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Scott Humston
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Hello Friends,

I wanted to let you know that Felix Snipes, long time-full-time evangelist/magician, passed on to be with our Lord this past Friday night, at 8:30 pm. He and I were suppose to be at the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists here in Orlando. However, his health had been getting worse, and about a month ago, he had a stroke that effected the right side of his body—including losing vision in one eye. So, while many of his long time evangelist friends and I were worshipping in word and song he passed from this life. His service will be this coming Saturday, June 19, at First Baptist Church, Atlanta. Visitation begins at 9:00 and the service begins at 11:00 AM. Please keep his wife Patsy in your prayers. Thanks.

IN Christ,

Scott Humston
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I just stumbled across this post about Felix. It was sad to read...

My path crossed with Felix's path in life many years ago in Dallas. When Magicland was still open I'd go by there frequently. One day a poster advertising Felix's show was in the window. I took note of the time and place for the show and went to see him a few days later. To this day I think of him each time I drive by that church. I've also told countless people about that show and how he had us hooked from the "get go" as we often say in Texas.

Felix came out using a cane and when he spoke his first few words they were barely above a hush. He told of how he had a lung infection in one side of his lungs and that he hoped it wouldn't create a hardship for us to listen to him. Then he said, "Luckily, THIS side of my lungs is fine!" That of course was said in a loud, bass voice which reverberated through the sanctuary, the attendees heads and time -- until again, right now as I think back on him. A real showman and an incredible opening bit! In fact, for years, I told people that his opening was the best and most dramatic opening I had ever seen for a performer. It caught all of us by surprise and set an incredible stage for his show.

And speaking of his show ---- WOW! Great illusions to make his points and his use of an overhead projecter fit well too. He used one illustration that burned it's way into my mind and has stayed there, lo these many, many years, since it truly "spoke" to me... It was, in many ways, my life and I knew right then and there that my presence that night wasn't accidental....

Sadly I never got to see him again. I wish I had. He impressed me greatly and I have no doubt he did the same to countless others.

A great magician. A great showman. A great witness for Christ. He will be missed....

Sincerely,
carl
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Carl,

Such kind words...thank you! I've forwarded the comments on to Felix's wife, too. Thank you for taking the time to write.

In His Grip,

Scott Humston
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Scott,

I know how much Felix meant to you. He chose wisely when he passed the torch to you. Let that flame BLAZE!

Your friend in Christ,

Gary
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The July/August 2010 issue of "The Voice of the FCM" is now posted in full at http://www.fcm.org Then go to the "Members Only" area, then click on "The Voice of the FCM" prompt. Then go to 2010- the latest issue is posted there. Pages 20-22 is a wonderful "Tribute to Rev. Felix Snipes" including quotes by FCMers including Andre' Kole, Sammie Smith, Jamie Doyle, Gary Bartlett Harris, and Bobby Warren. "Promoted to Glory"
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How did I miss this? I am so sad to hear of Felix passing. My prayers go out to his family.
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Great posts in FCM about Felix!
What courage and conviction Felix had. A true role model.
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I found out that Scott is putting together an estate sale of all of Felix's 40 years of magical props. This will benefit Felix's widow, Patsy, and is a wonder-full way for us to show support for his ministry. The sale is going to be on August 14, 2010 in North Metro Atlanta, GA. He says there literally are THOUSANDS of magical props, utility items, DVDs and VHS tapes!

I found your Scott's PDF flier for the magic estate sale. You can read it at http://tinyurl.com/2gxs8qz and it looks like there is an incredible resource here for both the newcomer to magic AND the seasoned pro. This appears to be a not-to-be-missed event. I'll be there early! That's Saturday August 14, 2010!

Come support the legacy of Felix Snipes and the Wonder-Full Weekend.

Paul
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