July 5, 1969 ~ July 1, 2019

Born in: Denvfer, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

Felicia Ann “Rachel” Harper Edmond
July 5, 1969 – July 1, 2019

Life began in Denver, Colorado for a beautiful baby girl born to Anita and Steve Harper, Sr. Felicia, better known as Rachel, was the third of four children born into the family. She was educated in the Denver Public School system as a student at Whitter Elementary, Morey Middle School and East High School.

From the beginning, Rachel was very close to her Mother. She would spend time in the kitchen watching her mother prepare delicious meals for the family. As a result, she developed a passion for cooking. Rachel was a fun loving child with a love for music. The family recalls how she would sing and dance around the house, using a hair brush as a microphone. She was full of life.

On November 4, 2000, Rachel married the love of her life, William Edmond, III. Rachel and William know each other from childhood because their mothers were best friends. They were always together. William loved her deeply and said, “I enjoyed every minute that I was able to spend with her”. Going out to dinner, lessoning to music, or entertaining family and friends at home, it was a joy to be with her. They were not blessed to have any children, but they shared life in love, met challenges when they came and stood in unity through it all.

Rachel was known as a “Fashion-eta”. Her greatest past time was shopping which she was a passion she shared with her mother. No matter the store if there were clothes, Rachel would find her way to the racks to see what was available. She loved perfume as well. Her mother frequently picked up items that she thought Rachel would like.

Inspired by her mother, Rachel became a great cook. Holidays were especially fun. At Christmas she would fry a turkey for the feast. Mexican Food was her favorite and sharing a meal with family and friends was the highlight of her day.

Health issued became a task that Rachel faced with the love and support of her husband, family and friends. On good days and bad, she faced the day with her beautiful smile and positive attitude.

Just four day short of her 50th birthday, Rachel departed this life after a long illness. Proceeding her in death is her sister Phyllis Watson. Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband William Edmond, III, her mother Anita Cortez, father Steve Harper, Sr., her brother Michael Cortez, Steve (Roberta) Harper, Jr., a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loyal friends.

Death
Leaves a heartache no one can heal
Love
Leaves a memory no one can steal

Services

Visitation: July 12, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: July 12, 2019 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Private Cremation:

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


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  1. To the Cortez family,
    I was devastated to hear about Rachel. My heart and prayers go out to you all.

  2. FELICIA CORTEZ.., YOU WERE SONE OF THE PRETTIEST GIRLS AT MOREY, AND ONE OF THE MOST WOMEN I KNOW. MY HEART IS HEAVY KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE PASSED I LOVE YOU SIS. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. NO MORE PAIN. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

  3. FELICIA CORTEZ.., YOU WERE SONE OF THE PRETTIEST GIRLS AT MOREY, AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN I KNOW. MY HEART IS HEAVY KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE PASSED I LOVE YOU SIS. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. NO MORE PAIN. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

  4. Lawrence Hammond In Loving memory of my Big Cousin Rachel!!!! Who was So warm and Loving to all. I remember sitting at her house listening to (Mint Condition) one of her favorite songs was,Pretty brown eyes. you always have those pretty brown eyes Rachel love you always!1

    • My Dear Rachel and my beautiful Aunt Annie I love you all to no end I pray your strength through it all. To my Brother Chipper know that I am praying you through I know the pain if losing a child and a spouse, Hold to God’s unchanging hand, for he is the one who will never fail you. I love you all my dear family, God called a special Angel Home and now we can rejoice knowing she is no longer in pain.

  5. Gone to soon but lived a long happy life to know an outstanding person like u is a blessing and I remember past to now and u will be missed love Rachel

  6. You had a beautiful soul And a contagious smile you will always be in my heart and in my thoughts and prayers rest in peace sweet angel Beverley and Mike

  7. I’m lost for words to describe beautiful person who’s always by my side I’ve known her for about 20 years she was a bright soul a loving caring person give you anything she had to her husband chipper keep your head up my condolences to her mother with Annie cortez my condolences love you guys from one of your great-grandmother” Sieairra” Cornisha Dockins

  8. Ohhhhh Rachel, my childhood friend. We grew up together and shared the same name. My heart and prayers go out to Rachel’s family. May God comfort and keep you always.

    Blessings,
    Felicia (Lisa) Hike-Smith

  9. In Loving memories of my little sweet heart Rac
    I remember when you and Lisa use to play together. And Lisa would and you would forget the time.and Lisa would ask me could you eat dinner and spend the night.oh precious I missed you growing up to be a young lady. Know your sleep with my mind full of those little memories of you growing up.I Love You My little lady.Mom!

  10. Rachel, my beautiful angel, you will always be loved, truly be missed and but never forgotten. I want you to know that your nephew Mickey and our family will always love you. You was always happy and smiling not matter what you were going through. I always admire your Strength and faith. I will continue to pray strength, love and comfort for mother Anna and family. Rest my Beautiful Angel everyone will be okay because you are watching over us all now. R.I. H. From the Kyles’ entire family with love.

  11. May God Be with the Cortez Family in your time of sorrow. Rachel and I spent many years together and I cherish all the good memories. God Bless you all.

    Kevin Brown

  12. GOD KEEP THE FAMILY TOGETHER IN LOVE ” SHE WAS ALWAYS ABOUT LOVE” CHIPPER AUNT NINA LOVE’S U ALLLLLL! STAY SAFE AND LOVE JESUS MORE THAN U EVER HAVE” RAE’ IS IN HEAVEN WITH BETTY GUSS” BETTY ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT RAE’ SHE WOULD CRY ABOUT THE SICKNESS REA HAD, NOW THEY ARE SAFE! SAFE IN HIS ARMS SO ANNIE, AND FAMILY STAY WITH JESUS SHE WOULD WANT THAT! GOD BLESS YA’LL KISS ‘ AUNT NINA”

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