Erica Lee Craft of Elizabeth City, May 10

By on May 14, 2024

August 26, 1986 – May 10, 2024

Erica Lee Craft, age 37, of Elizabeth City, NC, passed away on May 10, 2024. She was born on August 26, 1986 in Elizabeth City, NC to Eric Lafe Craft and Melinda Hewitt Craft.

Erica was a dedicated Patient Care Assistant at The Landings of Albemarle in Hertford, NC. She enjoyed hosting birthday parties and events for her residents, as well as, caring for their needs.

In her free time, Erica enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. She had a deep love for the beach and found enjoyment in gardening. Her passion for baking brought joy to those around her, and she loved her nieces and nephews. Erica’s shopping trips and sipping ginger ale with her beloved Granny, Elizabeth A. Craft, were some of her favorite pastimes.

Left to cherish her memory are her parents and grandmother; her daughter, Jordyn Lee Hixson; her brother, Kyle Hunter Craft (Camille); and her nieces and nephews, River and Lakelyn Craft, Makayla, Mia, and Shiloh Basnight, Tristen and Sampson Hurdle, and her many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Erica’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Freedom Baptist Ministries, located at 2290 Peartree Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909, with Pastor Chad Thomas officiating.

Erica will be dearly missed by all who knew her, but her loving spirit and kind heart will forever remain in the hearts of those she touched.

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Craft family. Condolences and memories may be shared at



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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