Erica May Ricketts

Services for Erica May Ricketts, 41, Kansas City, Kansas, will be 9 a.m. Wednesday, at the Family Church of Lawrence.

Ms. Ricketts died January 22, 2019, at The University of Kansas Health System.

She was born October 11, 1977, in Lawrence, the daughter of Morgan Eugene Helm and Betty Jo Wilks. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1997.

Ms. Ricketts enjoyed taking walks, enjoyed animals, facebook, playing games, collecting porcelain dolls, and listening to country music. She was baptized January 22, 2019, at The University of Kansas Health System.

Survivors include three children, Shyanne Garcia Smith, Kaitlen Layan Smith, and Luther Shane Smith; parents, Morgan Helm and Betty Wilks; stepmothers, Stacy Arnold-Hargis and Deb Helm; sisters, Mattie Mincey, Cathy Helm, Cieara Mocoy, Cameron Helm, Kayla Porter-Helm; brothers , Morgan Helm Jr. and wife Cassie, Michael Weeks, Rocky Helm, Andrew Helm, Jakaab Helm; grandparents, Imogene and Mike Smith, Jack Beerbower, and Elsie Burden; aunts, Melissa Rice and husband Mike, Monica Dykes, Kelley Hunt, Nancy Daniels, Cercie Martell, Chaz Beerbower, Sally Dillon; uncles, Jack Beerbower Jr., Jason Helm and wife Shely, and Danny Helm, Sunny Hunt, Bobby Daniels, Brent Helm, Brendan Helm and wife Katie.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sare` Porter-Helm and a brother, Kenny Helm.

Messages & Condolences

From Sean p.burns...

Love you Erica,,just a shame my name wasn’t included,,but always love you,,and you’re here with me. Spiritually,,no matter what

From Teresa Cumpton...

My heart 💔 goes out to the family. Sorry for the loss of another beautiful angel taken sooner than expected. Your family has always had a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. R.I.P. Erica

From charlea rockhold...

RIP my bday twin i will always remember our bday party at u know where lol we grew up together family always may you RIP and i would like to send thoughts and prayers to all family and friends 🙁

From LAW...

My condolences to Erica’s family, the family is in my prayers and thoughts.

From Kelley Hunt...

To my dearest niece Erica,I’m so sorry you left us so soon.You will always be in our hearts,and terribly missed by all.To my dear sister Betty and niece Mattie,our prayers are with you and our hearts grieve for your loss. “Today our forest is dark,the trees are sad,and all the butterflies have broken wings.”

From Betty Wilks...

To all my family and friends I want to thank you all from our family my deepest thanks for all the prayers and thoughts and the sympathies I want to thank you all and God bless you all love from my family to all of you thank you all so very much that means a lot to us God bless

From Denise Harris and Charlie...

Mattie and family, so sorry for your loss…Erica will be greatly missed… she will always be there with you. shes your special Angel….

From Becky Tracy...

Betty and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Erica. You are all in my heart. Sending prayers of comfort and healing. Much love to all of you, my deepest sympathy.

From Ron Wineinger...

Peace & love from the people at pinecrest apartments Eudora

From Janet Daniels...

So sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy. You all will be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Love to all.

From Linda...

To the family
Sorry for your loss

From Misty (Brooks) Saxer...

Betty and family,

So sorry to hear about Erica! Much love to all of you, and my deepest sympathy.

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