In Memory
  Ruby Mae Washington
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas honors and
  commemorates the life of Ruby Mae Washington, who died December
  25, 2020, at the age of 86; and
         WHEREAS, Ruby Mae Washington was born on December 14, 1934,
  in Pittsburg, Texas; she grew up in the Harvard Switch Community,
  and she graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1951; and
         WHEREAS, She and her beloved husband, the late George L.
  Washington Sr., were blessed with four children, Gwenda Joyce
  Lowe, Lottie Jean Grant, George L. Washington Jr., and Lee Daryl
  Washington; her three grandchildren and the rest of her loving
  extended family were a source of much pride and joy for her; and
         WHEREAS, Ruby Mae earned a license from the Tyler Barber
  and Beauty College and went on to enjoy a long and productive
  career as the owner of her beloved salon, Washington Clientele,
  in Dallas; and
         WHEREAS, A devout Christian who practiced her faith in her
  daily life, she was an active member of several churches over the
  course of her life; she taught Sunday school, sang in church
  choirs, and participated in prayer bands and other ministries;
  she became a loyal member of Antioch Fellowship Missionary
  Baptist Church; and
         WHEREAS, A woman of strength, wisdom, and grace, she gave
  unselfishly to others, and she was treasured for her loving,
  generous spirit by those who were privileged to share in her
  life; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Washington was a devoted wife, mother, and
  grandmother, and she leaves behind memories that will be
  cherished forever by her family and many friends; now, therefore,
  be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 87th
  Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the bereaved
  family of Ruby Mae Washington; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  her family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the Texas
  Senate and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in
  memory of Ruby Mae Washington.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on January 13, 2021, by
    a rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate