BC: Made with Love, Lera Beall
1: December 17, 2010 | Retirement Celebration Honoring Lera Roark
2: December 17, 2010 | Retirement Celebration Honoring Lera Roark
3: You were always like E.F. Hutton to me at meetings ~ "When Lera speaks, everyone listened." - AJ Passarelia Loretto Telephone | Mrs. Roark at MRS ~ talking!!
4: Jimmie Wilhite & Marilou Correro
5: Brenda Pace | Wirds can never exoress how I feel about you Mrs. Roark. You were a fantastic employer and will always be a special friend. I enjoyed working with you and will always appreciate the opportunity that you gave me when I came to work for TEC. You just don't find very many employers that really care about you and your family as much as they care about the company. You are one of the smartest people I have met in my lifetime. Thank you for sharing not only yourself but your family with em, from you mom and dad to your grandchildren. I feel like they are my family too and that is just the way you were. I will always cherish the time spent at TEC of Monroe with you, my coworkers and friends! I love you very much, Rita Harris
6: Over the past eleven years, you have taught me so much. No matter how busy you were, you were always so patient when trying to teach me something (even the second and third time around). You've made our office a place to enjoy coming to. You're what all employers should strive to be. You've earned not only my respect, but also my love. We've become family and that's what we'll all miss the most. Someone said, it's not what you did or gave, it's how you made someone feel that counts. And you've made us feel loved. I'll never forget that. Love, Pat Weston | Standing: Pat Weston, Eddie Johnson, Brenda Pace, Peggy Bailey, Rita Harris & Marilou Correro Sitting: Lera Roark | TEC of Monroe - 2010
7: Upon arrival at TEC Communications Services in 1994, I was not sure what to expect. I had met you during an audit and knew working there would be different. My worst fears were dispelled when I was told to just look over my job duties and ask questions if I didn't understand something. I was then given a primer in the polling process and how the data flowed through the Subscriber Billing and CABS departments. The employees were friendly and very helpful in the transition. When we were down sized, the remaining employees became a closer group that helped each other when problems arose. Just like the Three Musketeers motto, "One for all and All for one!" we worked as a team to fulfill any talk we were give. Mrs. Roark is the rock that held the team together and kept us on the right track toward making TEC Services an important part of TEC. We will all miss working together as a part of Mrs. Roark's Team ~ Eddie Johnson | I came to work at TEC in September 1988 in the Ticketing and Recording Department, of course, I had no idea what I was doing or why. You were always very patient with me, then and to the present. There were many times I did not understand and you would explain something to me again another way. I know you must have felt like pulling my head off, but you didn't! I not only think of you as by Boss, but also as a Friend. Your are always there for all of us. Your ability to pick great employees that work well together has made our lives at TEC very enjoyable. You are one of the Smartest and Caring people I know. I am a better person for knowing and working with you. Love You, Peggy Bailey
8: Notes from the TEC Family
9: FuN iS in ThE AiR
10: Best wishes from your colleagues
12: Momma (Mrs. Roark), As I was preparing this book, so many memories came to mind, far to many to bring up here. The thing that sticks out the most is that you always tried to listen to both sides of the story and be fair. You were a great boss and it was a privilege to work for you, although there was a thin line (okay.... big blurry line) between me-the employee and me-the daughter we always worked our differences out (even when you called at 9:00 pm to ask a work question). When I read all the great things that have been written about you, I grow even prouder to call you my MOM. You are truly an awesome person in every sense of the word. I want you to think of your life as a book (a very good book!). There's been a lot of fun, craziness, unknowns and some sadness, but this chapter titled "Retirement" isn't the LAST chapter! It's just a new chapter ~ to be written entirely by YOU! And I can't wait to be a part of it!! I love you will all my heart!! Punkin (Lera Beall) | Looking forward to retirement ~ fun, family and new memories!
13: It just didn't seem right not to include this picture of Billy Young, you and Jimmie. I know he was a wonderful colleague and a true friend who is missed deeply. | Special Friends - Lifelong Memories
14: Cards & Keepsakes