Felicia Renee Woods passed away on September 6, 2023, at the age of 59 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Born in Malden, Massachusetts on October 13, 1963, she was the daughter of Angelo C. Colella and the late Pamela Tamburello. She graduated from Woodlawn High School in the Class of 1981 and furthered her education at Southeastern University in Hammond, Louisiana, where she graduated in 1986.
Felicia was a caring, loving, and kind-hearted individual. She possessed exceptional intelligence and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Felicia’s compassionate nature touched the lives of many, and she will be remembered for her generosity and emotional support.
Felicia had a variety of interests and hobbies that brought her joy. She had a deep appreciation for music, enjoyed cooking delicious meals, and loved to travel. Felicia had a special fondness for musicals and theater, immersing herself in the stories and melodies that resonated with her soul.
Felicia leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. She is survived by her daughter, Gina Woods and her partner, Matthew Mouton and her son, Levi Woods and his partner, Brandi Crain. Felicia’s grandchildren, Zepplin and Sayla Woods, brought immense joy to her life. She is also survived by her sister, Michelle Blazek; her nieces and nephews, Ronnie Berthelot III and his wife Linsey Berthelot, Ashley Blazek, Jessica Painter and her husband Colby Painter, Brittany Byrnes, Michael Byrnes, Tatum Byrnes, and AJ Byrnes; her aunts and uncles, Kathy, Delight, Vincent, Randy, Andrea, numerous cousins, great nieces and nephews, and all of her family in Massachusetts.
Felicia was preceded in death by her mother, Pamela Tamburello, and her sisters, Gina Laycock, Tina Staples Byrnes, and Angela Colella and uncles, Leonard Tamburello and Gregory Staples. She also shared a deep bond with her best friend, Cindy Carlin Ourso 1963-2015, and greatly missed her presence.
In honor of Felicia’s memory, contributions can be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. These organizations held a special place in Felicia’s heart, and donations made in her name will continue her legacy of kindness and compassion.
Special thanks to Stacy, Pam, Kim, Julie, and Ashley for making sure Felicia was not alone.
Felicia’s departure has left a void in the lives of those who knew and loved her. May her memory be a source of comfort and strength during this difficult time.
To honor Felicia’s memory, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date