HR403: Celebrating the life of Edward Gaines.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 403
Celebrating the life of Edward Gaines.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 15, 2017

 

WHEREAS, Edward Gaines, a contractor and an avid golfer in South Hampton Roads, died on December 10, 2016; and

WHEREAS, a native of the Titustown neighborhood in Norfolk, Edward Gaines made his career as a master brick mason; and

WHEREAS, Edward Gaines was a talented amateur golfer, who could compete with some of the biggest names in the game, including Lee Elder, Lee Trevino, and Chi Rodriguez; he enjoyed a friendly rivalry with professional golfer Charlie Sifford; and

WHEREAS, a man of deep faith, Edward Gaines enjoyed fellowship and worship with the congregations of New Light Baptist Church and First Baptist Church Logan Park, where he served as a trustee and a member of the choir; and

WHEREAS, Edward Gaines’ greatest joy was his family, and he worked hard to ensure that his children could achieve their dreams; and

WHEREAS, Edward Gaines will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by numerous family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Edward Gaines, a respected member of the Chesapeake community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Edward Gaines as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 403

Offered February 14, 2017
Celebrating the life of Edward Gaines.
Patron-- Lindsey

WHEREAS, Edward Gaines, a contractor and an avid golfer in South Hampton Roads, died on December 10, 2016; and

WHEREAS, a native of the Titustown neighborhood in Norfolk, Edward Gaines made his career as a master brick mason; and

WHEREAS, Edward Gaines was a talented amateur golfer, who could compete with some of the biggest names in the game, including Lee Elder, Lee Trevino, and Chi-Chi Rodriguez; he enjoyed a friendly rivalry with professional golfer Charlie Sifford; and

WHEREAS, a man of deep faith, Edward Gaines enjoyed fellowship and worship with the congregations of New Light Baptist Church and First Baptist Church Logan Park, where he served as a trustee and a member of the choir; and

WHEREAS, Edward Gaines’ greatest joy was his family, and he worked hard to ensure that his children could achieve their dreams; and

WHEREAS, Edward Gaines will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by numerous family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Edward Gaines, a respected member of the Chesapeake community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Edward Gaines as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.