Let the memory of Erica be with us forever.
  • 33 years old
  • Born on October 5, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
  • Passed away on March 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Erica Christina Lee was born to Wing Lee and Sou Wong-Lee on October 5th, 1985 in Los Angeles, California.  Erica grew up in the South Bay City of Torrance, California and finished her high school in Oakton, Virginia. She graduated from Boston University where she was awarded a full scholarship to play Division 1 Women's Soccer. During her tenure at BU, the team won several conference championships and Erica was named co-captain her Senior year. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in both Finance and Marketing.

Erica’s career passions focused on supporting the youth and sports. Some of her proudest accomplishments include helping to create the first ever Kid’s Club for the UCLA Athletics Department and supporting the Justin Timberlake-Shriners Hospitals for Children Golf Tournament.

Erica was beautiful both inside and out. She loved foot massages, running while listening to hip hop, tapping into her spirituality, dressing up for events, wearing bold lipstick colors, drinking thai iced teas, and of course being with Ricky. She could go from wearing high heels and a cocktail dress to a tennis skirt and nike hat and look stunning in both. Erica loved to spend time with her family, visiting all her cousins and taking them to sporting events, treating her grandmother to lunches out, going to concerts and shows with her parents, and being with her favorite brother in Virginia.  

Erica was a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. She leaves behind her father Wing, mother Sou, brother Michael, sister-in-law Lauren, grandmother Sui Ying Lee, Uncles and Aunts Alan & Florence, Jim & Lily, David & Jennifer, Pat & Sou Ping, & Lucy; and countless cousins and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, California. Services will be held at the Old North Church on Saturday, March 30, 2019, doors open at 8:30am and the service will begin promptly at 9am. The procession to her final resting place, up the hill, and burial will follow at approximately 10:15am. 
If you would like to send flowers, they are welcome. If you would like to use the family florist, Jeannie Wong (East West Florist), she can be reached at (323) 314-3226 and has the details of the service.

Erica's family has also established memorial pages with two meaningful charities if you would like to donate in lieu of flowers. 

  1. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  2. US Soccer Foundation

To help us always remember Erica's fierce friendship, radiant smile, and all of the positive memories she helped create, please feel free to share any pictures, videos, and/or stories on this memorial website.

Posted by Pamela Merten on October 5, 2019
My beautiful Erica...We are celebrating this monumental day that you blessed us with your birth to this world. I am holding space for all of the cherished memories that only you and I shared and will forever be grateful for all of the time we had. I miss and love you so much. You are always with me and I know that you are continuing to watch over us with your love.
Posted by Helen Jeu(AKA Loo) on October 5, 2019
Dearest Angel Erica, Give us that gorgeous smile. Celebrate the day you came into this world to bless everyone. Your parents will pass the positive forward your passion for youth and community. Dearest Angel Erica with your spirit come and comfort my friends Sou and Wing and Michael. Watch over them and let them know each and every day you are with them. Take care, Loo Clan: Frank, Helen , Michael, Niki
Posted by Pamela Merten on June 12, 2019
Today is 12 weeks since you've been gone.  There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about your giving heart, your infectious smile, your beautiful spirit, and what you mean to me. I miss you so deeply that at times it seems as if the sadness will never go away. But with the sadness, I realize how many gifts I have in my life because of you and for that, will always pay forward and honor your memory in all that I do. I love you so much.
Posted by Rona Law on April 6, 2019
Peggy and I were in disbelief and shock when we heard about your passing. We remember all the fun times in Chatelaine at Popo's and the pool when you, Michael, Sou and Wing helped our family transition from being new to the United States. It was always wonderful to hear from afar (popo) that you all were doing so well after moving to Virginia. We are so grateful for your friendship with us and our family. We will forever remember your beautiful personality, bright smile, and the most generous heart.
Rest easy, in peace and in paradise, until we all meet again someday.
Lots of love.
Posted by May Jang on March 30, 2019
In loving memory of Erica, a kind, sweet, talented and beautiful person. We will love you and miss you always.
With deepest sympathy to Wing, Sou, Michael, Lauren, Mrs. S.Y. Lee and rest of Erica's beloved family
Posted by Ronald Lee on March 30, 2019
Wing and Sou....we are so sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do for you during this difficult time, please reach out to us. 
Ron and Joyce
Posted by Helen Jeu(AKA Loo) on March 29, 2019
Dearest Angel Erica, First meet you when you were playing high school soccer. Beautiful inside and out. Heart of angel; million dollar smile that lights up a room; intelligent and thoughtful. You have touch so many people and given so much...especially to Mom and Dad; special bond
with Brother Michael. Dearest Angel Erica with your spirit come and comfort my friends Sou and Wing and Michael. Watch over them and let them know each and every day you are with them. Take care, Loo Clan: Frank, Helen , Michael, Niki
Posted by Samuel Hewlett Hewlett on March 29, 2019
Sincerest condolences to Michael, Sou, Wing and extended family. Erica was a wonderful and beautiful young lady. We can remember her big beautiful smile and pleasant demeanor. My daughter Sasha and Erica attended Oakton High School in Fairfax, Virginia and they became very close friends. They were both on Oakton’s soccer team. They were also team mates on the Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC) Electra soccer team.  We remember Erica fondly and was always comforted by the fact that Erica was a friend that Sasha could always count on. Rest in eternal heavenly peace.
Omari, Sasha and Sam Hewlett
Posted by Russ Ryan on March 29, 2019
The World Lost One of its Most Dazzling Smiles…
DeLane and I were both shocked and saddened when our daughter, KimberLee, told us about Erica’s passing. Kim and Erica were soccer buddies, both in the ODP soccer development program and as teammates on Boston University soccer. I will always remember a Sunday afternoon shortly after Kim accepted a soccer scholarship from BU. Erica was a year ahead of Kim and on this Sunday afternoon at someone’s birthday party I was asking Erica so many questions about BU and soccer that Kim had to tell me to give Erica a break. But through it all, Erica happily answered my questions and it was clear that both she and Kim were excited to be playing together the following season. On trips to BU soccer games over the next few years Erica would always have a big smile for DeLane and I after each game. She was that type of girl….loving, cheerful, smart, the kind girl that made you feel good just by being in her company. We last saw Erica at Kim’s wedding some 6 years ago as Erica was living on the West Coast. But the fact that we hadn’t seen her for a few years did little to soften the blow of her passing. Erica, we hope you are at peace. DeLane and Russ.
Posted by Pauline Ching on March 29, 2019
Dearest Erica,
You will never be forgotten, always missed, forever loved...In memory and in celebration, of someone who made this world a brighter and better place.
Rest in Peace.
With sympathy and love,
Auntie Pauline
Posted by Maylynn Marshall on March 28, 2019
Dearest Erica “girl”,
Words cannot explain the goodness and joy you brought into our lives, But you fill our hearts. We held you as a newborn and watched you grow into a stunningly beautiful young woman. You mentored our Son Matt during his freshman year, you a senior. The two of you...so far away from home. We cheered you on as a Boston Terrier in women’s soccer. You are Matts’ hero. It assured us as you watched over him like a second little brother. We knew he was in good hands. We love you Forever.
Auntie Maylynn and Uncle Marty
Posted by Donalda Gibson on March 27, 2019
My mother, Charlotte Chang, was devastated when she heard the news. She and my late father, Ming Chang, considered Erica (and Michael) as adopted grandchildren and as part of our family. My mother remembers Erica as a beautiful, smart and talented young woman who will be greatly missed. All our love to the Lee family. May our thoughts and prayers be with you during this very difficult time. Love Donalda, Bill, Geoff and Grace Gibson, and Charlotte Chang
Posted by Andy Kibler on March 27, 2019
There are so many great, wonderful memories of you, Michael, Sou and Wing on Hibbard St in Virginia. We watched you grow to become such a beautiful, caring, intelligent person.
Never a day seeing you that your big, beaming, open smile didn't grab us and make us feel special. And, that is my picture of you.....always!
Family is all things and yours is so special. Let us all love and cherish you, put our arms around your family and hold all memories dear.
Posted by Nina Taweepong on March 27, 2019
Dear Erica,
Rest in Peace and may you always be in peace forever after.
Posted by Jeanne Katsuro on March 27, 2019
May your mind be at peace and
Your Spirit Live Within Us All Forever
Be Blessed with Radiant Love and Light
Posted by Paul Erwin on March 26, 2019
Beautiful young lady. So sad, so young.
Posted by David Yee on March 26, 2019
We were blessed to have you as our loving niece. We had great times together especially during holiday dinners. We also thankful for you spent times with us in our home the past weeks. God's willing, we will meet again someday in His kingdom, when it does we will have such a great joy that nothing or no one can take it away from us. We all miss you and love you. Rest In Peace.
Forever remembrance: Uncle David & Auntie Jennifer With all your cousins

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