By:  Turner                                            S.R. No. 702
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2                               In Memory
    1-3                                  of
    1-4                      Reverend Kendall L. Coffey
    1-5        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the citizens
    1-6  of Mexia in mourning the loss of the Reverend Kendall L. Coffey,
    1-7  former pastor of the First Christian Church, who died
    1-8  January 28, 1995, at the age of 68; and
    1-9        WHEREAS, A compassionate and dedicated leader, Ken Coffey was
   1-10  a man of spiritual depth and conviction who had a positive influence
   1-11  on the lives of numerous Christians; and
   1-12        WHEREAS, Born in Anson, Texas, on April 20, 1926,
   1-13  Reverend Coffey was a graduate of Brite Divinity College at Texas
   1-14  Christian University; he served his country during World War II
   1-15  in the United States Army before beginning his ministerial career;
   1-16  and
   1-17        WHEREAS, Reverend Coffey pastored in Pleasant Grove, Waco,
   1-18  Hurst, Vernon, Snyder, and Lucas during his long and fruitful
   1-19  ministry; and
   1-20        WHEREAS, The esteemed minister served the First Christian
   1-21  Church in Mexia from May, 1963, until August, 1967, and again from
   1-22  1988 to 1991; beloved by his congregation, he served with the utmost
   1-23  dedication and integrity; and
    2-1        WHEREAS, Inspirational and caring, he devoted his time and
    2-2  energies unselfishly to the members of his church and to the
    2-3  residents of the community through his involvement in civic
    2-4  activities; among the numerous organizations he participated in
    2-5  were the Mexia Lions Club and the Ministerial Alliance; and
    2-6        WHEREAS, Throughout his life of Christian service, Ken was
    2-7  supported by the love and companionship of his wife, Doris Jean,
    2-8  and their children; and
    2-9        WHEREAS, His wise counsel and sound judgment will be greatly
   2-10  missed and remembered with gratitude by his family and all those
   2-11  who knew and loved him; now, therefore, be it
   2-12        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   2-13  74th Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the family
   2-14  of the Reverend Kendall L. Coffey:  his wife, Doris Jean; his son,
   2-15  Steve Coffey; his daughter, Karen Lorraine Ross; his foster
   2-16  daughters, Geraldine Warden and Lea Vann; and his 10 grandchildren
   2-17  and great-grandchild; and, be it further
   2-18        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for his
   2-19  family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the Texas Senate,
   2-20  and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in memory of
   2-21  the Reverend Kendall L. Coffey.
   2-22                               ______________________________________
   2-23                                      President of the Senate
   2-24                                    I hereby certify that the above
   2-25                               Resolution was adopted by the Senate
    3-1                               on April 12, 1995, by a rising vote.
    3-2                               ______________________________________
    3-3                                      Secretary of the Senate
    3-4                               ______________________________________
    3-5                                        Member, Texas Senate