2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Myers
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND HONORING MOTHER BEULAH BOUNDS COWART UPON THE OCCASION OF HER 100TH BIRTHDAY ON APRIL 9, 2005.
WHEREAS, Beulah Bounds Cowart of Summit, Mississippi, was born in Walthall County to the late George Bounds and Rosie Bell Luter Bounds on April 9, 1905; and
WHEREAS, she was united in holy matrimony to the late George Cowart on March 6, 1920, and to their marital union, twelve children were born, nine daughters and three sons, and in addition she has a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, she is known to many as "Momma" because she has helped in the upbringing of most of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mother Cowart, who was educated at Darbun School in Marion County, worked in the fields, plowing with a mule in preparation for cotton and vegetable planting season, and later was employed at the "7-11" store in Columbia; and
WHEREAS, an active member of the Sweet Garden Church of God in Christ, Mother Cowart remains a dedicated and faithful member of her church, which she has attended for the past 14 years; and
WHEREAS, Mother Cowart has always been concerned about the community's youth, having on numerous occasions taken the time to impart a kind word and encourage them to attend church; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to reflect on the life of Beulah Bounds Cowart, her love and devotion to her family exemplified throughout the community, and whose life has truly blessed all those she has encountered in a positive and Christian manner:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and celebrate the life of Mother Beulah Bounds Cowart on the occasion of her 100th birthday on April 9, 2005, and extend our heartiest wishes for many more years of good health, peace and joy.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mother Cowart and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.