1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Walls
Senate Concurrent Resolution 595
(As Adopted by Senate and House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE OF LOTTIE CATHOLIC OF GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, LONG TIME LIBRARIAN AT COLEMAN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
WHEREAS, Lottie Catholic of Greenville, Mississippi, passed away on February 10, 1998; and
WHEREAS, Lottie had served as librarian at Coleman Junior High School for over 30 years, and the library will remain closed all week in her honor; and
WHEREAS, Catholic graduated from Tennessee State University, came to work in Leland, Mississippi, and two years later, the Mississippi Department of Education recruited her to work as a librarian for the Greenville Public School District; and
WHEREAS, Catholic always spent part of her summer vacation at the school getting the library ready for the next incoming class, she was extremely dedicated to school, and according to Superintendent and College Board member Joe Haynes, "she was one of those teachers that really went the second mile"; and
WHEREAS, she is survived by her husband, the Rev. Melvin Catholic, three daughters, Melvata, Melot and Melyan, two sons, Melvin Catholic, Jr. and Melchi, one brother, and her friends, co-workers and students; and
WHEREAS, Lottie Catholic touched the lives of everyone and will be missed by her community and state:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend the life of Lottie Catholic of Greenville, Mississippi, long time librarian at Coleman Junior High School, and express the sympathy of the Legislature on her passing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to the administration of Coleman Junior High School and the family of Lottie Catholic, and be made available to members of the Capitol Press Corps.