Erin Elizabeth Spillers
Beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many, Erin Spillers was born June 21, 1980 in Rapid City, SD. She died suddenly at 31 years old at her residence on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from complications of chronic Lyme disease. Cremation will take place at Southern Memorial Funeral Home and a Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Mercy Church, Montgomery, AL, on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.
Erin loved Alabama football, gardening, dancing, yoga, music, animals, and spending time with her many friends. She smiled through her pain and was always ready to lend a hand or an encouraging word to everyone she met. She will be deeply missed by everyone she knew. Though her years on Earth were brief, she lived them to the fullest, bringing joy to all who crossed her path. She was beautiful on the inside and out, with a smile that sparkled, a generous sense of humor, and a deep capacity for compassion and love.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Dr. Michael and Anne Marie Gormley of Montgomery, AL; father and stepmother, Frank and Kimberlee Spillers, of Atlantic, IA; brother, Mick Gormley, of Montgomery, AL; sister, Jessica Winum (Jarret) of Stanley, NY; grandmother, Phyllis Kertzman, of Rapid City, SD; aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, Columbia University, Att: Barbara Strobino, PhD, 1051, Riverside Drive, Unit 69, New York, New York 10032 or at https://giving.columbia.edu/giveonline/?schoolstyle=56437