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Record #: R2014-113   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 2/5/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 2/5/2014
Title: Tribute to late Dixie Lee Hampton
Sponsors: Thompson, JoAnn
Attachments: 1. R2014-113.pdf

WHEREAS, On Friday, December 6, 2013, God in His infinite wisdom has called Dixie Lee (Brothers) Hampton, most beloved citizen and friend, to her eternal rest; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of her passing by the Honorable Jo Ann Thompson, Alderman ofthe 16th Ward; and

WHEREAS, Dixie Lee, born on August 5,1936, loving child ofthe late John and Hazel Brothers, and nurtured by her devoted grandmother Nana; and

WHEREAS, Dixie Lee Hampton accepted Christ at an early age and became a faithful member of Greater Joy Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Willing Worker Board and many other auxiliary boards. She later joined the congregation of New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church, known in her faith community as a woman who deeply embodied the Christian values of empathy and kindness not just in a pew on Sunday morning, but every day of her life; and

WHEREAS, Dixie Lee was united in holy matrimony to the love of her life, David Hampton; and

WHEREAS, Dixie Lee was preceded in death by her two daughters, Sharon and Romana; sister, Cheneille; brothers, John August and Albert and grandson, Sulley; and

WHEREAS, Dixie Lee leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband, David; children, Linda (Leroy), William "Billy", Janis (Leroy), Marva and Cozetta: twenty-three grandchildren, LaTonia, Maurice, Zafar, LaVonia, Wakeeta, Tasha, Meeka, William "Lil Bill/', Denisha, Latavia, Dominique, Swonn, Darryl and Kiera; sisters, Doris, Loretta, Pamela, Shelia and Mozella, brother, Stanley, step-sister Rosetta, step brothers Davis, Joe and Tommy, brother-in-law Excell, sisters-in-law, Juanita, JoAnne, Ellis and Willie Mae, a multitude of great and great-great grandchildren; and a host of God-children, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and

WHEREAS, she was known in her community for her astute wisdom and the advice she gave to others during times of trouble. She was a pillar of her community, ...

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