Current Status Bill Number:
1239Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980519Primary Sponsor: JacksonAll Sponsors: Jackson and PattersonDrafted Document Number: dka\3007mm.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980519Subject: Mrs. Anna Mae Dickson, Resolutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980519 Received from House House 19980519 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 19980519 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO HONOR THE SELFLESS DEVOTION OF MRS. ANNA MAE DICKSON OF COLUMBIA TO HER CITY, HER COMMUNITY, AND ITS CHILDREN, AND TO EXPRESS THE DEEP SORROW OF THIS STATE AT HER DEATH ON SUNDAY, MAY 17, 1998.
Whereas, Mrs. Anna Mae Dickson of Columbia, widow of J.E. Dickson, died Sunday, May 17, 1998; and
Whereas, she leaves a legacy of compassionate activism focused on children and resulting in countless improvements to the Liberty Hill Community and the Lyon Street Neighborhood; and
Whereas, she spent her lifetime working with ten different Columbia mayors, effectively using persuasion and persistence to lobby city officials for change; and
Whereas, as a result of her efforts, St. Anna's Park was built, staffed, and equipped; St. Anna's Court, a neighborhood of new single-family low interest loan-funded homes, replaced local substandard housing; and she organized the first black Girl Scout Troop in Columbia which was begun in 1939; and
Whereas, Mrs. Dickson remained active in the Girl Scouts, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Congaree Girl Scout Council in 1994; and
Whereas, she remained involved in local issues, serving as chairwoman of the block captains in the Lyon Street Community Association and starting the senior citizens group more than ten years ago; and
Whereas, the pleasant lady with the ever-present flower in her hair touched the lives of children and council members, journalists and jurists, mothers and mayors in her selfless quest to make her world a better place; and
Whereas, her state, her city, and her community will deeply miss her dedication. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly honor the selfless devotion of Mrs. Anna Mae Dickson of Columbia to her city, her community, and its children, and to express the deep sorrow of this State at her death on Sunday, May 17, 1998.