2007 Regular Session
By: Representative Watson
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF SAM H. BUCHANAN, SR., AND EXPRESSING DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPON HIS PASSING.
WHEREAS, Sam H. Buchanan, Sr., born August 21, 1925, to Nathan and Edith Owen Buchanan in Lexington, Mississippi, departed this earthly life on Tuesday, December 26, 2006, to enter into eternal rest with his Heavenly Father, causing great sorrow and loss to his family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Buchanan attended school in Holmes County, Mississippi, and confessed an early hope and faith in Christ, uniting with Springhill United Methodist Church; and
WHEREAS, he was united in holy matrimony with Rosa Bell Brooks on December 3, 1949, and to this union five children were born and nurtured with love and support; and
WHEREAS, a pillar of the Lexington and Holmes County communities, Mr. Buchanan, preceded in death by his wife, Rosa, and daughter, Bernice, stayed the course as a Christian, husband, father and friend, being the provider for his family and a support for his friends in time of need, sorrow and despair; and
WHEREAS, a giant among men, Mr. Buchanan's life touched the hearts of many, and as he has now traversed the rivers of life to stand on golden heavenly shores, he will forever be cherished in the hearts and memories of his loving survivors: daughters, Dorice Buchanan, Yvonne Ratliff and Edith Buchanan; son, Sam H. Buchanan, Jr.; sisters, Nina Coleman, Clinzola Buchanan and Minnie Cowans; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to commend the life of such an individual as Mr. Buchanan, whose works speak volumes about his life:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the life and legacy of Sam H. Buchanan, Sr., and express deepest sympathy to his family and friends upon his passing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the family of Mr. Buchanan and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.