Erica Rodriguez

OAK FOREST, ILL. – Erica Lynn (Johnson) Rodriguez of Oak Forest, formerly of Mahomet, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at her Oak Forest home.

She was born Sept. 25, 1972, in Champaign.

She was the beloved wife of Martin; loving mother of Sylvia, Andrew and Gloria Rodriguez; beloved daughter of John Johnson and Linda MacDonald; cherished granddaughter of Marjorie and John Johnson; dear step-daughter of Sheila Johnson; loving sister of John (Rebecca) Johnson and Adam Johnson; loving step-sister of Alena McMurray; dear niece of James (Sherry) Johnson, Joellyn (Dennis) Cox and Jennifer Sherman; and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Erica was a Registered Nurse for Advocate Hospice, caring for patients in the South Chicago suburbs.

Erica was a self-sacrificing person whose greatest joy in life was her children. She was her daughter Sylvia's "Best Friend" and according to her son, Andrew, "Erica was the definition of an angel sent from above".

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Rodriguez Family Fund, C/O CNB Bank, 5459 W. 159th St., Oak Forest, IL 60452.

Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, for visitation until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at American Lutheran Church, 500 Church Drive, Rantoul.

Interment will be in Eden Park Cemetery.

Arrangements are by DuPage Memorial Chapel, 951 W. Washington St., West Chicago, Ill. (630) 293-5200.

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