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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 Amos I. Jones, who passed away on May 28, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS, Amos I. Jones was born on August  19,  1927,  in
 6    Quitman,  Mississippi  to the late Mamie Roberts Jones and Ed
 7    Jones, Sr; and

 8        WHEREAS, Mr. Jones attended Daniel Hand  boarding  school
 9    at  Tougaloo  College  in Mississippi and graduated from Lake
10    Forest High School in 1947; he earned his  bachelor's  degree
11    at the University of Illinois which he attended on a football
12    scholarship  and his master's degree at Roosevelt University;
13    and

14        WHEREAS, Mr. Jones served in the United States  Army;  he
15    was  a  lifetime  member  of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and a
16    member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church; and

17        WHEREAS, Mr.  Jones  taught  for  one  year  at  the  old
18    Commonwealth   grade   school;   he   was   also  a  teacher,
19    administrator, and coach at North Chicago High School for  37
20    years, retiring in 1991; and

21        WHEREAS, The passing of Amos I. Jones will be deeply felt
22    by  all  who  knew  and  loved him, especially his wife, Cleo
23    Jones, his sons, Michael, Ronald  (wife,  Linda),  and  Steve
24    (Shenia)  Jones;  his  brother,  Walter R. Jones (Marie); his
25    sisters-in-law,  Chris  Jones   and   Edith   Whitlock;   his
26    grandchildren,   Tiara,  Tiana,  Tashara,  Steven,  Quiyanna,
27    Marnika,  and  Martin;  and  his  several  nieces,   nephews,
28    cousins, and friends; therefore, be it

30    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
31    all  who  knew  him,  the  death  of Amos I. Jones; and be it
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 1    further

 2        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 3    presented  to  the  family  of Amos I. Jones with our sincere
 4    condolences.

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