Derak Stanley Bevis passed away on March 28, 2015 at Eastside Medical Center in Snelleville, GA. He was born on December 31, 1964 to Clinton and Ruth Bevis. Derak grew up in Dothan, AL. After high school he attended Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, AL where he received a BA in Early Elementary Education. He worked for Emory Healthcare in the Radiology IT department for 3 years. Derak married Leslie in 1999 in Manchester, CT They were happily married for 15 years. Derak is survived by his spouse Leslie of Lilburn, GA, His son Brandon, and daughters Samantha and Rebecca of Lilburn, GA: His mother Ruth Bevis of Tuscaloosa AL, His sister Pam Sellers (Wayne) of Guntersville, AL, His brothers Philip Bevis of Dothan, AL, Spencer Bevis of Dothan, AL and Clinton Bevis (Ruth) of Stokesdale, NC and his many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Derak was preceded in death by his father Clinton Bevis A memorial service will be held at Mountain Park United Methodist Church 1405 Rockbridge Rd SW Stone Mountain, GA at 2pm on April 2nd with visitation at 1pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Mountain Park United Methodist church youth choir or a charity of your choice.

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  1. Praying for the family. Derak was a true blessing to work with and share time with. He will be greatly missed by all.

  2. I had the pleasure of working with Derak I’m extremly saddened to hear of his passing. My heart and all my prayers go out to his family. He will be missed

  3. I had the pleasure of being one of Derek’s classmates when we went to Northview high school. I’m really sad for the loss of my classmate. May God strengthen your family and friends at this time of bereavement. I know he will truly be missed.

  4. It is with my heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences that I extend to the family of such an awesome man and great co-worker. May God’s peace and love continue to comfort you during this time of such a great loss.

  5. So sorry f to hear a classmate passing so young. God bless and sympathy to the love ones he left behind.

  6. Deeply saddened by the news. Derak was a great friend and co-worker. My condolences go out to the Bevis family. He will truly be missed.

  7. I remember Derak from grammar school, middle school and high school. He was a thoughtful and kind soul. I am not surprised that he had a loving family, and I pray for God’s comfort for you in the face of such a tremendous loss. He was a rare and humble person and I am sure much welcomed into God’s presence.

  8. So saddened to hear of his passing, Derak was always so kind and sweet, as was his entire family. They contributed in so many ways to the Trinity family and it was always a blessing to be in ministry with Derak and Leslie and the children. Will keep all of your family in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days and hoping God’s peace and presence comfort you in ways that only He can.

  9. Derak was a classmate and a wonderful person! He had a genuine heart so sweet and kind!! Prayers going out to his wife,children and family! May God’s love and peace reign down on you! Rest in peace Derak and sore with the angels!!!

  10. Derak was a classmate of mine since we were in first grade all the way thru graduation at Northview High School. He was a great guy and I’m saddened to hear of his untimely passing. I know that God has a plan for all of us and I take comfort that Derak is in heaven among family & friends. I will pray for peace & comfort for those he left behind and remember when we were young and know I will see him again.

  11. My condolences to the Bevis family – Derak was very kind man who beamed with joy when talking about his family. Thank you for sharing Derak with us, my prayers are with you.

  12. He will be truly missed. He always stopped by data migration every morning to wish us well. Just last week he had a pot luck with us. Come Friday, he wished us a good weekend with the last words of “see you ladies Monday” and we all wished him the same.
    Leslie, my deepest condolence to you and your family.

  13. I came to know Derak shortly after I begin at working at Emory back in November of 2014.Derak was always in great spirit,full of joy and of laughter. While I didn’t know Derak long. I can attest that he loved God and his family whole heartedly. Derak expressed this daily. Derak will be dearly missed.My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  14. My condolences to the family. I knew Derak in high school and think about him every time I pass his old house. He was such a sweet teenager, I know he grew into a wonderful man.

  15. Sad to hear of Derak’s passing. He was a great guy when we were in high school at Northview! Praying for peace and comfort for his family!

  16. I went to High School with Derak, he was always riding his bike wherever he went. He was a kind gentle soul even then. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  17. I am speechless at hearing the news. Derek was an incredible person and truly helped me through some problems I was dealing with in my personal life. I owe him so much and can’t believe that he won’t be around to help others as much as he has helped me. I will do my best to carry on what he’s taught me and pass that along to others.

  18. I had the pleasure of working with Derak over the last few years. Just a really good guy. My prayers are with your family.

  19. It has been years since I’ve seen Derak. Yet, I am saddened to hear of his passing. Derek, like all of the Bevis family I knew, was a sincerely kind and generous person. Please accept our condolences for your loss. Anna and I will be praying for God’s comfort for the family.

  20. I had the pleasure of working with Derek at Emory. He was kind, humorous, and talented. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

  21. Derak was truly a friend. Always ready to lend a helping hand and so thoughtful. He will be missed. Leslie, you and your family are in my constant prayers. I know God is holding you, may His comforting presence be felt by all who are missing your loved one.

  22. Dear Leslie,
    We were so sad to learn of Derak’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing you all at the family reunion. You and the children are in our prayers.

  23. Leslie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  24. Very sorry and sad to hear this news. Derak was a great guy and always had good advice. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and players go out to his family during this difficult time.

  25. Dear Ruth,
    I am so sorry to hear about Derek. You and Mr. Bevis were always so kind to me. I am praying for you and your family.

  26. I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Derak. Derak was always a pleasure to work with, upbeat and had a smile on his face. I will greatly miss our conversations. My thoughts and prayers are with Leslie and the kids.

  27. I am so sorry to hear of Derak’s passing. It is always sad when we lose a classmate, but Derak was always such a kind and gentle soul. I’m sure he will be missed by MANY on Earth and welcomed by MANY MORE in Heaven. May God bless each member of the family.

  28. I attended First United Methodist Church in Dothan with Derak where we were in the Second Century Ringers handbell choir together. I have a lot of memories of many handbell trips in the summer with him. Sending my deepest sympathies to his family and friends during this difficult time.

  29. I went to church with the Bevis family as Derek grew up. He was a very talented young man and came from a loving Christian family. My prayers also go out to all of his family.

  30. Dear Bevis Family,
    As Derak’s high school counselor and Ruth’s cc-worker at Northview High School, I had a very close bond to all of your family. I remember Derak’s beautiful voice and friendly, outgoing personality. I especially remember the beautiful eulogy he delivered at his dad’s memorial service. You all will be in our prayers.

  31. I grew up with Derak and attended First United Methodist Church where we were members of the Second Century Bell Choir. Wonderful memories of all the rehearsals, concerts and trips to handbell conventions all over the country. Derak was genuine with a heart of gold. Praying for the family at this difficult time. Blessings to all his family and friends.

  32. Pam, Mrs. Ruth, and family,
    I am truly sorry to see the news on Derak’s passing. A loss such as this makes us all focus on our own mortality and the fact that we are placed here to prepare for a much better place in eternity. I know that you miss him very much and I pray that God will be with each of you in a very special way. Thanks so much to all of you for wonderful memories growing up and may God bless your very special family.
    David Ashley

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