BULLET St. Louis City Resolution Number 225
January 18, 2013
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Ronie Haliburton

WHEREAS, Ronie was a longtime resident of 5812 DeGiverville Ave; and

WHEREAS, she passed away on June 25, 2012 at the age of 81 years old; and

WHEREAS, she leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband Miles; mother Laura; three of her four children, Sherron, Brenda , Kelvin; sister Rebecca; three grandchildren Rina, Danielle, Mia; five great grandchildren Corey, Quiyamma, Jeremiah, Gabrielle (Gabbi), and Samia, along with many other family, friends and her neighborhood community that she so loved; and

WHEREAS, from the time that she moved into Skinker DeBaliviere in the 1960s, Ronie was a very active participant in her community. She served as a member of the Skinker-DeBaliviere Community Council Board of Directors for many years. She was instrumental in the placement of the neighborhood Statue at the intersections of Waterman Blvd. /DeGiverville Ave. /Laurel Streets; and

WHEREAS, Ronie was also a garden leader for Skinker DeBaliviere Community Garden 1035. She ensured that things that needed to be done for the garden were done well and in order; and

WHEREAS, She was a member of Block Unit #1035 and she served in the past as the block's Assistant Secretary. Ronie always worked to keep her neighbors informed and involved. She regularly attended the 28th Ward and 7th district Public Affairs meetings and activities and she always participated in the annual Skinker DeBaliviere MLK Commemoration; and

WHEREAS, Ronie was very actively involved with the Washington Heights Neighborhood Association. Everyone in the neighborhood knew and loved Ronie (Mrs. Haliburton), if they had a question; she was the one to go to and she was always willing to lend a helping hand; and

WHEREAS, Ronie was also involved with the Susan Komen Foundation and was a volunteer with the Reach for Recovery Cancer Support Group at Barnes Jewish Hospital. She loved her church, Galilee Baptist Church; during her steadfast membership she was a youth counselor, Sunday School Teacher for the Junior/Young Adult Class, Captain for the Group 2 Ushers, Captain Group 4 Baptist Training Union, starting as the Assistant Director moving up to Director until her retirement; and

WHEREAS, along with her many civic involvements, she was a loving and devoted caregiver to her mother, father and mother-in-law. Ronie will be missed by all, she touched the lives of anyone who knew her, from all walks of life, young and old and she was truly a Woman of God.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Saint Louis that we pause in our deliberations to recognize the many contributions of Ronie Haliburton by awarding the Neighborhood Steward Award in conjunction with the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council Martin Luther King Commemoration and show our appreciation for her many contributions to the City of Saint Louis and we further direct the Clerk of this Board to spread a copy of this Resolution across the minutes of these proceedings and to prepare a commemorative copy to the end that it may be presented to our honoree's family at a time and place deemed appropriate by the Sponsor.

Introduced on the 18th day of January, 2013 by:

Honorable Lyda Krewson, Alderwoman 28th Ward

Adopted this the 18th day of January, 2013 as attested by:

David W. Sweeney
Clerk, Board of Aldermen

Lewis E. Reed
President, Board of Aldermen

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