Current Status Bill Number:
1088Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980303Primary Sponsor: McGillAll Sponsors: McGillDrafted Document Number: res1630.jymDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980304Subject: Reverend Mark Potter, Resolutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980304 Received from House House 19980304 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 19980303 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPON THE DEATH OF REVEREND MARK POTTER OF LAKE CITY AND EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Reverend Mark Potter from a tragic automobile accident on Christmas Day, December 25, 1997, at the young age of fifty-eight; and
Whereas, Reverend Potter was born in New Bern, North Carolina, the son of the late Mark Potter, Sr., and Hannah Davis Potter; and
Whereas, Reverend Potter was a graduate of New Bern High School and Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia; and
Whereas, Reverend Potter began preaching in 1964 at Aiken Pentecostal Holiness Church and continued his pastoral service to include Holy Trinity in Andrews, Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church and Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church; and
Whereas, Reverend Potter was elected Superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, South Carolina Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in 1993 and served continuously until his untimely death; and
Whereas, Reverend Potter was a member of the General Board of Administration of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Emmanuel College Board of Education (Franklin Springs, Ga.), Southwestern College Board of Education (Oklahoma City, Okla.); and
Whereas, Reverend Potter served with distinction as a member of the South Carolina National Guard and co-chaired as Disaster Relief Coordinator in conjunction with the American Red Cross; and
Whereas, Reverend Potter was Chaplain of the South Lynches Fire Department, an active firefighter and a member of the fellowship of Christian Firefighters; and
Whereas, Reverend Potter helped bring to reality the "mobile feeding kitchen" which has the capacity to provide food and relief for thousands of people who encounter unfortunate circumstances such as homelessness and other disasters like Hurricanes Fran and Bertha; and
Whereas, Reverend Potter leaves a legacy of selfless dedication and devotion to God and to the people of South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly express profound sorrow upon the death of Reverend Mark Potter and extend sympathy to his family and many friends.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to
the family of Reverend Mark Potter.