufus Mitchell Lodge, a  member  of  the  Western  Consistory
25    Number  28,  where  he  advanced  to  32nd Degree, and was an
26    active member of the BET Express; and he was a member of  the
27    First  Corinthian  Missionary Baptist Church, where he served
28    in the Gospel Chorus, the  Voices  of  Corinthian  and  First
29    Corinthian's male chorus, and the Corinthian Echos; and

30        WHEREAS,  The  passing of Roosevelt Wright will be deeply
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 1    felt by all who knew and  loved  him,  especially  his  wife,
 2    Juanita,    his   daughter,   Shalanda   (husband,   Gregory)
 3    Brookshire; his  son,  Gregory  (wife,  Kristi)  Wright;  his
 4    grandchildren,  Manesha  Young, Gregory Brookshire, Dominique
 5    Wright, Keyonna  Wright,  and  Breonna  Wright;  his  mother,
 6    Cynthia  S. Wright; his siblings, Evangelist Evelyn (husband,
 7    Pastor James) Gilchrist,  Lawrence  (wife,  Phyllis)  Wright,
 8    Charles  (wife,  Annie)  Wright, Otis (wife, Carolyn) Wright,
 9    Lois Wright, Ruby Wright, Edna Clay,  Dr.  Catherine  Wright,
10    Marion Wright; his brother-in-law, James (wife, Joyce) Hugle;
11    his   sister-in-law,   Mary  (husband,  Patrick)  Davis;  his
12    godchildren,  James  Dicker,  Danzie   Dicker,   Jr.,   Aaron
13    Keener-Smith,  T'Dara  Brown,  Kierra  Keys,  Kate Swain, and
14    Marie Swain; his nieces; his nephews;  his  special  friends;
15    and his many well-wishers; therefore, be it

17    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
18    all  who  knew  him,  the  death of Roosevelt Wright of North
19    Chicago, Illinois; and be it further

20        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
21    presented  to the family of Roosevelt Wright with our sincere
22    condolences.

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