DECATUR — Erika Leigh (McNulty) Fortner, 41, Venice, FL formerly of Decatur died Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Erika was born September 17, 1971 in Decatur to Mike McNulty and Karen (Heitz) Norman both formerly of Decatur, now residing in Florida. She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1989, where she was a Cheerleader for three years. Upon graduating she moved to Florida and lived and worked in the Orlando and Miami areas. She loved the sunshine and Gulf Coast beaches of Florida.

She leaves behind her mother, father, Adoptive father Rick Fortner, Morton, IL; Sister Kim Fortner, Chicago, IL; Brothers Tim (Tiffany) Fortner, Metamora, IL; Brawn McNulty of California; Erik McNulty of Florida and Matthew Peek of Florida. Grandparents Bob and Martha McNulty of Decatur; Lyle and Marilyn Heitz of Kentucky; Richard and Lois Fry of Decatur and Charlotte Fortner of Decatur; special miracle, Brenden Paul Ebaugh. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins who will all miss her.

A memorial celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:00am and will be held at South Side Country Club in the Oak Room. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation in Erika’s memory to: The Center of Hope, Social Services Dept., 1214 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285.

Obituary written by family members.

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