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LCpl. Leon Bertrand Deraps Obituary
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May 14, 2006
To an American Hero, and his family, Thank you Leon for your service in the United States Marines, Your Service for our country is so much appreciated. Thank you for protecting me and my family, What a wonderful man you are. My Son served in the Army, Retired now. Was in Iraq, He served in Desert Storm.. I was so proud of him also. Again Thank you for the service of our Courtry. The tribute was wonderful. We will be thinking of your family in their time of need. Love and Prayers,
May 14, 2006
To the Family & Friends of Corporal Deraps: May you be blessed with Peace & Comfort at this time of great loss.I thank you for his service to our nation.Bless our young men & women that serve our country.B. Jaegers
May 14, 2006
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2006
http://www.ruthann1.com

May 14, 2006
My heart aches for you, the family of your beloved Leon. You are in my prayers, God will give you peace and his angels will minister to you.
God bless,
Nan Lowery
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