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NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack.

"She was a warrior to the end. She stood up for justice for her father," the Rev. Al Sharpton said in announcing the death of Erica Garner, 27, at a New York hospital.

Garner's official Twitter account, run by her family and friends since she became ill, asked that she be remembered as a mother, daughter, sister and aunt with a heart "bigger than the world."

In 2014, her father, Eric Garner, who was black, was stopped on Staten Island for selling untaxed cigarettes and died after a white police officer subdued him with a chokehold. A grand jury declined to indict the officer; the city agreed to pay a $6 million civil settlement.

Garner's last words, "I can't breathe," became a slogan for activists.

Erica Garner became a voice for police accountability after his death, criticizing Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio over policing matters. In 2016, she campaigned on behalf of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent, for president.

Garner's mother, Esaw Snipes, told The New York Times previously that Garner, who gave birth four months ago, had learned during the pregnancy that she had heart problems. Snipes said Garner had a heart attack after an asthma episode and was placed in a medically induced coma.

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Published in The Detroit News on Dec. 30, 2017.
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March 9, 2020
My sincerest condolences for your family. This sister was a warrior and I am so sad so hear of her death in 2017. Peace and blessings to your family as you move forward. I wish you healing and peace from Seattle, WA....from one activist to an activist family. God bless.
Mary Williams
July 18, 2018
May your treasured memories continue to provide a measure of comfort and peace to the family. Please be strengthened from Isaiah 61:1,2; God "binds up the broken-hearted and comforts all who mourn".
March 15, 2018
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 15, 2018
February 27, 2018
My Deepest Sympathy
Phyllis Acker
February 25, 2018
My condolences to the family of Erica Garner.Rest assured that God understands your pain, and will give you comfort beyond measure.He promises to console those who mourn and to heal those broken at heart, Isaiah 61:1,2
February 24, 2018
Patricia Kelleher
February 20, 2018
Death is never something easy to deal with. May you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of your Family, and Friends. Proverbs17:17 A true friend shows love at all times and is a brother who is born for times of distress.
Daaiyah Boyd
February 19, 2018
Very sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you and your family.
February 17, 2018
GONE TOO SOON!!!! My heart goes out to the family....MANY MANY PRAYERS and BLESSINGS
Valenda Newell
February 11, 2018
February 8, 2018
May Erica Rest In Peace and may you find comfort in knowing the God of Tender Mercies cares for her and you.
February 3, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I hope the promise at 1 Thess 4:14 can bring comfort.
January 31, 2018
My condolences to the family for the loss of your For he will rescue the poor who cry for help, Also the lowly one and whoever has no helper. He will have pity on the lowly and the poor, and the lives of the poor he will save. From oppression and from violence he will rescue them. And their blood will be precious in his eyes. We are living in very dangerous times and this is fulfilment of bible prophecy.(2 Timothy 3:1-5). Jesus said that in the future all those in the grave will hear his voice and come out.
cynthia samuel
January 22, 2018
My deepest condolences go to the family. May God grant you peace during this difficult time, and may you keep the movement that Erica fought so hard for alive. May God surround her newborn daughter as well.
Marquita Gittens
Marquita Gittens
January 22, 2018
To the Garner family, I pray for God's peace to be with you and her children. May God keep her in His loving arms. Rest in peace Ms. Garner.
Rhonda Scott
January 22, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family and friends. May the God of comfort strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time.
Crystal Harrison
January 17, 2018
During this time of great sorrow, may it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. Even though our hearts are broken, rest assured that our Grand Creator cares about you personally (1Peter5:7 while YOU throw all YOUR anxiety upon him, because he cares for YOU) and can help you through this difficult time.
May your happy memories and sure scriptural hope comfort your hearts during this painful time
Jacqueline Alexander
January 17, 2018
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family for their loss of a courageous woman, who will always be remembered for her voice in the community. I hope you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.
January 12, 2018
Her devotion to the cause was greatly appreciated even though she didn't ask for the responsibility. Prayers for her children and her family for their loss. May God provide the comfort and peace only He can provide.
Veronica Ramirez
January 12, 2018
Sincere condolences. May God bring relief and inner peace and may He help the entire family endure these difficult moments. (Psalms 145:18, 19) Respectfully Ali
January 11, 2018
I didn know her but god has definitely got an angel. r.i.p Erica
Paula Stir
January 11, 2018
This is so sad. My heart goes out to her family and her young child. Hold your head up and remember your dead will rise. (Hosea 13:14)
S Knight
January 9, 2018
My Deepest Condolences To Erica Garners Family❤My Dear Beloved Sister Is In The Hands Of Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ Rest In Heavenly Peace...Erica Precious Angel
January 9, 2018
RiP Erica Garner
JaShawn Jones
January 9, 2018
My heart, love & prayers goes out to the family.
Gwin Marshall
January 9, 2018
My sincerest condolences to her children and, the rest of the Garner family. May God comfort you all, as only he can at this time of bereavement. R.I.Paradise Erica and well done thy good and faithful servant.
H. Whitesides
January 8, 2018
It is with much sadness to hear of the passing of this young lady. My PRAYER is that GOD will cover her Family, May you rest in Peace with your father.
Ms, Dee
January 8, 2018
Rest my warrior sister. Rest. We got this.
karen hinton
January 8, 2018
My prayers and condolences go out to the family of this young strong black activist Erica Garner may God continue to keep this family
Charlotte Taylor
January 8, 2018
Rest in heaven Erica my condolences to her family may God keep his arms wrapped around you all to get through these rough days
Cynthia Manley
January 8, 2018
Rest in peace
January 8, 2018
Hello Garner Family .My Name Is Debbie Williams .My Husband James
Knows Ben From The Food Pantry .You
Have Our Deepest Condolences For The Lost Of Your Beautiful Daughter
Erica .We Pray That God Will Heal And
Strengthed You All .Give You Peace
And Healing .Please Father God Touch
All Family , Friends, Children, And Help
Them All At This Time Of Sorrow .No
Weapon Devil Shall Come Against Them .Keep Them Covered By The Blood Of Jesus .May Erica And Her Dad
Rest In Peace With The Angels .
Love Debbie , James
Debbie Williams
January 8, 2018
God will give the family peace and comfort.
January 8, 2018
My condolences to the family May God give you the strength at all times Erica Garner is beautiful lady never met her my dream was to meet her in person one day but it was to late she will always be miss but never be forgotten Amen R.I.P Erica Garner I Love You
shavon nicholson
January 8, 2018
My condolences to the Garner family for the loss of a wonderful young women. May God comfort you all during this very sad time. May her new born baby always know the love that she had and the spirit in which she fought for justice. God bless you all.

January 8, 2018
Erica is much admired, for her clarity, focus, and activism. She remains a shining example to us all. We mourn her loss along with her family.

Julie Ruben
Julie Ruben
January 7, 2018
My condolences to the family!!! May God give you the strength to endure in the time of your bereavement!!!! God Bless You!!!
Virginia Allen
January 7, 2018
To be absent from the world n present with the Lord. RIH
January 7, 2018
To the Garner family, May the GOD of all comfort be with you & continue to guide you during your time of bereavement.
Erica was a warrior & completed her journey on Earth. Give thanks for sharing her with the world. Let's continue to shine a beacon of light, hope, faith & peace in this world to make it a better place.
Erica, my sister "Job well done"
Rest In Power....
Jessica N.
January 7, 2018
You had a beautiful spirit and a beautiful soul I thank God for knowing of you. Rest peacefully.
Justine Gillespie
January 7, 2018
I have been praying for you and your family since Day One. You are God's child and he loves you best. If our love could have saved you, you would still be with us physically. Rest on.
Franchesca Mitchell
January 7, 2018
My condolences go out to the family and friends of Erica Garner. She is peacefully in the gates of heaven with her daddy. Laying quietly beside him rapped around all his love. Daddy's Girl fought the good fight for her daddy and black people all around the world. She will always be a warrior in the black communities♥May you forever Rest In Peace

Love you my beautiful black sister

Theresa Epps-Hall
Theresa Hall
January 7, 2018
Erica my dear student. Intrigued by you from the day I met you. You stole my heart and I especially admired your mixed strength and innocence, courage and tough exterior. I remember your hugs and smile. I remember our confidential talks. I remember wanting to come to work to teach, guide and train you to see beyond your place in the world at that time. You bought what I sold and I knew from 11 years old that you would be your very best. Thank you for the chance meeting back in 2001. I teach today because of you, in the hopes of meeting young people that are willing to be inspired and inspire the unexpected. I want to tell the world how great you were, but they already know. Sleep in peace because you will be remembered.
Mrs. Frazier
January 6, 2018
Condolences and a Prayer of Comfort and Strength to the family and Friends of Erica. Blessings to her newborn. A Prayer that you are comforted in the arms of the Almighty Father and your Father Sir Eric. Rest In Peace
Renee Galloway
January 6, 2018
So sorry for your loss and for the loss of her Dad. They are together again. God Bless them both.

Sincerely, Lynn Washburn
Lynn Washburn
January 6, 2018
Erica Garner, Good Bye my warrior!

Rest with happiness knowing your work is complete. You are now resting with peace in your spirit. God's angels are now with you.

God is praising you every day and every night. I am going to miss you because you were needed to fight the fires of racism in America.

Thank you for work in civil rights.

Dr. Harry L. Ross
Rossreportnews {facebook}
Lithonia, Georgia
Dr. Harry Ross
January 5, 2018
My prayers to the entire family, may she Rest In Peace her job here on earth is finish. Please take care of her kids, love
January 5, 2018
To The Garner Family,

Here lies a great woman who has left a wonderful LEGACY behind. Erica was larger than life and she lived it to the fullest. She was a daughter, sister, mother, activist, etc. Now that she has gone may all the beautiful memories be a blessing to you and her children. Ericas legacy will live on in our hearts. She will not be forgotten. May She Rest In Peace.

With Sincere Sympathy
Beverly Hester
January 5, 2018
My sincerest condolences to her family, friends and a blessing from the Motherland..may the Creator and the ancestors continue to find her in their favor.
January 5, 2018
To: the Garner family:

Erica was loved and admired by so many. Her inner strength, courage and determination to fight for justice for her Dad and others will serve as a role model for younger generations to come. God bless the memory of Erica, and God will continue to bring your family all the love and comfort of family and friends you need.
Julie Davis
January 5, 2018
My prayers go to Mrs Erica Garner Family I am sorry of your loss and is devastating and heartbreaking and R.I.P Mrs Erica Garner 1990-2017
Anthony Arriaga
January 5, 2018
Rest in peace warrior Erica. Keeping her kids, mother, sister and other family in my prayers. Sorry for your loss of this precious beautiful array of light!! May her memories live on forever more.
January 5, 2018
My prayers are with the entire family. May all of you know that God has and will bring COMFORT, HIS PEACE, MOST OF LOVE TO EACH OF YOU ALWAYS. Erica will always be remember
Anita Marine
January 5, 2018
God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.
January 5, 2018
Tracy Williams
January 5, 2018
Erica Garner was our Fanny Lou Hamer. For the love of her father, and for all black and brown humanity who suffer injustice from corrupt law enforcement, Erica crusaded passionately. Erica was an inspiring young woman, a daughter and a mother to be joyously proud of. I'm sure Erica would have preferred to be a young mother enjoying life with family and friends instead of an icon for the movement, but her contribution to the cause for justice will live on after we all are gone. I pray Erica and Eric Garner will be with God for Eternity. And I pray that Erica's children will have long, peaceful and loving
lives with their dreams fulfilled.

January 5, 2018
Beloved Family,

"In God's Care".....


Riley and Cerise Johnson
January 5, 2018
I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss.
May the God of all comfort be with you and your family during this
most difficult time. - Psalm 119: 50, 52, 76
January 5, 2018
Karan Wider
January 5, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss, we await the day when there is justice for all ( Deuteronomy 32:4). With deepest sympathy.
January 5, 2018
Soon our Heavenly Father will make things straight
One day soon we will look and the wicked will be no more
One day soon and we will see our love ones again
One day soon
May God give families and friends the strength and peace needed during this time
January 4, 2018
May you find joy in knowing that she the courageous star . Guided the way for real change . And is embraced by the other ancestors of courage unknown,known,newly discovered. Peace and Blessings to the family and to the extended family.
Joseph Blount
January 4, 2018
Rest in Paradise, Erica.

"Well Done Good and Faithful Servant."
January 4, 2018
I am deeply sorry for your loss. May prayer comfort you and help you through this sad and difficult time. "Pray constantly."
January 4, 2018
My sincere sympathy to the Family. Please be comforted Knowing God's Kingdom will bring peace We pray for it. MATTHEW 6:10
January 4, 2018
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Erica. May the Lord comfort all who loved her. May she forever remain in the depths of your hearts forever.
God bless.
D'Anna Fuoco
January 4, 2018
My deepest sympathy is sent for the Garner-Snipes family. I grew up with her mother, Pinky, and knew the Snipes family well. Prayers to the family and her children. May Erica rest in everlasting peace
Margot Gambles
January 4, 2018
Condolences to the Garner family:

It's tough to leave a mother, siblings and especially a child behind. That's why when we read "As a mother comforts her son, So I will keep comforting you" says God, we see just how much we are cared for by our Heavenly Father.

May Erica rest in peace and may all those mourning find peace and comfort in Gods Word which will help us cope through anything!
January 3, 2018
Sleep well and take your rest warrior. Prayers to the Garner family. Your loss is deep may the Lord hold each of you in His hands.
January 3, 2018
barbara bryant
January 3, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your loved one, may the God of all comfort, comfort you in this time of the end.......
January 3, 2018
My deepest regards and sympathy to Erica's family and friends. She was inspiring and accomplished more in a few short years than most people do in a lifetime. She will be missed and remembered.
Sue Ann and daughter, Jessica Minutagliio
January 3, 2018
The God who give Comfort and Peace be with the family and friends of Erica Garner. He's close to those that's crush in Spirit. He also furnish a guarantee that he will do away with death sicknesses and pain.This we can look forward to in the near future. JS
January 3, 2018
THANK YOU for helping bring injustice of these police officers, and fighting to stop this abused. You will be truly missed. Be at PEACE!
Laurie Navarra-Verdin
January 3, 2018
May the Eternal Light forever shine upon Erica's Sole.
Mary Ann Wallace-Kelly
January 3, 2018
I'm so sorry to heard about your loss.But "Almight God"Promise that you and all others will see your love one.God said" he will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering,crying,or pain."
Betty P
January 3, 2018
More than most, your life will have helped to bring about a better and just world. for future generations. We Thank You.

Ron Raz, Ferndale, PA
Ron Raz
January 3, 2018
God Bless! Erica Garner

Peace & Blessings
Jewel Ware
January 3, 2018
May your hearts find comfort from God who understands and cares. He is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those crushed in spirit. With heartfelt sympathy.
Roberta Y
January 2, 2018
Bernice Loadholt
January 2, 2018
Prayers going out to her family strong young lady RIP Erica Garner
Bernice Loadholt
January 2, 2018
To the family of Erica Garner, may l offer my sincere condolences, and heartfelt prayer toall.
Mary Anderson
January 2, 2018
January 2, 2018
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Laura B. Gallemore
January 2, 2018
To the Garner Family,

When someone you love become a memory, the memories become a treasure. May the wonderful treasures of Erica bring you peace. 1 Thessalonians 4::13-14
January 2, 2018
A hero power of women to be honest with justice. How amazing is to know someone like her. I'am an admire of her my prayers to the family.
January 2, 2018
My thoughts and condolences go out to the Garner family. May God be your source of comfort and tranquility during these difficult times. (Rom 15:4).
Axel M. T. B.
January 2, 2018
alvanda harvey
January 2, 2018
My condolences for your loss of Erica. As you continue forward may God be your strength. Psalms 29:11
Lolita Vega
January 2, 2018
I am so sorry for the death of Erica. The paradise hope now awaits her.

May the family find comfort in knowing that during her 27 years of life, she spoke up in the cause of fairness and justice. When people do good things, they will be remembered by those acts. Please remember Erica's actions in this endeavor.
January 2, 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with the family during this difficult time. Cherish your many precious memories of Erica and what she accomplished in such a short time. As long as you have your memories, she will always be with you.
January 2, 2018
My deepest condolences. May the God of all comfort be with the family.
January 2, 2018
My condolences go out to the family of Erica. Im so sorry to hear of her passing. May God comfort and strengthen the entire family during this difficult time.
January 2, 2018
January 2, 2018
in memory of your daddy
beverlyn bagby
January 2, 2018
A Winner
Pamela Solomon
January 1, 2018
My Condolences to the Family an Friends. I, Marched with NAN in SI, from the Harlem Div. Erica, was a Wooman that stood up for her Father. She had Great Courage. I RESPECT that! I, Prayed that God's Miracle would bring her back to us. But, he wanted her to be at Rest with her Father. May "The of God be with each of You. Your Family is Always Remembered by me. PEACE&.
Dorothea Motley
January 1, 2018
My heartfelt sympathy goes to the family. May you find peace and comfort through God's word. - Psalm 18:2
January 1, 2018
My condolences to your family. SIP sis. We look forward to your resurrection.
Dareen Mallory
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