HR184: Commending Hattie Louise Jones.

Offered March 4, 2020
Commending Hattie Louise Jones.
Patron-- Sullivan

WHEREAS, Hattie Louise Jones, a cherished member of the Arlington community, celebrated her 100th birthday in 2019; and

WHEREAS, born on September 22, 1919, Hattie Jones was a witness to many significant events in the 20th century, from the Great Depression and World War II to the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement and the dawn of the Internet age; and

WHEREAS, Hattie Jones grew up in Ithaca, New York, and graduated from Ithaca High School; she began to raise her family in nearby Binghamton, where she worked at the local country club; and

WHEREAS, Hattie Jones subsequently pursued a career with IBM in New York and Washington, D.C., then began her 40-year affiliation with the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington; and

WHEREAS, admired for her vigor and energetic personality, Hattie Jones works as a greeter and coatroom attendant at the club and brightens the days of both members and her colleagues through her kindness and grace; and

WHEREAS, the beloved matriarch of a large family, Hattie Jones relishes every opportunity to impart her lifetime of wisdom to her three children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Hattie Louise Jones hereby be commended on the occasion of her 100th birthday; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Hattie Louise Jones as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for her contributions to the Arlington community and her zest for life.