Juanita Marie Felis Rodriguez, age 83, died on April 27, 2022, at her home in Mobile. She was born on May 1, 1938, to Angelo and Inez Felis in Mobile.
On May 18, 1957, Nita married Jim Rodriguez who preceded her in death; they celebrated 57 years of marriage. Her parents, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruby and Bill Whittington, and her brother-in-law, George Van Court, all preceded her in death.
Nita is survived by her four children, Jimmy (Pam) Rodriguez, Michael (Karen) Rodriguez, Steven Rodriguez, and Sheryl Barrios. She is also survived by her 8 grandchildren, Allison (John) Snyder, Sydney (Jason) Lewis, Adam (Kyla) Rodriguez, Chris Rodriguez, Mary Caitlyn (Christian) Polovich, Michael David (Anna) Rodriguez, Anne Catherine Rodriguez, and Andrew Rodriguez; six great grandchildren; her sister, Doris Van Court; her brother, Louis (Patty) Felis, her aunt, Sister Doris Vigneaux CSJ, and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Nita was a graduate of Bishop Toolen High School. She was first and foremost a wife and homemaker. She later worked outside the home as a substitute teacher at McGill-Toolen. She later worked at Radiology Associates, assisting the practice in the filing of insurance. She then returned to the home to care for her husband who had Parkinson’s until he passed.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Monday, May 2, 2022, at Corpus Christi Church, 6300 McKenna Dr., in Mobile at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to National Parkinson’s Foundation at https://parkinsonfoundation.org.
Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 26209 Pollard Rd, of Daphne is assisting the family.
Ms. Rodriguez was always a smiling and beautiful woman.
I will remember her kindness to others.
She always made others feel so welcome in her home.