Erika Dawn Coy-Miller

Erika Dawn Coy-Miller, 38, of Kansas City, MO passed away March 23, 2022.

Erika’s Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, April 23, 2022 and will start at 10:00 AM at Church of the Harvest: 14841 South Black Bob Road. Olathe, Kansas 66062.

Ms. Erika Miller was born October 10, 1983 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Erika loved being outside as a child. She spent her favorite part of her childhood in Washington State. At this time she learned to love the beauty of the mountains, the ocean and being one with nature. Thanks to her Grandma Brenda and Great Grandma Katherine she was able to enjoy clam digging on the beach. Erika attended Raytown South High School. After high school she became a mother to her first born, Caleb in 2002 and then applied to Cosmetology School to become an Esthetician. She enjoyed school but loved being a mother and homemaker. She also enjoyed party planning, landscaping, and crafting. After cosmetology school she became a stay at home mom and had 6 more wonderful children; Caden, Colten, Casen, Frederik, Evan and then came the only girl, Kaia in 2020. Erika was known as a calm natured mother with her children unless they woke her up before her morning coffee. Erika will always be remembered for the patience she had with her children and the time that she spent planning their birthdays and other festivities. Not only did she love spending time with her children she also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Erika’s heart was as big as her smile. You could always count on her to lend a helping hand. She was passionate and fearless about sharing the love of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. Erika’s adventurous free-spirited soul will be cherished and remembered forever. She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her great grandparents; Ira and Anna Coy, Curtis and Katherine Ross, Grandma; Cyndra Melville.

She is survived by her parents; Kellie and Patrick Melville, brother; Kyle Melville, her sons; Caleb, Caden, Colten, Casen, Frederik and Evan, her daughter; Kaia, grandparents; Brenda Vincent and Patrick Coy.

In honor of Erika please send Memorial Contributions to Hillcrest Transitional Housing


  1. Robert Herr on April 19, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Pat and Kellie,
    I am so very sorry to hear this. I’ve always remembered Erika with a smile on her face. Reading this brought me to tears. My heart and thoughts are with you.

  2. michael stinson on April 20, 2022 at 9:02 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss
    May she rest in peace

  3. LISA BARTA on April 21, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I don’t know what more I can add to the beautiful obituary which sums up Erika perfectly. As the next-door neighbor, I have known Erika since she was very young. She was always playful and smiling with a little mischief on the side. As Erika grew into a loving mother, her children were always playful and happy just like their mother which means she was doing something right. I know Erika will be greatly missed by her family and children but I am sure she will continue to look after them until they are once again joined together. Erika is not gone nor will she ever be forgotten.

  4. Janice on April 21, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    There are no words to express my condolences and the sorrow that I feel. I feel as though she has found peace and contentment and is waiting patiently for the day when she will be reunited with her family. Please know that I will be here if you need me.

  5. Jan on April 22, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Caleb, Caden, Colten, and Casen,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Even though I never met her, I feel like I knew her through all of you. Please know you are in my prayers and I will continue lifting your family up to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

  6. Kristi Coy Pryor on May 21, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Kellie. Even though I never met her, your dad and Ross talked about her a lot. As a mother of 7 myself, my heart breaks for those children. I can’t imagine the hurt they will go through without a loving momma as they reach their milestones in life and even have kids of their own without a grandma to love on them. My mom has been gone since 2007 and my kids missed out on her loving on them and I probably cry more than them but it’s always tough on birthday’s and holidays. You’re in my prayers Kellie and may God give you comfort as you attempt to fill Erika’s shoes. At least they’re blessed with you to give them a foundation of trust and faith in God. Love you Kellie ??

  7. Barbara Rauscher on November 24, 2023 at 4:19 am

    This is horrible and the thugs who hit her can’t be charged and the police have immunity in chases. I hope you find some peace. I imagine she was picking up gifts for the kids downtown and pow. horrible.

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