ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Derrick Gene Bartram. Father, Grandfather, Husband & Friend. He had heart, care, & love to no end & always made sure he brought forth a win. A smile and presence that lit up any room. His walk, His talk was so very smooth. Dedicated to His family until the very end. Now Gone to soon but never forgotten. God called upon him & took him home. To be our Divine Guardian to watch over us all. Without Him here there's an empty space. A whole in our hearts & no visible trace. He is My Husband, My Eternal Flame & one day we will get our chance once again. Until that time I walk this Earth, facing many challenges & starting a rebirth. These days, months, or years will never be the same now that He's gone, but I know he'll be there to greet us when God calls us all Home. 
Posted by Lawanna Candler on April 17, 2021
He will always be missed and never forgotten thats for sure when i met tara and D i finally found good friends who ended up beimg like family i always looked at D as a big brother and he would always tell me to straighten up when i was screwing up even if he was screwing up he say dont do as i do he was a good person to talk to he was a good man he loved his wife tara and his kids grandkids no matter what even when they would take a break he wouldnt ever shut up about his wife so one day when he called me upset just talking away well rambling on i told damnt D if u love her just straighten ur ass up and go get your wife anyways he had a very big heart and he never judged anyone i really wish this was a nightmare and he would call me and get on my nerves again i miss my bestfriend my big brother i lost him on my daddys birthday and 6months to the date i lost my daddy so ive lost the two really good men in my life that i always looked at as my heros that will never be forgotten and trust me i know they are still watching over me .the other day i was feeling down and was thinking of doing something that i had worked so hard for uyrs not to go back to and i swear i was walking out door to go get in my car and guess what first i trip then my car wouldnt start i just looked up and said ok guys u made your point Thanks love yall. Thank you tara for making this i was able to get closure that i couldnt get cuz i didnt believe he was gone. I love you tara no matter what. Ride with the angels bub i will always love and miss and i carry around my neck everyday just so i know my big brother is always their to put a foot in my ass when i screw up . Lawanna AKA Elle
Posted by Ron Harter on March 6, 2021
I think about you often brother...especially today one of the nicest days we have had. Know we would be riding.. We ..me anyway lmao. You on the other hand would ride in any kind of weather.. Lol. I miss you bro.
I feel you around at times. You love those dimes. Lmao. Fucker!!lol. Yeah I know it is you without question.. Thank you
I love and miss you bro.. Be seeing you when my time expires. Until then. Ride hard and free.      Big Ron
Posted by Betty Rector on February 20, 2021
In my thoughts and prayers that he is in a safe place.
Love the spirit in put in his son's heart and soul.
Posted by Tara Smith-Bartram on February 18, 2021
I love y'all. Thank you for sharing these wonderful memories It makes my soul smile when I hear how loved he is. I try so hard not to break down everyday. I really wish it was a horrible nightmare and I'd just wake up but it's not and I continue this thing called life without his physical presence. I know he's with us. He definitely makes it known for all to see that's around at the time! Derrick will forever be missed and I will do my very best to keep his memory alive. That man had me from day one I met him. I used to tell him all the time that I didn't fall for him, that he tripped me... Lol
Again thank you all for contributing to His Memorial and sharing your memories and showing Him love. Means a lot to me and our children
Posted by Makahla Shelby on February 18, 2021
I’ll miss Derek forever. He was like my dad, and I always wanted to be at his house. I would show up every weekend to see Paige and would spend more time with Derek lol! I will always love him as if he was my birth father, and I wish he was still here so I could have more funny ass conversations with him. I love you my second father!
Posted by Cami Jones on February 18, 2021
I will never forget Derrick. He taught me how to make bbq sauce and everyone I eat BBQ I think of him I know for a fact that he loved and adored his children and grandchildren. Buggy you were the apple of his eye. He and your mom fought very hard to make sure that they could love on you and sisters forever. I celebrate the day of their victory every year. Tara, thanks for creating this platform for others to share a word or memory. The 2 of you were 2 of my favorite people. I love you and pray for your family daily....

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Posted by Lawanna Candler on April 17, 2021
He will always be missed and never forgotten thats for sure when i met tara and D i finally found good friends who ended up beimg like family i always looked at D as a big brother and he would always tell me to straighten up when i was screwing up even if he was screwing up he say dont do as i do he was a good person to talk to he was a good man he loved his wife tara and his kids grandkids no matter what even when they would take a break he wouldnt ever shut up about his wife so one day when he called me upset just talking away well rambling on i told damnt D if u love her just straighten ur ass up and go get your wife anyways he had a very big heart and he never judged anyone i really wish this was a nightmare and he would call me and get on my nerves again i miss my bestfriend my big brother i lost him on my daddys birthday and 6months to the date i lost my daddy so ive lost the two really good men in my life that i always looked at as my heros that will never be forgotten and trust me i know they are still watching over me .the other day i was feeling down and was thinking of doing something that i had worked so hard for uyrs not to go back to and i swear i was walking out door to go get in my car and guess what first i trip then my car wouldnt start i just looked up and said ok guys u made your point Thanks love yall. Thank you tara for making this i was able to get closure that i couldnt get cuz i didnt believe he was gone. I love you tara no matter what. Ride with the angels bub i will always love and miss and i carry around my neck everyday just so i know my big brother is always their to put a foot in my ass when i screw up . Lawanna AKA Elle
Posted by Ron Harter on March 6, 2021
I think about you often brother...especially today one of the nicest days we have had. Know we would be riding.. We ..me anyway lmao. You on the other hand would ride in any kind of weather.. Lol. I miss you bro.
I feel you around at times. You love those dimes. Lmao. Fucker!!lol. Yeah I know it is you without question.. Thank you
I love and miss you bro.. Be seeing you when my time expires. Until then. Ride hard and free.      Big Ron
Posted by Betty Rector on February 20, 2021
In my thoughts and prayers that he is in a safe place.
Love the spirit in put in his son's heart and soul.
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