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Your in the arms of the angels now!:)  / Caitlyn Morrow (Friend)
Well.. This is me Caitlyn Morrow.. and of course Derrick! To who made this site I know its gotta be hard to have him gone:(.. I realized though at the Funeral that I should be the strong one.. and I should let you cry on my shoulder.. not me cry on yours.. Thats how I always thought.. but now I realized well need someone to cry with/on! Derrick was truly amazing.. It is true he did get on alot of peoples nerves I cant lie.. But he did sit with me and mariah EVERYDAY at lunch.. no matter rain or shine, cold or hot.. he sat by us everyday.. and he was special for that matter! He is truly an amazing guy and its really sad that now he doesnt get to experience life after high school.. But im sure hes in a much better place now! I feel truly excited to have got to know him before he passed away.. But I do know he probably wishes the best for all of us.. So thats what Ill push myself to do! I love you Derrick.. and I miss you TONS!!:(
I Miss You Man!!  / Michael Melton (Friend)

Derrick who will I talk to at 7 in the morning. You were always there, when I was sitting by myself. Dude, I got a place for you in my heart and i'll never forget you.

Why things happen  / Beverly Myatt (Really close friend )
So many seconds
So many minutes
So many hours
So many days
So many months
So many years
So many looks
So many dreams
So many lives 
Go unseen
For one that we cared for 
Is now gone above
One that we loved
Is waiting on us
We never will understand
The power of the Lord
Or why the ones we adore
Are taken from our lives
So many thoughts
And so many words
Go unthought of
Unspoken and unheard
Although I may never understand
I will never underestimate
The will and the way 
And why things happen

-I love you Derrick-

God how I miss you  / Momma
I haven't been on here and left a tribute in so long. I just don't know what to say. I love and miss you so much it is tearing me apart. Everyone says it gets better with time. They are wrong. It's been three years and it only has gotten harder to deal with you being gone. I love you so much. Crissy and the kids were here for Thanksgiving and I broke down in front of them. I try not to cry in front of anyone but I just couldn't help it. My life is so empty without you. I don't know what to do. Please give me a sign of some sort that lets me know you are still with me.
Happy 21th Birthday!  / Sarah Tindall(Sanders) (Cousin)
Just wanted to get on here a say Happy Birthday! I think about you everyday. I wish you were here I wish I could hear you Laugh and see you smile again. I see your mom every once in awhile. Tony and I Love and Miss you Everyday.
Missing a Friend!  / Sarah Tindall (Friend)
I have been thinking about you alot lately. I had a dream about you.i wish you were here. i miss you alot i am  wishing that i could see your smile again.and i think about you everyday. i dreamed about that day in our senior year that you helped me on that one really bad day i was having. You really helped me that day. it has been really hard for me to look at pictures of you without crying.i seen your mom this weekend it took all i had not cry when i hugging her. when i found out about your mother had call me i was at tonys house and told me about it. i didn't want to believe it. i run outside i couldn't catch my breath i couldn't even quit crying enough to tell tony what was wrong.until 15 mins later when he threaten to call my mother back to see what was wrong. You are one of my best friends i miss you everydayi know i will see you again I am loving and missing a friend.
One of the Best  / Stephanie Resendez (friend)

Derrick, you are missed so much. It is hard to believe it has been this long. You were one of the greatest people to be known. Gosh i remember so much from our school years. Like you chasing me and Alicia around and all that good stuff. It still makes me laugh to this day. I can't believe that is is all over at least for now. I know there will be a day that it will happen again. But do know that we all miss you so much and even though you are not here with us in the flesh you are still in our hearts an keep smiles on our faces with each memory we have of you. God Bless and I will see you when it is time.  Much love, Steph

Today ~ two years ago ~  / Rhonda Rhodes Craig Sehon's Mom /. Joe Rhodes's Wfie (visitor)

Derrick, two years ago today your family's life changed.  Their hearts full of joy became darkness with sorrow and grief.  Their son joined the Heavenly Host this day.  Now your voice is heard among the Angels and the LORD.  How can a mom or a dad or brother, sister, grandparent let go and let you be free?  Only by the helping hand of the LORD that you now dwell with.  He guides, he brings healing daily to their broken hearts.  May God our Heavenly Father hold your family tight and touch their hearts with his healing hands, speaking words of comfort into their ears.  Soon we all shall be reunited with our loved ones and He will wipe away all tears.  Send your love in the wind, in the rain and in the warmth of the sun...let all things beautiful remind your Mom, Dad and family of your love for them. R.I.P. Derrick

Derrick, today, two years ago was the day you were birthed into the eternal life ~ Our next step in the journey of life ~  May you be there at the gate, at the river, to usher your loved ones home.

You are not forgotten....  / Greg Stidham (LeBonheur ICU Physician )

I never really got to know you.  Only the you after the accident, and that was not really you.  I did get to know your mom, though, and other members of your family.  They told me many things about you, and I think I would have really liked you.  Your mother later sent me a note, along with some pictures of you.  Those made me even more sure I would have liked you.

When you first came into the hospital, I hoped that we would be able to save you, and that one day you would be sufficiently ok that we could meet.  It was not meant to be, however.  Your injuries were too severe and too critical.  So…. I hope that at least we were able to make your last days comfortable and pain free, and free of fear or anxiety.  I am pretty sure we were able to do that.

It has now been almost two years.  I know that I speak not only for myself, but also for all of those who tried hard to save your life.  I know that you are still remembered, and remembered fondly, even though none of us every got the opportunity to know you.
hey buddy  / Stephanie Key (old Friend )

hey buddy.. i miss you.. i know we never talked much.. but i miss you a bunch.. you had a smile that would light up the whole room.. i miss you.. i miss your jokes.. i know i will see you soon.. talk to ya later.. watch over your mom.. i can tell shes hurting bad still.. lead and guide her..

yea.... / Nathan Stallings (cousin)
its been a while since ive been on here bubby, its just so hard to at times, but only because the hole you left in this family is so enormous.... i love you and think of you every day.... i miss you so much its indescribable!
i love derrick  / Alex Martillo (cousin)

i love derrick so much. every night i pray for you. you are the best cousin any body can ever have. i love you derrick. so much that i would go to the end of the earth if i could to get you back. i love you goodbye


Derrick / Teresa Eidson (friend)
He touched so many hearts in so many different ways, he knew how to make me smile even on bad and gloomy days. He still makes me smile but very often frown, and when I turn around to hug him, he's nowhere to be found. I cannot see him or hug mid air, but in my heart he is always there.

Babies / Cindy Howell (Aunt)
My name is Cindy Howell. I am Derrick's aunt. I have 3 grandchildren and 1 on the way. Derrick only got to see the oldest, Gabrielle. She will be 3 years old in March. The other 2 are 1 month apart. They are 1 year old. I can picture in my mind, Derrick playing with them. He loved babies, and he would've loved these. The other 2 are named Erica, and Zoe. Zoe's middle name is Nevaeh, which is heaven spelled backwards. I think of all of the loved ones who have went to heaven, and would have loved her when I think of her. Derrick being the first on the list. Derrick used to help me babysit and he was very good at it. When his sister Jessica was born he was very overprotective over her. He called her, "His baby." Well my precious nephew is in heaven right now, carefree, with no sorrow or pain. I will always love him, and he will always be in my heart. He is now holding every baby in heaven.
another new year without you  / Momma

Well, it's another new year without you. I know that you are watching over me and keeping me safe, but I can't help but wish you were here with me to ring in this new year. 2008 is going to be hard, as hard as ever. I miss you, son, more than you will ever know. Always remember that I love you with all my heart and soul and nothing will ever change that.

Happy Heavenly Halloween, Precious Derrick!  / Carol Pizzi (Angel Debbie's Mom )
Happy Birthday Derrick!  / Carol Pizzi (Angel Debbie's Mom )

Thinking of you on your Birthday...  / Angela -. Daughter To Angel Linda Taylor
Hi Derrick,
Just wanted to drop in to send you big birthday hugs in our heavens above.  I will be thinking of you on your special day in our heavens above, and I will be holding your loving family in my prayers & heart as I know every day is so very difficult without you, but even more so on these extra special days when all they want is you back precious angel.
Sending prayers, hugs, and warm thoughts on your birthday & always..
Lots of Love,
Still thinking of you  / Cami Powers (Niece of Jeanne Singleton )
We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers...
For your handsome son...  / Denise-mom Of Angel Nathanial Pannell
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