Derek Stone


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Derek Stone Day

Jun 27 1986 - Sep 13 2004

Derek Stone Day June 27, 1986 – September 13, 2004 Derek Stone Day, beloved son, brother and friend, died September 13, 2004, his life cut short at the age of 18. Derek was loved by all who knew him for his warm heart, his clever mind and his desire to help other people. He was born June 27, 1986 during an emergency C-section operation that saved his life. Derek was a high-energy youngster who played and swam and laughed, but he also loved quietly singing “Hosanna” with his Mom and Dad. He lived his first year in Arlington, Texas, but lived the rest of his life in Allen, Texas. His childhood was summarized by his announcement when he was 4, “Daddy, I love my life! I’ll be happy all my whole life!” In elementary school, he loved learning and his teachers, playing baseball and football, and fighting with his sister. At the age of 15, he accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized. As a teenager, the quickness of his wit was matched only by the speed of his fingers and expertise on the guitar. Derek was going to study the business of music in college. He was known for the way children and pets were drawn to him, his hilarious sense of humor and his dread of getting up early. Derek was dearly loved by his parents, his sisters, his grandparents, his aunts, his uncles, and his friends. His life-long confidante was his sister, Destiny. He is survived by his mother, Heather Herndon Wright and her husband Randolph, of Lucas, Texas; father Darrell Day and his wife, Ginger, of Richardson, Texas; sisters Destiny Herndon, of Allen and Marissa Day, of Richardson; brother Samuel Tackett of Allen; grandparents, Russell and Patricia Day, of Columbia, Illinois, and Hugh and Betty Herndon of Richardson; great-grandmother, Lillie Read of Richardson; nephew, Aiden Herndon of Allen; aunts, Cara Day of Mahomet, IL, Stephanie Herndon George of Plano, TX, Laurel Herndon Wilson of Winston-Salem, NC, Cindy Herndon Johnson of Willis, TX; and uncles, Todd Day of Valmeyer, IL and Michael W. George Sr. of Plano. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at First Baptist Church of Allen, 201 East McDermott, Allen, Texas, with Pastor Randy Bailey officiating. Funeral arrangements will be directed by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made on behalf of the memory of Derek Day in the name of either Darrell Day or Heather Wright, at Woodforest National Bank, 425 Coit Walmart, Plano, TX 75075.
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