Lady Alexander #24 mourns the loss of Sis. Vella Felix

Lady Alexander chapter was saddened to learn of the passing of Sister Vella Felix on October 3,2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease surrounded by family at the age of 81 .
Born and raised in Flatlands she was the daughter of the late Howard and Mary Downs .Besides her parents she was predeceased by her sisters Elsa Malley, Linda Felix and brother Denzil Downs.
Vella is survived by her husband of 61 years, Murphy, her daughters, Linda(Gordon Kierstead) Lorelei and son Larry(Cindy) ,one sister Barbara Snow (len ) and brothers Gilbert ,Donald, Albert, And Steven and their families , five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren .
She was very community minded..She was a member of the former Chaleur Echoes and Red Hats society. Vella loved music and enjoyed square dancing, and clogging . She enjoyed the annual making of preserves .
Vella was initiated into Lady Alexander chapter on February 16,1998 and was active in chapter until the past year when ill health prevented her from taking part .
An Eastern Star service was held at Christ church Anglican on Thursday October 6 followed by her memorial service on Friday October 7,2017 .
A golden gate has opened
A gentle voice said “come in”
And with farewells unspoken
She calmly entered home.