WHEREAS, A 50th wedding anniversary marks a lifetime of
  mutual devotion and shared experiences, and Jim and Sandra
  Lassiter of Paris, Texas, celebrated this joyous milestone in
  their marriage on July 1, 2017; and
         WHEREAS, On that memorable day in 1967, Jim Lassiter and
  the former Sandra Skidmore were joined in matrimony in a ceremony
  officiated by the Reverend Jerry Moore at the Paris Junior
  College DeShong Chapel; over the years, the couple have been
  blessed with a treasured family that includes their two children,
  Mendy Lassiter Ruthart and her husband, Bill, and Ryan Lassiter
  and his wife, Ashley, as well as their five grandchildren, Drew
  and Hayden Bush and Ben, Ava, and Luke Lassiter; and
         WHEREAS, Both Jim and Sandra Lassiter are alumni of East
  Texas State University; Mr. Lassiter enjoyed a career as
  comptroller at Oliver Rubber Company before retiring in 1999, while
  Mrs. Lassiter worked as an educator with the Paris Independent
  School District until her retirement in 2001; active in their
  community, the couple have been valued congregants of East Paris
  Baptist Church since 1968; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Lassiter have shared five decades of
  abiding love and affection for each other, and they are among an
  exceptional group of men and women who can claim such a lasting
  commitment; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby congratulate Jim and Sandra
  Lassiter on their golden wedding anniversary and extend to them
  sincere best wishes for continued happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the couple as an expression of high regard from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on August 15, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate