Erika Lynne Cox was my “easy baby”..sleeping through the night in her own bed, and waiting patiently while I had to tend to her toddler siblings! As she grew, Erika developed interests in sports, frogs, lighthouses and amusement parks. She played basketball, ran track(hurdles), and was a cheerleader. Erika loved shoes, pickles, snow, pink, looking her best, friends, family, roller coasters, and children. She did not like cleaning her room, unfairness, being mis-matched, people treating others badly, and going to bed early! The night she died she was helping a friend get home as the friend’s car had broken down. Erika’s 1st time boyfriend agreed to take Ashley home and due to driver inexperience by their friend Billy, who was driving since he was more familiar with the road, 3 out of the 4 teens in the car died. Billy survived. Erika touched more people’s lives than we realized, and is missed by many.