SJ418: Celebrating the life of Lewis G. Saunders.


SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 418
Celebrating the life of Lewis G. Saunders.
 
Agreed to by the Senate, February 21, 2017
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 22, 2017
 

WHEREAS, Lewis G. Saunders of Mechanicsville, a longtime employee of the Virginia House of Delegates, died on July 20, 2016; and

WHEREAS, Lewis “Bud” Saunders was a loyal employee of Sunoco Products Company for 41 years; throughout his life, he was admired for his work ethic and willingness to help anyone in need; and

WHEREAS, after his well-earned retirement from Sunoco, Bud Saunders pursued a 15-year career in the mail room of the Virginia House of Delegates, relishing the opportunity to serve the Commonwealth and to interact with the many visitors to the General Assembly Building; and

WHEREAS, Bud Saunders enjoyed fellowship and worship with the congregation of Cool Spring Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and brought joy to others through his love of gospel music; and

WHEREAS, Bud Saunders was well-known for his sense of humor and ability as a storyteller; his greatest joy was his family, and he loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Bud Saunders will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of more than 54 years, Lois; children, Teresa, Donna, and Lewis, Jr., and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Lewis G. Saunders; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Lewis G. Saunders as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 418

Offered February 16, 2017
Celebrating the life of Lewis G. Saunders.

Patrons-- Ruff, Barker, Black, Carrico, Chafin, Deeds, Ebbin, Edwards, Favola, Howell, Marsden, McDougle, Reeves, Spruill, Stuart, Sturtevant, Surovell, Vogel, Wagner and Wexton; Delegates: Adams, Anderson, Bell, Robert B., Bloxom, Boysko, Byron, Carr, Cole, Cox, Davis, Fariss, Filler-Corn, Fowler, Habeeb, Heretick, Hester, Hodges, Hope, Howell, Ingram, Jones, Keam, Kilgore, Knight, Kory, Krizek, Landes, LaRock, Leftwich, Lindsey, Marshall, D.W., Massie, Minchew, Morefield, Mullin, O'Bannon, Orrock, Peace, Plum, Pogge, Ransone, Rasoul, Rush, Simon, Stolle, Toscano, Tyler, Villanueva, Ware, Webert and Wilt

WHEREAS, Lewis G. Saunders of Mechanicsville, a longtime employee of the Virginia House of Delegates, died on July 20, 2016; and

WHEREAS, Lewis “Bud” Saunders was a loyal employee of Sunoco Products Company for 41 years; throughout his life, he was admired for his work ethic and willingness to help anyone in need; and

WHEREAS, after his well-earned retirement from Sunoco, Bud Saunders pursued a 15-year career in the mail room of the Virginia House of Delegates, relishing the opportunity to serve the Commonwealth and interact with the many visitors to the General Assembly Building; and

WHEREAS, Bud Saunders enjoyed fellowship and worship with the congregation of Cool Spring Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and brought joy to others through his love of gospel music; and

WHEREAS, Bud Saunders was well-known for his sense of humor and ability as a storyteller; his greatest joy was his family, and he loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Bud Saunders will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of more than 54 years, Lois; children, Teresa, Donna, and Lewis, Jr., and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Lewis G. Saunders; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Lewis G. Saunders as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.