Candice Marie (Erickson) Simonson

November 20, 1986 - December 4, 2021

Candice Marie (Erickson) Simonson went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 4, 2021. She died peacefully with the biggest smile on her face at her childhood home. Her family was wrapped around her after a very short battle with uterine cancer.

Candice was living out her calling as a Registered Nurse on the mother baby unit at The Women’s Hospital of Texas HCA Houston Healthcare. She was born November 20, 1986, in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from Hardin-Jefferson High School in 2005 and Temple College as a Registered Nurse in 2012.

Candice is survived by her loving parents, Ernie and Kathryn Erickson; her siblings, Amy and Justin Perkins, Kyle and Angela Erickson, and Kimberly and Sokunthea Ou; and 8 nieces and nephews who adored their Aunt Canda, Abigail Perkins, Isabella Perkins, Annalisa Erickson, Sophia Erickson, David Erickson, Lucy Erickson, Liam Ou, and Asher Ou. And two dog babies, Max and Archie.

Rest In Peace sweet baby girl for we will see you again in Heaven.

Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

A gathering of Candice’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at St. John Lutheran Church, 2955 South Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at St. John Lutheran Church. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund, P.O. Box 440252, Nashville, Tennessee 37244 or online at or St. John Lutheran Church, 2955 South Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77707 or online at

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Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

St. John Lutheran Church
  • 2955, S Major Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77707,
  • December 7, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

St. John Lutheran Church
  • 2955, S Major Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77707,
  • December 8, 2021
  • 10:00 am


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (20)

    Stacy Smith says:

    My sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers to you and your family! I pray God will continue to comfort and strengthen you all with peace that surpasses all understanding and unspeakable joy of loving memories and His agape love. ????????

    Lisa L Doguet says:

    Kathryn & Ernie, and family, we are so sorry & heartbroken for the loss of your beautiful daughter. May God’s peace be with Y’all & bring comfort to Y’all that she is resting in his care, now. Sincerely Mike & Lisa Doguet

    Rebecca W. says:

    My heartfelt condolences to those feelings the loss of thus sweet woman. We graduated high school together and she was always such a happy, kind person with an infectious smile. I pray your family finds peace.

    Andra Simpson says:

    What a precious gal Candice was. I still remember walking into class on the first day of nursing school to those sparkly eyes and huge smile! I think we bonded over The Sound of Music that day……she was always so incredibly easy to talk to, hilarious and willing to help anyone. The world and especially her family, friends and her patients were so blessed to have her in their lives. Praying for all of ya’ll for peace and comfort!

    Sheri Breaux Westmoreland says:

    Sincerest sympathy for you all in the loss of your beautiful daughter & sister. May the Blessed presence of our Lord’s Holy Spirit comfort you beyond words, beyond feelings, and minister Truth & Life to your own spirit. This life is not ‘it’, for we have our Savior’s promise that He is waiting to reunite us all to Him & each other. May our many prayers be the solid ground you walk on through this time. Love Eternal…..

    Rebecca D Erickson says:

    Dear Kathryn & Ernie,

    Please know that my heartfelt prayers are with you and the family during this time of great loss. My solace lies in the fact that our dear sweet Candice is safe in the arms of Jesus; that she has let down her weariness and is at rest. I pray for God’s peace, comfort and understanding for each of you; peace that surpasses all understanding of God’s timing in calling Candice home.

    May God grant you His strength and may your broken hearts begin to heal.

    To that end, you may continue to count on me to seek His comfort for you for many, many days to come.

    Much love to each of you,
    Becky Ann

    David & Bonnie Trahan says:

    Ernie, Kathryn and Family:

    Heartbroken for your family at the loss of your Beautiful Candice! Praying for God’s peace for all of you! She was a remarkable young woman who will be deeply missed by all who knew her! Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers!

    Wayne and Terry Huske says:

    Dear Kathryn and Ernie,
    We are so sorry for your deep loss. We didn’t know Candice, but we do know her parents. How blessed she was to be raised by such loving parents who taught her God’s Word and Love! She knew Jesus while here on Earth! Even though there is crying and mourning for Candice in this earthly life, there is a noisy celebration in Heaven as Candice is welcomed to Jesus’ new life!
    We love you both – Wayne and Terry Huske

    Lane & Cindy Henderson says:

    Dear Ernie & Kathryn,
    Our hearts are broken for you. Candice was a such a sweet girl. May God wrap you in his loving arms of comfort and peace. We will be praying for your family.
    In His Loving Grip,
    Lane & Cindy Henderson

    Sharieka carter says:

    I am heartbroken by this. Praying for strength throughout this very hard time. She was such a sweetheart.

    Gary L Turnage says:

    Ernie and Kathryn, my heart goes out to you. Words can never really stop the pain of losing a child. But God can give that peace that will sustain and help you in your time of grief. Look to Him in times such as this. Praying for your entire family.

    Ollie Erickson says:

    Ernie, Kathryn, & family.
    We are so sorry for your loss of Candace. She was such a sweet soul. Now she is in Heaven with our Lord & Saviour. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    Robert & Ollie Erickson

    Charlie Coco says:

    So sorry for the loss of your daughter. I’m sure her good on earth will be rewarded in heaven. Prayers for the Erickson family.

    Medley Coatney says:

    We all are so very sorry about Candice’s passing. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tom and Terry Haas says:

    Ernie and Kathryn,
    Our hearts are full of sorrow with the loss of Candice. Our time isn’t god’s time and it’s so hard to accept that. Knowing you were with each other during her last hours on this earth had to be challenging, but comforting. Feeling her first, and last breaths before she returned to her heavenly Father was something most of us will never experience.
    Seeing pictures of her smiling, feeling her love for you was evidence God placed her with the right parents to share her earthly journey. And when it was closing, who better to share it with than those who love her the most.
    Knowing your faith and love of our Father in heaven, you know she is in His arms and resting free of pain and sorrow. Her days are now filled only with joy and freedom with our Christ!
    In the days ahead, you will have tremendous grief and sorrow but your testimony, sharing your faith, can only help others who are or will be sharing your same story. If at any time you need to talk, cry, rant, or even question God, we are here to support you both. We are only a phone call away and we will be at your side. Use us to lean on, as we are Jesus’ arms to hold you up.

    All our love,
    Tom and Terry

    Joyce Lowrey says:

    I am so sorry. I watched her grow up with great parents and family in the church. Prayers. Joyce Lowrey

    Cliff Callender says:

    Many prayers for the Erickson family.

    Rick and Bonnie Coon says:

    Ernie and Kathryn our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family and bring you peace and comfort. We are so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter.

    Rick and Bonnie Coon.

    Jillian Granger Gohlke says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Candice was such a sweet person. She was a blessing to our family after the birth of my nephew. We are lucky to have been blessed with her skill and knowledge.

    The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jillian Granger Gohlke

    Ed and Shannon Garrod says:

    Ernie, Kathryn and Family,

    We are heart broken for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    God bless,
    Ed and Shannon Garrod

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