2017-08-09 / Obituaries


Erika Castro Salgado, 19, gained her wings on Friday, August 4, 2017 in Americus after sustaining critical injuries from a car accident.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at Colquitt Funeral Home with the Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Burial followed at the Eternal Rest Memorial Gardens in Colquitt. Pallbearers were Matthew James Brumbaugh, Abel Jacobo, Francisco Avila, Joaquin Trujillo, Jose Salgado and Ricardo Castro Salgado.

Erika was born on August 12, 1997, in Santo Domingo, Mexico, to the late Lorenzo Castro Sanchez and Blanca E. Castro.

She was a 2015 graduate of Early County High School where she was involved in many activities including science club and the Future Farmers of America. She was currently a student at Bainbridge State College planning to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. Her classmates remember her as a sweet girl with a very warm, bubbly spirit. It was a rare occasion to see her without a smile on her face, and she was a very positive and uplifting member of her class. Erika had many friends. She never met a stranger, always complimenting people. She loved to talk to others and make new friends. She never wanted others to feel left out. She was humble, kind and very generous. She was the type of person that would spend her last dime on a person just so they would be happy. She was both beautiful inside and out. Mostly, she loved her roommate, her fiancé, and her family. Erika will be missed by everyone she touched.

Survivors include her mother, Blanca E. Castro of Moultrie; her fiancée, Matthew James Brumbaugh of Americus; two sisters, Mariela Castro Salgado, and Berenice Castro of Brinson; two brothers, Ricardo Castro Salgado of Damascus and Lorenzo Castro, Jr., of Brinson.

Colquitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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