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Erica Renea Newby Jones
August 8, 1975—November 19, 2023
Affectionally known as “Nae”
Erica Renea Newby Jones, born in Orange County, North Carolina and resident of Greensboro, North Carolina was born on August 8, 1975 to Robin Newby Blackwell and Robert Person. She began her early education at the Chatham County School. At the age of 13 she left with her mother and siblings and moved to Guilford County, where she finished her education at Southeast High School in 1994. She worked at Kernersville Chrysler dodge for about ten years which she absolutely loved and enjoyed.
Erica was so full of life, to know her is to absolutely love her. There was never a dull moment when she was around Erica would be the person to bluntly “keep it real” and make you laugh all at the same time. Erica loved her family unconditionally and did not hide that from anyone. She brought so much joy and life into so many others lives she will truly be missed by so many.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother Mary Newby. Erica was her grandmother’s pride and joy, we all need that too.
She leaves behind to cherish her precious memories, four beautiful daughters, Jasmine Jones, Jamani Jones, Jakylah Baker-Cruickson, and Jalayah Baker-Cruickson all of Greensboro, NC; six grandchildren Ja’Mari, Ja’mere, Josiah, Jaier, Journei, and Milani; mother, Robin Newby Blackwell and Stepfather Lee Blackwell of Pleasant Garden, NC; father Robert Person (Jackie Person) of Siler City, NC; eight siblings, Travis Newby of Greensboro, NC, Nakitisha Newby of Winston-Salem, NC; Pete Martin of Siler City, NC, Angela Alston of Burlington, NC, Robert Jr. (Adina) of Liberty, NC, Cathy Alston (Frankie) of Asheboro, NC, Johnny Person of Siler City, NC, and Bobby Person of Siler City, NC; special friend, William Cruickson of Greensboro, NC. She also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Erica exchanged life for eternity on Sunday, November 19, 2023. The Angel of God whispered; “Your battle is fought and the victory is won; Erica come on now and take your rest.”
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