Erika Smith Memorial Fund

Erika Smith was a beloved mother, sister, cousin, friend, and colleague. She passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 6th, 2020, of a suspected heart attack.

Erika had just won her second battle with ovarian cancer and was celebrating remission by working on living a healthier life.

Erika always believed in others even when they doubted themselves. She encouraged others to reach further, try harder, and dream bigger. She was the kind of woman who made sure to always reach out a hand whenever she saw a person in need. She spread kindness and joy through her volunteering and her work as a day care director. And despite all the challenges she faced as a single mother of color, Erika raised her daughters to be strong, loving, beautiful women. 

Erika will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Please donate, if you can, to help Erika's family and friends lay her to rest. And just as Erika would always pray together with those in need of God's love, please offer a prayer for her daughters and her family.

Erika is survived by her two daughters, Emerald and Emperial.


  • Ami D 
    • $100 
    • 26 d
  • Ami DEsai 
    • $100 
    • 26 d
  • Ixehuatl Daisy 
    • $15 
    • 28 d
  • Lindsay German 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Hema Patel 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team (3)

Sonya Dosad 
Glendale, AZ
Komal Chaudhary 
Team member
Raised $450 from 5 donations
Anandi Parikh 
Team member
Raised $145 from 3 donations
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