Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

705 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC


Ericka Marie Neader

April 16, 1985June 17, 2020

Ericka Marie Neader, 35, of Taylorsville and formerly of Statesville, North Carolina, passed away on June 17, 2020. A native of Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late James Edward Neader, Jr. and Anita Buchanan Neader of Statesville. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, James Neader, Sr. and by her maternal grandfather, Vernon Holloway.

Ericka attended North Iredell High School and was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Statesville. She loved her children and was always a joyful and smiling person. She also loved working for her family-owned McDonald’s franchise.

In addition to her mother, Ericka is survived by her son, Hunter Huffstickler; by her daughters, Piper Higgins, Kayla Neader and Karissa Bruce; and by her brother, Douglas Neader. Her grandmothers, Judy Holloway and Alice Neader Pierce (Lary), also survive her. She was a special aunt to her nephew, Lawrence Neader and was the beloved niece of uncle Mike Neader (Melissa), uncle Brian Neader (Randy), uncle Sam Buchanan, aunt Mary Alyce Stephens (Mark) and aunt Lois Morton. Numerous cousins also survive her.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Statesville on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Father Thomas J. Kessler officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at http://www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com .

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Ericka and her family.


  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, June 26, 2020


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Jennifer White

June 27, 2020

I am sorry for the loss of such a wild kind soul. I spent some time with Ericka, got to call her my best friend for a few years back in middle school. I never could forget how I messed up my ankle on the stairs and had to call my mom to come get me, got out of PE for most of middle school. Fun times. Hard to believe she’s gone.

Danny Head

June 26, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers.

Mitchell Bostian

June 25, 2020

I meet ericka quite a few years ago and right away became close close friends. I lived with her and the girls for almost a year. She was always someone I could tell it all to. And she would always listen and help in any way she could. Although they where not always the brightest or the best of ideas. She was with you all the way and you sure felt better afterwards. Had some of the best times with that woman and went through some of the worst. We cried a lot of tears together some bad but mostly good. She had such a loving soul. Always a smile on her face. Cant believe your gone girl. But never will you be forgotten. Tell your pops hello for me and save me a spot. See you soon homie. Forever and always. Stricker is out. Love you muffin

Robin Jones

June 25, 2020

I’ve known Ericka for years she used to spend a lot of time at my house when she was in school. You will be missed. RIP SWEET ANGEL

Bonnie Slank

June 25, 2020

So very sorry Anita and family for this tragic loss. My prayers are with you

Torkisha Williams

June 25, 2020

I am going to miss you so much my friend! I will always remember the good times and all the laughs we shared together. You will forever be missed. Rest In Peace

Kenny Wallace Jr

June 24, 2020

One of my first jobs was working for Jimmy at the McDonald's in Cornelius, where i first met Ericka and she was a wonderful person. She will be sorely missed.

Sandra C

June 24, 2020

Sending my deepest condolences to the Neader family. McDonald's was my first job I worked at and worked for about 2 1/2 years with Mike Neader. So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that our Heavenly Father will comfort you during this sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4; 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Jesus gave us a wonderful hope that we may see our loved ones again when he said at John 5:28,29 that there will be a resurrection. May we keep our eyes on the promise of our Heavenly Father who promised that one day no one will be sick and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:3,4) Many prayers are with the Neader Family.

Tameka Hudspeth

June 23, 2020

Sorry to the family for the loss of a life gone to soon. Keep all the precious memories alive. Remember to celebrate the life she lived and the person she was!

Evelyn Walls

June 23, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the Neader family and Ericka’s children. Rest In Peace my dear friend. I will remember all the good times we had working together.