WHEREAS, Charlotte Mae Satterwhite Troxell of Richmond, a talented singer and the head hostess of the Virginia State Capitol Tours program for 27 years, died on January 20, 2019; and
WHEREAS, born in Fredericksburg, Charlotte Troxell spent most of her life in Richmond, where she realized her passion for music at a young age and sang her first solo performance at Grove Avenue Baptist Church; and
WHEREAS, Charlotte Troxell continued to study music at Thomas Jefferson High School and The College of William and Mary; she performed solo cantatas for more than 20 years as a member of the St. Giles Presbyterian Church choir and brought joy to audiences with her beautiful soprano voice as a member of the Heart Strings choral group; and
WHEREAS, at the age of 55, Charlotte Troxell began a second career as head hostess at the Virginia State Capitol and went on to set a high bar for gracious hospitality from behind the welcome desk in the Capitol Rotunda; and
WHEREAS, Charlotte Troxell hosted visitors from all over the Commonwealth and the world, and as a lifelong Richmond resident, enriched guests' visits with local stories that couldn't be found in any history book; she retired at the age of 83 as a familiar face to state employees and a beloved icon to her fellow Virginia State Capitol staff members; and
WHEREAS, predeceased by her husband, Mark, and her son, Gerald, Charlotte Troxell will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her son, Mark, Jr., her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Charlotte Mae Satterwhite Troxell, a vibrant member of the Richmond community, who served and educated generations of visitors to the Virginia State Capitol; and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Charlotte Mae Satterwhite Troxell as an expression of the Senate of Virginia's respect for her memory.