This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Derek Hebert who was born in Louisiana on September 08, 1984 and passed away on May 07, 2005 at the age of 20 in a tragic boating accident. Derek was full of life. He loved his family, his friends, and Lynyrd Skynyrd more than words could express. He was compassionate, loving, enthusiastic, funny, handsome, intelligent, talented...this list could go on for days. There is a hole in our hearts and a void in our life since we lost Derek. Someone once told me, "Losing someone is like having a wound that scabs over from time to time, and just when you think it has healed, the scab peels and you bleed again. " We take one day at a time and believe that one day we will get to see Derek again. Please feel free to light a candle or pay tribute to Derek.
POEM FOR DEREK
He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one; Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood. For nothing now can ever come to any good.
thinking of you / Jayson (Friend)
We are just human........We may never understand.
Gods plans for us, we try to understand and we try the best we can.
God given gifts can never be fully understood.
We all know that anything from God will always be for the good.
Even being c...
Disbelief / Matthew Guillory (Middle School & High School Friend )
Only the good die young is true; for a guy that probably had no enemies and never did anyone any wrong. When I first heard of what happened was at the dentist office you worked for. I couldn't believe it then and everytime I see a dedication to you o...
miss u bro / Josh Underwood (old friend )
Miss you old buddy....We weren't always the best of friends. We had our rough times but Derek was impossible to hate. The guy was as nice as can be. We ran into each other after highschool a few times and hung out like old friends.....
I got to play my guitar at your funeral. / Joseph Darbonne (admirer)
My mom and I sang and played guitar at your funeral. it was an honor. Everybody cried ......everybody. You have your own website. very cool => "deus ex machina" Bring me peace, Derek.
Its been a while........ / Justin Vincent AKA (Juice) (Old Friend )
I remember like it was yesterday...... every time we would see each other we would talk sh$!. You were one of my biggest critics and fans, even though you didn't know the first thing about football. (lol) I respected you for that more...