- 16 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 26, 1996
- Date of passing: Nov 17, 2012
|Let the memory of Derek be with us forever|
"Happy 21st Birthday Derek. I miss you so much. I was blessed to have such a special Grandson. Shades played a special role in your life and it is always special to talk with them, your Dad, brother and sister about our memories of you. God gives me strength for each day as I am alone since Grandpa joined you in Heaven. With God's help I will join all of you one day. Love you, Grandma"
"Wore my Trojans Shirt today. Grandpa's is in the closet since he joined you in Heaven. I guess you showed Grandpa around and now you can sing in the Heavenly Choir together. I miss Uncle Jeff, you and Grandpa. God is taking care of me and your Dad, Brenda and Ryan call to check on me. Also Aunt Tina, Austin and Tyler call. I will join you when Jesus calls me home. BV is such a good place to be. Love you. Grandma"
"Derek, you would be 20 today. Grandpa baked a Birthday cake, I iced it and will decorate it with green icing, to celebrate. We will always miss you, but thank God for the good memories we continue to cherish. It is getting closer to our reunion in Heaven. You are so blessed to be there with your Lord. You don't have to deal with the trials of this fallen world. It hasn't gotten any better down here. God continues to give us grace for each day. Miss you beyond words. Grandma & Grandpa K."
"3/26/2015. Derek you would be 19 today. Grandpa and I have the Trojans shirts on in your memory. Made 123 cake in the microwave. We are enjoying watching the DVD from your birth and have reached 10 months. Will watch more tomorrow. We have so many good memories. We know you are with the Lord and we will join you one of these days. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Grandma & Grandpa"
"Derek, 2 years have passed since you went to be with Jesus. The pain is still there and words can't describe how much you are missed. We are getting closer to our reunion with you in Heaven. We miss you so much hear on earth.
Grandpa and I are wearing our Trojans Shirts in your memory and the throw, your Dad gave us, with your soccer team (You in the center) hangs on our bed room wall. Your Dad called and he will watch the Steelers Game tonight in your memory. Life will never be the same for any of us without you & Uncle Jeff. Love both of you for ever. Grandma"
"You would be 18 today. I know you are with the Lord and happier then I can imagine. I will always miss you and be grateful God allowed us to share your life for 16 short years. Your life lives on and only eternity will reveal the lives you have influenced for the Lord. We visited your school for the spring musical "Wizard of Oz". Nicole was the lion and did a splendid job. We wondered what part you would have had. It was good to talk to others that still miss you. I will ware the shirt created in your memory by your soccer team, today. Ryan is struggling and trying to be more like his big brother. We pray he will accept Jesus as his personal Savior and Lord of his life. Your Dad's life has been changed and he continues to miss you very much. Remembering the day your were born. I was privileged to be there. Love you for ever. Grandma"
"Derek even though a year has passed since you left us I miss you so very much! I know you are in Heaven and happy to be with Jesus. I am reminded of your many words of wisdom daily and I have many happy memories. Your Dad gave us a 8X10 great school picture and it sits in our tinny living room looking at me daily. Love you and miss forever! Grandma K."
"Happy Birthday in Heaven
You would turn 17 today (3/26) if you were still here. You are so far away, our hearts have kept you near. The pain has eased a bit I guess, yet has not gone, It will still stay a part of us until we join you one day. We send our love to you, from all our hearts to yours. Just think your Birthday in Heaven with the Lord. Love,Grandma"
"Derek, You were a special Grandson and will live on in my heart forever.
I thank God for sharing you with us for 16 short years. Miss those bright spots you brought to my days. I have many special memories and look forward to seeing you again when God calls me home. Love you forever. Grandma"
"I knew Derek through church, youth group, and through Nicole. He was a very smart and outgoing guy to be around. We got closer through church and youth group and could see his desire to learn more. I've been praying for family, friends, and everyone who has been affected by this tragic occurence. R.I.P Derek You will be missed greatly by all."
"I didn't know you too well, Derek. But, you seemed like a great kid. It kills me to know one of my classmates is gone :/ My heart goes out to all who were close to you , and your family, and Nicole's family. this is just so sad, but just know that you're in a better place. Fly high buddy <3
RIP Derek <3"
"I didn't know Derick but since I heard about the accident, I have been thinking and praying for the family. There are not words to express how sad I am for your family. May God give you the strength, peace and comfort you need through this very difficult time."
"i knew derek though my granson david gas away. he was a wonderful child and a good friend too all that knew him. i will miss him but now he's with god and the angels .watching over his dear friends you well be missed with love laura and denny cain [david gas away granpartents"
"i didnt know you but i pray the angels have you along gods side you will truly be forever young r.i.p sweety"
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