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Millington residents Smith and Sigee recognized by state for community service

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Debra L. Sigee

Debra L. Sigee

Quinton R. Smith

Quinton R. Smith

Two Millington residents were honored with House Resolution Bills this session Pastor Quinton R. Smith and community leader Debra L. Sigee
“While I was dealing with caring for my dying father, House Resolution 0188 (HR0188) in the State of Tennessee was submitted, voted on and passed to honor me for the work I do in my community,” Sigee said. “Unfortunately, because I am grieving the loss of my Dad I did not attend the ceremony at the Capital in Nashville Monday, However, my State Representative Barbara Cooper plans to present it to me at the next Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting in Millington. I am deeply honored to be recognized from the legislatures of my State and to receive recognition at the same time as my Pastor Quinton Smith of Historical First Baptist Church.”
Pastor Quinton R. Smith did attend the recognition ceremony and he said it was awesome.  I hate I missed it.  State Representative G. E. Hardaway submitted House Resolution 0225 (HR0225) in honor of Pastor Smith.
HOUSE RESOLUTION 188
By Barbara Cooper
A RESOLUTION to recognize Debra Sigee for her exemplary community service.
WHEREAS, it is fitting that the members of this General Assembly should specially recognize those estimable citizens who have dedicated their time and energies to helping others; and
WHEREAS, Debra Sigee is one such exemplary person, and her commitment to community involvement is unparalleled; and
WHEREAS, after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in October of 2003, Debra Sigee resolved to volunteer her time helping others through community and political activism; and
WHEREAS, a published freelance writer and grant writer, Debra Sigee volunteers with multiple organizations, bringing outstanding leadership ability, excellent problem solving skills, and fundraising acumen to all her volunteer endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Debra Sigee and her husband are the proud parents of three daughters and two sons, and the grandparents of three; and
WHEREAS, Debra Sigee is an exemplary citizen, and her commitment to helping others through volunteerism is representative of the Volunteer State, and she should be specially recognized; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED  EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, that we honor Debra Sigee for her outstanding community leadership and extend to her our best wishes for every future success.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that an appropriate copy of this resolution be prepared for presentation with this final clause omitted from such copy.
HOUSE RESOLUTION 225
By G.A. Hardaway
A RESOLUTION to recognize Pastor Quintin R. Smith of Millington.
WHEREAS, the members of this General Assembly are honored to recognize those religious leaders who dedicate themselves in service to God and their fellow citizens; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Quintin R. Smith is one such individual who has served the Historical First Baptist Church in Millington, Tennessee, for 24 years; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Smith received a calling to the ministry at the age of 16, was
licensed at 18, and ordained at 21; he also holds a degree in Family Counseling; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Smith is a founding member of the North Shelby County District Association Leadership Congress in Tennessee and served as a national, state, and local instructor for the National Baptist Convention Congress of Christian Education; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Smith founded DREAM Interfaith Ministries and Reach Uplift Ministries, two organizations that promote public service, leadership development, and education; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Quintin Smith also established REACH, an organization that addresses the educational, civic, and spiritual needs of the community, which partnered with Historical First Baptist Church to establish the Feed Millington Community Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner; and
WHEREAS, in 2010, Pastor Smith established the Historical First Baptist Mission Church of Pampanga while on an overseas mission trip to the Philippines and uses his mission experience to teach at local Christian Education conferences across western Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Smith enjoys the companionship of his wife of 31 years, Minister Kathy Denise Smith; their beloved union produced four children, Rodney, Quintin II, Amyia, and the late Latoya, and one grandson, Malik Jordan Smith; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Quintin Smith’s abiding love for the ministry and his many positive contributions to his church, his community, and this State are deeply appreciated, and it is wholly fitting that he be formally recognized by this body; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED
EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, that we hereby honor
Pastor Quintin R. Smith for his many years of service to the Historical First Baptist Church of Millington, his community, and this State, and extend to him our best wishes for every future success.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that an appropriate copy of this resolution be prepared for presentation with this final clause omitted from such copy.

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