2003 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Hewes, Dawkins, Gollott, Smith

Senate Resolution 30

(As Adopted by Senate)


     WHEREAS, Dr. E.T. "Ted" Riemann, Jr., of Gulfport, Mississippi, whose care for people extended beyond his medical practice, died Thursday, February 13, 2003, at the age of 80; and

     WHEREAS, Dr. Riemann practiced medicine in Gulfport for 40 years, but is also remembered for his spiritual leadership and community involvement; and

     WHEREAS, he was born July 28, 1922, in Gulfport.  After college and service in the military as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps, Dr. Rieman returned home to practice medicine and raise his family; and

     WHEREAS, he graduated from Gulfport Public Schools at 15 years of age, the University of Mississippi at 18, and the University of Tennessee Medical School at the age of 21.  At that time, he was the youngest graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School.  Dr. Riemann retired from his family medical practice in 1987 after a 40-year career in medicine.  He served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Memorial Hospital Medical and Dental Staff in 1953 and as Chief of Staff in 1960-1961.  Dr. Riemann was a Charter Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practitioners, a member of the Southeastern Surgical Conference, a member of the Coast Counties Medical Society, and received a Golden Graduate Award from the University of Tennessee; and

     WHEREAS, he was a past president and board member for the United Way Helpline and was actively involved with the Alzheimer's Association.  He spent countless hours working with Feed My Sheep and served as Director and Board Member of this organization.  During his tenure, Feed My Sheep was recognized as a "Points ofLight" by former President George Bush.  Dr. Riemann was the recipient of the 1997 Hardy Award from Rotary International for Citizen of the Year and was presented the 1998 Donald Evans Sutter Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Memorial Hospital's mission for "Building a Healthier Community."  Dr. Riemann was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church.  He was devoted to the mission of his church and served in many leadership and lay capacities over the years; and

     WHEREAS, his family and friends will miss his unrestrained love; but he will be remembered for his love of life, quick wit, and willingness to go the extra step for those he loved so much and many others whose path crossed his and he supported in their time of need; and

     WHEREAS, Dr. Riemann was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ruth Riemann, the founders of Riemann Funeral Home; a sister, Gloria Riemann; and a brother, Robert M. "Bob" Riemann.  Survivors include his wife, Doris Walker Riemann; a daughter, Sandra Weinberg; a son, Ted Riemann III and his wife, Karen; a sister, Kit and her husband, Joe Steinwinder; four grandchildren, Scott Weinberg, Chris Weinberg, Craig Weinberg and Morgan Riemann; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla Weinberg and Tucker Weinberg; and

     WHEREAS, it is with sadness that we note the passing of this Mississippian whose kindness will live on:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the life and charitable community service of Dr. E.T. "Ted" Riemann, Jr., of Gulfport, Mississippi, and express to his surviving family the sympathy of the Senate on his passing.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to the surviving family of Dr. Riemann and be made available to The Sun Herald and the Capitol Press Corps.