South Carolina General Assembly
112th Session, 1997-1998

Bill 4659

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

                    Current Status

Bill Number:                       4659
Type of Legislation:               Concurrent Resolution CR
Introducing Body:                  House
Introduced Date:                   19980218
Primary Sponsor:                   McMahand 
All Sponsors:                      McMahand 
Drafted Document Number:           bbm\9697jm.98
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:      19980219
Subject:                           Mrs. Georgia Walker-Hallums,


Body    Date      Action Description                       Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  _______________________________________  _______ ____________

House   19980219  Received from Senate
Senate  19980219  Introduced, adopted, returned
                  with concurrence
House   19980218  Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate

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Whereas, Georgia Walker-Hallums attended Mt. Pleasant Elementary School and Sterling High School in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School; she later attended Greenville Technical College and Furman University, taking courses in human relations; and

Whereas, she is a member of Reedy River Baptist Church; she has had a productive, meaningful working career and was employed as a chiropodist for Dr. F. A. Lubeen, as a courier for Ralph E. Loper Company, and as Director of Emergency Services for S.H.A.R.E., a community action agency which included Operation Warmth, Y-SHARE Camp, and Operation Shoe Horn; and

Whereas, after retiring from S.H.A.R.E. in the late 1980's, she has continued to work for S.H.A.R.E.; she has done homebound applications for the elderly and homebound recipients for the low income heating program; on December 1, 1997, she was called back to S.H.A.R.E. as coordinator for a program called Windows (i.e., Women's Initiatives, New Directions, and Opportunities for Work and Self-Sufficiency); presently she is Assistant Secretary of the Mount Pleasant Senior Citizen Program, Secretary of the Mount Pleasant Community Association, and a member of the Reedy River Mature Citizens; and

Whereas, upon retiring, she took a home health course through the Red Cross and is now employed by Internists Associates as an environmental technicians assistant; and

Whereas, she helped organize a day care center at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in the early 1960's and most recently, helped organize the Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizens Program; and

Whereas, she has had many civic involvements, both past and present, over the years including, among others, the following: the NAACP, the Negro Council of Women, Democratic Women of South Carolina, National Baptist Convention, and Holy Spring Order of Eastern Star #31; and

Whereas, her accomplishments, both past and present include, among other things, the following: past secretary, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church; past secretary, Amici Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; and field minister, Local Congress of Christian Education; and

Whereas, she has received numerous awards over the years including, among other things, the following: Outstanding Award in the Field of Missionary from the Baptist Education and Missionary Convention of South Carolina; Certificate for Significant Services to the Community as a Senior Volunteer from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for South Carolina; and Distinguished Certificate for Team Effort and Expert Ability while serving as a Coordinator for the Hallums/Austin Family Reunion; and

Whereas, she is very active in her church, is interested in attending workshops pertaining to Christian education, and loves working with elderly citizens and children; her main goal, at which she has been highly successful, is helping people to help themselves; and

Whereas, she is a dynamic, loving, dedicated person; she is respected, admired, and loved by all who know her; she has given freely of her time, talents, energy, knowledge, resources, and wisdom throughout her life so that others may benefit and have a better life; and she is greatly deserving of recognition. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognizes and commends Mrs. Georgia Walker-Hallums of Greenville County for her many contributions enhancing the quality of life in her community.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Walker-Hallums.