OBITUARY

Virginia Felicio

August 28, 1962April 2, 2021
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Virginia “Bo” Felicio (née Hernandez), age 58, passed peacefully from this world on April 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. Bo was born on August 28th, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas.

She attended Saint Thomas More Catholic School and Theodore Roosevelt High School, graduating in 1980. While she was accepted to the Air Force Academy, she was unable to attend. She often said this was her one regret in life.

Her professional career began at the age of 17, as a Communication and Computers CO-OP at Kelly Air Force Base in 1981. Her success in this program set the stage to her rapid promotions through-out her civil service career. First, to a federal position as a Computer Specialist, where she successfully implemented cutting edge information technologies. Bo feared no task and embraced every challenge. She could break open a box of new IT equipment quickly and figure it out like a master technician. She then worked in Communication and Computer Requirements providing new technologies and budgeting to customers. She was also involved in the Air Force’s quality training efforts where she discovered a new set of natural skills.

Bo was quickly recognized and promoted: first supporting beneficiary education and Communications in the U.S. Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX; then to the TRICARE Marketing and Communication office in the Department of Defense TRICARE Management team, Falls Church, VA; and then to Director of Marketing at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Her final promotion was with the Defense Logistics Command (DLA), Department of Defense, in their Training and Recruiting office. There she was recognized for her success with a myriad of difficult recruiting efforts. Most notably was her achievement of recruiting significantly more college students to DLA in a month than DLA had achieved over the past three years. Bo was fondly admired by all her colleagues, customers and the senior leadership wherever she was employed. While in Washington, DC Bo fell in love with her soul mate John and they married on May 28, 2006. She retired early so she could return with her husband to San Antonio to care for her ailing father-in-law in his final days. Virginia, so full of positive energy, would light up a room. Whether it was a room full of students, co-workers, family or friends; she had their admiration and love. Bo, with that great smile, hearty laugh and genuine kindness for people, made everyone feel as though they were the most important person in the room. Bo loved and nurtured all living things… plants to people. A view of her garden, with blossoming flowers, fruits and veggies was like a view of Bo. Most important to Bo was her family and dearest friends. She loved “Big John” and adored her “miracle” baby John Tomas (as she often referred to him) more than life itself. She would and did do anything for family and friends who she “adopted” as family. She would often say, “I love my life.”

She is preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Esther Hernandez, brother Manuel Hernandez, and sister Theresa Hernandez. Virginia is survived by her beloved husband and son John Felicio and John Tomas, niece Melissa and husband Devan Renfro, niece Christina Lopez and nephew James Ybarra, as well as four beloved grand nieces and nephews.

Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
17 April

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

National Funeral Home

7482 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
17 April

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

National Funeral Home

7482 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
17 April

Dove Release

12:00 pm

National Funeral Home

7482 Lee Highway
Falls Church , VA 22042

Memories

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Kathy Younker

April 9, 2021

John and family. So sorry to hear about your loss. I will always remember Bo with a warm smile and a generous heart for all.

My sincere condolences.

Kathy (a former Adventure Club member).

Debbie Lindholm

April 9, 2021

I remember her from high school she was so beautiful, kind Always had a smile on her face. Bless all of you! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Christine Krueger

April 9, 2021

John and John Tomas,

My deepest condolences to you both.

Christine

Derek De La Vega

April 9, 2021

Virginia (Bo) was a lovely person and friend! There are many memories of her I could share, but what comes to mind the most when I think of Bo are her infectious smile, kind and gentle spirit, and her zest for life. Bo, I will miss you dearly good friend. Until we meet again, much love!

Derek De La Vega

Sara Suttle

April 9, 2021

I have known Bo to be the sweetest mom, not only to her own child, but to her friends’s children, too. I will miss our chats and laughs.

Polly Rodriguez Harrell

April 9, 2021

Johh & Family

Praying for you and your family. I am so sad that her life on earth was cut short her bright light will be seen in the darkness of the night as a star that will shine brightly so her family and friends can see it each night. God has opened his arms and has welcomed Bodie.❤️

Sandy Lenz

April 9, 2021

Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of the loss of Bo. I will always have fond memories of the fun times we shared and remember her beautiful smile and spirit. She will live on in the hearts and minds of all whose life she touched. My sincere condolences to you, your family and her greatest gift, John Thomas.

Karolye and Fernando Cunha

April 9, 2021

There just are not adequate words to express our sadness for you and John Tomas. Bo was such a light of joy and will be deeply missed. We will cherish our times together and they are many. May she Rest in Peace. May God give you the strength, love and support you will need through the family and the many many friends you have made together.

Elder Granger

April 9, 2021

The Granger's family are praying for God to provide comfort to the John Felicio and the extended family for the tragic loss of Virginia Felicio. Prayers and blessings.

Elder Granger

Tina Stuart

April 9, 2021

John,
Just wanted you and your Family to know that I have been lifting you all up in prayer. I also wanted you to know how much I admired you and Bo's beautiful relationship. You both have this beautiful ability to make everyone in a room or party feel welcomed. Bo will be greatly missed. I pray God gives you the peace and understanding only HE can give.
Sincerely,
Tina Stuart

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