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Humbert, Sterling Durant "Sonny"


Sterling Durant “Sonny” Humbert, son of Michael Lee Humbert and Brenda Gale Humbert was born February 22, 1991 in Dallas, Texas. Sterling joined the U.S. Army while still in high school at the young age of 17. He graduated from Newman Smith in 2009. While in the Army, he went to work at UPS where he was quickly advanced to Supervisor. Sterling managed working full time, attending college and serving in the U.S. Military. All of his Sergeant’s spoke very highly of him and always said it was an honor to serve with him.

As a result of his generous spirit and humble personality, he was loved by many. His influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew him. He enjoyed working out, playing video games and spending time with his family, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He unexpectedly departed this life Saturday, February 23, 2019, the day after his 28th birthday.

His beautiful life will forever be cherished and remembered in the lives of his family and friends. He is survived by his dog, Spanky Humbert; father, Michael Humbert and bonus mom, Deborah Humbert; mother, Brenda Humbert; his grandparents, DL Cantrell and Anita “Bammer” Bass; his sisters, Desiree Humbert, and husband, Courtney Gatlin, Brittany Humbert and husband, Gino Van Kuilenburg, Shelbi Keay and husband, J.R. Keay; his nieces, Tatum, Marayah, Mya, Makayla and Madison; his nephews, Jordan, Casey, Brody, and Tristan; and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins; his best friends, Christopher Curry, Miguel Martinez, Ralph Justiniani, Christian Morton, Tristan Howdeshell and Chelsea Crimson.

Sterling is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lee Drew and Patricia Humbert; and Aunt Diane Humbert.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11:00 am on Saturday, March 9th in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, in his memory, may be made to:

* MAPB, Mothers Against Police Brutality

MAPB ● 1910 Pacific Ave. Ste #9550 ● Dallas, Texas 75210 ● (214) 454-3980

* NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI North Texas ● 2812 Swiss Ave ● Dallas, Texas 75204 ● (214) 341-7133

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

    Joyce & Chris
    13 Oct 2022

    We are truly saddened to hear of your lose. May God bless you with peace that passes all of your understanding. In our prayers continually during this time in your life. Sincerely,
    Joyce and Chris Flaherty

    Mikey J
    13 Oct 2022

    Rest in Paradise Sonny!

    Jamie Mahabir
    13 Oct 2022

    A sweet soul has left this wonderful family. Many hearts are broken until they hold him again in Heaven … and this time, forever.

    Frontier RF
    13 Oct 2022

    Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies and thoughts are with the Humbert family at this most difficult time

    Cindy Ivie
    13 Oct 2022

    you were loved by all of us Sterling..we will always remember your sweetness, and silliness and your smile. Rest in peace honey.

    13 Oct 2022

    You will be truly missed by your neighbor Rhonda and her family you were always such a big help when Rocky my boxer jump the fence you always helped me catch him so he didn’t get hit by a car I really appreciate everything you did for me also remember the day can you put a picket on my fence trying to keep him from jumping but he always found a way over to you and Spanky love to visit you guys you will be truly missed and I’m very bothered by this whole situation God bless you and your family

    Carla Cheaney and family
    13 Oct 2022

    My sincere and deepest condolences to the entire Humbert family on your tragic loss. From the first day I met Sonny when he was about 3 or 4 years old, with his big eyes and blonde spiked hair, (mini Mike) to the last 10 years when he came to the office always gave me a big “mamma” hug. My heart is broken for the Humbert family. There is another Angel in Heaven.

    Rebecca watkins
    13 Oct 2022

    Sonny, you will always live in my heart. Rest in peace sweetie, you were so loved by so many of us. You will never be forgotten

    Bobby Woodruff
    13 Oct 2022

    Sonny you will be missed but not forgotten. My thoughts and prayers for your family.

    Jeremy B
    13 Oct 2022

    May you rest in peace and god bless you and your family

    13 Oct 2022

    Sterling- such a sweet soul who brightened the world. I am so grateful you were in my life. You gave much joy and love. For your family- I am sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine. I hope you can find some peace. Know that I am thinking of yall and if I can do anything for you- please let me know. 972-849-7905

    Elaine Hazelwood
    13 Oct 2022

    Sonny accomplished a lot, in his years on earth. He will be missed and he was greatly loved. Rest in Peace dear one. Thank you for your

    Ken & Lisa Cox
    13 Oct 2022

    Brenda, So very sorry for your families loss. Know that we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    13 Oct 2022

    I knew your bracelet by I remember the first time that I met you I thought this is a really nice guy . .I’m a very good judge of character and i could tell her that you were a good guy. You didn’t deserve this in your family and friends will keep praying that Justice is served.

    13 Oct 2022

    You’re forever in my heart. I am very blessed that you were a huge part of my life, I am also very thankful you made me apart of yours too. Thank you for sharing your heart with me. I’ll love you always.

    13 Oct 2022

    RIP Sonny.

    Christian Morton
    13 Oct 2022

    Sonny. Life defiantly ain’t the same. Sorry I wasn’t a good of friend as you were to me. Even they hardships we faced you never let your morals backslide. I am damn fortunate enough to say that I was blessed to be a part of your life. You might of been younger than me but I looked up to you and was proud to say you were my friend. When I found out that I was too fucked up to go to memorial and found out that I was in eulogy. That’s when it really hit me. I mean look it’s a year and a half later and just now saying something. Im sorry that I wasn’t there for you like you were for me. but also thank you for having a good heart. You know us kids are a reflection of our parents. I could only imagine how hard it is for them but they raised a damn good man. Gods in control. Love you sonny. See you on the other side.

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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