I am writing this e-mail to state what Exxon/Mobil has meant to me.  It started with my father being employed by Exxon multiple times, recognized for his brains as an African American male.  He worked hard there and provided our family with it's first new home.  We lived in the GlenMeadow/Meadowglen subdivision, which was newly constructed at the time.  How proud it made my brother and I to have such a fine home as well as my family.  Exxon made this possible for our family to live the American dream!  Later, my mother was hired in the Refinery Lab, realizing that she could work at Exxon because she had a degree in Chemistry, she was 36 years old when that revelation came.  She worked hard and volunteered in numerous company endeavors again bringing pride to my brother and I since my parents had divorced by then.  My mother was afforded the opportunity of a lifetime becoming one of the first African American Women Lab supervisor for Exxon Baytown.  She took great pride in her job and we lived a truly blessed life after her hiring on at Exxon!  This is why I could not pass up the opportunity to write in about what Exxon/Mobil means to me.  It turned a life of struggle into a life dreams are made of, and for that I am truly grateful!


Teresa Faye Felder-Black

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