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File #: 16-1499    Version: 1 Name: IN HONOR OF GERTRUDE “TRUDY” CAROLINE WILLIAMS 95TH BIRTHDAY
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 2/3/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 2/10/2016 Final action: 2/10/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF GERTRUDE "TRUDY" CAROLINE WILLIAMS 95TH BIRTHDAY WHEREAS, Gertrude "Trudy" Caroline Williams was born in Newark, New Jersey on January 26, 1921 to Harold & Caroline Albert; and WHEREAS, she is the oldest of the five Albert children; and WHEREAS, On January 6, 1946, Trudy Williams married Thomas "Tommy" H. Williams, Jr. and together they moved to their residence on the south side of Chicago, Illinois; and WHEREAS, In 1950, the family was blessed with their only child, Sharon Denise Williams; and WHEREAS, Trudy and Tommy lived in their south side residence on South Union Avenue for over 60 years; and WHEREAS, she was a loving and devoted wife to Tommy Williams for 63 years until his passing in 2009; and WHEREAS, Trudy Williams is known for nurturing and spoiling her 3 grandchildren; Renard Michael Mayfield, Jennifer Mayfield and Sheree Hondras and her three great-grandchildren; Trey Hondras, Amira Hondras and Chloe Hondras; and ...
Sponsors: STANLEY MOORE, LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, SEAN M. MORRISON, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

IN HONOR OF GERTRUDE “TRUDY” CAROLINE WILLIAMS 95TH BIRTHDAY

 

WHEREAS, Gertrude “Trudy” Caroline Williams was born in Newark, New Jersey on January 26, 1921 to Harold & Caroline Albert; and

 

WHEREAS, she is the oldest of the five Albert children; and

 

WHEREAS, On January 6, 1946, Trudy Williams married Thomas “Tommy” H. Williams, Jr. and together they moved to their residence on the south side of Chicago, Illinois; and

 

WHEREAS, In 1950, the family was blessed with their only child, Sharon Denise Williams; and 

 

WHEREAS, Trudy and Tommy lived in their south side residence on South Union Avenue for over 60 years; and

 

WHEREAS, she was a loving and devoted wife to Tommy Williams for 63 years until his passing in 2009; and

 

WHEREAS, Trudy Williams is known for nurturing and spoiling her 3 grandchildren; Renard Michael Mayfield, Jennifer Mayfield and Sheree Hondras  and her three great-grandchildren; Trey Hondras, Amira Hondras and Chloe Hondras;  and

 

WHEREAS, Trudy loves to tell stories about growing up with her parents in New Jersey, segregation and the Civil Rights Movement, working with the “young girls” at one of Chicago’s police stations, and courting a sailor; and

 

WHEREAS, she has been a member of both St. Edmund Episcopal Church and Messiah & St. Bartholomew Episcopal Churches on Chicago’s South Side; and

 

WHEREAS, Trudy is best known for her glamorous fashion statements and often seen dressed in silver or gold a perfect resemblance of her precious and kind heart;  and

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the President and Members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Cook County shall recognize and honor Ms. Gertrude “Trudy Caroline Williams in celebration of her 95th Birthday; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Cook County Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to forward a certified copy of this resolution to Ms. Gertrude “Trudy” Caroline Williams.

 

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