I am shocked and saddened to learn just last week of Erika's passing. I enjoyed working with her over the years as her realtor. She was such a positive and beautiful person, a real joy to work with. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family, may God give you peace and comfort.
I'm a defense attorney that only had one case with Erika, years ago, when she was prosecuting criminal cases for the U.S. Attorney's Office. I distinctly recall believing that she had an unusually pure aura --- that she seemed to be a true minister of justice and no doubt a wonderful person for any attorney to emulate. I am very sorry for your personal loss and the loss to the legal community --- praying that her loved ones take comfort in knowing how much Erika contributed in this world and that they will see her again in the next.
My dear cousin I miss and love you always. I will light a candle for you on September 12th 2013. To Marcus who I have not met, I hope I will get the chance to meet you.
Marcus and Christine, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I don't know if you know but I lost my husband to cancer about a year and a half ago so perhaps have some sense of what you've just been through, what you're going through now and will be experiencing in the days ahead. Marcus, if you'd ever like to talk, just call me at Lake Country. My sincere condolences to you both.
I am grateful to have had the pleasure to meet Erika. Myself and entire family enjoyed spending time with both of you prior to your wedding date and also attending your wedding celebration.
Please note that you were both blessed to have had one another as husband and wife. During your marriage I am confident that God was able to use you in bringing Erika comfort and joy. Erika will be missed by many and I pray God's strength upon you and the rest of your family during your time of bereavement.
Rudy Williams & Family
I worked with Erika in Dakota County Courts. She was a beautiful person and I loved when she was in my courtroom. We have lost a great person. She will be missed my many.
Erika was a blessing and encouragement to me as a student. I am deeply sorry for your loss. your family will be in my prayers.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Marcus and Family
My heart weeps with you. Erkia was more than a person in the office, she was a sister-friend. She brought so much joy and support to my life. I recall in Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven. Erika came into our lives for a season. What a blessing it is to know that she is now our guardian angel. Know that God is close to those whose hearts are breaking. As you go through this time continue to lean on the Lord.
Marcus, Christine and Mozangue family:
I am heavy hearted as I heard this news. My words can not express the condolences I wish to convey. May the Perpetual Light of the Lord shine upon your dear Erika!
Mary Jo and Andy Benson Family
Dearest Marcus, to find that special someone to love, hold, and walk that road together is wonderful. It makes me real happy to know that you found that special person and it saddens me to know that she has left you to tread that road without her. While it may not be clear to you at this moment but God's plan is unfolding as it should. Be at peace within yourself and be thankful for the time you and Erika shared. Lorraine,me and the church are praying for you. May the blessing of almighty God be with you and I bless
you also in the name of Jesus.
We know that you will miss her and we will to, uncle Henry Jackson
Please accept my deepest condolonces. I am extremely shocked to hear about this.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
Marcus, I am so sorry for your loss. Erika was my best friend in law school and I knew her as God-loving, compassionate soul. She was so brave and never complained. Her example will be with me forever. She was blessed to find you! To Don, Viola, LaVecchia and Tramayne - I pray God's peace comforts you and eases your grief. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. We lost a magical woman and heaven gained another angel.
Marcus, So sorry for your loss. Our very deepest sympathies to you and all the wonderful people Erika's life touched.
Erika was an absolute gem who will be treasured by all who knew her. May her friends and family find the peace that she now has.
I worked with Erika in juvenile court and she made a lasting impression with her friendly disposition, fairness and professionalism in court, and overall grace and style. I will miss her.
Erika's beautiful smile and contagious laugh will missed by many at the USAO. She was a joy to be around and I will miss our chats and her more than I can express. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time.
Erika was such a beautiful and loving person. My heart goes out to her family members. She was a good friend.
I will miss Erika's smile and her wonderful laugh. She was a true professional and a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. Erika will be missed.
I will forever remember you Erika for the joy you brought to our family with your birth and your life. The dash that represents the time from birth to dealth was a great one. My condolences to you Marcus.
Erika's Aunt Deborah K. Thompson, Jacksonville, FL
Erika had a loving spirit about her. It will live on in all of us whose lives she touched. She will be missed more than words can say. Marcus and family, you are all in our prayers.
Love, The Wilson's
Erika was a beautiful, kind and caring person. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.
What a blessing it was that both of you found each other and could enjoy Erika's last days together. Hold those memories in your heart and mind. Stay strong and know that many are praying for your continued strength.
Marcus, I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort, be your strength at this time.
We knew Erika through the loving words of her sister, Lee who was a coworker with us in Oklahoma City and know she was a wonderful person. My heart goes out to your family at this time of loss.
my condolences. I will miss her.
Dearest Marcus, We are so happy that Erika touched your life in a powerful and loving way. Take comfort in knowing that God is in control of every situation. We love you and are praying for you and your family. Sincerely, Lisa Helaire
Erika's work on this Earth is done. She has heavenly work to do now. What a wonderful spirit she displayed while she was with us!!!