Bill Text: VA SJR387 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Jennifer Marable Stivers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-03 - Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ387ER) [SJR387 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-SJR387-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Jennifer Marable Stivers.


Agreed to by the Senate, February 14, 2019
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 23, 2019


WHEREAS, Jennifer Marable Stivers, an inspirational member of the Rockville community and a beloved wife and mother, died on January 4, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Jennifer Stivers was born in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Samuel Addison Marable III and Audrey V. Marable Fink; and

WHEREAS, Jennifer Stivers grew up in Dallas, Texas, and was educated at Ursuline Academy, the University of Texas, where she met her husband, Greg, and the University of San Diego, earning degrees in business and design; and

WHEREAS, Jennifer Stivers had an entrepreneurial spirit and was the owner of the successful design firm, Marable by Design; she also used her passion as a wine enthusiast as a manager at Four Seasons Hotel; and was a talented photographer, who had once worked in New York City's fashion and music industries; and

WHEREAS, Jennifer Stivers was an advocate for children and rural communities and she was passionate about caring for animals, especially dogs, cats, and horses; and

WHEREAS, Jennifer Stivers enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community at St. Bridget Catholic Church, where she was active in the Eldercare Ministry and Thrifty Sisters; and

WHEREAS, guided by her deep and abiding faith, Jennifer Stivers volunteered her time to offer the sacrament of Holy Communion at three local nursing homes, and provided comfort and fellowship to residents with the help of her Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Ludwig; and

WHEREAS, Jennifer Stivers' greatest joy in life was her family, and she relished every opportunity to spend time with her four children; and

WHEREAS, Jennifer Stivers will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her husband, Greg; her children, Elizabeth, Grace, Samuel, and Andrew; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Jennifer Marable Stivers; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Jennifer Marable Stivers as an expression of the General Assembly's respect for her memory.