Lisa Ann “Auntie” Burks Felice, 45, slipped away peacefully on this Sabbath Day, July 27, 2008 to be with her Lord and Saviour.

She was surrounded by a loving group of family and friends when she departed this earth to be with other family members and friends waiting for her. She is now strolling across Heaven, free from pain and filled with love and happiness. She is awaiting the final reunion when all of her family and friends will be together once again.

Lisa was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and sister.  She was employed by Expedited Logistics Freight of Sulphur as Office Manager. She worked tirelessly organizing benefits for family and friends when unexpected financial needs arose. Her events were successful because of her loving and creative efforts. Lisa was fulfilling a lifelong dream of writing songs for her sons, Chace and Brennon, and her sister, Nesey to sing.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Raymond L. Felice; two sons, Chace Roy Burks and Brennon Lee Felice both of DeRidder; a step-son, Jason R. Felice of Ragley; her mother, Betty Cryar and step-father Jim Cryar; her faithful, devoted sister, Denese “Nesey” Bailey and her husband Kelton; and two loving brothers, Steven Roy Burks and his wife, Anna, and Kelton Simmons, all of DeRidder; one step-sister, Mary Simmers and her husband Scott; and two step-brothers, Cary Cryar and his wife, Lynnette and Patrick Lee Cryar all of Baton Rouge; numerous aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Lisa was preceded in death by her loving father, Roy Burks and step-brother, Joe Cryar.

Pallbearers will be Chace and Steven Burks, Brandon Bailey, Brennon Felice, Kelton Simmons, and Chris Stracener. Honorary pallbearers are Kyle Burks, Cary Cryar, Jason Felice, Jason Moore, and Cory Perkins.

Lisa’s love for music, singing, and songwriting will live on even though she has gone.  There is no doubt that she is now singing with the angels in the presence of her Lord and Saviour.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Deridder, 487 Hwy 1147. The Rev. Dalton Isbell and Rev. Delbert Isbell will officiate with Rev. Tom Stucke delivering the eulogy.  

Burial will be in Beauregard Memorial Cemetery in DeRidder under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until Wednesday at service time.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.