Erica Hawker


Erica Hawker, 28, of Windsor, passed away at 4:26 a.m. on February 19, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL, with Reverend Greg Sexton officiating. Burial will follow at Sand Creek Cemetery near Windsor, IL. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the funeral home.

Erica was born on April 19, 1984 in Mattoon, IL the daughter of Greg and Kelley (Ehrhart) Hennigh.

Survivors include the father of her children, Noah Hawker of Decatur, IL; two sons, Griffin Nicholas Hawker  and Zander Reed Hawker; parents, Greg and Kelley Hennigh of Windsor; sister, Alexandra Kristine Hennigh of Oxford, PA; grandparents, Bill (Pat) Ehrhart of Neoga and Carolan Hennigh of Windsor; uncle, Wes (friend Peggy) Hennigh of Charleston, IL; four aunts, Teresa (Marvin) Warner of Pocohontas, IL; Lisa (Gerald) Mattingly of Chatham, IL; Beth (Barry) Williamson of Windsor, IL and Shelley (Phillip) Lovell of Neoga, IL; also surviving are numerous cousins.

Erica was preceded in death by grandparents Marguerite and Tom Hennigh; Horace and Lucille Doty; Ammon and Agnes O’Dell; Faye and Roy Webb; also, special cousin Tanner Williamson.

Erica was a graduate of Richland Community College. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching scary movies. Erica formerly attended Windsor Christian Church and was a member of the Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon, IL. Erica loved spending time with her sons and family. Her greatest joys in life were her two sons, Griffin and Zander.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to the educational funds for her children c/o Greg and Kelley Hennigh, RR1 Box 8, Windsor, IL 61957.

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22 Entries in the Guestbook of Erica Hawker

  1. holly brown says:

    i wish i could of said good bye i will miss you so much u was a good friend and mother

  2. Heather Cassady says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Erica's passing. She was such a sweet mom and always had a smile. Her son Griffin is in my class at church on Sunday's. The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Alicia & John Navratil says:

    To the family: So sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts & prayers.

  4. Christy fry says:

    Erica, you will be missed. You were a room mate and a companion. We had great times together and will always be remembered.

  5. Kim Uphoff says:

    My heart goes out to you and Greg. You are in my thougths and prayers during this tragic time. Please know you have many friends at SBL who care deeply for you and your family. We will pray for you.

  6. tracy burgess says:

    Can not imagine the sadness…my prayers are with you…another angel watching over us

  7. Barbara Houser says:

    Prayers for the Family during this time. Erica and I sent many message thru facebook and I know how much she loved Griffin and Zander. May God comfort you all during this time.

  8. Tammy Phillips says:

    We will all miss u!

  9. Sharon Keck says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Paula Spinner says:

    So sorry for your loss, all of your family are in our prayers.

  11. Judy & Dana Warf says:

    Kelley, Greg & Alex,
    I am so very sorry about this tremendous loss. Please know you are each in my thoughts and prayers during this tragic time.

  12. Tim Conroy says:

    Kelley, Greg and family,
    I am so, so sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose a daughter at such a young age; however, it still feels differently to each of us. I know the hurt and the pain and the questions will never seem to end; however, please remember to be strong for each other. Please try to keep the faith and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please remember to call whenever you need, whatever the hour.

  13. Amy & Rich Whitaker says:

    Kelley and family…We know your hearts are aching and we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Marilyn & Jim Smyser says:

    Kelley and Family, We are so sorry for your loss and the pain you all are in. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.May God wrap his arms around you all and fill you with his comforting presence.

  15. Donna Edwards says:

    Kelley and family. My sympathies and prayers go out to you during this time of great loss.

  16. Carrie Montgomery Bales says:

    So sorry for your loss life's too short I pray for strength for the boys and the family

  17. Renita Simmons says:

    Kelley and Greg,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying daily for the strength you will need to get through today, tomorrow and the days ahead. May God be with you all and your extended family. We love you all, John and Renita Simmons

  18. Debbie Bathe says:

    Kelley – my heart is heavy. I was SO shocked and saddened to hear of Erica's passing. I always enjoyed hearing stories of Erica and the boys. I know how much you loved her and how proud you were of her and I cannot imagine how you are getting through each second of each minute of each hour of each day. May comfort find you during this time.

  19. Darrel & Debbie Davis says:

    Greg, Kelley & Alex,

    We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of Erica. You are each in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Darrel & Debbie Davis

  20. Dan ,Wanda Keaney and Family says:

    We are so sorry for your loss,Sorry we couldn't have came to the visitation but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.If we can help please let us know!

  21. Fern & Clint Davenport says:

    Kelly, Greg, Family & Kids So very saddend to hear of your sudden loss. You/re in our thoughts & prayers to strengthen & help ease your pain. God bless. Fern & Clint Davenport

  22. michelle dilley says:

    i want to first start off by sayin i am sending prayers to zander and griffin i spent alot of time with those 2 boys and erika i loved her alot and she was takin way to young and ill b prayin for the boys for sure she was a great mother and friend u never seen her with out a smile on her face u will b truly missed girl the kids and i love u and always will

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