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Felcia L. Nelson

March 8, 1947 — May 22, 2024


Felcia L. Nelson, age 77, of 203 Montmorenci Road, Ridgway, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Penn Highlands DuBois after a lengthy illness.

She was born on March 8, 1947, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Eve and Dorik Metelski. 

She married Richard A. Nelson, who preceded her in death, at St. Leos Catholic Church in Ridgway on May 24, 1969.
Felcia was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, class of 1965, and a graduate of Ora Jean Beauty Academy in Erie. She worked as a beautician at Bella Donna Salon for 55 years. She was a member of St. Leos Catholic Church where she diligently served numerous ministries. Felcia had a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother and recited the rosary Sunday evenings at church, leading many others to share that devotion. She led the Prayer Chain, served on the Pastoral Council, and was a member of the Cursillo Movement. Felcia received great blessings from attending morning Mass with her friends. Receiving the Eucharist was "the source and summit" of her daily life.
She is survived by her sister Doreen "Doe" Cherry (Skip) and their daughter Vanessa E. Cherry (the love of Felcia's life) and Vanessa's furbaby Armani James, a sister Barbara Metelski, and a brother Dorik (Skipper) Metelski all of Ridgway. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Felcia L. Nelson will be celebrated at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 111 Depot Street, Ridgway, PA 15853, on Friday, May 31, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Justin Pino, pastor of St. Leos Catholic Church, as celebrant,  Father Brian Vossler, pastor of St. George Catholic Church in Erie, and Father Mark Groeger, pastor of Prince of Peace Church in Northem Cambria, as con celebrants. 

Burial will be at St. Leos Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the St. Leo Church gathering space from 10:00 AM until the time of service.

Memorial, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway Ambulance.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at
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