Congratulating Magdelene Williams upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Magdelene Williams upon the occa-
sion of her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, Magdelene Williams joyfully celebrated her 100th birthday on
Sunday, March 24, 2013 with her Bushwick Parish United Methodist Church
Family during its 11:00 am Worship service, followed by a 12:30 pm
Birthday Celebration Luncheon; and
WHEREAS, The second youngest of nine children, Magdelene Williams was
born in Red Springs, North Carolina on March 24, 1913; she moved to
Brooklyn, New York during the "Great Depression" in the late 1930s; she
found work as a housekeeper and continued to work very hard for the same
family until she was in her nineties; and
WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with her zest for life, has
inspired and enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Magdelene Williams married Howard Williams who died acci-
dentally while her children were still young; she has been a widow for
more than sixty-five years; and
WHEREAS, Choosing not to remarry, Magdelene Williams worked and raised
her five children as a single parent; she is also the proud grandmother
of nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Williams has been a faithful member of Bushwick Parish
United Methodist Church since 1960; although she likes to remain in the
background, she served as a Sunday school teacher and gave instruction
in needlepoint, crocheting, and quilting; and
WHEREAS, Magdelene Williams continues to do quilting; another of her
favorite pastimes is walking; she walks around the neighborhood daily
and walks to church every Sunday; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished woman, who has experienced the incredible
joys and sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with the
stamina and courage to savor a full life, has inspired the lives of her
many friends and family; and
WHEREAS, This beloved lady has enriched the lives of those around her
through her joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and celebrated the innovations, cultural developments and awesome
achievements of this country during the last century, while themselves
contributing to the growth and excellence of this great Empire State;
WHEREAS, Magdelene Williams loves her Lord and her church and her life
is a blessing to all who meet her; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Magdelene Williams upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Magdelene Williams.


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