Bill Text: SC H4643 | 2019-2020 | 123rd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Rosalie Morris Jennings

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 79-43)

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-25 - Introduced and adopted [H4643 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2019-H4643-Introduced.html


A HOUSE RESOLUTION

TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE PASSING OF MRS. ROSALIE MORRIS JENNINGS OF ALLENDALE AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.

Whereas, the South Carolina House of Representatives was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Rosalie Morris Jennings of Allendale on June 4, 2019, at the venerable age of ninety-five; and

Whereas, born in 1923, Rosalie Jennings was a native of Kline. In the fullness of time, she wed John "Buck" Jennings, God blessing their union of many years with four daughters, Joyce, Willa Marian, Betty Jean, and Lillie Mae, all of whom, encouraged by their proud parents to excel, obtained a college education and enjoyed professional careers until retirement. All seven of the senior Jennings' grandchildren also are college-educated and currently enjoy professional careers. In addition to raising their daughters, Rosalie and Buck Jennings reared a devoted nephew, Larry Priester of Allendale, as a son in their home; and

Whereas, Rosalie and Buck were active in the SCOPE (Summer Community Organization and Political Education) Project of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Rosalie and Buck also were active and supportive of civil rights efforts and community improvement projects until their health declined; and

Whereas, in October 2017, Rosalie Jennings was recognized as an outstanding civil rights pioneer and matriarch of the Union United Methodist Church at the celebration of the church's 150th anniversary; and

Whereas, this loving and devoted wife, mother, and friend was a role model in the community, loved and respected by all who knew her. She adored her family and brought them much happiness and never hesitated to help those in need; and

Whereas, predeceased by her husband, Rosalie Morris Jennings leaves to cherish her memory her children, Joyce Landrum (Willie) of Barnwell, Willa Marian Jennings of Allendale, Betty McDowell of Barnwell, and Lil Hutchinson of Barnwell; her grandchildren, Nneka Landrum of Astoria, New York, Rosalie Nataki Pettigrew (Jason) of Fishers, Indiana, Dr. Willie Landrum II (Dr. Jarrett) of Smyrna, Georgia, John McDowell of Charleston, and Kia McDowell, Phillip Hutchinson, and Marian Christiana Hutchinson, all of Columbia; her great-grandchildren, Keon Greene of Georgetown, Ashley Pettigrew, Deja Pettigrew, and Jason Pettigrew II of Fishers, Indiana, and Addisyn Landrum of Smyrna, Georgia; and a host of other loving family members and friends who treasured her and will miss her dearly. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, express their profound sorrow upon the passing of Mrs. Rosalie Morris Jennings of Allendale and extend the deepest sympathy to her family and many friends.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Joyce Landrum for the family.

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