Felicia Dawn Shockey

Funeral services for Felicia Dawn Shockey, 38, of Lawrence, Kansas will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, Kansas. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. She passed away on August 14, 2018 in Topeka, KS.

She was born on May 20, 1980 in Mabank, Texas the daughter of Barry Glenn Herrin who preceded her in death in 2006. Her siblings include; Stacey Spencer, Texas; John Davenport, Texas; Gregory Davenport, Texas; Jonathan Herrin, Texas; and Chief Warrant Officer Jeffery Herrin, US Army, Virginia

She married Frederick Houston Shockey III on October 17, 1998 in Seneca, KS. He survives of the home along with their two daughters, Alexis Shockey 21 years old and Emma Shockey 14 years old, both of the home.

Felicia earned her GED in 1997. Felicia graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Kansas State University in 2007. Felicia graduated from Washburn University in 2010 with her Masters in Social Work.

Felicia’s passion and commitment to America’s Veterans was based on her hardships as the loving daughter of a homeless Vietnam veteran and also the experiences she witnessed as a military spouse during her husband’s career.

Felicia was currently employed as a social worker for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Colmery-O’Neil VA Behavioral Health Clinic since January of 2016. She was proud to be part of a caring and compassionate front line team dedicated to helping veterans in crisis. From 2014-2015, Felicia worked as a homeless veteran outreach social worker in El Paso, Texas at the El Paso VA Hospital. Felicia would go into the city of El Paso on a daily basis and work directly with homeless veterans; lining up community resources and worked hard to reconnect them with family members. Felicia was the Director of Social Services at Brandon Woods at Alvamar Nursing Home in Lawrence, KS from 2012-2014.

Felicia had a huge heart and was full of compassion, she never met a patient or person that she did not see hope in. Next to her family and friends, one of her greatest joys was helping others find the potential in themselves.

She enjoyed traveling, Germany, hiking, and the outdoors.

The family will greet those whose lives were touched by Felicia on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the (Felicia Shockey Legacy Fund) for the benefit of her daughters and they may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The greatest gift that she gave to this world was her daughters Alexis & Emma and her legacy will continue to bless this world through them.



21 Condolences

  1. Garland Ellenburg on August 20, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    To Felicia’s family,

    I want to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you also are in the thoughts of many veterans Felicia helped.

    Felicia was one of the most thorough counselors I’ve ever had. Her attention to detail, the care and concern made a
    tremendous impact in my life.

    She was dedicated to her job 1000%

    God bless each and everyone of you. Felicia was the best at what she did, and I will never forget how much she helped me.

  2. Mary Stong on August 21, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss although I never met her she sounds like an amazing women and my prayers go out to Fred and her daughters and the rest of her family

  3. Angel McClellan on August 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Fred. My prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Vickie Bartels on August 21, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    My prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss and grief.

  5. Rebecca on August 21, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    I did not know Felicia for very long, but my first impression of her was that she was a very dedicated person in everything she did, including being a mother. We shared orientation classes at the VA when we first started and I was excited to hear of someone coming from the El Paso area as well. She was so organized and shared with me all of these wonderful classes in Lawrence for our daughters, including aerial training classes. My prayers extend to her family, especially her daughters. May the Lord comfort and guide you during this time. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  6. Becky storz on August 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Such a loss to our family. Our prayers to Fred, Alexis & Emma. We love you all. Becky & Pete Storz

  7. JoLene Rae Bloom on August 21, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Your family is in my thoughts, Fred. Take care of yourself and daughters.

  8. Danielle Brezina-Anderson on August 21, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Fred and girls,
    I am so sorry for y’alls loss. Your wife/mom sounded like an amazing lady. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Rosa Hendricks on August 21, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family on this difficult time.

  10. Co Worker on August 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    You will be missed Felicia. You worked so hard for the Veterans and never gave up. Working with you was a privilege. I enjoyed hearing your stories about your daughters as well, you were obviously very proud of them.

  11. James Lockridge on August 22, 2018 at 12:58 am


    Your loss is beyond words and I offer my deepest condolences.

  12. Marian Pannone on August 22, 2018 at 11:54 am

    To the Shockey Family,

    I did not have the pleasure to meet or work with Felicia but do know she touched many lives and her accomplishments will not be forgotten. Please know she made a difference in many lives. My heart goes out to you.

  13. Jamie -A grateful veteran on August 22, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    You meet us when we’re broken souls
    Shattered and worn from worldly woes
    So many pieces there are to mend
    Instinctively knowing just where to begin

    Rebuilding the puzzles of the mixed up minds
    Assembling the pieces in perfect time
    You strengthen the foundations upon which we trust
    Providing us reasons to start loving us

    True feelings of gratitude cannot be expressed
    As current vocabulary can’t meet this test
    So many thanks for all that you do
    So lucky I am to be learning from you.

    ~I am deeply sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Dinah Dykes on August 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Fred and family. I am so saddened to learn of your loss. There are no words that can take away your pain but just know that many are thinking of you and holding you and your daughters in prayer.

  15. Tamara Smith on August 23, 2018 at 10:55 am

    My thoughts and Prayers are with the entire family. God Bless.

  16. Colette Peabody on August 23, 2018 at 11:38 am

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  17. Helen Pendleton Rumbaut on August 23, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    My husband Mike Ambrose and I were shocked to hear of Felicia’s passing. During the time that my father, Bill Pendleton, lived at Brandon Woods nursing home in Lawrence, KS, I had many phone and in-person conversations with Felicia, plus 142 e-mails. She was Director of Social Services at Brandon Woods at Alvamar Nursing Home from 2012 to 2014. Her professionalism, helpfulness, expertise, and swift response helped me to manage the caretaking of Dad when I was two states away. My heart and prayers go out to all of Felicia’s loved ones. She was truly a gem.

  18. Tom, Aeran, Kevin and Roebin Christie on August 24, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Fred, Alexis and Emma,

    Felicia’s kind soul and giving spirit touched so many and will never be forgotten. Although no words can really help to ease pain you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

  19. Tom (former co-worker) on August 24, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I was very saddened to learn of Felicia’s untimely passing. I had the privilege of working with her at the VA until my retirement late last year.
    Her work with Veterans was special. I heard so many positives from Veterans about how she helped them in therapy and with their daily community needs, and never heard a negative.
    It was a joy to work on the same team with Felicia. She was always willing to take on tasks, had a positive attitude and sincere attitude and a calm manner with an easy smile. She was among the best of staff members I worked with in my 40 years.
    May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ comfort the family as only he can do.
    I will keep her daughters in my prayers as Felicia’s spirit of helpfulness and kindness lives on through them in whatever they undertake.

  20. Mike OBoyle on September 1, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Thank you very much from a loving patient.. God Bless you, you touched my life too.

  21. Avesha DeWolfe on October 30, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Dear Fred,
    I met Felicia last year through a self-care group I run on FaceBook. She was a regular and thoughtful and helpful member of the group and has been missed over the last few months. I am so sad to learn today that she has passed on, what a loss to your family and our group and all the souls she worked with. I’m so very sorry.

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