June 9, 2003 - Issue: Vol. 149, No. 83 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 1st Session
TRIBUTE TO JERLEAN BARRON; Congressional Record Vol. 149, No. 83
(Extensions of Remarks - June 09, 2003)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1176] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [Page E1176] From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:cr09jn03-19] [Page E1176] From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:cr09jn03-19] [Page E1176] From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:cr09jn03-19] TRIBUTE TO JERLEAN BARRON ______ HON. KENDRICK B. MEEK of florida in the house of representatives Monday, June 9, 2003 Mr. MEEK of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to Mrs. Jerlean Barron, who will be retiring from the Dade County Public Schools at the end of this school year. Mrs. Barron is the very definition of a strong person. She dedicated her life to serving her family and her community, and she did both with distinction. Mrs. Barron was born and raised in Baxley, Georgia and is a product of the Appling County Public School System. She attended Appling Elementary and Secondary Schools. Mrs. Barron is a role model who demonstrated daily how to overcome obstacles. After raising six of her biological children, she took on the responsibility of raising four of her grandchildren. Mrs. Barron was always there to support her grandchildren morally, emotionally, spiritually, and even financially in their pursuits. Mrs. Barron has had to deal with hard decisions in her life. Her husband and daughter became terribly ill, and she was responsible for their care. During this difficult time, and despite the tremendous effort it took, she nonetheless continued to give great help and service to the Phyllis R. Miller Elementary School. Mrs. Barron's dedication, loyalty, compassion, and involvement will be greatly missed. She showed students and faculty alike, by her example, how to make lemonade from the lemons life gives them, and in doing so she contributed greatly to the Miami-Dade community. Mr. Speaker, I know that my colleagues join me in recognizing Mrs. Jerlean Barron for her work, in thanking her for her service and in wishing her much happiness in her retirement. ____________________