A Warm Blanket: Celebrating the Life of A. “Tish” Mercer

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iUniverse, May 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages

Alicia A. Mercer, or Tish, as she was known, was a labor negotiator with Greyhound Bus Company during one of the largest strikes in their history. She worked diligently with the Harold Washington Campaign and later became a big part of his transition team. When Tish Mercer entered a room, corporate America listened. A Warm Blanket, Celebration of Life is the loving memoir of her life written by her sister, Pamela Mercer. This inspiring memoir also includes loving remembrances for many of her friends.

Tish worked as the human resources director of the Chicago Housing Authority and in global operations at ATM Global Resources. She had an impact on so many people, helping to move them into not just jobs, but careers. Pamela shares some of the most important journeys of Tishs life, from her independent youth to her productive and powerful reign in corporate America as a leader in human resources. Tish always lead by example and always treated people the way she wanted to be treatedshe was there to help others get back up on their feet if they were down.

A Warm Blanket is about who Tish Mercer was, but it is also a celebration of how she impacted the hearts and memories of anyone she met or worked with over the years.

 

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Contents

Memoirs of A Tish Mercer
xxi
Opening the Door to Celebrate Her Life
xxvii
The Estate of the Estate of Alicia Ann Tish Mercer
xlvii
Bits and Pieces
lv
Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
13
Chapter 3
47
Chapter 4
86
Chapter 8
183
Chapter 9
201
Chapter 10
204
Chapter 11
206
Chapter 12
220
Chapter 13
238
Chapter 14
243
Chapter 15
246

Chapter 5
122
Chapter 6
129
Chapter 7
146
Sermon Notes
253
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About the author (2012)

Pamela P. Mercer majored in journalism and has a degree in criminal justice administration. A wonderful sister and dear friend encouraged her to follow her dreams and continue to write. A. Tish Mercer was her older sister; her passing was a devastating blow that inspired Pamela to write this biography. Pamela currently lives in Illinois.

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