Nathanael James Hiebert, age 18, of Miami, FL passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017. During the chaos and confusion of the IRMA Hurricane Mandatory Evacuation Protocol from Florida/Miami, there was a severe car accident in which my son, Nathanael James was severely injured. He was rushed to the trauma unit where 25 people, (among them 4 doctors) worked tirelessly to save his life. They did NOT want to give up on him, but the fight was too hard and on the afternoon of Thursday, September 7th, 2017; at the curious age of 18, my beautiful boy passed on to Heaven. I held his hand and told him how much he is loved, how elated I was the day he was born, & how grateful I am for the time I had him in my life. No words can describe how painful this is; I am devastated. He was my one and only, the love of my life. Besides his life in the States, Nate also lived in Canada where my sister Schelley Hiebert treated him like her very own son. His cousins, Jacob & Taylor Hiebert considered him a brother and Nate had all the great experiences there that I wanted so much for him to have. Among them was the Camp that I went to as a child, hockey, baseball, and soccer, the farm life that I grew up knowing & of course: snow. This is all due to my amazing family. Nathanael was a graduate of a Coconut Grove charter school: Bridgeprep Academy of Arts & Minds, where he auditioned, and achieved entry for his major in creative writing. There are stacks of notebooks full of poems & thoughtful pieces; from an observant, sensitive & inquisitive mind. Nate’s greatest enjoyment was music. He would spend hours practicing in his room and several of friend’s studios, where he put his rhythmical poems to musical arrangements. He had a great sense of humor and his friends could always count on him for support and advice, whenever needed. Nathanael is survived by his mother Paula Marie Hiebert; grandparents Jake and Amy Hiebert; aunt and second mother Schelley Hiebert; cousins Jacob and Taylor Hiebert; uncle Andrew Hiebert and wife Annalise; cousin 3 yr old Hope Emilia Hiebert; uncle David Hiebert and husband Paul Cooper. My family was very instrumental in his life growing up and I am forever grateful. In light of present circumstances, memorial arrangements will be released when the outcome of the storm settles and the family has time to process these catastrophic events. During that time, we would so greatly appreciate your love & support through prayers. Please understand that along with myself, my family is incredibly sad. So even though we don’t answer messages, emails or phone calls right away, your sentiments are NOT taken for granted. He will forever be my beautiful boy. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to https://www.youcaring.com/paulahiebert-942578. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.