Felice M Horwits

December 4, 1917November 14, 2012

Felice Morris “Mimi” Horwits 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 Mother…Five 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 charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Saturday, November 17, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Jill Charvet

January 14, 2013

Dear Janey and Peggy, your Mom was like a second Mom to me for so many high school years. I will miss her dearly and have had many kind thoughts of her through the years. WIth love my dears,
Jill O'Donnell Charvet

Tobee Tyler

December 11, 2012

Every visit I ever had with her was memorable. Her bigger than life personality loving, so fun, so entertaining and so Southern! Peggy & Jane, you were blessed to have her as your mother and I know you knew that and that you adored her. But then, everyone who met her adored her! I send heartfelt love to all her family and pray that your million wonderful moments with her will carry you through this time of loss. Hugs around your necks........Tobee

November 26, 2012

Jane and Peggy--My mother Elizabeth Netterville Coit always thought of Felice as one of her best friends. Felice called her Doots like a lot of Newellton people. Before I left for LSU in 1966, my mother and I drove to Dallas and stayed at Fellice's house. She helped us shop for college clothes for me! What an adventure for a Newellton girl and I wore those clothes with confidence all through college and even after I was married. What great memories you must have!

Mary Lynn Coit McMains

Ann Coit Forster

November 25, 2012

Jane and Peggy--Felice's visit was always the highlight of the long hot Newellton summer. What a wonderful woman. With sympathy and love...

Durrell Smith

November 20, 2012

With the gift for gab, she never met a stranger .... Always treating everyone equally. She was the best grandmother ever!!
Love always,


November 18, 2012



jim Lawrence

November 18, 2012

The most amazing gift of being a teacher is you enter the ONLY profession which approaches INFINITY. Learing from our teacher's we sort of know "where the knowledge began", BUT We WILL NEVER KNOW where it ends.
Jim B. Lawrence

Sheryl Mexic

November 18, 2012

We miss Felice at Five Star Premier Residence. I met Felice when I came to visit the property before I moved in.

Leslie Bass

November 18, 2012

What is the world going to be like without Felice?

Lauren (Lowenthal) Gerard

November 18, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Mrs. Horwits's family. We moved from NY to Dallas in 1969 and I was starting 5th grade. Mrs. Horwits was my beloved teacher. She always said that we made quite a pair- me with my NY accent and her strong "Louisiana" accent. She made me feel at home and was a wonderful teacher both inside and outside the.classroom. She will be truly missed.