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JACKSONVILLE - Erica Jean Adams, 26, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Memorial  Medical Center in Springfield, after fighting a brave battle with glioblastoma multiforme, a for of brain cancer.Erica was born Ju;uy 16, 1992, in STerling, the daughter of Jeffrey and Kathryn (Wallace) Adams. She was a 2010 graduate of the Illinois School for the deaf in Jacksonville, and was employed there at the time of her death.

Erica loved to travel with family and friends, doing tie-dye and advocating for the deaf. 

She is survived by her parents, Jeff an Kathy Adams of Tampico; her paternal grandmother, Ida Mary Adams of Walnut; her maternal grandparents, Neale and Rita Wallace of Walnut; a brother, Joe (Amber) Adams of Tampico; her sister,Jenny (Josh Ackerman) Adams of Ohio; her boyfriend, Josh Marcure (his children, Lezlee and Karma) of Springfield; a niece, Kathryn Ackerman; two nephews, Jace and Cale Adams; uncles, Terry (Diana) Wallace; Tim (Teri) Wallace; Charles Adams; Paul (Nona) Adams; aunts, Joyce Spence and Patti (Keith) Buercklin; and numerous cousins. She also left behind her beloved dogs, Deuce and Honey.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles Adams; her great-grandparents, including special great-grandmother, Marjorie Hardersen; and Eric's unborn child. 

Private family services were held. A Celebration of Life will be from 1 to 4 p.m., Jan. 12 at Green River Gof Course ien Walnut, for all friends and family. Please feel free to wear tie-dye to honor Erica's memory.

Arrangements were completed by Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

In lieu of Flowers, a memorial has been established.d 

Online condolences may be sent to www.garlandfneralhome.com

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