1997 Regular Session
By: Representatives Rotenberry, Hudson, Weathersby
House Concurrent Resolution 101
(As Adopted by House and Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING MR. MAXIE BRUCE ON BEING NAMED "1997 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS FATHER OF THE YEAR."
WHEREAS, Mr. Maxie Bruce, age 70, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, has been named "1997 Multiple Sclerosis Father of the Year" by the Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; and
WHEREAS, this prestigious honor that has been bestowed upon Mr. Maxie Bruce recognizes a person from Mississippi who has multiple sclerosis for his outstanding accomplishments as a parent despite the daily challenges imposed by the disease; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Maxie Bruce was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the late age of 48 and is now 70 years old and is yet very active in the lives of his grandchildren and his community; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Maxie Bruce is very active, has a very positive attitude and is not letting multiple sclerosis rule his life, but rather has chosen to live his life to the fullest degree possible as a great example to others; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Maxie Bruce, a graduate of Holmes Community College and Mississippi State University and also a former teacher in Shelby, Mississippi, has been married for 46 years to his wife, Sara, and is the father of two children, Maxie Bruce, Jr., and Dr. Melody B. Smith, and grandfather to six; and
WHEREAS, because his family describes him as loving and understanding and no matter how physically or emotionally drained he may be, he always has the time and desire to be with his family, there is no better example of courage and determination than Mr. Maxie Bruce:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend Mr. Maxie Bruce upon being selected the "1997 Multiple Sclerosis Father of the Year."
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mr. Maxie Bruce and the members of the Capitol Press Corps.