Family & Friends Remember Erica Owen During National Nurses Week (PHOTOS)
This week is a time to honor nurses who sacrifice and answer the call to take care of others day in and day out all over the world. Today we pay tribute to Erica Owen, a compassionate and beautiful young woman who put her heart and soul into her nursing career.
If you do not personally know Erica you may recognize her name from the news when her life was tragically ended in the summer of 2018.
Her family and friends choose to remember the beautiful and infectious light she brought to the world. Many of them shared with us stories and memories of her time here on earth.
Erica's mom Lisa Greer shared with me the loss of her beautiful daughter has left a huge hole in her heart. What she wanted most was for people to continue to share;
"We just remember how full of life and how much she blessed all who knew her. My whole world has been turned upside down. She was my daughter and my best friend and the only thing that gets me through is knowing I will see her again."
Nicole Biggs talked about Erica's passion for nursing;
There is honestly no one else in his world like Erica. Her excitement and enthusiasm for helping people were like no other. One of her favorite things to say was “Well, I’m a nurse.” That was normally followed by a health-related statement using big words we’ve never heard of. She was so proud of the fact she was a nurse, as she should have been. We literally called her for all medical-related questions. She was always in nurse mode without even trying. She was the sweetest person and had a contagious smile. She always saw the good in people. She was fun, spunky, and sassy. Erica loved to listen and talk and tell stories. Erica was an inspiration to all people she touched in life, her patients, co-workers, family, and friends.
Brooklyn Aud remembers how she was a friend who became family;
Friends are the family of which we decide and are by each other’s side through thick and thin. You know they say that everyone enters your life for a reason. I believe that. There are certain people though, who have a very special place in your heart. The ones you’ll never forget. I met Erica when I was a freshman in high school. We instantly bonded and she became one of my closest friends. I have so many memories and stories with Erica that I will hold on and cherish forever. She was always there for us when we needed a shoulder to cry on and a person we did life with. She always had the best advice, real and sometimes raw. She made such an impact on so many lives. Now and forever we will share not only all the lives she has touched as a nurse but all the friendships she made here on earth. You’re our shining star.
Wyndi Hope Stovall shared;
I did not know Erica but as I read each memory and every story I found myself wishing she had been my best friend. What a beautiful soul to enter this world. She brought love and laughter to all she met. People were better for knowing her.
May each of her family and friends find comfort in knowing she touched so many lives in the time she spent here on earth.
HAPPY NATIONAL NURSE'S WEEK ERICA~