By:  Turner                                      S.R. No. 343
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2                               In Memory
    1-3                                  of
    1-4                             Floyd Brooks
    1-5        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins with the
    1-6  citizens of Teague in mourning the loss of Floyd Brooks who died
    1-7  recently at the age of 77; and
    1-8        WHEREAS, Born March 29, 1915, Floyd Brooks was dedicated to
    1-9  his work with the railroad and the City of Teague until his
   1-10  retirement; and
   1-11        WHEREAS, He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years,
   1-12  Rebecca Bean Brooks, who died August 16, 1991; and
   1-13        WHEREAS, The last surviving originator of the "Brooks Family
   1-14  Reunion," he was honored with a plaque in 1992 for being the only
   1-15  family member to attend the reunion for 50 consecutive years and
   1-16  for serving as its president for 19 years, longer than any other
   1-17  family member; and
   1-18        WHEREAS, Respected in the community for his many
   1-19  accomplishments, Floyd Brooks was an exemplary gentleman; and
   1-20        WHEREAS, A man of integrity, strength, and generosity, he
   1-21  gave unselfishly of his time to others; and
   1-22        WHEREAS, A devout Christian, Mr. Brooks was a member of the
   1-23  First Baptist Church of Teague; and
    2-1        WHEREAS, His wisdom, warm spirit, and valued counsel will not
    2-2  be forgotten by those who knew him; and
    2-3        WHEREAS, Floyd Brooks was a devoted husband, father, and
    2-4  grandfather, and he leaves behind memories that will be treasured
    2-5  forever by his family and many friends; now, therefore, be it
    2-6        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
    2-7  73rd Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the bereaved
    2-8  family of Floyd Brooks:  his daughters, Rosemarie Rowls,
    2-9  Gwendolyn Carter, Jean Brooks, Peggie Harkless, Iris Jean Simmons,
   2-10  Vera Gilmore, and Degie Graves; his sons, Floyd Brooks, Jr.,
   2-11  Ishemal Brooks, and David Brooks; his sister, Lillie Porter; his
   2-12  brother, Luscious Brooks; and his 14 grandchildren and
   2-13  10 great-grandchildren; and, be it further
   2-14        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for the
   2-15  members of his family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the
   2-16  Texas Senate, and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so
   2-17  in memory of Floyd Brooks.
   2-18                                 _____________________________________
   2-19                                        President of the Senate
   2-20                                      I hereby certify that the
   2-21                                 above Resolution was adopted by
   2-22                                 the Senate on March 1, 1993,
   2-23                                 by a rising vote.
   2-24                                 _____________________________________
   2-25                                        Secretary of the Senate
    3-1                                 _____________________________________
    3-2                                         Member, Texas Senate