Nathanael James Hiebert

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  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,, 706-654-0966.

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13 Responses to Nathanael James Hiebert

  1. Lori Harvin says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have followed your story through Christy’s facebook, and I cannot imagine your pain. I have prayed for you and will continue to pray for a peace beyond understanding.


  2. I live in Jefferson place and have followed your situation through Christy Dove,s post. My heart goes out to you. I too lost a child and know the pain you are going thru. God bless you on your journey as you may your son to rest.


  3. Paula, I am so very sad for you and words cannot express my deepest condolences. I pray that God will give you the strength you need day by day. God bless you.


  4. Laura Gentle says:

    I have been praying so big for you and so sorry for the loss of your son. I don’t know you, but I am a friend of Christy’s, and I will continue to pray for you and your family. May God bless you!


  5. Robert Snider says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine your pain.


  6. Stacey says:

    So very sorry for your loss sending prayers and our deepest condolences xo


  7. Ashley says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and cannot imagine what you are feeling. I had the pleasure of meeting Nate when we were younger. My sincerest condolences to all family, will keep you now and Nate always, in my prayers.


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