Derek Sean Smith, age 46, a resident of Baton Rouge, La passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Derek was born in Alexandria, La and resided in Morgan City, La where he met the love of his life Brenda Ann Pittman where they blended a family in 1991. Derek loved traveling, cooking, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Derek is survived by his children, Natasha Washington and husband, Billy, Nakita St. Julien and husband, Jeremy; Laneisa White, and Shaquetta Coney, Mother Tena Taylor, and father Norman Smith, grandchildren, Makayla White, Jordan Butler, Autumn Butler, Tatum Butler, Ianna St. Julien and Isabella St. Julien, and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy on Friday April 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
The family wishes to send their thanks and appreciation for all the words of encouragement and condolences.
He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then I carried you."
May the Lord give peace to the family!
Curtis Breland, LA
Rest easy sweet man. I’ll make sure and keep Norm on his toes for the both of us ;-)
Kimber Easthom & Charles DickeyThe Woodlands, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. Derek will be greatly missed. Praying for your strength during this difficult time. Love you
Eureka Temple PriceCopperas Cove, TX
My deepest condolences to His family. May God show each one of you that Derek is in the loving arms of our Lord and that he is already pain free and setting the table for all that have not arrived in Gods kingdom yet. To Norm, Derek's father, you are my closest friend and I have no words. I pray for you my friend, in your hour of need , and know that your Son is at peace and your pain will ease in time. Never does it go away, but it will ease. God will hold Derek in a way that we can only imagine.. I love you and I am so sorry my Friend.
Jason BoehmGilmer, TX
I am truly sorry for your loss and may Jesus our Lord be with you.
Vanessa mezielPineville, LA
You will always be in my heart and mind! I'll remember you in all of earth's natural wonders ! You will always be with me!
Tena Taylor SmithJena, LA
“Jesus wept.” (John 11:35)
We all weep with you today at the loss of your beloved. We are praying for God’s strength, comfort and peace upon you all.
Duane and Donna NeedhamTopeka, KS
Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Ben and Loretta NicholsPlano, TX
With a heavy heavy heart we offer the family our deepest sympathy. Death is a hard to pill to swallow, but that pill becomes harder when it is a great, loving, sweet , kind and full of life person that you love so much. Our memories of Uncle D ( as my kids says) will always be in our hearts forever. We Love you Uncle D and will miss you dearly.
Annie & Richard Wilson & kidsSpring, TX
Norman SmithGilmer, TX