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Record #: R2013-412   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/10/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/10/2013
Title: Tribute to late Shirley G. Ford
Sponsors: Ervin, Jason C.
Attachments: 1. R2013-412.pdf
WHEREAS, God in His Infinite Wisdom has chosen to call His precious daughter, Shirley Ford, home to her eternal reward at the age of 66, on Thursday, February 21, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Born on September 10, 1947, Shirley Ford graduated from Marshall High School in 1964. She attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Parsons College as well as a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from Loyola University Chicago; and
WHEREAS, Shirley had been baptized at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church and has been an active member, participating in various programs such as Sunday school, the Junior Usher Board, and the Baptist Young People's Union. In addition, she was a member of the Henry Boyd Allen Club; and
WHEREAS, Shirley Ford was employed in the public service sector for more than three decades, working for the City of Chicago Department of Human Services. In her free time, Shirley Ford enjoyed traveling around the world and researching her own genealogy; and
WHEREAS, Shirley G. Ford leaves behind to cherish her memory her sisters Verona, and Darlene, brothers Vernon Jr., Lafayette, Ronald, and Darryl, a set of great nieces, and nephews, as well as cousins, other relatives and her loving friends; and
WHEREAS, The Honorable Jason C. Ervin, Alderman of the 28th Ward, has informed this august body of the passing of this outstanding citizen; now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, gathered on April, 10, 2013 A.D., do hereby express our sinccrest sorrow of the passage of this remarkable citizen and extend our deepest condolence to her family.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be prepared and printed to the family of Shirley G. Ford.