43130, Lancaster, Ohio
Erica Botley Lancour
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Age at Time They Passed
Your First & Last Name
Stephen Craig Botley Jr
Relationship to Loved One
Parent (Biological, foster,step)
Tell us what they were like before they developed a substance use disorder*
Bubbly, happy! I always said in every picture my daughter was in she had a big smile on her face.
Tell us about their struggles with substance use disorder
She went through detox numerous times at Talbot Hall , she also had a very long stint in a recovery center in Wellston Ohio called The Georgia Harris House, her coping skills, anxiety and depression always led her back to addiction to cover her pains. She was also diagnosed with mental illness which Led her back to addiction. She fought addiction hard as she wanted to live and had so much to live for including 2 children.
What made them smile?
Her family, her children especially! Her sense of good worth, she was a functioning addict and was doing so many good things in life that made her happy including working on a welding degree in school, securing her first apartment and car all on her own! Her friends from all walks of life, recovery, school and the military! She served in our United States Army as military police!
What do you miss the most about them today?
Her smile, our talks, our hugs. Her not being able to watch her children Alainia and Liam growing up!
If you had a chance to say one more thing to today what would it be?
I truly wish I could tell her how much I love her! I was her rock through all of the addiction, in death so many of her friends have come to me to tell me how much she truly loved and cared for me!
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