[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 187 (Friday, December 2, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1207-E1208]
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                           HON. RASHIDA TLAIB

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, December 2, 2022

  Ms. TLAIB. Madam Speaker, today I want to celebrate the life of Joan 
Robinson Cheeks, a long-time resident of Detroit, as we mourn her loss.
  Joan had a long career serving the public in the City of Detroit's 
Housing Department. Joan proudly stood up for the values she felt 
strongly about. It was no surprise that upon retirement, Joan threw 
herself whole-heartedly into work with local organizations, including 
the Michigan Democratic Party, whose work focused on issues like voter 
protection. Joan served as a precinct delegate for many years.

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  Joan also strongly believed in community service. She spearheaded the 
Wayne County Annual Senior Citizens Picnic at Hines Park. She was a 
steadfast volunteer at the Butzel Family Center, assisting for many 
years with their annual Thanksgiving turkey distribution.
  Joan was truly in her element when she was engaging with people. She 
was always willing to volunteer her time and always with a smile on her 
face. Her presence will truly be missed
  Please join me in recognizing the many outstanding contributions of 
Joan Robinson Cheeks to the communities of Michigan's 13th District 
Strong as we honor her memory.