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In Loving Memory of Pastor Feliciano Felix Ramirez

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Felix was an amazing person who will be dearly missed, he was an advocate for so many people in the community through his work as an educator, counselor, pastor and of course his service and passion for Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter and the families we represent. Felix leaves a legacy of faith, love, and compassion. He was committed to serving and encouraging others throughout our area and his passing leaves a hole in our community and our hearts.

Felix was employed with Lake County School Board for 35 years as an Educator, Specialist, and Administrator. Felix held a Masters in Supervision and Administration so he could be an Administrator and Teacher Trainer with the School Board.

He served with many different organizations and boards. He loved being part of Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, The Lake County Republican Party, the Hispanic Republican Club, Leadership Lake County,

Felix was a Licensed Christian Marriage & Family Therapist through the Federal Association of Christian Counselors & Therapists, Inc.

One of his greatest passions was being the Pastor of La Primera Iglesia Bautista de Mascotte. He is the founding Pastor of the congregation at First Baptist Church (La Primera Iglesia Bautista) of Mascotte, Florida, and has pastored there since 1983.

Felix has been married for 53 years to his teenage sweetheart, Maria. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. His passing will leave a void in the hearts of many in our community, but we look forward to celebrating his life.

“Faithful. Compassionate. Devoted to God and family. Community leader.

A man of integrity. These are just some of the things that come to mind when I think about Felix.

Whether his role was husband, father, pastor, teacher, counselor, mayor, volunteer, or Habitat Board member his heart was always ready (and seeking) to serve his community–a community that extended well beyond his family and his church to include people from every walk of life in Lake County.

He personified Henry David Thoreau’s words, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Felix saw the heart of the person and the potential within, and would encourage that person to persevere until s/he realized that potential for herself.

Felix’s legacy of faith and service lives on in his family and on the Board of Habitat-LS. We are grateful for all that he has done for our community, including the many Habitat homeowners who have been blessed by his service.”

~ Lee Owen, Habitat Lake-Sumter Board Chair

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS and in remembrance of Pastor Felix’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to his church First Baptist Church of Mascotte / La Primera Iglesia Bautista de Mascotte (P.O. Box 98, Mascotte, Fl 34753) and in continuing Pastor Felix’s memory as an advocate for our community, a donation can be made in his name (Feliciano F Ramirez) to Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter online at www.habitatLS.org or by mail to 906 Avenida Central, The Villages FL 32159