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Arkansas Baptist College remembers murdered student

Tuesday evening, the Arkansas Baptist College football team remembered their teammate, 19-year-old Derek Olivier. The cornerback was shot and killed Thursday while changing a tire at 16th and Bishop.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Tuesday evening, the Arkansas Baptist College football team remembered their teammate, 19-year-old Derek Olivier. The cornerback was shot and killed Thursday while changing a tire at 16th and Bishop.

Police say they don't believe Olivier was the target and his killer is still on the loose.

Those who knew Olivier say he was a student with big dreams.

"Usually I am a big crybaby, but I really don't have much to cry about right now because I just want to celebrate a young man who I had a chance to coach," said Coach Richard Wilson.

As friends remember Olivier here in Arkansas, his funeral will be tomorrow in his home state Lousiana. The school is chartering two buses for the football team to attend the service.

Olivier died just two says before his 20th birthday.

The Obituary of Derek J. Olivier

Derek Joseph Olivier was born on September 29, 1992 to Alma Marie Crosby Olivier and Joseph Harry Olivier, Jr.

Derek was a lifelong resident of Grand Marias, LA and he was the youngest of three children. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and a member of the Holy Name Society. In addition, he was a May 2012 graduate of New Iberia Senior High School.
At twelve years of age, Derek showed a passion for sports, especially football, through his high school years. His passion for football continued as he was an active cornerback for the Arkansas Baptist Football Team in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Derek enjoyed riding horses, playing with his dog Sugar, playing jokes on his daddy, talking on the phone, messing around with his uncle Dalton, fishing with Uncle Larry (no fish), playing with nieces, wrestling with Damian(Parrian),taking special rides with Uncle Jeffrey, Mardi Gras celebrations, always stealing the keys to “The Dripper” from his brother Antoine, arguing with his sister, Felicia and last but not least fussing, fighting, and begging for her (Oobie) little change (money).

He is survived by his parents. Mr.& Mrs. Joseph Harry Olivier, Jr. of Grand Marias, LA.; one sister Felicia Perry (Dwayne) of New Iberia, LA; one brother, Antoine Prince (Francine) of Franklin, LA; maternal grandparents, Ora Mae Jones of Ashton, La., Mr.& Mrs. Add Crosby, Jr. of Patterson, La., and Ora Mae Prince of Ashton, La., Mr.& Mrs. Add Crosby, Jr. of Patterson, La., and Ora Mae Prince of Glencoe, LA; maternal great-grandmother, Irma L. Crosby of New Iberia, LA; aunts, Sylvia O. Boutte (Dalton) of Grand Marias, LA and Rosa Crosby of Ashton, LA; great aunt, Alice Colbert (Claude) of Franklin, LA;uncles, Larry Crosby (Merline)of New Iberia, LA, Irving Crosby (Lisa) of Bossier City, LA and James Crosby of Ashton, LA; god-fathers, Damian Boutte (Sharmetrice) of Killeen, TX and Jeffrey Boutte (Denise “Kukie”) of Dallas, TX; god-mothers, Debra Boutte’ of Grand Marias, LA and Rosa Crosby of Ashton, LA; nieces, Lyasia Perry, Christian Perry, Alyna Prince, Ashlyn Prince and Amara Colbert; special people in Derek’s life, Dalton Boutte, Larry Crosby, Irving Crosby, Damian Boutte, Jeffrey Boutte, Michael Rose and Genever Hill and a very special friend and brother in Derek’s life, Antoine Prince.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Harry Olivier, Sr,; maternal great-grandfather, Add Crosby, Sr.; uncle, Add Crosby, III; aunt, Shirley Mae Westley; god-parents, Walter and Evelyn Jack; a special great-aunt, Ida “DA” Boutte and special cousins and friends, Brody Frilot and Barry Olivier.

Arrangements under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home (337-369-3341) 609 W. Admiral Doyle Drive-New Iberia, LA 70560.is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fletcherfuneralhomes.org
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