Horwits, Felice Morris "Mimi" was born on December 4th, 1917 to Edd & Beulah Morris of Newellton, Louisiana and died peacefully on November 14th, 2012. Felice was a graduate of Louisiana State University and at the age of 49 received a Masters Degree in Education from the University of North Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jerry Horwits, who was the love of her life, and her sister Jenny Ross. She is survived by her beloved daughters Jane Smith and husband Buddy, Peggy Lohr and husband Bill, five grandchildren, Durrell Smith and wife Michelle, Jean Smith Schendle and husband Matthew, Kyle Smith and wife Holly, William Lohr and James Lohr and six great-grandchildren, Cooper, Lily, & Margot Schendle, Lydia and Carter Smith, Juliana Smith, and niece Carlotta Marks. Her name Felice means happiness and she lived by that every day of her life. She loved her family more than anything in the world and was adored by them in return. Her friendly nature endeared her to the masses, finding lasting friendships in elevators, restaurants and even bathroom stalls. Her teaching career expanded 37 years, both in Newellton and Dallas, and her students kept in touch with her throughout the decades. She was devoted to volunteerism, winning the NCJW Make a Difference Award in 1993 and was honored by the DISD as Administrator of the Year. Her storytelling, gumbo recipe, shrimp dip and fudge brownies were legendary. If someone asked us why we think our mother lived so long, we would say it was because she loved life so much, always seeing the best in everyone, loving every minute of every day that she could be with family and friends. There will never be another Felice. We were so blessed to have her in our lives and we feel so lucky that she was ours. Our special thanks to those who helped care for our MotherFive Star Premier, Spring Creek Gardens, Total Patient Care, and Hospice Plus. Visitation will be Saturday, November 17th 5-7 p.m. at Sparkman-Hillcrest. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 18th at 2:30 p.m., Temple Emanuel, Lefkowitz Chapel. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Temple Emanuel, National Council of Jewish Women or the
. Online condolences may be left at www.sparkman-hillcrest.com
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Nov. 17, 2012