Prayers for Deane

By now many of us have received the heartbreaking news that our beloved family member, Deane Hibbert was struck with a life threatening stroke while in Australia. On Thursday, Deane made it through a surgery to relieve pressure on his brain but remained in critical condition. The first days after the operation were pretty critical but doctors were encouraged by Deane’s ability to respond and squeeze his wife’s hand.  His children (Asha, Kim & Daniel) and his brother (Daron) have all made the trip and have joined his wife Debbie by his side. Please send your love and prayers to Deane and his beautiful family during their time of need.

For updates on Deane’s condition and to make donations to the family please see the Bulletin Board.


39 Comments on "Prayers for Deane"

  1. Gregory St. Mark Hibbert on Tue, 21st Sep 2010 6:38 pm 

    Big cuz. The other day I was watching a few old videos of the past reunions and in each shot there you were smiling and clowning around. This is why we all love you. No one can be sad around you. Please stay strong and continue to fight. Get well soon cuz and may God bless you.


    Greg, Nat, Noah, Josh and Jonah (Your family in Atlanta GA)

  2. Karen Hibbert on Tue, 21st Sep 2010 7:25 pm 

    Hi big cuz I just spoke to you about three weeks ago via video skype and you look fine. We all love you and praying for you to get well. Nikolas ask everyday if you are getting better. The day before you got sick Nikolas left you a message on skype. I don’t know if you got it, but with a lot of the family praying for you, you will.

    Love, Karen and Family

  3. Kirk (Ricky) on Tue, 21st Sep 2010 7:59 pm 

    Hey Cuz,

    Was just shutting down for the day and got the news. I want you to know that we are thinking of you. Ernestine, Gabby and Chai all say a prayer for you. Thanks for being a cousin I could look up to. Its people like you that have allowed me to reach my goals. Love Ya

    Rick and the girls

  4. Fabian on Tue, 21st Sep 2010 8:09 pm 

    Brethren will pray for a swift recovery. You are in our thoughts so stay strong, looking forward to seeing you at the next reunion in high spirits King… Bless, Fabian Huria & Nader

  5. Janice Mc on Tue, 21st Sep 2010 8:36 pm 

    Deanne, we’re praying for you cuz! I remember you at the last reunion I was at with such fondness as you spoke so proudly of your beautiful daughter and then you sang! Man, you cracked me up, I thought I was bad. Anyway, just to let you know that this life still has a lot more for you to accomplish so stay in the race. I offered up some serious prayers tonight for you and I know our God will deliver. Love you cuz!

  6. Lorna on Tue, 21st Sep 2010 8:46 pm 

    Prayer from Unity Village
    Healing Prayers

    In the stillness of Your presence, God, I feel Your healing life flowing through me now, bringing peace to my mind and energy to my body.

    Enfolded in Your powerful healing love, God, I experience health and wholeness in mind, body, and emotions.

    Thank You, God, for Your healing life that surges throughout every cell of my entire being, strengthening me and restoring me to wholeness.

    To You, dear God, I release any concern about my health. I trust Your healing love and Your life-giving presence to renew me.

    Dear God, I am open and receptive to Your healing power. Your light and life energize every cell of my being, and I am grateful.

    Healing Affirmations

    With my heart open to God’s renewing love, I accept my healing now.

    I am healthy and strong because I am one with God’s healing, revitalizing presence.

    I am created in the image of God, blessed with strength and wholeness.

    The power of God sustains and blesses me with perfect health.

    I have instant access to God’s healing power within. I am whole and well in mind, body, and spirit.

    You are in our thoughs and prayer Dean we love you and we will keep you lifted up in prayer. From Lorna Racquel, and Blake we need to see your smile love that smile, and love you stay with us.

  7. Keyandra Wilson on Tue, 21st Sep 2010 9:01 pm 

    Hey Cuz,
    I wish you well. I hope you have a speedy recovery and I Will Be Praying For You Love Keyandra <3

  8. Dawn Hibbert Wilson on Tue, 21st Sep 2010 9:04 pm 

    Hey cuz, My family and I are praying for your speedy recovery. I want you and your family to know that God is in charge. God is merciful and mighty. God loves you all and will never give you more than you can bare. Please have faith and trust the Lord for the Lord God will be with you always.

    Love Dawn, Keyandra, Ki’yah and Rogelio

  9. BarbyJ on Tue, 21st Sep 2010 10:02 pm 

    Deane, you are on my mind and in my prayers. I pray to God for healing and wholeness and a full recovery for you. I pray too that God will give your loved ones the strength to carry this Cross. You are still young and have much more to accomplish. We all want you around for a long time. So hang in there.Yes are going through the valley of the shadow, but have no fear know that the Lord is with you. Your wife and daughter should read these out aloud to you so that you can hear us and hear our prayerful groaning for you to stay on this side of the veil. God Bless and keep you
    Aunt Barbara

  10. Preston on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 2:06 am 

    Cus Deane

    We are praying for you and your family. Although you are far away, you are very near in our hearts. With this and other messages we are all by your side holding your hands with the power of the most high at the centre. I’m hoping you make a full recovery. Jah love guidance and protection. Preston,Esther,Keston and Tiffany.

  11. Natalie M. Hibbert on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 7:30 am 

    Deane – you have so many people loving you and praying for you. We are sustained by your strength. Stay strong and know that you are God’s child. Lean on Him, and on us. You remain in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Love always, Natalie.

  12. Nathalie S. Hibbert on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 10:23 am 


    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We call on God, the angles and the strength of your ancestors to guide you through this and back into the arms of your loved ones. As Aunty Barbara said “You are still young and have much more to accomplish”. We love you!

    To Debbie, Daniel, Asha, & Kimmy we love you and pray for your strength. Please know that many people are praying for Deane and your family. We surround you with, love, blessing & prayers. XOXO


  13. Donna Maria on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 1:21 pm 


    May the Lord bless and keep you safe. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there. Lots of love.
    Donna Maria

  14. Jade Hibbert on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 1:33 pm 

    Uncle Deane,

    I have been praying hard since I found out about your stroke. I am praying for miracles, despite the doctors’ prognosis! I am praying for health and strength to return to you soon. You are in our thoughts and prayers here in the States. Mum, Paige, and I have been praying for you non-stop. We love you very much and will continue to pray.

    Debbie, Daniel, Asha, Kimberley, Grandma Sally, & Dad,

    I wish I could be there with all of you. Stay strong and keep the faith. I pray that all of you are brought closer together and are providing comfort to each other during this uncertain time. I love you all very much and hope to see all of you in the near future.

    In Christ,


  15. Wayne neunie on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 1:47 pm 

    Cuz, just want to let you know we are thinking about you and your family. We will keep you our prayers. God Bless
    Wayne, Nicole, Nicholas and Noah

  16. JOSIE & TREVOR WARDLE on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 2:40 pm 


  17. Andy,Laura,Logan,Lana on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 2:41 pm 

    To Deane and Family
    We are all thinking of you here in the Uk God bless to you and you are in our thoughts and prayers you are a great guy and have a great family who we ar thinking of
    hope to hear from you soon xxxxx
    love the Hibbies in the UK

  18. Conrad, Jacqui & Kids on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 3:48 pm 

    To Deane and Family,
    My God shall provide for all your needs…be encouraged, and know that He is faithful …..He gives his Angels charge over you. We know this is a trying time, but rest assured that God is still in control. He knows and sees all that is going on. He is the Great Physician, the Mighty Healer. We pray that He will continue to work through the Doctors and medical staff to bring them to the full knowledge of all that needs to be taken care of …so that you will be restored to complete health. We remain steadfast and faithful in prayer for your complete healing, and for comfort and strength for your family. Blessings Love Conrad & Family

  19. Marcia on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 9:15 pm 

    Hi Cus: May the peace of God and the Holy Spirit manifest its self and conquer all your fears. You are not alone; your family have you in their prayer.

  20. Roneith on Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 8:56 am 

    Dearest Deane, You’re in my thoughts daily and I wonder how you are. When I was growing up, you were always a familiar face at Uncle Chubby’s house. And then as an adult, I formerly met you at the 2007 Family Reunion…and things have never been the same since! At the 2007 Reunion banquet, you took the mic and sang to all of our surprise. That one moment inspiried our latest tradition at the 2010 Reunion, Hibbert Idol :) Your passion for life radiates to all around you and I know you have much more to give. May the Holy Spirit heal you and restore you to the great man we know you are. Loving you always, r

  21. Angela, Ayinde, Mandisa and Ato on Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 2:29 pm 

    Hey Deane, we are all praying for you to make a speedy recovery
    so I can see your smiling face at the next reunion and my children can meet you. Jacque also sends her love and prayers. Deane your whole family loves you and we are all doing some serious praying, so you just relax and feel better.

  22. Natalie M. Hibbert on Fri, 24th Sep 2010 10:44 am 

    Deane – Today is the anniversary of your birth, and I wanted to honor and recognize you on this special, meaningful day. You have many more birthdays to come, and each one will be more special than the last. Love, Natalie

  23. Roneith on Fri, 24th Sep 2010 10:47 am 

    My darling cousin, I am thankful for each day that you are with us, and I’m particularly happy today as we share our birthday! I wish you God’s healing blessings today and may your health grow stronger with each day that follows. Happy Birthday!!! LOVE YOU!

    Grace and peace,

  24. Gregory St. Mark Hibbert on Fri, 24th Sep 2010 2:44 pm 

    Happy Birthday Deane!

  25. Wayne Hibbert on Sat, 25th Sep 2010 12:34 am 

    Happy Birthday, Deane! This is not the way to celebrate your 53rd birthday in the hospital, but there will be such a celebration once you go home soon! Speedy recovery, Deane!

    Our love & daily prayers be with you and your family.

    Much love from brother Wayne, Sharron, Tynesha, Brandon & Jordan

  26. Judi Davis on Sat, 25th Sep 2010 5:28 pm 

    Deane we are praying daily that God will grant you a speedy and complete recovery.

    Love from your cousins Judi, Sydney, Gavin, Zachary and Kimberly.

  27. Sharon Young on Tue, 28th Sep 2010 4:30 am 

    Hi Deane, My lovely Cousin. I am sorry to hear of your illness, I hope you have a speedy recovery and get well soon. You are a fighter and a Hibbert never give up!

    I will pray for you and your family at this time and looking forward to speaking to you soon on Skype.. God Bless you and your family..

    Love from Sharon, Dominique, Jason Michaela. xxxx

  28. Roneith on Tue, 28th Sep 2010 9:14 am 

    Just thinking of you…

  29. BarbyJ on Wed, 29th Sep 2010 1:32 am 

    Happy Birthday Deane. We love you and want you around so that we can celebrate the next one and the next one etc. with you.
    You Keep on fighting, we will keep on praying.

    Aunt Barbara

  30. Inez Yunus [Juliane] on Wed, 29th Sep 2010 9:22 am 

    My prayers and blessings and lots of love are with you and all your family! I hope you make a speedy recovery, thinking of you always.

    All my love


  31. Josie & Trevor on Thu, 30th Sep 2010 2:40 am 

    Hi Deane, Today is the 5th anniversary of your wedding to our daughter Deb, you have such a happy life together and with Gods help and all our prayers, you are going to have many, many more, just keep on fighting Deane.
    love Josie, Trevor and Family xx

  32. Asha Hibbert on Thu, 30th Sep 2010 7:57 am 

    Hi Everyone, Thanks for all your comments and prayers. Dad is still making little improvements each day and i am praying hard for the day he returns to his former self. I just want my dad back, i love him so much. x

  33. Roneith on Tue, 5th Oct 2010 2:29 pm 

    Dearest Asha, Debbie, Kim, Daniel and any other loved ones providing daily support for Deane in Oz. I’m still praying for Deane’s recovery as well as for all of you. May God continue to strengthen each of you each day as you tirelessly comfort and encourage Deane’s wellness. He can, and will be healed. “Rejoice in the hope. Endure through tributlation. Persevere in prayer” – Romans 12:12.


  34. Jade Hibbert on Fri, 8th Oct 2010 7:20 am 

    Uncle Deane,

    It’s good to hear to that you’re doing better! I know that you’re making positive strides every day. I’m glad that you have family around you at this time. I’m continuing to pray for your health and strength, as well as the strength of the family. Love you lots! Can’t wait to see you again!

    – Jade

  35. Roneith on Fri, 15th Oct 2010 11:31 am 

    Hi Deane – Just thinking of you…keep getting stronger! r

  36. Debbie Hibbert on Sat, 16th Oct 2010 8:18 pm 

    Hi Everyone

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the wonderful positive vibes, love and prays of encouragement
    I must admit I was overwhelmed when I read all the comments I must confess to having a cry!
    Deane has asked me to thank you all he said to me yesterday “I have such riches in my life” I believe that this deep love will keep us going
    Thank you, thank you
    Please say a pray for Kelly & Bart as they are married on 24th October ( Deane & I were travelling to be with them in the UK )
    Love to all

    Deane & Debbie xxx

  37. Angie Marley on Sun, 17th Oct 2010 1:53 pm 

    I have just discovered about Deanes condition and would like to send my best wishes to him and all his family. You have always been a great friend and support to me Deane & i hope you recover quickly so you can continue to brighten peoples lives with your wonderful humour & lust for life. Get well soon from Bob X

  38. Patricia Hibbert on Tue, 9th Nov 2010 11:34 am 

    Deane, I am so pleased to hear of the progress you are making. You have always being in my prayers. I can see your uncle Chubby saying to you “boy you are a Hibbert work on that inner strength and you will be alright” God’s blessing to you and family. Lots of Love to You all.

    Aunt Pat

  39. tracy on Fri, 12th Nov 2010 2:52 pm 

    Hiya Deane,Words cannot express how i felt when i heard you were in hospital,you’re not going anywhere yet so keep fighting,get through this any which way you can and give those nurses and physios hell!
    You have a very special place in my heart and i’m praying for you every day,sending you lots of love and big hugs.
    Behave yourself and take great care,love Tracy xxx

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