Felix Eloy Vicens
  • 40 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 22, 1972
  • Place of birth:
    Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 20, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Lakeland, Florida, United States
I hope my students realize they have the ability to change the world if they believe in themselves!
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Felix Vicens, 40, born on December 22, 1972 and passed away on November 20, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Faith Marie on 26th July 2016

"Phil, Thinking of you always.. Love u with all my heart.. Miss u and will see u again one day... Love you always n forever.. Love, Teena"

This tribute was added by Jeanne Maxon on 20th July 2016

"It's been a day since I found out you left us. My heart still breaks. I look back at the times we were together and wish we could go back. We could be a real family. When I was adopted by grandma you never once left my mind. Until we meet again I will always and forever love you!! R. I. P my brother.
Always remember yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift that is why it is called a present. And hope we all will learn by this!! Dad I love you and mom I love you as well and hope someday the family will reunite!!"

This tribute was added by Teena Mitchell on 20th July 2016

"Phil, Im very sad to hear of this. I have known you forever and remember all our childhood memories. We always had fun.You are with my brother and my Dad now. I will love you always. Its just very upsetting that no one had sense enough to call and tell your mom and  that. Shes just now finding out. But R.I.P. and remember I love you always. And your mom loves you very much too her heart is broken..."

This tribute was added by Ashley Dottore on 19th July 2016

"My Dear son. If only you knew how much this hurt me to find out that my Son has passed and no one called me. I want you to know that I love you today as the first time I set eyes on you. I will miss you so very much. I just found out today that you had passed. Oh my heart is broke I will miss you so very much and know how much you are loved."

This tribute was added by Noemi Holton on 3rd July 2016

"Not a day goes by I go without missing you. I talk to you mostly every night. I am still angry you are gone. Yet, I have designated you the job of guardian angel to my youngest Lucas. When I think of you I remember our childhood years, your birthday parties, the times we played in the back yard on that homemade tire swing you had. I also remember when as teens, we would speak of our dreams. Your smile, your strength, your determination, and positive attitude always left a mark in my heart. When I was in a coma, I saw you, you called out my name and waved, I didn't know you were gone until months later. I cry and hurt for you. When I think of the times I planned on coming out to visit you but things happened which never allowed it to happen. You are my cousin, my buddy, my heart and soul. I love you forever. Thank you for being YOU, and for being apart of my life. I MISS YOU!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!! I WANT YOU BACK HERE, I WANT TO SEE YOU SMILE AND JUST SIT NEXT TO YOU!!!! I AM SO SORRY YOU ARE GONE!!! TALK TO YOU SOON."

This tribute was added by Hannia Calixte on 15th June 2016

"You touched the hearts of many students. Thank you Coach V."

This tribute was added by Zena Morazan on 29th December 2015

"I miss you so much my friend!"

This tribute was added by Vivian Mena on 23rd November 2015

"I miss your wonderful smile and good humor, I look at your picture everyday and miss you more and more."

This tribute was added by Collette Rana on 20th November 2015

"Well where did 2 years go? Have been thinking of you all month. Feel sad for the people who never had the chance to meet you because they never had the chance to meet a GREAT man. For us who did have the chance thanks. We need more people like you in our world today. Thinking of the students you could have encouraged to push on and be the best they could be. You were one of a kind, thanks for the joy you gave my son. Love and miss you"

This tribute was added by Melanie Tucker on 20th November 2015

"I can not believe it has been 2 years since I have seen your smile or heard your voice. I still miss you Everyday! You will always be in my heart ...I love you!"

This tribute was added by Noemi Holton on 20th November 2015

"Today is the 2nd anniversary of your passing. I miss you horribly. I pray and talk to you almost every day. Each time I pass my dresser I see your picture and reflect upon our childhood memories. I am still mad and hurt that you are gone. I love you always and will never ever forget you. You are in my heart and your memory will live on forever. I wish I could turn back the hands of time. I miss your laughter, your sillyness and most of you I just miss YOU. You are my best cousin.. PHIL... Keep being our guardian angel and always know you are LOVED!!!"

This tribute was added by Noemi Holton on 5th November 2015

"My dear sweet cousin. I love and miss you so much. I have your picture in my bedroom on my dresser, I pray and talk to you almost every day. How it hurts to know you are gone. I am still angry because it's NOT fair. You have a beautiful heart, caring soul, a believer in dreams, silly at times, unique in every way. In 15 days it will be 2 years since you left us. You will ALWAYS be loved, honored, and remembered. You are my Lucky's guardian angel. I'm so very proud of the man you have become. We shared great memories as kids and teenagers. I wish as adults we could of spent more time together. Thank you for being my favorite cousin whom I cherish and love for always and forever."

This tribute was added by Samantha Rodriguez on 2nd June 2015

"It's been a while since anyone has written, but I know that doesn't mean you're forgotten, you're not one easy to forget. I suppose I'm an example of that, graduated recently and still miss my middle school coach. You truly were an amazing coach and loved by all the students. And you're deeply missed. I know you're in a better place and I know we all are happy to have had the chance to know you. Jags on 3?"

This tribute was added by Khloe Anderson on 23rd December 2014

"Sorry I wasn't able to say something on your birthday but I was thinking of you. We miss you so much coach, we all know that your with God, said hi to him for me!! Anyway we will all see you again one day!! Miss ya❤"

This tribute was added by Collette Rana on 22nd December 2014

"Happy Birthday Coach"

This tribute was added by Collette Rana on 10th November 2014

"Who would have ever thought that 10 days from today one year ago you would have been taken. Sure wish I knew advance to be able to shake your hand and say "thanks" and see your face that is just a small place in my memory because I only met you once or twice but boy what a hugh impression you made. Thanks for being so kind to my son. I can really truly say I think of you so often and really makes me realize how precious everyday is. Thanks again coach"

This tribute was added by Joshua Correa on 9th November 2014

"Hey coach, I miss you so much and can't still believe that your really gone.I still think about you and the great role model you were and are. I really miss you coach and it still hurts that your gone but I know that your somewhere better. Love you coach hope to see you one day."

This tribute was added by Daniel Miranda on 1st November 2014

"Hey there coach, I was going to go back to DJA to go talk to you last year and thank you for all the hard work and pushing us and cause of that I made the Ridge Soccer Team I couldn't be any happier and it was the last week of November and almost thanksgiving break and so I was going to go and talk to you but after one practice I found out about your death, and I was upset, I didn't actually know what to do cause in my life you are the 1st one to die and I didn't wanted that to happen. I miss you I hope there's another "you" in my life that affected me so much Thank You"

This tribute was added by Melanie Tucker on 18th October 2014

"Hi there,  It has been a while. Just want to let you know I still think of you daily and miss you so much! So many people do, you were such a wonderful influence! I miss you!"

This tribute was added by Brian Cruz on 27th June 2014

"I remember the day I was told that you died like it was just now. It still hurts and it's still hard to believe you're gone, but I know you want us all to be happy and keep going on with life. You were like my second dad coach. I hope when I'm older I'm at least half the man you were"

This tribute was added by Collette Rana on 11th June 2014

"Laying in bed reading all the post from all the people you touched. The tears still roll down my cheeks as I read them, dont understand how and why you were taken, the one person that made such an impact on so many."

This tribute was added by Vivian Mena on 5th June 2014


I miss you more each day even though I did no talk to you as much as I should have but I hope you knew how much I LOVED you. You were my adopted son and for that I am very grateful for.    Love you and miss you .   Vivian"

This tribute was added by Ashley Ortiz on 26th March 2014

"Coach... we love & miss you so much. You were the best coach anyone can ever have. I dont wanna believe that you are actually gone. I just do t want too. It hurts. I cry just looking at your picture on my wall, but i know you would want us to be happy. God needed another angel so he took the best. I continue to remember the memories & sayings. I honestly wish i can just thank you for everything you've done for everyone. My last words to you just keep replaying in my mind. You were my bestfriend. I still cry just thinking of how you told me to follow my dreams & that anythings possible & i cam be who or what i want to be. I will cherish your words coach.
-Love & miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Melanie Tucker on 25th February 2014

"I am so grateful for the time I had with you. You were such a great man and so much fun to be around; you could find enjoyment in anything! I still miss you so much, I guess I always will."

This tribute was added by Joanne Hewitt on 29th January 2014

"You are deeply missed by the students.  You left a lasting impression on all you ever touched."

This tribute was added by norma Hernandez on 28th January 2014

"Primo no te conocí en vida, que lastima. Lo que he podido
ver es que fuiste y serás un gran hombre.  Le pido a Dios
te acoja en su Reino.  Siempre permaneceras en la vida de nuestra
familia.  Dios te bendiga siempre. Love you your cousin Norma."

This tribute was added by Adeline Rosa Vicens on 27th January 2014

"I just heard of your passing and am shocked as to why, but only God know the whys.  I am so honored to see what a great impression you have left on so many as a great coach and friend.  Phil you were a bundle of joy who as a child loved to play tricks, but most of all you were a fighter and a good one.  You grew up to be a man of good who became a coach and looked for ways to help others.  Today as you rest in peace do know that your memories will be always alive Coach.  
from your cuz, darlene"

This tribute was added by Donald Hendricks on 26th January 2014

"you know, i look at his picture everyday and i think to myself,"Why couldn't this have been someone else, God?" and most of you know that I'm not very comfortable when it comes to religion. but honestly, im glad that he became a man of God, becaus now, we KNOW he's in Heaven waiting for us. and its all thanks to his friends, family, US....I just hope that God keeps you safe Felix, and don't forget to watch over Ms.Tucker and the rest of us too! Rest In Paradise Coach. We miss you!"

This tribute was added by Michael Nieves on 25th January 2014

"So I was in a tight spot and I thought of a big memory I had with him. On My last day in 8th grade I went during my 5th period to clean out my locker. So He was up there no,class at that time.  He Says "Same locker all 3 years different man all 3 years I'm proud oF You" He turns on the tv puts on ESPN and tells me Lets watch.I miss you so much coach I always will think of you."

This tribute was added by Melanie Tucker on 19th January 2014

"So, 2 months ago today was the last time I saw your smile, heard your voice, and hugged you. I miss you so much! It feels like just yesterday. Take care in heaven, I love you so much!"

This tribute was added by Louis Cox on 9th January 2014

"Coach V. was an amazing man. I only knew him a couple of months ,  but it took me only a week to realize that he was a great,  humble man. He wasn't like much other coaches , he understood us . He treated us like men, not boys. He would joke around with us a lot. He would talk to us like on of his friends. He would always say something that would make my day, or make me happy in general. Coach V was awesome. God took him,  but his lessons are being taught to the angels ,  where they belong,  he is making heaven even better. He is seated at the right hand of The Lord. He is making the angels smile, and he is making God realize he took an amazing man. Coach is watching over us, all of us, keep that in mind when you would do something bad. Think to yourself 'What would Coach V think of me?'. God has given and taken a gift from us, yet put it in a better place.  JagsOn3 VTheBest"

This tribute was added by Jesell Munoz on 2nd January 2014

"It's a New Year #2014# Sadly, you will not be with us to complete this year. However, we will remember you.... one day each one of us,Jags,will see you again. (: But, for now we'll keep your name up in the GYM, to show you're the reason why we try our best everyday. <3"

This tribute was added by Collette Rana on 27th December 2013

"Thinking of you during the holiday season."

This tribute was added by Melanie Tucker on 26th December 2013

"I will always love you! I miss you so much! I know you are in a better place, I'm just being selfish and want you here with me. Enjoy Heaven, and save a place for me! You always made me feel comfortable in any situation we were in, so I expect nothing different. I love you handsome!"

This tribute was added by Bill Kilpatrick on 9th December 2013

"Felix was the coolest, sharpest, most quietly intelligent, fun-loving colleague I ever had.  He was the kind of teacher who gets kids to do amazing things - without making them think they're hauling sandbags up an endless hill.  He found the "wow" in everything.  I'm shocked that he's gone and am befuddled by it.  I can still see that smile, that chuckle, that ease with which he took on any challenge.  He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Ronnie Magrehbi on 8th December 2013

"''You guys have the ability to be my worst class, or my best class.''

You were really cool coach. Hope you have lots of fun in heaven :)"

This tribute was added by arianna noles on 2nd December 2013

"Coach... You were everyone's best friend. You made us happy even when we were sad or going through middle school drama. But most of all you made a difference in all of our lives you've taught us how to take care of our body and not to Cheat ourselves. You will always be in our hearts coach.

Win with pride Lose with pride
Don't take my kindness for weakness
You all have the ability to change the world but you need to do something.
                                 -- Coach V."

This tribute was added by arianna noles on 2nd December 2013

"Coach... You were everyone's best friend. You made us happy even when we were sad or going through middle school drama. But most of all you made a difference in all of our lives you've taught us how to take care of our body and not to Cheat ourselves. You will always be in our hearts coach.

Win with pride Lose with pride
Don't take my kindness for weakness
You all have the ability to change the world but you need to do something.
                                 -- Coach V."

This tribute was added by Dawn Harrison on 2nd December 2013

"Felix, we've never met but a special friend, collette Rana sent me a message in memory of you... My brother Robert passed away at 39 tragically his life was taken in 2009...I want to tell you I hope your hanging with the angels and your soul is at peace :) sorry your life ended the way it did and I hope your family finds peace ❤"

This tribute was added by Collette Rana on 2nd December 2013

""Don't Grieve For Me"

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free;
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow;
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me;
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Author: Unknown"

This tribute was added by Collette Rana on 1st December 2013

"Thank you for the lives you touched. Good people like you are hard to find. But thanks for letting us be a part of your life for how ever long it was. Oh boy you could motivate those kids of yours and they loved it. You will live on in our hearts and memories.  until we meet again,Thank you ......RIP coach"

This tribute was added by Louis Cox on 30th November 2013

"When I look into your eyes, I see that you can all change the world. But only if you work, you can do such things."

- Coach Vicens"

This tribute was added by Jarvis Haney on 26th November 2013

"I remember Felix and I playing in hoop it UPS it seems it was like yesterday we won our first competition together, he had great skill that no one could follow he was funny, also he was someone that you   can count on,to be there for you.  I am going to miss him very much, he always will have a place in My heart for life.  IM going miss you bra."

This tribute was added by Lisa Hall Larkin on 25th November 2013

"When I think of Felix, I think of joy. The joy of being with him. The joy of his smile. The joy of his kindness. The joy of his acceptance. The joy of his laugh. The joy of his jokes. The joy of his hugs. The joy of his being. But most importantly, the joy he brings to my heart. I'm so saddened by the loss of this incredible man, but I want to celebrate his life.  When I whisper his name, or remember his smile, or remember a funny joke he told me, or remember his laugh, I will celebrate his gift of joy and keep his memory close to my heart. With my joy he will live on forever."

This tribute was added by Zena Morazan on 25th November 2013

"I'm just blown away, don't know what to say, this is one of the saddest times I've ever experience.  Don't understand why you left us so soon...13 years of memories, fun times at work, you always brighten up my day when you walk thru the door, even in sad times you made me laugh!!  My sadness is more so because I thought about you on so many occasions and just this past Tuesday and did nothing to let you know! :'(  Now I wish I could get another chance just to say hey...but You know you'll always be my buddy, and I will remember you always!! Love you my friend..."

This tribute was added by Phobi Freeney on 25th November 2013

"Words can't express how much you will be missed..You were always the bright glow in the room. I never saw you look or act unhappy and I carry you in my existence..God bless your family and may he keep you."

This tribute was added by Bernard Simpson on 25th November 2013

"I remember being on the courts playing b-ball. Great skills and spin moves were sick. Us all hanging and kicking it tough back then! Wow! This is crazy!  I know God has special place for you in heaven for my boy! You were and are, that special type of soul that people connected totally with. That souI that will never be forgotten by me or anyone that came in contact with you. I know we lost touch after high school. As alot of us go our way. But no matter what you were always family. And forever have a place  connected like brothers. News like this is not easy for us that know you. I pray that God heals those that shed tears (family, girlfriend, friends). May you Rest in Peace Fe! Until we meet again bro."

This tribute was added by Saabir Muhammad on 25th November 2013

"I feel like my childhood just got rocked! Felix, you've left an indelible mark on me. There isn't enough time in existence to erase the affect you've had on me. Many seek relevance in their life experiences to establish a value in who they are and what they hope to become, but Felix, you're the kind of guy one just wanted to be like from first experience. Too much time passed since the last time I shook your hand; laughed at your wit; and told you what a great guy you are and have always been. I knew I'd have the opportunity to do so some day soon. My regret isn't that I didn't get to say goodbye; rather, I failed to just say hi. Life seems fragile now! You were taken too soon!!! May Allah be pleased with you."

This tribute was added by Jenniffer Smith-Miller on 25th November 2013

"Our thoughts are prayers are with your family Felix. What a great person you were to everyone. You will be truly missed.

From the Miller Family:
Darren, Jenniffer, Kayla, Kris, Kagan and Malachi"

This tribute was added by Mike Reilly on 25th November 2013


You will be greatly missed my friend. My condolences go out to your family, This is a sad time for your Madison and Robinson family for we have lost a great person in you. I know you will be looking over us all from up above. Deuces my friend and we all have our briefcase in the air... Love you my friend... From The Reilly Family..."

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