2001 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Thames, Gordon, Smith, Hewes, Farris, Lee, Hyde-Smith, Horhn, Chaney, Simmons, Burton, Dawkins, Frazier, Jackson, Carmichael, Posey, Chamberlin, Dickerson, Little, Stogner, White (29th), Tollison, Moffatt, Canon, Dearing, Browning, Harvey, Scoper, Ross, Mettetal, White (5th), Kirby, Johnson (38th), Minor, King, Hamilton, Johnson (19th), Harden, Jordan, Furniss, Robertson
Senate Concurrent Resolution 573
(As Adopted by Senate and House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE AND SERVICE OF LYSBETH ANNE GILLESPIE AND EXPRESSING OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY UPON HER PASSING.
WHEREAS, Lysbeth Anne Gillespie, an administrative assistant for the Mississippi Senate, departed this life Wednesday, December 13, 2000, causing a great loss to her family, friends and colleagues; and
WHEREAS, Anne Gillespie was a native of Nora Springs, Iowa, and a long-time resident of Raymond, Mississippi, before moving to Jackson 17 years ago; and
WHEREAS, Anne Gillespie attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was a member of the Dixie Darlins' Dance Troupe, and subsequently, graduated from Mississippi College, Class of 1973; and
WHEREAS, Anne Gillespie was formerly an assistant director of Continuing Education with the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and
WHEREAS, for the past 20 years, Anne Gillespie was an administrative assistant for the Mississippi Senate, serving in many capacities such as photographer, committee assistant and assistant to the President Pro Tempore; and
WHEREAS, Anne Gillespie was a multi-talented individual, a natural artist, photographer and writer who contributed articles to Mississippi Magazine; and
WHEREAS, Anne Gillespie was a member of the Jackson Writers Club, serving at one time as its president; and
WHEREAS, Anne Gillespie was a volunteer for the Old Capitol Museum and Habitat for Humanity, and was an active member and elder of Fondren Presbyterian Church; and
WHEREAS, Anne Gillespie was admired and respected by her colleagues and members of the Mississippi Senate for the swift pace in which she conducted her work and her resourcefulness in state government; and
WHEREAS, Anne Gillespie deeply touched the lives of those with whom she worked, offering her friendship, wit, unconditional loyalty and matchless mega-watt smile; and
WHEREAS, Anne Gillespie will be sorely missed by her two sons, Gil and John; sisters, Mary Jo and Barbara; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a host of other friends and relatives; and
WHEREAS, Anne Gillespie's hard work and first-rate assistance will be long remembered by her colleagues and members of the Mississippi Senate:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we hereby commend the life and service of Lysbeth Anne Gillespie, and extend our deepest sympathy to her family.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be presented to Anne Gillespie's family and made available to the Capitol Press Corps.