H.R. No. 690
         WHEREAS, The passing of Frederick Thierry on November 9,
  2020, at the age of 80, brought a great loss to the family and
  friends of this esteemed Texan; and
         WHEREAS, A Louisiana native, Frederick Thierry was born in
  Opelousas on September 3, 1940, to Freddie Thierry and Annie Marie
  Jardouin Thierry; he enjoyed a happy childhood with the
  companionship of two sisters, Annie and Gloria, who fondly called
  him "Boy," a nickname that endured even as he became "Uncle Boy" to
  their children and grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, In 1964, he was joined in matrimony to the love of
  his life, the former Joyce Marie Smith, at a ceremony conducted in
  Houston; the devoted couple became the proud parents of two
  children, Marcus and Shawn, and Mr. Thierry worked tirelessly to
  provide a good life for them; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Thierry's organizational skills and
  perfectionism served him well throughout a career that began with
  the General Motors Company, where he worked in shipping and
  receiving; later, he became a logistics manager for the Harris
  County Health Department; diligent and entrepreneurial, he also ran
  his own company, T & T Janitorial, simultaneously; he continued to
  serve the health department in logistics and operations for two
  decades after reaching retirement age; and
         WHEREAS, Through the years, Mr. Thierry's treasured family
  grew to include four grandchildren, Brandy, Noah, Shelby, and
  Klaire; he dedicated himself wholeheartedly to his family and
  countless friends, and he was always ready to lend a helping hand to
  anyone in need; known as "Freddie T." or "T. Fred" to many, he was
  admired for his wisdom, quick wit, and generosity, and he benefited
  countless young people as a mentor and trusted confidant; and
         WHEREAS, Frederick Thierry enjoyed a life that was rich in
  the intangibles that matter most, and he is deeply missed by all
  those who held him dear; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of Frederick Thierry
  and extend sincere condolences to the members of his family: to his
  loving wife and soulmate, Joyce Thierry; to his devoted son, Marcus
  Thierry, and his wife, Nicole, and to his adoring daughter, State
  Representative Shawn Thierry; to his grandchildren, Brandy Pearson
  and Noah, Shelby, and Klaire Bijou Thierry; to his sister, Annie Rea
  Thierry Chenier; to his nephews, Freddie and Michael Chenier; to
  his niece, Deborah Chenier Davis; and to his other relatives and
  many friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Frederick
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 690 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on April 23, 2021.
  Chief Clerk of the House