Bill Text: IL HR0861 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Mourns the passing of James Edward Wilson.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-05-19 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth [HR0861 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HR0861-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are saddened to learn of the death of James
4Edward Wilson, who passed away on April 26, 2022; and
5 WHEREAS, James Wilson was born to Reveal and Anna Mae
6Wilson in Galesburg on November 9, 1936; he attended Galesburg
7High School, where he excelled in sports and was a member of
8the Silver Streaks basketball team; he graduated from Western
9Illinois University; he served as a jet engine mechanic in the
10U.S. Air Force; and
11 WHEREAS, James Wilson had a fruitful career at Fermi
12National Laboratory, where he met the love of his life,
13Shirley Payne; together, they shared love, laughter, and
14leaning into their faith and each other for over 35 years; and
15 WHEREAS, James Wilson was a jack of all trades after
16retirement, serving as a car salesman, a school bus driver,
17and a pillar of motivational perpetuation at the funeral home,
18as well as a devoted deacon at Logan Street Missionary Baptist
19Church (MBC); he was also a past master at W.L. Darrow Masonic
20Lodge #10 in Galesburg; and
21 WHEREAS, James Wilson was affectionately known as "Red",

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1"Paw Paw", and "Captain"; therefore, be it
2 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
3HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
4we mourn the passing of James Edward Wilson and extend our
5sincere condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew
6and loved him; and be it further
7 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
8presented to the family of James Wilson as an expression of our
9deepest sympathy.
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