Henry English

Resolution - In Loving Memory

MAY 22, 1942 (sunrise) - march 5, 2016 (Sunset)

The will of God will never take you, where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears, Where the Word of God cannot feed you, where the miracles of God cannot be done for you, Where the presence of God cannot find you, everything happens for a purpose. We may not see the wisdom of it all now, But trust and believe in the Creator that everything is for the best.

Whereas, in loving memory of Henry English, who graced this world as a husband, father, brother, cousin, friend, dedicated social activist and devoted servant of God, we humbly bow in submission to God’s will in that one of His children is now at peace and rest with God. His soul has gone to God; the earth has claimed its own.

Whereas, God has seen fit to take an extremely devoted loving and family man from among us to join our African ancestors;

Whereas, Henry English, a man of integrity, was a long-time community organizer and social activist in the Black community, as a founding member of Chicago’s Black Panther Party and Black United Fund of Illinois, and a local, state and national role model for honest, principled leadership;

Whereas, Henry English repeatedly engaged his community in efforts to uplift and empower the socially, politically, and economically disenfranchised members;

Be it resolved, on the 16th day of March, 2016, that the National Black united Fund encourages the Chicago area community to do everything in its power to continue the work and preserve the legacy of Henry English; and,

Be it further resolved that the National Black United Fund and all of its affiliates stand ready and willing to offer support and comfort to the English family members who intimately feel the pain and grief from the loss of a loving family member, and to those who stand willing and able to continue his work.

In the Spirit and Joy of Unity, and with a commitment to press forward in the fight for social justice,

The National Black United Fund, Inc.