Felicia Mathis of 105 Hubbard Place, Hamden, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005 at Yale New Haven Hospital after her battle with cancer. She was born January 26, 1966 in Walterboro, SC and lived most of her life in West Haven. She was a 1983 graduate of West Haven High School. She was employed by the New Haven Department of Public Health as a school nurse at Hill Regional Career Magnet High School. She was a member of the Whitney Avenue Church of Christ in North Haven where she taught Bible classes. Felicia is survived by her husband of 15 years, Michael Mathis and three children, Ilicia, Michaela and Michael, Jr. all of Hamden. Felicia is also survived by her parents, Andrew and Judy (Brown) Howard; three brothers, Eldrain Howard, Chadwick Howard and Dedrick Howard; five nieces; Calaura Howard, Jazzlynn Howard, Eldrahia Howard, Brianna Howard, Jackie Howard all of West Haven, three nephews, Wayne Howard, Milan Howard of West Haven and Javier Howard of Tarpon Springs, FL; aunts and uncles and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends and relatives may call at the Whitney Avenue Church of Christ, 2141 Whitney Ave., North Haven, Wed., April 20 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven.

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  1. Dear Micheal and family, I was so shocked and sadden to hear of Felicia\’s passing. We weren\’t friends, just moms! Michaela and my daughter Marissa started school together at Highville. We interacted as moms do at our children\’s birthday parties, and at school functions. We last saw each other at Christine\’s sons birthday party. We laughed and said we must get the girls together. She will forever be remembered for the fabulous parties that she gave her children. I hope we can get the girls together soon. You all are in my prayers.

  2. Felicia, you will be missed. My prayers go out to the family. Micheal if you ever need some help with anything just call.

  3. FELICIA. we will miss you so much not only sal and I ALL of us at west rock michael if you ever need anything sal and I are a phone call away we love you guys my condolences to the family

  4. I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family. I miss Felicia so much. Although I have two wonderful sisters, Felicia was like a third sister to me. She will forever be in my heart. I would like to say to the family, if you need anything, you know that I will be there. Don\’t hesitate to call.

  5. I would like to give my condolences to Felicia\’s family. She was a wonderfuly person and even though I only knew her for a short period of time. She bought so much joy to my life. I will truly miss this beautiful person.

  6. My deepest sympathy in you lose.remember to always look to the lord in pray he will never leave you.

  7. My deepest sympathy to the family. I fondly remember Felicia as a little girl on Wooster Street. I was saddened by the news of her death. My prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.

  8. MY HUSBAND ANTHONY AND I OFFER OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO FELICIA\’S HUSBAND MICHAEL, HER THREE WONDERFUL CHILDREN WHO WERE HER LIFE, HER PARENTS, SIBLINGS, AND EXTENDED FAMILY. I MET FELICIA WHEN SHE CAME TO HILL REGIONAL CAREER MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL AS OUR NURSE. ONCE IN A WHILE YOU MEET SOMEONE AND INSTANTLY KNOW THAT THEY WILL BE A FRIEND, SHE WAS SUCH A PERSON TO SO MANY, ESPECIALLY THE STUDENTS AT SCHOOL WHO BOTH RESPECTED AND WERE SO VERY FOND OF HER. MY MEMORIES OF FELICIA ARE: ALWAYS SMILING, MAKING YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE, BEAMING WHEN SHE SPOKE OF THE PROJECTS SHE WAS CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN-SHE WAS SO VERY PROUD OF HER FAMILY. I HAVE SINCE RETIRED, BUT ALTHOUGH I HAVEN\’T RETURNED, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GREAT PEOPLE I MET WHILE ON STAFF. FELICIA WAS ON TOP OF MY LIST. I AM TRULY SADDENED BY HER PASSING (ALL TOO SOON, SHE HAD SO MUCH TO DO YET). I HOPE THAT HER FAMILY CAN TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING HOW LOVED AND RESPECTED FELICIA WAS. A BRIGHT LIGHT THAT WILL ALWAYS BE CLOSE. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY. SUSAN P. VESSICCHIO

  9. Please accept my sincere condolences. I came to know Felicia about 6 years ago when I worked at Career High School. She was such a warm and humble person and always greeted staff and students with that .big smile.. She was indeed a special person. I pray that God will comfort and heal the entire family during this difficult time.

  10. To Aunt Judy, Uncle Andrew, Michael and the rest of the family. We have lost a shining star. Though we didn\’t spend much time together, I loved and admired her VERY much. My prayers are with you all. And please know that I am only a phone call away if you should need anything. I love you all. God Bless.

  11. To Felicia\’s family, my thoughts & prayers go out to you all. Felicia was truly a nice & genuine person, who left a lasting impression on me. I met her years ago when our children attended dancing school together. When I last ran into her we caught up on what our children were up to now. I told her that I saw in the Hamden newspaper that Ilicia was doing well with basketball. She will be missed greatly.

  12. To Judy,Andrew,Michael and Family. I pray God\’s strength and comfort for you all.John 14:18 reads .I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to You..

  13. To Michael and children, I am so sadden to hear about the lost of your love one. Felicia was such a lovely person and she will truly be missed. Know that you and the children are in my prays and God bless!

  14. To Michael, Illicia, Michaela and Mikey as well as Mr and Mrs Howard and sons: I would like to express my sympathy in the loss of your wife, mom, daughter and sister. She was a precious friend to my sister and therefore to me. We will all miss her and especially her infectious laugh. We will never forget her. May God comfort you now and always

  15. TO THE FAMILY OF FELICIA. YOU\’RE IN OUR THOUGHTS AT THIS SAD TIME. HOPE IT HELPS TO KNOW OUR HEARFELT THOUGHTS AND SYMPATHY ARE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU. GOD BLESS

  16. To: Michael & kids, Judy, Andrew and family. I pray God\’s strenth in you each and every one of youl Remember: .He says I willl never leave you nor forsake you.. My deepest sympathies are with you as I share in your loss.

  17. We are both very sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and keep you well during your lives. Our sympathy to you all.

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