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File #: 21-2645    Version: 1 Name: Resolution for Rosie Peterson
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/8/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/15/2021 Final action: 4/15/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING ROSIE L. PETERSON WHEREAS, Rosie L. Peterson was born on March 7, 1937 in Ripley, Mississippi to Joe Peterson and Judy Adams, a farmer and homemaker respectively, as one of eleven children; and WHEREAS, a young Rosie and her family moved to Middleton, Tennessee near the end of Great Depression; and WHEREAS, Ms. Peterson attended school part-time in order to help family tend the farm during the lean years of World War II; and WHEREAS, at age 18, Ms. Peterson joined the Great Northern Migration of Black Americans moving to Chicago where Ms. Peterson worked in housekeeping at McCormick Place, as a senior care worker and domestic home worker for several families. In the late 1990's, Ms. Peterson, transitioned to a job in security for the city of Chicago's Department of General Services, where she worked until she retired in 2008; and WHEREAS, Ms. Peterson was a force of nature, strong willed, fiercely independent as head of her household, and caring and p...
Sponsors: BILL LOWRY, JOHN P. DALEY
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING ROSIE L. PETERSON

WHEREAS, Rosie L. Peterson was born on March 7, 1937 in Ripley, Mississippi to Joe Peterson and Judy Adams, a farmer and homemaker respectively, as one of eleven children; and

WHEREAS, a young Rosie and her family moved to Middleton, Tennessee near the end of Great Depression; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Peterson attended school part-time in order to help family tend the farm during the lean years of World War II; and

WHEREAS, at age 18, Ms. Peterson joined the Great Northern Migration of Black Americans moving to Chicago where Ms. Peterson worked in housekeeping at McCormick Place, as a senior care worker and domestic home worker for several families. In the late 1990's, Ms. Peterson, transitioned to a job in security for the city of Chicago's Department of General Services, where she worked until she retired in 2008; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Peterson was a force of nature, strong willed, fiercely independent as head of her household, and caring and protective mother; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Peterson had three children: Terry, Diann and Tyrone. Ms. Peterson used her own lifelong experience of hard work and love of family as the guiding light in her children's lives. Ms. Peterson instilled middle-class values of the importance of discipline, cleanliness, hard work and respect in her children; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Peterson was a fun-loving person who hosted big holiday dinners and weekend sleepovers for her nieces and nephews. Ms. Peterson was an exceptional cook, and prepared grand feasts for her family, neighbors, and friends; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Peterson enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and was a passionate fan of Chicago Blues music, which included many big artists who shared similar roots in Mississippi as her. Ms. Peterson's favorite artists included B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Howlin' Wolf. She was also fond of Al Green and Aretha Franklin; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Peterson passed away on March 12, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois; and

WHEREA...

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