Erica Cameron Donovan Dies at 85

Erica Cameron Donovan

Erica Cameron Donovan, also known as “Miss Ricky,” died in Maplewood, Minn., on Jan. 17 at the age of 85.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonardo Donovan (Dec. 23, 1932, to Aug. 14, 2021 — RIP).

She is survived by her:

Children: Debra Donovan, Donna Donovan, Darlene Donovan, Debra Donovan and Deshearn Donovan.

Son-in-law: Henry Donovan.

Grandchildren: Erica Cameron Donovan Walker and Emrie Calvin Donovan.

Great-grandchildren: Jayce Devon Donovan.

Sisters: Helen Phillip, Alpha Robinson, Angelica Smith, Wisteria Donovan, Jennifer Bertie and Stephony Francis.

Brothers: Alchardio and Romeo Cameron.

Sisters-in-law: Karen Cameron, Utah Cameron, Gwendolyn Smith, Nina Althea-Turnbull, Inez Shepard, Vera Rayne, Gwennette McMaster and Ivy Dawson.

Brothers-in-law: Godfrey Donovan, Ogan Baronville, Haldene Bastian, Henito Donovan, Ivo Donovan, Leon Donovan and Tito Donovan.

She was also blessed with scores of nieces, nephews, godchildren, adopted children and special friends and family too numerous to mention.

Family and friends on St. Thomas are invited to celebrate her life at a memorial service on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Wesley Methodist Church in Estate Anna’s Retreat.  The viewing will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., with services to follow at 10 a.m. (masks required).

Following the services, Mrs. Cameron Donovan will be transported home to Tortola, British Virgin Islands, where her celebration of life will continue on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Zion Hill Methodist Church, West End.  The viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with services to follow at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at the Capoons Bay Cemetery.

All attendees are invited to wear yellow…Mrs. Cameron Donovan’s favorite color.

Tributes for the memorial booklet (and/or just fond memories) can be shared at no later than noon on Feb. 15.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Centers of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

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