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Responses from Friday, April 27th to Wednesday, May 16th, 2001

Eddie Case, Sugarland, Texas
My prayers and thoughts go out to the whole Darling family. Devaughn was such an inspiration on the field at varsity football games giving his all on every play. I still remember talking to him about FSU since I love the Seminoles. Devaughn was a true definition of a team leader and a “Bulldog.” Devard keep your head up, just know Devaughn is watching over you now, until you eventually meet again.

Greensboro, North Carolina
May god bless you, your spirit,your soul, your family, and all that you will always be. may he lead you by the hand to prepare a place in heaven for your loved ones as he has prepared a place for you. to the family…god bless and always preserve the thoughts, memories, and love that was..devaughn darling. #53 this seasons for you! amen!

Somedays it seems as if the pain is subsiding and then it hits again hard when i realize that you are no longer a phone call away, that you are no longer in your room or that i can no longer receive emails from you. the strangest thing did happen today, i received an email from you dated may 24,2000 telling me how you are sorry i would not be there to see you and devard walk across the stage at your high school graduation and as usual you were understanding giving me encouragement to pursue the path i am on and to remember that once i pray to god everything will be alright. devaughn i know without a shadow of a doubt that god personally selected you to be a guardian angel. even though you are my baby brother beyond our being siblings i have seen the goodness in both you and devard from birth. devaughn i know that you have lived a good life but i sometimes ask mummy if she thinks you wanted to go because you were so passionate about you and devard’s plans to be successful at fsu and for both of you to go to the nfl. we listened to you share you and devard’s dreams so often. your love, your passion your goodness i truly miss. i know that you are forever with us but i don’t believe we will ever not feel the pain. our basketball team is missing a player and will never be the same again. i love you so much and yearn for you to be here. your big sis.

justin bagley , odessa, texas
a psalm of david the lord is my shepherd i shall not be in want.he makes me lie down in green
pastures he leads me beside quiet waters,he restores my soul. he guides me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake. Even though i walk through the shadow of death i fear no evil,for you are with me; your rod nad your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Youanoint my head with oil; my cup oveflows.Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. from the bible. sincerely Justin Bagley age 13

Otis Miami, FL
Well it likw this god call om u when he’s ready for u so to da family just stay strong and keep ur faith alive and walk by faith not by sight and may god bless yall and every one because with out him we no where so let me ask this question jesus died for u would u live for him? answer back at miaboyz73@hotmail.com

K preston nlr arkansas
To the darling family,my thoughts and prayers are with you.i too have lost loved ones ,my daughter and a brother. i can only imagine how you feel because everyone grieves in there own way. the only thing i can say is god helps everyone ease the pain.through time i have become stronger with my will to deal with my losses. my hope is that you all are comforted through this time.god bless you

Louanna Barlow Gainesboro, Tn
I know how you guys feel. I lost my cousin in a wreck. He had big hopes to go to Flordia State and play football. He was there number one fan.

Mario R. Fletcher 2908 arlington rd. east point ga 30344
To the darling’s from an athlete myself, i attend tuskegee university and i play football as well. My heart goes out to you all and remember there are many bright days ahead. your son was a wonderful athlete and was blessed with a great talent. Now he has to move on to be blessed with another and that’s the biggest one of them all. Continue to be strong and always remember to smile.

mario r. fletcher
may god bless you all

Danielle Edwards Ocala, Florida
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Darling family. I myself knows what it feels to loose a close love one. It may be hard at first to deal with the simple fact that he’s gone, but just remember God is at hand and with him all things are possible. May God bless and keep you! Danielle Edwards

todd bowling boones creek tn
to the darling family coaching staff and fsu family we have lost a brother and i will always be a die hard fsu fan we miss you devaughn god speed …

Richard Sims LaCrosse Wi
I’m truly sadden to see someone so young pass away my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and brother.

Devin douglas ( memphis, tennessee)
I very sorry about what happen to devaughn darlin. devaughn is going to a place where everyday will be like sunday. he want have to be in this dangerous world any more. he be listeni ng to the angels. he want have no more heart aches and pain. may god have mercy on mr.darling soul.

Lance Wardlaw ( Spartanburg, SC)
My God keep the continue to be with the grieving family.

Steven Davis (Jacksonville, Florida)
My Thoughts and prayers are forever with you the family and staff. May God forever bless and console you in every thing you need.

J’vonn Edwards Line Backer #58 Hofstra University Hempstead Ny 11549
I’m sorry for the tragedy, my prayers go out you all. As long as you know he will be in heaven everything will be okay. once again I’m sorry for the lost of your love one and may GOD be with you.

Betty Sharp ccopeland fl
May god be with you in your time of need. God bless R.I.P (Devaughn)

*FSU Fan* Fort Myers, FLORIDA
Family and Friends of Devaughn, I love FSU and have been keeping a good eye on them throughout the years and I had been keeping a good eye on your boy Devaughn, now god must have decided that it was his time to go, GOD is always right when he takes someone as special as Devaughn was to us to have taken him away like that, but i just want to tell you that i will totally make sure that i keep a good eye on Deavard.. All prayers to you!

Kyle Briggs (Stillwater, Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University, My heart and soul goes out to all the families. That was a one in a million chance and that millionth chance came up. God bless. Go Pokes #1

Michelle oakland Ca
My deepst sympathy goes to the family, just rememberhe is in Gods hands now. A much better place than all of us here.

Ben Moss (Augusta, GA)
Stay strong. He was a good kid.

My prayers are with the family and his twin brother. My pray is that they can locate the cause of death, so it can prevent this from accuring again, not only here, but world wide.

Randy and Matt Thompson of Porterdale GA
I want to share my deepest concerns for the Darling’s family, friends, coaches, teachers, and teammates. We have both been fans of the Florida State Seminoles for a very long time.For the fans of the team it is a very big loss.I know that god will take good care of it, all it is in his hands.May god bless every one who cares. ALL WE GOT TO SAY IS GOD NEEDED A GREAT FOOTBALL STAR TO BE AN ANGEL SO THEY CHOSE HIM!!!!!WE LOVE YOU AND OUR PRAYERS GOES OUT TO YOU.
p.s.please email us at WWW.Rams83@netzero.netor WWW.Floridastate17@hotmail.com
your fans and friends, matt and randy thompson

charles david huff chalmette louisiana 70043
I am sorry for your loss of your child. i have been a huge florida state fan for 21 years and hope your family remembers everyone will be praying for him. sincerly david

Bob Stokas, Chicago, Illinois (Loyola University Chicago)
As a former manager for the Men’s basketball team at Loyola and current law student at Loyola I continue to offer my prayers. While we are nearly four months from the terrible event that occured, my prayers still go out to the the families, friends and entire university community. May time heal your wounds, while never forgeting the spirit of the one’s we lost in January. As this school year ends and summer begins let that January day and one’s we lost always be remembered.

Tina – Seminole Fan (Daytona Beach)
One night a man had a dream, he dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. In those scenes he noticed only one set of footprints in the sand. He turned to The Lord and said, ” Why during the lowest times in my life i only see one set of footprints. Why when i needed you the most you would leave me?” The Lord replied, ” My son, my precious precious child, i love you, I would never leave you. During your pain and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that i carried you.”

No Name
My thought and prayers go out to all the family and friends. Believe in Jesus. Let him be your backbone. That which does not kill us, makes us stronger! ” SEMINOLES #1 ”

Joel Cordle
God bless the family of Devaugn Darling. I am a student at FSU, and remember.

Brodrick Reese (Easton, Texas)
I am so sorry for the lost but God do things for a reason and a purpose and it was to take Devaughn along with him. I hope to attend Florida State two years from now a become a football player also.

Jessica Shyer, Gainesville FLA
I am currently in the United States Army and residing in Ft. Rucker Al. I went on vacation one week and decided to go to the home of the noles tallahassee although I live in the swamp I am in fact a huge noles fan, I got lost and couldn’t find my way around, not only that but me and my fiance were broke because his wallet was in my purse and my purse was stolen out of the hotel room we were staying at. I am 18 so I don’t speak to many people unless I know them but then this good looking man came up to me because of course I was upset and offered to show me around, he brought me to the campus and helped me find my hotel he also brought us to lunch and gave us 60.00 to get us food for the next few days The only name he gave me was Dev. then later on I realized who he was and wanted to thank him, only I couldn’t find him. the short time that I had known him I got to know a decent man who gives a whole new meaning to giving the shirt off his back. To this day I’ll never forget Devaugn Darling becuase the last name does in fact suit the personality.


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