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Record #: R2022-339   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/27/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/27/2022
Title: Tribute to late Kathy Ann Brantley
Sponsors: Mitchell, Gregory I.
Attachments: 1. R2022-339.pdf

MEMORIAL RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF KATHY ANN BRANTLEY

WHEREAS, Kathy Ann Brantley, amazing woman, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on March 16, 2022, at 64 years of age; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council Has been informed of Kathy's passing by the Honorable Gregory I. Mitchell, Alderman of the 7th Ward; and

WHEREAS, Kathy was born on June 20, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee to the union of Louise Carter and the late James Brantley; and

WHEREAS, Kathy grew up on the southeast side of Chicago and attended Bowen High School, where she played clarinet and was on the track team before graduating with honors in 1975; she continued her education at Olive-Harvey College, receiving an Associate's Degree in data processing, and at Chicago State University, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science with honors; and

WHEREAS, In her early years, Kathy worked for the Federal Reserve Bank and her education led her to work in the telecommunications industry; she retired from Lucent Technology as a computer programmer after 26 years of hard work; and

WHEREAS, Kathy loved traveling and visited South America, Hawaii, Europe, and many islands in the Caribbean - especially the Bahamas; she enjoyed practicing yoga and was an avid swimmer, winning several medals from competitions; and

WHEREAS, Kathy was known for her kindness and for welcoming everyone into her home, making sure they were comfortable and well-fed, and she loved her family and friends unconditionally; and

WHEREAS, Kathy is preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Whitlock; her father, James Brantley; her sons, Voltier Brantley and Akhenaton Whitlock; her sister, Doris BranlleyrGriffin; and grandchild, Naton Whitlock; she leaves to celebrate her life her loving children, Reginald Whitlock, Delylah Whitlock, Queen Isis (Shepsi) Whitlock; and Ellexis Brantley; her brothers, Otis Brantley (Sylvia Brantley), Alan Brantley, Sanford Brantley, Brian Brantley, Byron Brantley, and Esparkii Carter (Kimberly Carter); her grandchildren, Shakyrah Dawson, Reginald Whitlock, ill, Naimah (Sophie) Amacker, and Ezekiel Moss; great-grandchildren, Errion Pinner, Terrance (TJ) Hazzard; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends; and

WHEREAS, Kathy will be deeply mjssed by her family and friends, and her kindness and generosity will be missed by all who knew and loved her; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, gathered here this twenty-seventh day of April, 2022, do hereby extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Kathy Ann Brantley; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be prepared and presented to the family of Kathy Ann Brantley as a sign of our honor and respect. fx