Tribute to Destini Nicole Phelps
BHS Class of 2008

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What a great opportunity to make new friends, young and old, throughout your community. The common thread is the thread of service. The chance to make a difference in the lives of senior citizens, while at the same time, meeting new people and working together to make a difference in the world in which we live.

Project Destini is named in honor of Destini Nicole Phelps. We hope all area youth will make the commitment to serve our seniors well, in her memory.
Contact Lynne Burnham at for more information.

Destini passed away on February 24th, 2005
When you write your comments, please be aware that the Phelps family does read this page.

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Name: Amber Page
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Comments: Hey Destini!
Its been quite a while since I've posted on here! I can't believe you've been gone this long! I've had you on my mind and heart a lot lately. I had a little girl back in 2007 and gave her your middle name! Her name is Kailey Nicole. She is now 4 years old. I miss you so much and while I haven't posted on here you know I've been talking to you a lot lately. I was going through some pictures from middle school the other day and found a picture from the bus that I had taken. There you were all smiles, laughing at something. I miss those days. I'm happy that you are in a peaceful place now though. Just know that you are NOT forgotten and we all still love and miss you so very much!!

Love always,


Thursday, October 20, 2011 03:03 AM

Name: Heather
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Comments: Wow, Destini, it has been some time since you have been gone, and our sophmore year was never really complete because you were not there to share it with all of us, but now summer is here and as the bright sun shines we remember ur bright smile, we all miss you and cant wait to see u again someday. Well, i must say goodbye for now, but not forever...luv you, Heather

Wednesday June 7, 2006 02:54 PM

Name: Brittany Adkins
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Comments: Hey My darling Destini..
I havent commented on here in a while.. I guess because alot of things have been going on.. Well I guess your up there today with Katie Kittel.. I bet yawl are throwing her and great Birthday party huh? Please take care of her... I love you alot Destini.. And nothing is the same without you.... Sol's are here and its almost the end of the school year... Things are going by fast i guess.. I wish you were here to enjoy them with us... Though I know you are in a better place.. I love you Dearly...
<3 Brittany Adkins

Tuesday May 16, 2006 03:19 PM

Name: Jacalynn Garbee
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Comments: one year. Wow a long time. I come on here sometimes and read what people say about her and think of all the good times. I remember we would have p.e. together and we would always talk about Justin and what was going on with him and her and I just remember her being happy for the most part when she talked about him, but I always worried that he would break her heart as he did to so many others. She always worried about her remember everyday she would ask if her make-up was ok and you would have to tell her a few times before she would believe you. When I saw the comment that her mom and dad and sister left, I started to cry and I wish I could take all their pain away. I wish somehow I could make it better, but I know that would be impossible. I wish I could have help Destini more. I tried, I really did and now it seems like I didn't try hard enough and I didn't help her the way I was ment to. It hits me now that she will never come back through the school doors and hug me and she look at me and smile to make everything better. I remember when I found out and it didn't seem really. I don't think it seems real now and I don't think it ever will. Destini was a kind person, with a good heart and I know she is happy with God.

I just wish that everyone would take something back with what happened to her. Laughing at people and makeing that feel bad about themseleves hurts them. Maybe even more then they will let people see.

My thoughts and prayers are still with the family. I would also like them to know I am sorry for not coming to see them yet, I have just been scared and worried.

I love you Destini and you are always in my thoughts.
Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments,worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.


Sunday April 2nd, 2006 09:15:30 AM

Name: Lisa
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Comments: I couldn't bring myself to write on here a week ago but just today someone did something on the bus and Destini just popped in my head. The girls who read this know what I am talking about...what happened was one of the girls left her plant near my seat until she got off the bus and it reminded me of what Destini use to do...she would get on the bus and her bookbag was so stuffed with things that she could hardly carry it and the bus was so crowded that she couldn't make it down the aisle with it so she set it beside my seat and ask me to consider it my friend and take care of it until she got off the bus. It became a running joke with her everyday because that dang bookbag was huge.

My dear Destini...I miss you everyday, everyday I get on that bus I think of you and even though I don't have to drive by your house everyday I still think of you and remember you daily. And something else really weird .... even though I don't have to drive by your house everyday, I now have an alternative bus run which puts me driving through Rustburg daily and everyday there is your moms car with your name shining back at me from her license plate. Are you watching down on your FAVORITE bus driver? I hope so because you were and are a shining star in my life and I hope you know that you are truly missed by so many.
And as always I want everyone to remember that laughing,joking and being cruel to others may be funny at the moment but it leaves scars deep in people that sometimes can never be removed. Think about how you would feel if this was being done to you! Don't regret later for saying something that should not have been said at all. No one ever said you had to like everyone or everyone had to like you but being cruel just for a laugh from your friends is low and you should always think about how it would feel if the shoe was on the other foot. It might seem cruel to say but I hope that everyone learned something from Destini.....if you think even for a moment that someone is in trouble don't be afraid to say something to the right people. You can do this without that person ever knowing you were the one that might make a difference in someones life.

To Destini's family...I keep you in my thoughts daily and hope with each day that passes that the hurt doesn't hurt quite so much.


Saturday, March 4th 2006 - 01:12:37 AM

Name: Jamie Henderson
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Comments: Laurie & Tony I'm so sorry for the very first entry that I wrote! It's just that I miss her so much and think about her, her smile, hug, laughter, now I have none of that just a memory I cry every night thinking about her. But I know that it's harder for yal' especially since it's been a year now. But yea I just wanted to say that I'm sorry yal' can email me if you want. Phelps family you're in my prayers. ~!Rest in Peace sweet angel Destini Phelps!~
Tuesday, February 28th 2006 - 11:13:27 AM
Name: Jamie Henderson
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Comments: Its still very hard for me but I'm finally writing you again. There isnt a day that goes by that I dont think about Destini. She was such an awesome and unique person, I'll never forget her. Her huge and beautiful smile could light up not only a room but it could light up the whole world. I love and miss Destini Nicole Phelps so much and it's extremely hard for me to live without her!!! Rest in Peace my beautiful Destini! I love you! Jamie L. Henderson
Tuesday, February 28th 2006 - 11:06:14 AM

Name: Laurie Phelps
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Comments: It's been a year now baby girl,
but it seems like yesterday
You were laughing, singing, & making everyone smile
Oh, how you're still missed so much everyday.

If only we had know your pain
We would have done anything
You hid it well from most of us
No one felt your sting.

Des, there is not a day that goes by that we don't think of you and cry. If you would have only known how many people really loved and cared about you. All your friends are starting to drive now and most of them have jobs. It saddens us knowing that you would be doing all of that now. We see some of your friends quite often. We try to give them a big hug, but there was no hug like a Destini hug! Your personality enlightened so many lives. So many people truly miss you. Mikayla talks about you quite often. She knows that you are her gaurdian angel and tells everyone she sees. She always says, "Do you remember when me and sissy did this and sissy did that?" We do special things in your honor so you will never be forgotten. We know that you are in a better place but our selfishness wants you here. Good-bye for now baby girl. We love and miss you very much.

Love Mom, Dad, & Mikayla

Sunday, February 26th 2006 - 09:04:21 AM

Name: Heather
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Comments: Hey sweetheart,
Wow, I really can't believe that it has been a year. I still miss you the same as I always have. I know you are living it up in heaven and that everytime you smile the sun gets a little brighter. Brookvile isnt the same without you, and still sometimes I look just to see if you'll walk in, but then i realize that although we cant see you that you are there, and will always be in opur hearts. We will never ever forget about you. <33333
Saturday, February 25th 2006 - 03:53:15 PM

Name: Tabitha Meyers
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Comments: Wow its been a year today. I cant believe it. I cant believe how much she was hurting. How much people hurt her. She didnt deserve the treatment she got from some of her fellow peers. Getting picked on and pushed around? what is wrong with people? Destini was the sweetest, nicest, kindest person there was and she did NOT deserve what she got. We all miss her and love her and want to see her again i know i do. I listened to so many sad songs and i finally found the perfect one for her. Ill be missing you by P. Diddy. that is a tribute from me and whitney to her. That song reminds me of her so much and it makes me miss her even more. we used to be the best of friends in elementary and middle school. she was always there for me and we had so much fun together. i remember one time i went to her house and spent the night. We watched Carrie 2 and ate popcorn and had a blast. Sometimes i wish i could go back to that day and just be happy again with her. To think of all the things that she wont be able to do makes me sad for her that she had to do this to ease her pain. If only she would have talked to someone about what she was going through she would maybe still be here today. i miss her so much and i wish i could see her again today but i know in my heart that i will see her again one day in heaven. To Destini: I love you and miss you gurl!! love always Tabitha.
Friday, February 24th 2006 - 12:54:12 PM

Name: Jan King
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Comments: Destini,

It's so hard to believe that you have been gone a year today. It seems just like yesterday your mom and I were making plans to get together with you for lunch during spring break. I was also hoping you would keep me company while I was out with my knee operation. I know you were up in Heaven keeping me safe during my operation. I can still hear your voice everytime I would come by or talk to you on the phone. You lit up the whole room with your smile and your great big hugs. I'll never forget the times I would come over and watch you, come to your birthday parties or even when we got lost trying to get you to swim practice. It was an honor for your parents to trust me with you and I truly appreciate them for that and for letting me get to know such a wonderful person. I wish you were still here but God needed you more. I keep in touch with your mom, dad and Mikayla on a regular basis. I am even taking a computer class with your mom. It's been a hard year and I've done the best I could to help your mom, dad, and Mikayla through it. I know you are looking down on us and keeping us safe. We still don't understand fully why but we now know that you are in a much better place where no one can ever hurt you again. I think of you every day and I even have your picture in my room so that I can see your smiling face everyday. If I'm ever having a bad day I always remember your smiling face and it makes my day better. I will never forget you and I will always do my best to be there for your mom, dad, and Mikayla. Gosh you two look so much a like. I know you are looking down on us and I hope you know how much you were loved by everyone. I considered you one of my adopted kids. You are such a beautiful girl with the most gorgeous eyes and smile. Don't ever let that smile fade because when I look up I know you are smiling back down at us. You may be gone but I will never forget you. May you rest in peace. Go spread your wings and remember that I will always love you.

Miss ya and love ya,

Friday, February 24th 2006 - 12:21:27 PM

Name: Tabitha Meyers
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Comments: Destini we all miss you and care about you!!! we love you to death and it hurts that we lost you!!!! you were a good person and everyone misses you!! love always, tabitha
Friday, February 24th 2006 - 11:53:42 AM

Name: Amanda Hackett
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Comments: Well Destini, I can NOT believe that tomorrow will be one year since you left. The chorus room was so quiet and you'll NEVER EVER be forgotten. Sometimes when I'm having a bad day, I want to see you in the halls and get a huge hug from you. Its just not fair that people would say such rude things to make someone feel so low. Well I hope they realize how much pain and hurt that they have put people thorugh. I wish that I could see you just one last time but most wishes just unfortunantely cant come true. I remember you and your caring personality ever time that I see your picture and I want to laugh...but then i tear up. I love you and miss you greatly and I'll never forget your laughs, hugs, and your favorite question, "Does my face look okay?" lol My thoughts and prayers are with the Phelps Family. *Amanda*
Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 07:17:05 PM

Name: Lisa W
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Comments: Tomorrow is going to be tough to get through just knowing that one thing could have happened a year ago and things could be so different right now. You could still be with us. But what's the use of thinking how things could be. Because the truth is, they're not the way we wish them to be.
Every now and then I start to think of you, Destini. Actually I think about you often. I'll never be able to forget you. I don't even want to try to forget about you. You were someone that would always be there. If anyone needed someone to listen, you were there. You were there as a shoulder to cry on. If someone was sad or upset, you'd do anything to try to get them to smile. You were always there to lift somebody's spirits. If they thought they couldn't do something, you'd say they could.
If only you knew that you could do whatever you put your mind to. You had more spirit than most people do.
All the memories...
It's hard to not think about you. And the smile you always had on. It could light up any room.
I hope your new life is making you keep on smiling. Just know that there are so many people down here that miss you. You will always be a part of each and every person that ever knew of you.

You are unforgettable.
Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 04:00:43 PM

Name: Lynne Burnham
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Comments: A Year Without You
Describing Destini is like describing a rainbow to the blind...
The light from her smile drew you to her...
The spark in her eyes showed her soul
Her heart brimful of compassion
Her laugh engaged us all
Her spirit guides us to soar in her memory
Gone too within us forever

Mom, Dad and Mikayla
Tuesday, February 21st 2006 - 12:26:26 PM

Name: Lauren Horsley
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Comments: Wow, this year you've been gone has gone by really fast, it seems like yesterday when we were in p.e. together. every time we play a game in p.e. Chantalle and I remember different things that happened when we were playing those games last year with you,I miss you so much, I'll always remember you and i hope you have found peace in heaven
Monday, February 20th 2006 - 07:40:17 PM

Name: Kodi Compton
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Comments: wow i cant believe its almost been a year either.. its realli hard to qo by ur house everyday and not see u peekin thru the blinds wavin at me everyday... i just wanted to say i miss u and i will NEVER forqet about u..<3333 Kodi
Monday, February 20th 2006 - 04:44:02 PM

Name: Whitney
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Comments: Wow its so hard to believe that its almost been a year. Me and sarah were just talkin about all the fun we used to have with Destini and now things just arent the same. I love to think about her even though it makes me want to cry. I'll never be able to let a day go by without thinking about her. To Mr. and Mrs. Phelps i send my condolences and prayers.
Thursday, February 16th 2006 - 01:12:01 PM

Name: Brittany Adkins
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Comments: Hay Destini my angel. so how are you and Branden doing up there? I hope yawl are okay, and looking down on yawls familys. I miss yawl so much I dont know what to do. You were the girl with the Beautiful smile. The best personality and so nice and pretty. I wish you were here but I know in my heart that you and Branden are in a Better place. Destini and Branden yawl are just two simply amazing people. "The thing that keeps me going through is Knowing that I'll See Yawl Again someday." I love yawl my angels. Now Rest in peace. Lay you head and rest. Signed with lots and bunches of love,
Brittany Renee!
I love yawl
RIP Destini Nicole And Branden
Friday, February 10th 2006 - 02:13:42 PM

Name: Brittany Adkins
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Comments: Hay Destini my Angel
I just wanted to let you know that I havent forgotten about you and I think of you everyday. I think about the classes im sitting in you were probably sitting in the same ones. And the halls you walked down with that big smile. We miss you so much Destini and I know you are resting in a better place. I still miss you smile.. And I love you bunches. Also a friend Branden Miller came up there friday, please take care of him. I'm sure yawl will get along fine. Please look down on his family and friends. We miss and love you Destini and Branden. Now rest in peace my sweet angels rest in peace!
Brittany Renee
Tuesday, February 7th 2006 - 06:38:47 PM

Name: Jacalynn Garbee
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Comments: Wow, almost a year that she has been gone. I still miss her and I still think about her a lot. Sometimes I still walk into school and think I might she her. It's been really hard, for everyone I am sure. It doesn't seem fair.
Seeing her picture makes me smile and yet I still feel like I want to cry again. She is still missed and she will always be loved. I hope she has been having a good year up there with God. I know she is :D
Monday, February 6th 2006 - 03:59:16 PM

Name: Brooke B.
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Comments: I don't even know where to begin. Destini and I were good friends in elementary school but had lost touch in the past years. She was the most incredible person I have ever met. She was so special just looking at her made me smile. I see her picture in my room everyday and it makes me hurt so bad that people could be mean to someone so kind and sweet. I cant wait until I can see your bright smile again in heaven!! I love and miss you so much. You touched my life in a way that I will never forget. I'm praying for her family everyday and i hope that they are doing well. God Bless!! Love you Destini!!

Brooke B.

Friday, December 16th 2005 - 01:53:23 PM

Name: Kara Wilson
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Comments: I still cannot bring myself to believe that you are gone... not a day goes by that i do not think of you... it all feels like a bad dream that i can't wake up from.. I know though that you are without a doubt in the best place in the world .. Heaven.. and that gives me comfort.. knowing that you are without pain and you are happy... people are cruel.. someone who seems to think they have the right to make fun of others must have a lot of insecurities of their own that they are trying to hide by putting others down.. I mean does it make you feel good knowing you're breaking someone down.. just to get a few laughs???... to all those people out there who decide that you'd rather be cool then worry about how much emotional pain you put someone through .. you make me SICK!!! You are the Lowest of the Low!!!

I was going through quotes one day when i found one in particular that caught my eye:

"A million words couldn't bring you back, I know because I've tried, Neither could a million tears, I know because I've cried"

This is exactly how i feel about you Destini.. you were probably the most selfless person i have and will ever meet in my entire life.. and I thank God every night that I got the chance to be your friend.. I will always miss you and i pray for the day i will see you again....but for now

Spread your newfound wings, and Soar...

Tuesday, December 13th 2005 - 10:11:02 PM

Name: Lisa
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Comments: Missing Destini still today. I heard the newest song by Kenny Chesney- "Who you'd be today". Wow that is what I have been thinking about her.
I have also read the words written on Dec. 1st. And I too ask you guys to please think of her parents and her sister when you are writing on this page. We all say terrible things when we want attention or get upset and we always seem to direct them at the ones we love the most or who love us the most. None of us were in that house and we don't know what she was feeling on that day. Because most of us only tell what we think others want to hear or what we want them to hear. Destini was a troubled child, I personally saw it just about everyday. I was her bus driver and I saw the tears one day and the smiles the next. I knew she was calling out for help in some way or another but I never said anything to anyone just as most of you never did either.
I ask you please don't judge her parents. I didn't know them either but what they are going through I would never ever wish on my worst enemy. I can't even imagine the pain.
Mr. & Mrs. Phelps.... I think about you all the time and hope that you two are doing as best you can with what you have to deal with. You and MiKayla are in my thoughts and prayers.
I miss you Destini
Soar High my girl because we will all see you again someday.

Monday, December 12th 2005 - 08:43:17 PM

Name: Lynne Burnham
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Comments: I learned of this website through Destini's mother. She was concerned about the entry dated Dec. 1. I have read it and understand her concern. I am the Volunteer Coordinator in Campbell County, and created the Project Destini Youth Volunteer Program. I have read all of these entries about the young woman I named my volunteer program after. I think we all know Destini was troubled and tried to hide it from everyone with humor. I know Destini's Mom and Dad, and have spent time with her sister Mikayla. I have total confidence in Destini's parents. I ask you to see that some of her claims about them were for attention. They are loving people and Destini hid her true feelings from them. She was sinking and trying to gain attention in any way she could, making claims about them being mean and worse. This is a true tragedy. I hope all of you young people have learned that hiding deep upset from your parents only makes things worse. LASTLY, some of you who were closest to her were told the worst things about her parents in her effort to get your attention. These two people are my friends. They have been devastated by all of this. You must remember they have lost the most. Making hurtful accusations about them, or what Destini may have told you, is very hurtful to them and to their family and friends. Obviously Destini was not herself at the end, and some of her claims were untrue. The only truth is that everyone has lost a part of themselves, and blame and judgments are of no use. The ultimate blame in the decisions all of us make are our own responsibility. This ultimate decision was made by Destini herself. A decision she could not take back. Destini loved her parents, her sister and her family. If you would like to do something to honor your friend...join Project Destini and do some volunteer work in her positive...not negative... build bridges...don't tear them her family and you will see your grieving ease.

Lynne Burnham Volunteer Coordinator Campbell County

Monday, December 12th 2005 - 06:47:09 PM

Name: Jamie Henderson
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Comments: This is really upsetting but I'm finally writing something! Destini was my best friend me and Kausha Cook knew her better than anyone did. Destini was always cheerful on the outside, but on the inside she was upset. She told me several times that she wanted to kill herself and most the times I convinced her not to and told her to promise me she wouldn't. Well she was breaking down, she said that her parents were mean and yelled at her for no reason, and that her dad beat her. But I told her just try to stick through it everything's tough but in the end everything will be better. She was just so upset after I said that it was hard for me to watch her cry. What really makes me mad is how a lot of people here at school treated her Ethan Nixon made fun of her all the time. He called her fat and ugly you just don't say that to someone.... No one will ever get to see Destini again...and that's really really hard on me.. I miss her so much words cannot describe how much I love her!!! Now that she's gone I don't know what to do.. Just wait until my time comes so I can be with her.. Destini I love you so much!! Rest in Peace!!!!!

Friday, December 1st 2005 - 11:08:11 PM

Name: Caleyah M
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Comments: I was still fairly new at Brookville and actually had moved back to Pennsylvania a couple weeks before the tragedy. I will never forget when I first heard the news. I didn't really have the chance to get to know Destini, but I knew who she was and I said hi to her in the hallway sometimes. I was in tears. I didn't understand why someone who was always smiling could hold so much pain inside. This tragedy really made me appreciate the little things in life. I treat people with kindness, even who I don't know, but I learned that life is too short. We only live once so enjoy it while you can, be nice to everyone, talk to someone if you are feeling pain, and ignore people who are mean. They aren't worth it. So I just wanna say Destini, Rest In Peace and you will always be missed.


Friday, October 27th 2005 - 8:22:40 PM

Name: Courtney W.
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Comments: Destini was like my best friend we use to argue in 6th grade but we made up! i got upset when i heard bout her pass away one of my friends lived near her and i was on the phone with him and he heard a ambulance going by his house which my other friend tried to get a hold of me several times to let me know i didn't get to see her Wednesday because i got suspended i miss her and i wish she never left us but she's in a better place were she cant get made fun of and were she can look down on us and watch us.

R.I.P Destini Nicole Phelps!!!

Friday, October 27th 2005 - 5:39:41 PM

Name: Kodi Compton
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Comments: well its been awhile since u*ve been gone and its soo sad that u didnt qet to experience ur sophomore year. but we all still have u in our hearts so realli ur there with us everyday. I saw sum1 last nite that made me think of u big time.. brandon pickeral.. u use to have the biggest crush on him in elementary school and middle he was talkin about how he missed u and he couldn't believe u were qone.. but i think that u were lookin down from heaven and saw us talkin about u so u were probably lookin down smilin :) I hope ur smilin at all of us up in heaven cuz we all miss u very much.. i cant wait to see u up there u and that big smile of urs.. u will always be in our hearts and i jus wanted to check in.. u are always in my <3heart<3 but we all miss and love you... <3 Kodi

Friday, October 1st 2005 - 4:19:33 PM

Name: Ariele Scruggs
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Comments: hey there Dest, just stopping by to say hello. It's been a little while since you have been gone.. and it still hurts to see your picture hanging on my wall. just wanted to drop a quick note and say I Love You.. and i miss you.. Sophomore year just isn't the same without you here! im telling you there are more freshman this year then it was of us last year..they crowd the hallway so bad girl! haha...  love you..another of my close friends passed away about 2 weeks ago...Tiffany Johnson... i know you two will get along great up there.. i love you tiff and i love you destini!!
cant wait to see you..thats def. going to go down in
history of bear hugs from you Dest.!

Love always and forever

Friday, September 29th 2005 - 5:38:16 PM

Name: Sarah D
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Comments:  i cry alot

Friday, September 28th 2005 - 1:59:38 PM

Name: Joey Ricketts
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Comments: she was pretty cool and I had known her since kindergarten. now that she is gone the bus is pretty quiet. see ya!!!!

Friday, September 9th 2005 - 11:21:27 PM

Name: Angela Farmer
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Comments: took me so long to write something in here...I've been sooo tore up about this...I miss Destini so much...and i remember the next day goin' to school after it happened walkin into the class i had with her waiting and praying for her to walk through the door...its so crazy that someone who smiled all the time and would make your worst day seem like the best ever was hurting so bad...I had been friends with Destini since 6th grade...but we had really gotten close this past year...riding to basketball practices together...or goin' to the y together...she was so hilarious and beautiful...and I hate that she was hurting so bad...I wish I could have done anything in the world to fix everything for her...nothing is the same without her here...I cant even go to the y anymore becuz it makes me think about her so much...there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her or miss her...I still cry about it and I don't really think I've accepted it yet...every time my phone rings I pray that its her to tell me she was playing some sick joke and that she'll be back in school the next day...I miss and love her so much and I cant wait till I see her in heaven...I pray for her family everyday and I hope that next time people want to say sumthin' hateful to someone they think about this horrible incident and realize that same person ur talkin' to could pass on at any moment...and u would never be able to take back the words u said...and to anyone who ever needs someone to talk to..u can come to me anytime -Angela

Friday, September 3rd 2005 - 8:38:24 PM

Name: Amanda Hackett
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Comments: Well lets see...Destini Nicole Phelps was one of the most beautiful and non-complicated teenaged I have ever met. She ALWAYS wore a huge pretty smile on her face and she was always so happy. I was in total disbelief when I got the horrible news that Thursday. That Friday when I went to school, people were crying and I tried to be strong and help everyone else with their pain, but it only took a few moments before my pain came through. I also heard people saying rude things about her even after she left us. I remember the Wednesday before she passed on to a better life...she was in my chorus class. Destini, Amanda Mays, and I had been talking the whole class (as usual) and Mrs. Knott had finally gotten fed up with us and kicked us out. W sat out in the hall for at least 20 minutes. We laughed and talked and as always, we went through her purse for lip gloss and gum. Finally the bell rang and I told her I loved her and that I would see her Thursday if it didn't snow. She told me that she loved me and gave me her huge bear hug that she gave anyone who need it. I feel as though she would still be here smiling and laughing if it hadn't snowed that Thursday. I also cant believe that yesterday was 6 months...has it really been that long? It seems like just yesterday we were laughing and carrying on in 6th period. I love ya Destini Nicole and I think about you every day...God Bless ya...<3 Amanda and Amanda<3

Friday, August 25th 2005 - 6:28:02 PM

Name: Lisa W
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Comments: Wow. Yesterday was 6 months since you've been gone Destini. It's been kind of rough without you. But during the rest of the rec bball season we thought of you. We were 'Team 14'. We won that championship just for you.

I started crying a little yesterday because of you. Looking through my yearbook. Seeing your picture just made me smile because you were smiling, but then the thought that I won't be seeing that smiling face on Monday hit me hard. I had to shut my yearbook and I layed on my back staring at the ceiling.

I'll never forget those basketball moments on our rec team. You were the light of the team. You'd always be the one to get all of us to smile or laugh. And all those times when you said you couldn't do something... but you did them perfectly. You'd put that shy did-I-really-do-that-right smile on and we all had to smile and laugh. It was always you that said I could make those foul shots whenever I was screwing up. Where ever you were you'd scream my name and blow me a "good-luck kiss." After you left us, I got fouled so many times. Each time I'd look over the bench and you wouldn't be there, so I closed my eyes and pictured your face. And I'd make the shot. Destini you became one of my best friends in a years time. We came up with so many inside jokes. It was great seeing you walking through the halls smiling EVERY day.

You have been missed greatly, Destini. You must have not realized how many people in this world loved and cared you. I'm one of them. You were my boo and always will be. :) I miss you, girl.

Friday, August 25th 2005 - 12:39:56 PM

Name: Ann Harris
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Comments: Well Destini and I had cheered together for three or four years, and she always brought a smile to my face because she would say or do something funny. I remember when she would be at her friends locker she would ask if i was having a good day and that always made me feel really good. Destini I do know one thing, you will always be missed by a lot of people! Love in Christ...

Friday, August 15th 2005 - 7:43:21 PM

Name:  Lisa
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Comments: I wanted to write a thank you to the Phelps family. On the last day of school this past year Mrs. Phelps came to my bus with a card for me. Even though Destini was gone she still thought of me. You will never know how much that meant to me. It was something I never expected and it touched me to my soul. That card meant more to me than anything I have ever gotten as a gift. I just can't put into words how it made me feel. To the Phelps family, I thank you so much it meant the world to me!
I still think of Miss Destini everyday. She could get on the bus and wake it up really fast whether it be in the morning when we all are tired or in the evening. You always knew she was there. She always made me laugh because she was just so silly. She will always be in my heart. Some people my think that is silly because yes I was only her bus driver but when you have been with these kids from the time they enter middle school till the time some of them graduate its hard not to become close to some and with all of them I try to treat them fairly and like my own.
Destini you are now a shining star above and I know you are in a better place and looking down on us. Watch over us little girl because we all miss you so much.


***To all my little darlings who ride my bus if you ever just need a friend or feel you need to talk to someone please feel free to email me anytime.***

Friday, August 5th 2005 - 12:47:26 AM

Name:  Lakya
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Comments: Destini....where to begin....the first time i met you was when well, when you first came to bhs. i remember we first hit it off in the lunch room but i still to this day feel horrible because i didn't really get to talk to you...i remember the last day i saw you...we were sitting together at lunch...but we hardly talked...well ill always miss you and keep you in my thoughts...always...ill always remember you for your smile and your really pretty eyes :)

i miss you alot....

Thursday, August 4th 2005 - 07:34:18 PM

Name: Kodi
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Comments: wow u*ve been qone for a couple of months now and ppl r still missin u and still tore up about this...theres not a day that qoes by that i dont think about u.. i wish u were here.. i realli do ..but i hope ur lookin down and seein that ur sisters doin qood drowin up and lookin jus like u.. sumtimes i cant even look at her cuz it hurts to look at her cuz she reminds me soo much of u.. but ur still thouqht of everyday .. i love you!!!! <33 Kodi

Monday, August 1st 2005 - 03:31:42 AM

Name: Courtney
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Comments: Destini

i knew her since 6th grade i didnt get a chance 2 speak 2 her Wednesday b-cuz i got suspended that day i didnt hear the bad news till my friend Jessica told me she found out from her radio cuz her dad use 2 work at a fire department she tried calling me several times when i got the last call she told me some1 out of BHS had shot themselves and my friend kurt said he heard a ambulance going by his house after Jessica told me i got scared and i was shaking destini was one of my friends and i am very very sorry that she left us but she is in a better place were no1 can make fun of her and tease her R.I.P


Saturday, June 4th 2005 - 01:14:28 PM

Name: Lisa
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Comments: just wanted to give a name of a song that when I hear it , it reminds me of Destini..... the song is "How Do you get that a lonely" by Blaine Larsen. it is a country song but a very good one and the boy singing it is either fifteen or sixteen it breaks my heart to hear it . Still think of you every day Destini and we are bus 93 miss you!

Thursday, April 28th 2005 - 12:19:56 PM

Name: Darla Schaeffer
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Comments: Hello to all of you!
I've been reading all of the nice things you all have said about my beautiful 1st granddaughter Destini.
She was beautiful inside and out and I agree some of you didn't realize this until too late.
Thank you for all of the nice things you are saying and please do take a lesson from all of this.
I know that she would want you to think of her when you are hurting and realize what she would have said to you at this difficult time.
It's really too bad that others didn't follow her lead and try to help her in her troubled time. So please take a lesson and listen to the things that have been written in this guestbook.
Maybe this was God's plan and a tremendous lesson for all of you to learn.
Thank you,
Darla Schaeffer
Destini's Grandmother from ND.

Thursday, April 14th 2005 - 12:55:26 PM

Name: Brittany Adkins
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Comments: I can't believe you're gone so fast. Destini was just always there for everyone and was loved so much. She was one of the girls i knew that was so frendly and so loving. She was very pretty and always had a big smile. And i miss her so much we all do my thoughts are with her and her family. Now Destini Nicole Phelps you have no more worries or no more stress, you're with family and friends and the most important thing in everyones life god! I just wish i could see you one last time. You are my angel and i love you so much. So spread you're wings and fly high over the mountains in heaven you might be gone but in my eyes never forgotten. R.I.P Destini nicole phelps
Brittany Adkins

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 08:12:39 PM

Name: Kristin Carter
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Comments: Destini is a very open, honest, sweet, and admired girl. She had the most beautiful smile that when you saw it, she lit up your day. She used to come over to my house over the summer or after school when we would have watergun fights or walk to the Quik-ee together or even those LATE nights we stayed out playing basketball and more! .. When her little sister was ALWAYS by her side, you could tell that she was a role model to her little siter, and will always be! This shook everyone at Brookville and made them GROW up and realize how bad they can really hurt someone's feelings, not even realizing what hardships they are having!! Its sad that it take this for people to wake up. But we cant turn back time, we have to move on! Destini will always be remembered at BHS, and I will never forget her! I love you *Destini-Nicole-Phelps* <33 Rest in Peace!

+ Prayers to FAMILY +


Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 07:28:54 PM

Name: holly powell
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Comments: d,
wow! with our concert comming up and everyting i have had you and your closet on my mind, heart, and prayers! and when remembering there aren't any more tears but only a HUGE smile! i will never forget the one thing you always told me when we'd get mad at each other- smile and the world will smile with you! and le' me tell ya- its so true! so next time you think aout Destini- SMILE AND THE WORLD WILL SMILE WITH YOU! and you can bet ya self one thing- Destini's smiling with all of us right now!!
i love ya gyrlie IN HIM'

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 09:44:58 PM

Name: Rachel Fleshman
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Comments: Destini was such a sweet person.If someone said something mean to her at school one day,she would come to school the next acting like nothing was said.Thats what I loved about her.We had some bad times but then again we had some good times.She was always the kind of person who would talk to you when no one else would.Destini and I were'nt really the best of friends but i will always remember how I always asked her for some gum and when she had some she would give me a piece.My last words to her were "Destini do you have any gum??." She always said to me every time i asked her and she didnt have any "No but if I did I would give you a piece cause your such a nice person." Those were her last words to me.Im going to miss how fun she was to talk to, and how bright her smile was. Every day you would see her smiling for no reason at all,not that many people are like that. Im going to miss her soo much!! She will always be remembered!!!
Love Always,

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 04:40:17 PM

Name: Ariele Scruggs
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Comments: I still cannot belive you are not's taken me a while to actually visit this site and say what i am feeling..I remember last year in 8th grade we had chorus science and math together..! i remember in math you played with my hair and told me how nice i was and that you loved me..Gosh destini..I loved you too. i still love you.your smile lighted up a darkend room.your hugs lifted unhappiness. you were always so happy. i miss you so much man i do.. i still cant belive you are really seriously actually gone.i remeber in science you would always turn around and ask me how your face looked because you had just got done puttin foundation on.. and u always asked for lipgloss :) it brought a smile to my face. but then again your precsence always brought a smile to my face..seeing your casket at the your really are
i wish you could have known how many people cared about you how many people would have helped you sweetie! i would have! and now your gone! you really are! i mean what u did was a permanent solution to a temporary problem.. i miss you like crazy i love you soooo much you were one of the nicest funniest outgoing PRETTIEST person i've ever known.i know your in a much better place know.. not a single day goes by that i dont think of you angel.I will always miss you..and untill I'm up there with you.. you will always be in my heart in everything I do..your prescence will never leave me..I love you Destini Nicole Phelps.*
Love always and forever
Ariele Scruggs*

Spread your newfound wings* God has this one* :)

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 04:22:05 PM

Name: Brandi Pilow
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Comments: Destini and I never really talked that much til this year and it's taken me this long to finally decide to write something on here. i've been rather lost for words. I talked to her alot in chorus and i definitely talked to her alot about some of the stuff she was going through. i just wish my advice would have helped her more . I really wish that this wouldn't have to happened. she was such an outgoing person always asking questions , always curious on what's going on, she even had the prettiest eyes i've ever seen. that was ONE of her best features . <3


Monday, March 7th 2005 - 08:02:54 PM

Name: Kodi Compton
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Comments: Destini Destini..
It has taken me along time to even look at this.. Ya kno I can still barely believe this. u were my next door neighbor ever since i can remember being here. we stayed close for a lot of years and u always came to me and i always came to you when we had problems. You can say we were like sisters. And we didn't always get along when you came over but every time you left you would always give me a hug no matter how well we got along and then look at me with that smile that you always look at people with.. and that smile that you gave made everyone smile. You took a lot of bullying but you very rarely said any mean things to anyone because you knew how bad it hurt. You were such a good person destini, such a good person. I wish that you were here to see how many people cared a lot about you because it has been a week and 4 days without you and I still can barely hold it together. I just want to let you know i am taking good care of your mom, sister and your dad. and i want everyone to know that when you think that you need to be mean to people you need to think again because you NEVER know what kind of impact you have on them whether or not you care. Destini was such a happy person and I would never have thought that this day would come. But you hurt so much to where you couldn't bear. But yet none of us took the time to see it and if we did we didnt do anything about it. But this changed a lot of people and touched a lot of people. its sad that it took this to open a lot of eyes but it did. I just want you and everyone to know that you will be greatly missed and You WERE a VERY good person..
I give my prayers to her family and everyone that is taking this as hard as others .. With LOTS of LOVE... Kodi

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 05:59:21 PM

Name: Brittney Rich
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Comments: Destini and I never really had a heart to heart convo. but she was on my basketball team one year and I can't remember a time where she didn't come into practice not laughing or not having a funny story to tell, she brought a smile to my face no matter what kind of mood i was in. Destini was a very special girl and will be missed forever. All the people who talk bad about her about how she was "weird" or "strange" need to really sit down and think about what they are saying, one word that you say to a person can change their day and sometimes even their life. If for some reason you didn't like her or whatever it is, there are people out there that don't like you, not everyone is liked by everyone that's common knowledge. But before you talk bad about her, you should know that there are way more people that love her than that didn't like her. Destini You Will Forever Missed. May You, Your Family And Friends Be In Our Prayers.
Love Always

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 10:41:45 PM

Name: Samantha Harris
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Comments: I never really had a chance to get to know Destini except for last year. I experienced her first year in basketball. She was always afraid to take a shot...and everyone would be like just shoot who cares whether you miss or not. But I remember we were playing our last game of the season and Destini threw the ball up and it went in. I almost cried b/c I know how it feels to make a first shot...not only that but I was so proud that she overcame her fear of being good enough. Like everyone else has said she was the sweetest girl ever. Acted as if she didn't have a care in the world. When received this disturbing news I almost lost it. Even though we weren't that close I still love and miss you dearly...and I wanna thank you for giving me the opportunity to play basketball with you. But you're in a better place now where no one or thing can hurt anymore. You, your family and friends are in my prayers now and forever. May you rest in peace Destini Nicole Phelps...Love always...Sam #10

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 12:07:36 AM

Name: Holly
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Comments: Destini-
what to say what to say? i guess i just want to thank the
Lord above for you not only touching my life on the outside with your words of encouragement but where it counts the most, the heart, with not only your sweet, loving, encouraging words but also your beautiful voice. i was one of the few people who heard and appreciated Destini's AMAZING voice. i wanna thank you soooooooooooooooooooo much girl for being such a musical inspiration to me and because of that i have decided to go a step further and continue music after high school when i hopefully attend Gordon. And to brittany davis- thanks soooooooooooo much for introducing me to such a sweetheart as Destini. you are in not only my heart but others whom you have touched! and every song i sing is for you boo! i'll keep rockin to the 70's music just for you!
In Christ,
1 cor. 13:4-7 may Destini be in all our thoughts and prayers! so next time u turn on the radio think of Destini Phelps the 1 who taught me not only to love but appreciate all types of music!!!!!!!!!


Friday, March 4th 2005 - 10:17:07 PM

Name: Brandy Knott
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Comments: Me and Destiny never really talked, i mean we would see each other in the hall way and smile but really never sat down and held a conversation. Ive heard people call Destiny mean things, sayin how weird she was and just horrible stuff that was uncalled for and just to look at her and every time looking at her seeing that remarkable smile on her face made me think how could someone say such harsh things to that smile. Destiny was in my health and P.E. class, and during health my eyes would be wandering and somehow they would always point into Destiny's direction and they would just stare at her smile. How could a smile like that hurt so bad? How do you feel so empty and nobody know? I guess Desiny was covering up some disturbing feelings, or whatever it was, she knew how to always keep a smile on her face, and i think that, that is so amazing how one person can hide such hurt feelings, no matter how many terrible things people said about her or no matter how bad her life was, she covered it up with a smile. I know if people were always talkin about me or if things were going bad in my life i would definitely not have a smile on my face. In fact i come to school a lot having a bad day, but then i just think of how Destiny smiled so rejoiceful makes me smile. I pray every night for Destiny and her family and friends, she only hurt the people around her. I remember walking down the hall the next day and seeing all of the people crying, and thinkin to myself, i bet at least half of those girls made fun of her or picked on her, and it kinda made me angry because they shouldn't have done it in the first's to short to bully someone or call them names etc. Destiny you will be truly missed, and your family, friends and you will always be in my prayers!

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 08:25:37 PM

Name: T.M. Phelps
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Comments: I am Destini's 2nd cousin and it has brought me comfort reading the entries that so many of you have entered in this book. I do however, find that quite a few times, the entries speak of how people talked about her or treated her badly and some even show that people are still talking badly of her and spreading things about her - even after her death. I can't imagine what those people think that it is going to accomplish. Destini is in a place now where she feels no pain or hurt and nothing that anyone can say bad about her will phase her again. I only wish the people that are continuing to talk bad about Destini and are spreading these rumors would take a minute to look in the mirror and say those same kinds of things to themselves and see how they feel. Think about her family and the pain they feel right now without Destini and also think how they would feel if they heard you talking about her. Imagine how your parents would feel if it were you and they were hearing these kinds of immature, unnecessary comments. Please let it rest and let Destini now rest.

Destini Phelps - Asleep in Jesus Arms - February 24, 2005

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 03:38:28 PM

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Comments: Destini, R.I.P.


Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 07:51:19 PM

Name: kaytei busse
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Comments: well i haven't talked to you much since last year in mr bruce's class. i loved gettin to be in there with you, the class never got dull. you kept us all smiling and laughing. i miss your smile and your compliments even to those who didn't treat you as good as you treated them. i miss you and i cant wait to see you in heaven. may your smile brighten heaven as it did Brookville.
~*love always, kaytei b.*~

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 07:03:35 PM

Name: Nicolette (Destini's little angel)
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Comments: Destini was one of my best friends!! We have known each other since the second grade!! I will always miss her!! She was always there for me and i was always there for her!! I will always remember her smile and the hugs she would give me everyday!! Every day after school we would get off the bus and she would give me a big hug and would tell me she loved me!! I will always remember the time a few years ago when Destini, Kodi and I were sledding and Destini went down the hill and all of the sudden we heard screaming!! Destini had run into a tree. at first we thought she was just laughing and then we heard crying!! She was complaining about hitting her ankle!! So me, kodi and our mom's had to drag destini home on a sled!! i will never forget that!! Destini i miss you so much!! i will always remember the good and the bad times!! rest in peace!! I love you so much!! Luv ya hunni Nicolette

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 04:10:14 PM

Name: Katie Thornton
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Comments: I didn't really know Destini all that well, but I would talk to her in class, and sometimes in the hallways. She did always have a smile on her face, and most of the time wasn't ever sad, that I saw. She's a very pretty girl, and even though I wasn't really close to her, she would give me a hug. She had a whole lot of friends. Yet, some people that made fun of her. I hope that everyone learns from this, that you should never make fun of someone, but you should treat them the way you want to be treated. I will miss her so much....
Rest In Peace Destini..
I love you.. <3

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 03:56:42 PM

Name: Hailey Garbee
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Comments: I can't say I knew Destini very well. Truth be told I can't say I knew anything more about her than what she looked like, yet I miss her somehow. I guess that we're all a part of Brookville so no matter how little we know about someone we feel close to them and miss them just because they were a part of our school. We'll all miss you Destini, rest in peace.

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 03:41:17 PM

Name: Paula Shaibani
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Comments: I wasn't super close to Destini or anything, but she was always really nice and sweet to me. I know a lot of people were saying crap about her and all that, but you couldn't meet a nicer person. I really miss her, and I hope to see her in heaven someday.

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 03:03:01 PM

Name: Britney Smith
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Comments: I loved Destini so much even though i have only been friends with her since about the end of seventh grade then in 8th we were in a few classes together and she always had me laughing or smiling on bad days. she had a beautiful singing voice smile and personality this year we have become closer in third period we would talk sometimes and she was always telling me good news and bad and she was always there to help me through my problems and i tried to give her advice as well i miss her so much i just wish that she could have seen all the people who loved her so much and how heartbroken they are i mean i know i wasn't her best friend but she had many and all of them and all of her family will be in my prayers and forever on my mind i love you Destini
Britney *booboo*

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 09:53:55 PM

Name: Briana Moyer
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Comments: Im going to miss this girl so much!! The Basketball team is never going to be the same with out you on it. .you always made me crack up, said "good shot" every single time i made a basket, made me even try harder in tha game, and you were always putting a smile on my face! You are a *tru* angel now. .my prayers will be with your family n friends *rIp* !
LoVe aLwAyZ

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 08:33:13 PM

Name: Kayla Cook
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Comments: Destiny was very close to me. She loved to sit next to me and tell me her hopes, dreams, crushes, and life story. I remember when Destiny and me first met...... i was in the third grade and she was in the fifth. My older sis, Kausha, and me just moved here with my parents. Destiny came to our house the first day we got there and offered to help us move in! My mom told her that she was so kind and sweet to offer us the help we need. Destiny was always there for me and I was always standin next to Kausha in Destiny's time of need. Me and Kausha always talked her through rough times like she did us. She loved to make people smile and laugh....she hated it when they didn't. She always thought that she was fat and ugly, that her face looked like a baboon's but, that nobody liked her...but she was gorgeous and wasn't fat! "People love you for who you are Destiny and not what you look like!", me and Nikki would always tell her. No matter how long it will take me to get to heaven to see you Destiny I will get there....sooner or later just to see you and your beautiful smile!! God bless you and your whole family.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 08:06:57 PM

Name: Kausha Cook
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Comments: I loved Destini, me and her were like sisters, yeah we fought but then again in a matter of days we would be friends again. we could never be mad at each other for longer then a minute. I miss every morning that i would come up to her at school and she would hugg me and say "hey sweetie how are you doing", she would give me one of those really big bear huggs that everyone loved getting from her, she would always say that nobody really liked her and me and jamie would always be like "destini, you have no clue about what you are talking about", everyday she would be like "kausha, i love you sweetie, then turn to jamie and be like you know if anything ever happens you can come to me", and she was right, anytime we ever had a problem we all knew we could tell her about it cuz we knew that she wouldn't tell a soul. i would always eat with her at lunch and she would always lean over and ask everyone if they wanted the rest of their food which i thought was so funny, because marons would go around sayin she needed to lose weight..  ohhh no she didn't she was not fat, she was big but not as in fat, she was strong which i am positive if you ask anyone that knew her and was around here alot they would say that, that made them feel safe. I remember how she used to ride her bike by my house just so she could stop in and say hi, and ask how my day has gone, every time she came up to me or every time i saw her come in the room and look over at me and smile, i can remember that that was the best part of my day, she just had this way of telling you to live life to it's fullest just through her smile! Destini never judged anyone, she always gave everyone a chance but some people would through it back in her face and act hateful, but all she did was say "hey, they don't like me now, but i still like them no matter what they say or do" and i always used to sit there and say, "you gotta fight back, you can't just let people walk all over you" and she would just look back at me and smile like she didn't care what other people thought about her. But what most people didn't see in school is how much it hurt her. every time i would talk to her on the phone after school or when she came over she would cry and say "no matter how hard i try nobody likes me" and i would turn to her and say, "you and i both know that aint true cuz i love you more then anything you are like a big sister to me, jamie, olivia, and many other people who rely on your advice or support everyday, or just wait till they can see you that day for you big jolly hugs", and it would always make her laugh, which makes it hard for me to accept what has happened to my destini, i was one of those people who relied on her hugs,and laughter, every day. she was what kept me going through the day i remember every time i saw here she would give me candy or share her soda with me, she was never selfish, except when you let her drink you're soda she would chugg it down until all that was left was a swallow, or like when she brought donuts on the bus she wasn't selfish she handed them all out except for like three which she saved for her mom, dad, and lil sister makayla, who she adored! but i am upset with one thing - that she could always hide things so well and that Thursday when i talked to her she didn't sound the least bit upset, she sounded happy like every other time i talk to her, i got off the phone with her at 3:00 and she was like "i love you kaush", and i was like "i love you too destini call me back later!" cuz she said she had to go, i mean, me and her had plans for friday that we made to go out and have fun and we made a promise to forget all of our problems and spend time together cuz we hadn't seen each other in weeks cuz i was sent away, she sounded so excited to be going out and just having fun, but i guess that she broke that promise and broke my heart, along with the pain her family is going through, they are sweet people, and destini was the nicest person i have ever met. none of them deserved any of that, and i am deeply sorry for their loss, and i just wanted to say that no matter if me and destini are a world apart i will always have our memories and my love for her which will grow greater with time! I love you Destini always and forever rest in peace sweetie! Love always,

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 07:54:48 PM

Name: Jacalynn Garbee
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Comments: She was a good friend and will be missed. She was always nice to me and she always tried to make me feel better when I was down. I feel bad for everyday that I will not get to see her smile one more time. She will always be in my memories.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 06:04:36 PM

Name: TeeAl Barksdale
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Comments: I really Didn't know that much about Destini but i do know that when I heard her friends talking there was nothing but good things about her about how she would smile, Help people, and just a wonderful friend to others....No one would have ever guessed anything like this would happen...i know i didn't i know there were lots of fun times with her though and i would just like to say she had Great friends and they really cared for her and She really cared for them they laughed, cried, Hugged, suffered, and rejoiced together they became a family of just pure love of Friendship but not like your average "Hey How's it going" it was like "Hey umm i was just wondering if..." "Girl, you know ill be there" friendship and i just wanted to let everyone know that Destini is ok and she's gonna be there whenever you think you can't get through something with out her because she is always gonna have your back....cause your friendship was not ordinary but built on love.....So Destini.., Rest and catch up on some ZZZZs because your friends are gonna face tuff times and Need you to be there..
Destini Rest in Peace in God's Grace

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 04:59:22 PM

Name: Lauren Horsley
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Comments: Destini was very sweet and loving girl. She always had a smile on her face even if she was upset. Nothing got in the way of Destini's smile. She had a wonderful voice and bright smile that always shined. I've known her since the 4th grade and I can't ever recall a time when she had a frown on her face. We all love you girl. Destini we will miss your loving and kind personality and your huge heart. Best wishes to Destini's family. R.I.P. DESTINI NICOLE PHELPS.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 04:58:55 PM

Name: amber
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Comments: I will always remember Destini smiling and she was so happy all the time and she was so funny and she made me laugh all the time i really didn't know her till this year. she was in 2 of my classes even though i was a 10th grader she always talked to me and i will love and miss u destini, you and your family will be in my prayers. i will miss u lots R.I.P love u destini watch over us angel

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 04:38:52 PM

Name: Hillary S.
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Comments: destini was one of my really really good friends. she was giving me singings lessons to be in the middle school talent show!!!!!!!!! She was a really good friend of mine, and many more at Brookville middle school. when she smiled it made me me laugh. When i was down she made me get back on my feet. She was the best friend any one could ever have and i will remember her for ever she will always be a part of me in someway i love her with all my heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love you destini with all my heart and will never forget you!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you can hear me!!

Love Hillary

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 01:30:12 PM

Name: tabitha
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Comments: destini was a great person, she will be missed very much. R.I.P destini. we all love you.

Tuesday, March 1st 2005 - 09:39:18 PM

Name: Kaci DeWitt-Rickards
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Comments: It's been years since I last talked to Destini, but I saw her in the halls every day, always surrounded by her friends, laughing and smiling. I don't remember the last time I saw her without a smile on her face, but I guess that was just what she wanted people to see. Even though not all of us knew Destini very well, I hope we can all learn from her and remember that life is too short to waste our time on petty things like teasing and bullying. Instead, we should all spend more time with friends, helping each other out whenever we need to. Let's hope that a tragedy like this will never happen again. Destini, my prayers are with you and your family. We will never forget you, and may you rest in peace.

Tuesday, March 1st 2005 - 09:04:07 PM

Name: Brittany Campbell
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Comments: I didn't really know Destiny that well, but I am sure she was a sweet girl. I hope that everyone can learn a lesson from this to understand that you always treat others the way you want to be treated. Life is too short to be teasing other people. Destiny will always be in our hearts and minds. Her family will be in my prayers!!!

Tuesday, March 1st 2005 - 08:28:36 PM

Name: jeremy r
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Comments: we will miss you forever. words cannot express how i feel. rest in peace.

Tuesday, March 1st 2005 - 05:56:22 PM

Name: Jeremy rogers
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Comments: Destini was a great and cheerful person. Everyday she brought happiness in the morning b4 school. I won't forget her smile and laughter she shared with my friends and i. R.I.P. we miss you Destini

Tuesday, March 1st 2005 - 05:53:27 PM

Name: Renassa Carnes
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Comments: Most people never have the opportunity to see an angel, or simply do not look well enough to see them walking among us. This, however does not mean they don't exist. Me, I'm one of the lucky few, not only have I seen an angel, I call her Destini Phelps. love
Renassa Carnes

Tuesday, March 1st 2005 - 05:51:10 PM

Name: Whitney Gowen
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Comments: Destini was one of the sweetest people i know. I guess one thing she never knew was how many friends she really had. The saddest part was that she had to find out the hard way. I will always miss her and her funny jokes and her smile that could light up a room full of depressed people. She will always have a special place in my heart. R.I.P. Destini!~Best Friends Forever~ Luv Whit

Tuesday, March 1st 2005 - 04:40:11 PM

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Comments: I didn't really know Destiny, but all the times I did see her in the halls she was laughing or smiling. I don't understand what went wrong but that will teach people not to tease others because you never know what will happen. Destiny, you are in my prayers and I hope your bright smile is shining in the heavens above. RIP *Destiny Nicole Phelps*-We will never forget you and your bright smile.

Tuesday, March 1st 2005 - 03:24:44 PM

Name: Jessica Brooks
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Comments: I will never forget you Destini! You were so much fun to be around! I'm gonna miss you been in third period with us that class will never be the same. Your family is in my prayers I love you, Love always Jess

Tuesday, March 1st 2005 - 10:45:52 AM

Name: Lia Racanelli
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Comments: Destini was always an amazing person. I remember when we were little we used to play together all the time. She was always so fun to be around. The one thing that always stood out was her smile. It was the most beautiful smile. Even if you were having the worst day of your life she could make you happy just by seeing her smile. And her laugh.. her laugh was contagious. Once you got her going she would be laughing so hard that she could hardly breath and it would make you laugh and no one would be able to stop. I've had the best times with Desitini. Some of them are from so long ago that I can't even remember, but some I remember clearly. She has been in my chorus class for two years. She has a beautiful voice, but of course didn't think so. Last year people were trying out for solos for a concert and we all had to coax destini to try out. Eventually she did and she got the solo. She was so happy, but when it came time for her to sing on stage in front of a bunch of people she backed down. Everyone in our chorus class had to basically force her to sing. She did it and when she sang it was so beautiful. It really was and she was so happy for herself. I remember after she was done she let out this really dramatic sigh of relief and started laughing. I remember that so well because that was the only time anyone really got to hear how good she really was. Desitini was so incredible and she was so strong. I love her for that. She always cared about people. And you knew that she cared because when she hugged you she would squeeze really tight-some times so hard that you couldn't breathe-but when she let go you knew that she really meant it and that she really did care about you. Destini your beautiful smile and big bear hugs will be missed greatly. I love you and you will stay in my over us angel *Destini Nicole Phelps*

Tuesday, March 1st 2005 - 10:12:19 AM

Name: Jennifer Williams
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Comments: Destini was a very wonderful person to be around. I've known her since she was a little girl. She could always find a way to cheer you up. She always had the biggest smile. You would also know when she was riding on the bus because you could hear her before you got on the bus. I'll never forget when she said how pretty I looked when I was at Brittany's house before we left to go to the ring dance. She always was happy and that just made me happy. I never saw her when she wouldn't smile. Destini, I will never forget you and may you rest in peace. I look forward to seeing you in Heaven someday.

Love always,

Monday, February 28th 2005 - 07:22:12 PM

Name: Kelsey Jones
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Comments: Ill never forget how Destiny always brightened everyone's day. Whenever someone was sad she was there to make them laugh. She was always in a good mood and she never frowned. Her smile was contagious and she is loved and will be missed greatly. ~*R.I.P Destiny Nicole Phelps 2/24/05*~ Ill never forget you
Love Always

Monday, February 28th 2005 - 05:50:58 PM

Name: Jasmine Huddleston
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Comments: Destini, You were a really great friend. I will never forget you and I will always miss you. You were always there for me when I needed someone and you always made me happy when i was sad or mad. I will never forget when you always gave me a hug every time you saw me and you would always yell my name really loud down the hall. I love you so much and I'll always miss you.

Monday, February 28th 2005 - 05:10:41 PM

Name: Ashley Knowles
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Comments: Well I really didn't know Destini that well. But all everyone talked about was how she was a great person and friend she was. I mostly remember playing basketball with her except I was on the opposite team, and I played with her sometimes at the "y". She always seamed like a happy person and I wish her the best of luck where she is now and I hope to see her again in heaven. Your the best and you will really be missed!
Love always,

Monday, February 28th 2005 - 03:20:07 PM

Name: Lisa aka "The Bus Driver"
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Comments: I just wanted to say how much Miss Destini will be missed. She was a bright spot on my bus and I must say a very loud one. She always spoke to me in someway or another when she got on or off the bus. She would always have everyone laughing about something and when she would look up at me she had that "I didn't do it this time Lisa" look on her face. She was a loud one and from the sixth grade on I had seen so many changes in her. She was growing up to be a very beautiful young lady. I will miss her smile and that silly laugh she had. Fly high young lady because now you are at peace with yourself and I know you have heaven in an uproar with that laugh and smile of yours!
I hope everyone gets something positive out of this because everything happens for a reason and just maybe Destini gave all of us reasons now to be nice to those you don't like, keep your harsh words to yourself because you don't know how those words will effect someone else. Don't be a bully just because you don't like someone. Just smile and look the other way.
I will miss you Destini but I know you are now at peace.
Love always

Monday, February 28th 2005 - 02:37:52 PM

Name: Missy Little
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Comments: Destini, you were my best friend, I will never forget you. We had some great memories together. You will forever be missed. You were always caring and had a smile on your face. I will always miss it in the mornings when you used to yell, "Missy my little!" We will never forget you. Rest in peace. Love always, Missy Little

Monday, February 28th 2005 - 02:03:10 PM

Name: Robert Culpeper
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Comments: Bubble Gum, Smiles, and Wild School Bus Rides; what do these odd things have in common? Well, for one, they can pretty much summarize my high school career...but I think they are at their best when describing the memories that I will forever bear, memories of Destini Phelps.
I didn't meet Destini until last year, I was the cool senior on the bus (yes, every senior that rides the bus is cool!!) that had just moved into the neighborhood. I remember everyone, but there are always a few that stand out among the rest. Destini was the girl that always made something out of nothing. I say that it the sense of, taking a usually boring bus ride to school and making it a wonderful experience; one that I found myself looking forward to. She always had a piece of gum. I mean, you would see her give everyone a piece, some of them two which is really unheard of! (C’mon you all know how stingy we can be when it comes to that last piece!) You would wonder where she kept all of it, until she handed you a piece...she always had a piece for me.
There were times that I could tell when my bus was pulling up, because you could actually hear all the laughter as it traveled from the middle school to the high school in the afternoon. Upon stepping onto the bus, it never took long for me to figure out where most of it was coming from, I'd look over to the right to see Destini doubled over with laughter. I would begin laughing too, and feeling dumb too 'cause I had no idea what was going on!
Destini, for me, is one of those persons that you wish you had gotten to know a bit sooner. There was never a dull moment, a bad confrontation...just a lot of smiles and happy conversations...a lot of which will be missed. Before I close, I'd like to share my fondest memory of Destini, which ironically is the first one. Thank you being so sweet to me Destini. Your smile affected my life in ways that no one could possibly ever know. You encouraged me to make the best of situations, and made my last year a Brookville special. I will never forget you.

The first time I rode the bus, it was cloudy and there was that gloomy atmosphere that usually brought about the "are we there yet." I was just about to catch a few ZZzz's when without warning; the entire bus was flooded with light. Like a bat in the day, I cringed back and sought to find darkness, a shadow, something...but was none. I rose up to find the source of this eerie brightness. I looked out the window, there wasn't any sun. My eyes were drawn to the back of the bus, and it was then that I found it. All of this light seemed to be emitting from this lone girl. I wondered if she carried a government flashlight or something, but I slowly realized that this was no ordinary light, this was the smile of Destini Phelps. It was something you just couldn't get used too; I remember how even on my worst days, I couldn't help feeling better after a simple bus ride. You see, it was contagious. She would smile, and no matter how much you fought it, you'd end up smiling too.
It's truly amazing how an individual can affect someone's life so tremendously in such a seemingly short period of time. I challenge each of you to do the same. Make each of your encounters, as Destini did, a remembered one.

Monday, February 28th 2005 - 12:09:53 PM

Name: Emmie
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Comments: Although i did not know her I heard good things about Destini, i know that her presence will be missed by those that knew and loved her and i hope that she is in a happier place now, my thoughts are with her friends, family, and classmates.
Emmie c/o 2006

Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 10:55:15 PM

Name: Mandy Burns
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Comments: Destini was a very beautiful young lady. She will be missed very, very much. I*ll never forget her smile, that lit up the room whenever she walked in. People seemed to be rude at times, just because she was a little different. Which wasn*t right. She was a beautiful person on the inside and out. No matter what people said, did, or thought about her. Destini, I know that you are in a better place and I will never forget you. I know that your life was short, but everything happens for a reason. I can*t wait to see you and your beautiful smile again someday, in HeAvEn!!! R.I.P.

Love always...your friend

Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 09:56:44 PM

Name: lauren
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Comments: I remember destini's first year of basketball. my dad was our coach. she was a really sweet girl and i know she will be missed a lot. i hadn't talked to her probably since that year of basketball, though i saw her everyday as i walked into school. i always saw her sitting on the benches with her friends laughing having a good time. she was a very sweet girl and i know she will be missed dearly. my prayers go out to her family + friends.

Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 09:52:38 PM

Name: Maggie Pascale
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Comments: destini was always a sweet and kind friend to everyone. she will be the most missed person at school. when ever she smiled you couldn't help but smile too. she had the best smile ever and it made you want to smile too. she was a good friend as well as a good person. she will always be remembered and will be prayed for every day and night. Although i didn't know her all that well she was always a nice person to a lot of people. destini i hope you are at peace in heaven and are spreading your beautiful smile to others! we will all miss you. love always Maggie and Mary Pascale

Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 09:37:05 PM

Name: Kara Wilson
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Comments: Destini was an amazing friend, whenever she smiled you smiled too.. Not being able to play basketball with her will be really tough but i know she will forever be in my heart. I love you always Destini...Spread you newfound wings and SOAR..

Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 09:04:48 PM

Name: Summer Jones
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Comments: I will always remember Destini as being a great person. She always tried her best in everything she did ,and I will always admire her for that. Even when people were saying things about her she always managed to look the other way and keep going. She had the strongest heart of anyone I know or probably will ever know. When ever I would pass her in the hall she would always be laughing or smiling. I don't know why she did what she did but God has a reason for everything that happens. I hope you rest in peace Destini, and be happy wherever you are. Can't wait to see you again and I'll always remember you. Luv ya and wish you the best.
Your Friend,
Summer Jones

Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 08:49:16 PM

Name: Ms. Wille
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Comments: Destini was a very sweet and kind young lady who touched my heart in the short time I was able to get to know her. I will miss that bright and beautiful smile that was always quick to greet me in the hallway. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this very difficult time.

Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 08:26:44 PM

Name: Kathy
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Comments: Destini may you rest in peace, God is with you now like always. You will be missed by alot of people. My heart goes out to you and your family. You will always be in our thoughts & prayers.

Love, Kathy & Family

Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 07:38:50 PM

Name: Catie
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Comments: I barely knew Destini, but when I saw her she was always smiling, laughing, and living life to it's fullest. Though she is not physically here, she's always with us in our hearts and minds, and she will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 04:42:48 PM

Name: Desiree Gregory
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Comments: Destini, my friend. Was a great singer, friend, writer, and more. Always having a smile on her face (and makeup). Always having something funny to say. Its going to be hard without you in chorus. And quiet. The same goes for science glass. And Mr.Graths real name is still a mystery. We've been through alot. I'm going to miss not singing with you in districts this year. Can't wait to see your beautiful face again
.Desiree aka D.A.DarkAngel

Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 04:41:56 PM

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Comments: What can i say Destini was a great person, always smiling and being happy no matter what. Destini had a wonderful and was friends w/ everyone but there is no explaining 2 do now. everyone wishes u were still here. but you are in everyone's heart. R.I.P.
you are always loved.

Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 12:21:59 PM

Name: Lisa Waddell
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Comments: Destini... I am going to miss you so much. (Well, I already am.) Tomorrow's Sunday, which means we have a rec basketball game. It's going to be hard with you not there; especially if I have to get up there for foul shots. You won't be there to blow me some "good-luck kisses." That's going to be hard...
I love you Destini and I hope you realize how many other people loved you and miss you, too.
You will always be my boooooo (great times girl)

I love you!

Saturday, February 26th 2005 - 08:22:23 PM

Name: Heather
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Comments: Destini you were one of a kind girl. Always smiling and laughing through just about anything. Gosh how I wish that you were still here with us, but I know you are in our hearts, were you will always stay. We love you and miss you and will never ever forget about you. R.I.P Destini ((Gone, but never forgotten)).

Saturday, February 26th 2005 - 01:24:40 PM

Name: Jahmie Leigh
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Comments: We had our ups and downs through the years but everyone loved you Destini, and always will. There is a part of us missing and all of us are taking it all pretty hard. So many unanswered questions and things none of us are sure about, but the one thing all of us are sure about--we love you and always will. Behind that smile of yours were many tears...but we will live on those memories of the better days. I know that God is holding all of our hands....

Saturday, February 26th 2005 - 11:30:45 AM

Name: Brett Phelps
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Comments: R.I.P. Destini. Your family will love and miss you forever. Love, your big cousin..

Saturday, February 26th 2005 - 11:15:15 AM

Name: Tabitha Meyers
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Comments: Destini was a good person. she was always there for you when you needed someone to talk to. she was never mean to anyone, she was very sweet. i will miss her so much.

Saturday, February 26th 2005 - 10:43:18 AM

Name: Paige Truxell
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Comments: Destini was a great basketball player and my prayers are with her family and friends.

Saturday, February 26th 2005 - 09:44:59 AM

Name: Justin Wayne Bomar
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Comments: R.I.P. Destini Phelps. She had alot of friends that were in the school and she was really important to some of those friends and she didn't realize that, but all of us at BHS will remember her as the girl that always would talk to you and help you with your problems in your life. She was a good friend and I and everyone else at BHS will miss her. She would always say to me "Hey Justin you are a great friend and you will never realize it." And I admit I always was to her and everyone else, but she would always tell me and Jeremy Rogers how good of friends we were to her. The only person that was the best friend was her. I will miss her very much and I hope she rests in peace.

Friday, February 25th 2005 - 11:30:19 PM

Name: Sarah Poindexter
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Comments: Destini was thought of as very different. She was always smiling and laughing and that's a part of her I will never forget. There were things said to her and about her that should not have been said. Honestly, a lot of the freshman class could say that they had either heard something about her or something she did, or spread rumors about her. I, personally, think she was a great girl no matter what everyone else said. I wish I could've taken the time to get to know her better. Unfortunately, there's nothing I nor anyone else can do to change the outcome of this. What we can do is try to prevent this from happening to anyone else by not saying things about them and not singling people out because they're different. Everyone has different personalities and we should all respect that. I will miss Destini and hope to reunite with her one day. I hope she is in a happier place and that we can all remember her for the great person she was!

Friday, February 25th 2005 - 10:19:59 PM

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Comments: R.I.P Destini Phelps We ALL love you and miss you verry much

Friday, February 25th 2005 - 10:17:55 PM

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Comments: Destini was a verry nice person she was always smilin and happy. but some people can be so mean and i think this was a tragic thing to happen and i hope people will realize that bein a bully isn't cool its really mean. Destini was a good friend and was one of the sweetest people ever. This was the last thing i expected and i hope she knows that she was loved very much. R.I.P Destini, we will never forget your smile and the way you always brightened everyone's day.

Friday, February 25th 2005 - 10:14:58 PM