Mary Grace Felch

By October 27, 2014 Obituaries

Mary Grace Felch, 41, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, wife of Edward Felch, passed away peacefully in Hospice of Charleston on October 26, 2014.

“Gracie” was born in Angeles City, Philippines on May 22, 1973. She is the daughter of Cristina and Gary Kaplan of Sumter, SC.

Gracie graduated from Hillcrest High School in Sumter, SC and was constantly driven to further her education. She earned both her Associate of Arts and Associate of Science from Trident Technical College, her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College of Charleston, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. Gracie was motivated to become a nurse and touch as many lives as possible. She was an avid volunteer and participant of many organizations including the Tri County Victims Council and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses local Charles Towne Chapter where she served as treasurer. She worked at First Federal in Accounting, at MUSC Children’s Hospital as a NICU RN, and with MUSC Physicians as a Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Gracie was an awesome wife and mother, and was passionate about cooking dinners from her Filipino culture, reading, and traveling to new destinations. In her 41 years of life she encouraged those around her to live life with spontaneity and purpose.

Gracie is survived by her parents, her husband Edward Felch and their son Malcolm Isaac Felch, as well as her daughter Jessalyn Red Bazzle and husband John of Summerville, SC.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a celebration of life memorial service Thursday, November 6, 2014 3pm at Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant.

A burial service will be private and held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to or share our GoFundMe link at http://www.gofundme.com/HelpMaryGrace

“Act as if everything depended on you. Pray as if everything depended on God.” (Unknown)

13 Comments

  • Edward Felch says:

    I miss you so much! You are the most loved person I’ve ever known. We only had a total of 7 years together, but those were some of the best years I could have ever asked for. You have an amazing daughter, I’m so proud of her, and I’ll be doing my best to look out for her in the coming years. I’ll raise our son the way we both wanted him to be: strong, independent, adventurous with a cray sense of humor. I love you, I miss you, and you will always be part of my life.

  • Patti says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you Edward and your son, also to Gary and Christina. My heart aches for you all. Mary Grace was a special person, and i always enjoyed seeing ya’ll in Temple when you came up to see Gary lead services.

  • Josefina S. Marqueses says:

    Me and my husband’s thought and prayers go out to her son who don’t understand or feel anything just yet. We hope that he’ll grow up to be
    a good and responsible man without his mother. Good luck Edwards and may GOD bless you and your son.

  • Edward Felch says:

    It’s been a week already, it’s sad seeing your phone not being used, I know how much you would e-mail and text from it and when I check it and don’t see anything new being sent, it makes me miss all those e-mails I’d get from you about news articles you thought were interesting. You would love the weather we’re having, it’s chilly and awesome, nice warm blankets, a lit candle, and the windows wide open!

  • Edward Felch says:

    Your service was beautiful. You were an amazing wife and mother, and I’m so glad that today we were able to honor your life, your work, and your soul in a way I think you would have enjoyed. Malcolm, Jessalyn and I will be alright – there’s so much love and support for us that we’ll get through our grief and come out stronger people. I love you Grace, I miss you, and I’ll always have you with me because of our son.

  • Edward Felch says:

    I’m just going to keep posting here, because, why not? it’s amazing that it’s been 2 weeks since you passed away my wifey if – it still feels like you are here with me, like I expect to hear you call my name, to ask me to do something, to send an e-mail, text or call me. I don’t know how long it’s going to take for that feeling to go away, and it’ll be kind of sad when it does. I love and miss you still so much! Malcolm has been doing well, he can be fussy at times and you can tell it’s because he misses you, he hasn’t had a regular temper tantrum in a long time, but he gets upset and it’s because something made him think about you, his mom and that made him sad. He’s a strong boy though, he’s been so good. Jessalyn has been amazingly strong, we went through your clothes and jewelry last night, that was tough. Today I’m cleaning and organizing, I’m doing laundry, and I’m throwing out a bunch of stuff from the hospital, hospice, health insurance – guess there is nothing we could “do” anyway since you are gone, so there’s not much point in keeping any of it. I miss you Gracie Grace, I miss the sound of your voice and the comfort of having you to come home to after work.

  • Edward Felch says:

    It’s been 3 weeks? Sometimes it still feels like you are with me, but more and more I know that I won’t ever see or hear you again. I love you and miss you my amazing Grace. Malcolm has been good for me, you’d be so proud of him!

    • Edward Felch says:

      I miss you so much! There are so many times during the day that I want to text you to tell you something that is happening, it sucks not having someone I can share every little thing with. At night, it’s so tough not having you to talk to, it’s been close to 4 weeks now and it’s still so weird not having you next to me in bed.

      My sister and her son moved in with me, I know we talked about it and planned it, we weren’t really sure if we wanted them sometimes but still kind of wanted them, but with you gone, I’m really glad they are here. Malcolm has been really happy with both of them. I’m really surprised at how good Colin has been with Malcolm! I’m so used to you driving and knowing where everything is, so it’s been interesting being that person for those two.

    • Edward Felch says:

      It’s been about 4 weeks now since you left, I guess it’d be 4 weeks at 10:50am, but it’s close enough. I think that it’s slowly getting better, and I know you’d want me to move on. Malcolm is doing great for the most part, he’s playful and he’s been learning so many new words! You would be so proud of our little boy, he’s been handling this so well, I can tell how much he misses you at times, but he is a tough boy. I love and miss you so much my amazing Grace!

    • Edward Felch says:

      It’s not quite midnight, but it’s close enough. The 26th of Nov. could also be considered the month anniversary, even though Sunday was the 4 week. I just wanted to write some more. The t-shirts from Malcolm’s preschool came in, I’m glad at least a handful of people will have/wear them, I have mine, but it’s more of something I’m just going to keep and treasure. I miss all your quirks, all the little things that you did every day. I run into or think about things throughout the day, and it makes me sad but feel fondly about those memories. I love you Grace, and I miss you!

    • Edward Felch says:

      I love and miss you Grace, first Thanksgiving in such a long time without you. I hope you have a happy one!

    • Edward Felch says:

      I miss you my Grace. Your parents are driving down tonight, I’m not sure if she’s made it up or not, but your mom says there is some kind of 40 day prayer to say. Your daughter and her husband should both be there, my sister and nephew, I’ll see if we can get Pam to come too. It’ll be good to have everyone together for a little while. We all care and love each other, and we love you.