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Obituary for Erica Nicole Russ

Erica Nicole Russ was born December 23, 1980. She departed this life on October 20, 2019. She was second born to the late Ronald Russ, Sr., and Yvonne Cox, her mother, who later married Michael Owens. She attended Coconut Creek H.S. and later received her GED.

When she was 16 we found out she had diabetes, which began her fight! She gave birth to her two beautiful daughters, Kyionna and Kanya. She moved to Boston, Mass. after meeting Keder Cantave, father of her youngest two children. In Boston, she attended nursing school and gave birth to her youngest, Odonis. After returning to Florida, she was diagnosed with a kidney problem and would need a kidney transplant. She was blessed with a kidney in 2017. Sadly, she developed complications which led to kidney failure. Erica made friends no matter where she went. Erica always talked to aunts and her Uncle Ron, regularly checking up on them. She was very outgoing and loved her children very much. Erica fought a long battle with health complications. She was surrounded and loved by her family and friends.

Erica Nicole Russ is survived by: her mother and father, Yvonne and Michael Owens; children, Kyionna Janvier, Kanya Cantave, and Odonis Cantave; siblings, Ronald Russ, Jr. (Zhanae, Ronald, Jacquez, Malani), Travis Russ (Trayana, Travis Jr.), and Michelle and Jibreel Worrell (Gabriella and Jaliyah); a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins; and her best friends and my other daughters, Courtney Scott and Michelle Ash! Erica will truly be missed and forever loved.