Current Status Bill Number:
1259Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960319Primary Sponsor: JacksonAll Sponsors: JacksonDrafted Document Number: res9962.djDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960320Subject: Mrs. Laura Toliver "Mother" Jefferson
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EXPRESSING THE SINCERE SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT THE DEATH OF MRS. LAURA TOLIVER "MOTHER" JEFFERSON OF RICHLAND COUNTY AND EXTENDING DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO MRS. JEFFERSON'S FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Laura Toliver "Mother" Jefferson of Columbia, on Saturday, March 16, 1996, at the age of ninety-three; and
Whereas, she was a native of Richland County and a loving wife and mother to her husband and ten children; and
Whereas, she was a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic School and a respected employee of the areas public libraries and public school system; and
Whereas, she was such a beloved and respected member of her community she affectionately became known as "Mother Jefferson"; and
Whereas, she epitomized a spirit of kindness, caring and love for her fellow citizens of the Little Camden, Arthurtown, and Taylors communities and was responsible for many of the improvements being made to these areas; and
Whereas, she was one of the areas first registered voters and was responsible for registering and encouraging many of the areas citizens to vote; and
Whereas, she was responsible for teaching many of her neighbors to read and provided a positive role model for many of the communities younger citizens; and
Whereas, she provided a voice for the community for over thirty years in a tireless attempt to bring many of the overdue infrastructure services to her community; and
Whereas, her tenacity and perseverance culminated in the signing of a contract on July 5, 1994 for the building and development of vital infrastructure services for the Little Camden, Arthurtown and Taylors communities, thereby completing the realization of a lifelong dream; and
Whereas, Mother Jefferson's house was the first in the community to receive the benefit of these services in recognition of her instrumental role in bringing these services to the community; and
Whereas, Mrs. Jefferson was a fine South Carolinian who was loved and admired by countless individuals for her devotion and duty to her family and community; and
Whereas, Mrs. Jefferson's death represents a great loss to the Little Camden community and the citizens of Richland County, and the members of the General Assembly want the members of the Jefferson family to know that they are in our uppermost thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, wish to express profound sorrow at the death of Mrs. Laura Toliver Jefferson, of Columbia, and extends the deepest sympathy to the members of her family and many friends.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs Jefferson's family.