1998 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Walls

Senate Concurrent Resolution 601

(As Adopted by Senate and House)


WHEREAS, Bobby Gene Chatman departed this life on Friday morning, February 27, 1998, causing great loss to his family and friends; and

WHEREAS, Bobby Gene Chatman was born in Coahoma, Mississippi, on August 26, 1947; and

WHEREAS, his sudden, untimely death has been a shock and cause for sorrow for all who knew him and particularly for those in Friars Point where his dedicated tenure on the Board of Aldermen earned him the respect of those he served; and

WHEREAS, Bobby Gene Chatman had served on the Board of Aldermen for 12 years and was re-elected in 1997 to begin his 4th term; and

WHEREAS, Bobby Gene Chatman confessed his hope and faith in Jesus Christ at an early age at the Beautiful Zion M.B. Church; and

WHEREAS, Bobby Gene Chatman was a faithful member of the New Prospect M.B. Church where he served as chief usher; and

WHEREAS, Bobby Gene Chatman was a Mason of the St. Mark Lodge #12; and

WHEREAS, his passing deprives his community of a dynamic and honorable public official who will be greatly missed by those who benefited from his kindly advice and commitment to serving others; and

WHEREAS, Bobby Gene Chatman was a genial man who always had a smile for everyone he met; and

WHEREAS, Bobby Gene Chatman left behind a host of friends and family who will dearly miss him, among whom are: his devoted wife, Elizabeth Chatman; his five daughters, Kimbula and Tamela Fair, Allison Adams, Tanya Johnson and Tiara Snerling; his three sons, Ray Croom, Deunte Tenner and Bobby Chatman, Jr.; his one stepson, Johnny Rose; his mother, Roberta Chatman; and his grandmother, Sarah Chatman:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we commend the life of Bobby Gene Chatman as an outstanding example of leadership and service to others and extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be presented to the family of Bobby Gene Chatman.