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September 27, 2018, City Council Regular Meeting
39. Motion to Adopt Resolution Honoring the Life of Rose Lee Golden Dempsey
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WHEREAS: Rose Lee Golden Dempsey was born to Reverend Greene Golden and Ruth Bailey Golden, the second oldest child of seven born to this union. At an early age, she was baptized by her father at Hagins Methodist Church in Hagins, Georgia; and

WHEREAS: Rose was a graduate of Tompkins High School, class of 1964, and she furthered her education by obtaining a certificate in business from Savannah Vocational Technical School; and

WHEREAS: Rose was employed with the City of Savannah’s Research and Budget Department for many years; and

WHEREAS: Rose and her husband, David Dempsey, became successful entrepreneurs of Tremont Auto Parts and American Clearing, Inc., serving as role models of local small business owners working their way up through perseverance and hard work; and

WHEREAS: Rose was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where she served as Administrative Council chairperson, Trustee chairperson and president of the Usher Board; and

WHEREAS: Rose later joined Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and faithfully served in many capacities, including on the Usher Board.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah celebrate the life of Rose Lee Golden Dempsey, and offer our appreciation for her contributions to the City of Savannah and the Savannah community.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Rose will be sadly missed by all of us who knew her; and that a copy of this resolution will be delivered to her family and made a part of the permanent records of the Savannah City Council meeting minutes of September 27, 2018.



Luciana Spracher, Acting Clerk of Council
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