Mrs. Felecia Knight-Echols of Tampa, FL passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 12:00 Noon at Sunset Memory Gardens, 11005 US-301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592 with Reverend Dr. James L. Gallon, Officiating. Interment will follow.
Felecia was born on November 22, 1957 in Dade City, Florida to Joyce Mae Knight and Early D. Knight. Felecia was the proud mother of two sons: Ronnie L. Knight and Ryan M. Echols. She had four sisters and four brothers.
Felecia was educated in the Pontiac Oakland County school system until the 12th grade. Graduating from Blake High School in Tampa, FL, Felecia also attended The Tampa Skills Center graduating in the Administrative Secretary Field in Tampa, FL.
Felecia held various professional positions throughout her career, such as, a Law Enforcement Clerk, File Clerk for the Tampa Credit Bureau, Hillsborough County Schools Transportation (School Bus Chaperone) and Administrative Secretary. The positions she loved the most were the ones working with children. One of her later positions was a Secretary at McFarlane Magnet School in Tampa, FL. She loved the children, parents and administration with all her heart. Due to a county wide shortage of school administrative staff, she was transferred to H.B. Plant High School where she worked as an Administrative Secretary for a short time and due to health issues, she retired from the Hillsborough County School system. Felecia met many wonderful people and acquaintances during her career and considered many of them family keeping in frequent contact with them. Felicia enjoyed Art and Crafts and was known for going all out during the holidays by decorating the office and baking special treats for the students and staff.
In recent years, Felecia developed some unexpected health issues which proved to be greater than she could handle. Felecia is finally at peace and no longer suffering, she is in the hands of the Lord. She was loved and will be fondly remembered by her Family and Friends. Felecia was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, sister, cousin and friend to those who knew her.
She was preceded in death by: her father, Early D. Knight; her husband, Willie Echols Sr. and oldest sister, Delores A. Holt.
Felecia leaves to cherish her memories: her mother, Joyce M. Knight; sons, Ronnie L. Knight and Ryan M. Echols; grandchildren, Roneshea Knight, Kei-Asha Knight, Reanne Knight, Raquel Knight and Raniah Knight; brothers, Early D. Knight Jr. (Cherral), Johnnie L. Knight, Kenneth R. Knight (Patricia), and Marvin R. Knight; sisters, Audrey J. Knight, Nadine Snow (Ed) and Arlene K. Timmons; Nieces, Anita Blake, Erica Knight, Cassandra Thomas, Lashundranette Daniels and Janice Knight; Nephews , Tiki Holt, Anthony Knight, Theodore L. Brown Jr., William (Eddie) Daniels Jr., Jose Streeters, Broderick S. Barkley, Taylor (Carl) Timmons Jr., Malik Knight, Kenneth Knight Jr., Louis Chatmon, Early D. Knight lll and Joe Burgess Jr.; Aunts, Annie Pearl Stokes and Mary Lee Knight and a host of cousins, other relatives and sorrowing friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606. (MASK STRONGLY RECOMMENDED)