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Ericka Joy Byler

March 30, 1997 ~ July 18, 2022 (age 25)


Ericka Joy Byler, 25, of Rosedale, OH passed away suddenly on July 18, 2022 of Congenital Heart Failure.

Ericka was born on March 30, 1997, in Dover, DE, as the second child and first daughter of Lyndon and Jolene Byler. Her contagious spirit drew people in, and throughout her life, she steadfastly cultivated deep friendships with others. In a crowd, her lively laugh often stood out.

She lived out her passion by working as the Director of Enrollment Services at Rosedale Bible College in Rosedale, OH, where she invested in the lives of former, current and future students. 

She served Jesus wholeheartedly, finding delight in playing guitar and leading others to worship him.  She attended Lighthouse Fellowship, where she led the Youth Ministry and served on the Worship Team.

Ericka deeply loved her immediate and extended family and intentionally developed a special relationship with each of her siblings. She is survived by her parents Lyndon and Jolene Byler of Dover, DE; brother Darryn and wife Danae Byler of Charlotte, NC; brother Dwight Byler of Dover, DE; sister Renae Long and husband Calvin of Camden, DE; brother Devan Byler of Dover, DE; maternal grandmother Ida Helmuth Trout (Wes) of Nashwauk, MN; paternal grandfather Joe W Byler of Dover, DE and many uncles, aunts and cousins in the Byler and Helmuth Family.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather Perry Helmuth and grandmother Amanda Byler, along with one aunt and three uncles in the Byler family.

A public visitation will take place Sunday, July 24, 2022 from 2:30 to 4:30 & 6 to 8 pm at Maranatha Fellowship Church, 60 Deer Track Lane, Dover, DE 19904

Funeral Service Monday, July 25, 2022, 10 am at Calvary Church, 1141 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901.  Interment to follow at Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Ericka Byler Memorial Fund c/o Rosedale Bible College 2270 Rosedale Road, Irwin, Ohio 43029 or at  

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July 24, 2022

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Maranatha Fellowship Church
60 Deer Track Lane
Dover, DE 19904

Evening Viewing
July 24, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Maranatha Fellowship Church
60 Deer Track Lane
Dover, DE 19904

Funeral Service
July 25, 2022

10:00 AM
Calvary Church (Lebanon Road)

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