Georgia House passes resolution honoring late Tucker councilmember Bill Rosenfeld

Tucker City Councilmember Bill Rosenfeld. Photo provided by the city of Tucker

Tucker, GA — The Georgia House of Representatives has passed a resolution honoring Bill Rosenfeld, a Tucker city councilmember who passed away in January.

The resolution recognizes February 26, 2021, as City of Tucker Councilman Bill Rosenfeld Day.

Here is the full text of the resolution:

People in town often talk about The Tucker Way. It’s the genteel manner in which neighbors greet each other; the excited chit-chat at the start of a packed City Council meeting; the generosity extended to strangers. A community builder, a businessman and friend, Tucker City Councilmember William “Bill” Corey Rosenfeld, Sr. personified The Tucker Way.

Rosenfeld, 77, died from a previously undetected medical condition after a tough battle with COVID-19.

He was born in Norfolk, Va., and attended Guilford College. As a young adult, he landed in Jacksonville, N.C., first as a guitar player in a rock band and later as a music promoter. North Carolina is also where he began his career as a paramedic, which he continued upon moving to metro Atlanta.

By the early 1980s, Rosenfeld was working as a DeKalb County paramedic and designing jewelry as a hobby. He eventually attended school to learn how to repair and make jewelry, and his first customers were his paramedic friends.

Rosenfeld’s Jewelry began in a small shop on Memorial Drive at Rays Road. In those days, now-retired state representative Michele Henson would pop into his shop, a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in hand, and she’d ask Rosenfeld for advice. She was beginning her own journey as a jewelry maker.

“He was encouraging,” said Henson. “He was a wonderful friend and politically astute. We had lots of good discussions about Tucker and DeKalb County, but more than that we had conversations about what was going in our lives.”

To learn more about Rosenfeld, click here.

Writer Logan C. Ritchie contributed to this story. 

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