A HOUSE RESOLUTION

TO EXPRESS DEEP APPRECIATION FOR THE DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVICE OF ETHEL S. MCGILL, FORMER CLERK FOR THE WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, TO CONGRATULATE HER AT THE CELEBRATION OF HER RETIREMENT, AND TO WISH FOR HER A FUTURE BLESSED WITH GOOD HEALTH AND MUCH JOY.

Whereas, in 2020, Ethel S. McGill, clerk for the Williamsburg County Tax Collector's Office, entered a well-earned retirement after nearly twenty-five years of service to this great State. On May 20, 2022, she will be honored at a COVID-delayed retirement celebration by co-workers, family members, and other friends; and

Whereas, affectionately known as "Pansy," Ethel S. McGill completed her education while working at the tax collector's office: She earned a certificate in early childhood development at Williamsburg Technical College, her aspiration being to establish a business supporting young mothers with small children by providing affordable childcare in a loving environment; and

Whereas, prior to taking up her duties as clerk with the Williamsburg County Tax Collector's Office, she served in the sewing industry, at Baxter Pharmaceuticals, and with Williamsburg County as temporary field support following Hurricane Hugo; and

Whereas, Pansy McGill believes strongly in active community involvement, and she puts her convictions into practice by assisting less fortunate families through community and faith-based initiatives, particularly through her position as first lady of Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church of Olanta. She is endeared to those who know her for the consistent way she lives to love and serve others, expecting nothing in return; and

Whereas, on the home front, Pansy finds strength for her labors in the firm support of her family: her husband of nearly fifty years, Pastor Jimmie C. McGill; Pansy and Jimmie's four charming daughters; nine beautiful grandbabies; and one godson they helped rear, other godchildren, and "bonus" children; and

Whereas, the South Carolina House is grateful for the legacy of consistent commitment and excellence Mrs. McGill has bestowed on the citizens of the Palmetto State, most particularly those of Williamsburg County, and the members wish her many years of enjoyment in her well-deserved retirement. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, express deep appreciation for the dedicated public service of Ethel S. McGill, former clerk for the Williamsburg County Tax Collector's Office, congratulate her at the celebration of her retirement, and wish for her a future blessed with good health and much joy.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Ethel S. McGill.