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TWELVE YEARS CORTNEY HAS BEEN IN HEAVEN AND WE STILL ASK EVERYONE TO PLEASE NEVER USE THE PUBLIC STREETS FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL DRAG STRIP!! Cortney was killed by two men who were Illegally Street Racing. If the only reason Cortney Raquel Hensley even existed for 17 years, 10 months 12 days was to remind us daily to NEVER IGNORE what happen so quickly to her. Because.......It could happen to any of us!!!!!! In a blink of an eye we will each begin our own eternal life! Where will you spend yours? You are NO SAFER from a tragic death than Cortney was. Be prepared to met Jesus face to face. Please except God's amazing grace now!

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Cortney Raquel Hensley, who was born in Greeneville, Tennessee on November 12, 1987 and passed away on September 24, 2005 at the age of 17.   We will remember her forever. 

She was our  beautiful brown eyed child.  We are all devistated from the loss of Cortney. We were not ready or prepared to say goodbye.  Cortney will always be in our hearts and the cherished memories that we have of her will never ever be forgotten. She was so precious to us. Please pray for us that we will pick ourselves up and survive this with God's help. 

Her death has made me desire the return of Jesus Christ to come as soon as possible. 

My prayer is, that if you are reading this, it is not a mistake, for if you have not received Jesus as your personal Savior, today is the day to do so. For he is coming sooner than we think. 

Who knows what will happen to you. After this happened to Cortney, I believe it opened many eyes as to what could happen to any of us. 

I do know that God is in control and He is the God who gives and takes away and I know if God had wanted to spare Cortney that night He would have. But I also feel that God used Cortney's death to show us how short life really is. Even if we live to be 100 years old we will spend eternity 4-ever in one of two places.  Please don't wait!  Ask Jesus into your heart today. It could be your last chance.


I'm telling you this because I know Cortney would want me to use her life as a way to reach the lost. Thank you for taking the time to read about her.  

Love in Christ,

Cortney's mom, Karen 

Cortney has been in Heaven with Jesus now for (12 years) and every second that goes by I miss her more and more.

These were things that we all looked forward to doing with her. Thanksgivings 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. CHRISTMAS 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. NEW YEARS 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018 begun WITHOUT her! EASTER 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018... I miss her worshipping in church with me on Easter Sunday. Thank you God, for sending Jesus, so one day I will worship YOU, with her forever. Family Birthdays 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Our extended family always celebrated each others birthdays and Cortney always enjoyed all the birthday get togethers. We miss her funny jokes and laughter. What used to be fun little family get togethers are now different because instead of laughing with Cortney about all the fun stuff she use to say and do, we have been forced to celebrate things without her now. She will always be missed. HER BIRTHDAYS.....ON NOVEMBER 12TH EACH YEAR....2005 (18th), 2006 (19th), 2007 (20th), 2008 (21st), 2009 (22nd), 2010(23rd), 2011 (24th), 2012 (25th), 2013 (26th), 2014 (27th), 2015 (28th), 2016, (29TH), 2017 (30th) THIRTEEN BIRTHDAYS WITHOUT HER! Mother's Day 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 came and went without her. Father's Day 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 has come and her daddy only has memories of his sweet baby girl. Oh, how he loves Cortney, they were so close.

     Cortney's 2006 Senior class went to the prom and graduated without her. She should've gotten to enjoy those things and we should've gotten to watch her.

     The 2006-07 Homecoming Queen was crowned and Cortney didn't get THE HONOR  to crown her.  

Life is so different now! We all miss her so much!



For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


It must be very difficult,
To be a man in grief,
since men don't cry and men are strong,
No tears can bring relief.

It must be very difficult,
To stand up to the test
And take calls and visitors,
So she can get some rest.

They always ask if she's alright,
And what she's going through
But seldom take his hand and ask,
"My friend,but how are you?"

He hears her crying in the night,
And thinks his heart will break
He dries her tears and comforts her,
But stays strong for her sake.

It must be very difficult,
To start each day anew
And try to be so very brave..
He lost his baby too.

THE U IN JESUS         
Before U were thought of or time had begun,
God stuck
U in the name of His Son.
And each time U pray, you'll see it's true,
You can't spell out Jesus and not include U
You're a pretty big part of His wonderful name,
U, He was born; that's why He came. 

And His great love for U is the reason He died.
It even takes U to spell crucified. 

Isn't it thrilling and splendidly grand
He rose from the dead, with
U in His plan? 

The stones split away, the gold trumpet blew,
and this word resurrection is spelled with a U
When Jesus left earth at His upward ascension,
He felt there was one thing He just had to mention. 

"Go into the world and tell them it's true
That I love them all - Just like I love U." 

So many great people are spelled with a U,
Don't they have a right to know Jesus too? 

It all depends now on what U will do,
He'd like them to know,
But it all starts with

     2005, Christmas was the first time in 17 years without her. We spent Christmas Eve with Terry's parents, I have never seen Mamaw Sue & Papaw Ray cry that hard before.
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Tributes and Condolences
Happy 30th Birthday Cortney   / Mom Cortney's Mom (Momma)
Dear Precious, Cortney Raquel Hensley, also known to me as Cort, Corty & Rocky, Thirty (30) years ago, November 12, 1987, you came into our lives.  I remember waking your daddy up and telling him "I think I need to...  Continue >>
Cortney you don't know me but...   / Katharine Howard (friend)
Hi Cortney You didnt know me but we are the same age. I went to Science Hill High School. I know your story and I still think about what happened that day and it has been over 5 years. I just wanted to thank you for helping me realize how s...  Continue >>
Merry Chirstmas and Happy New Year   / Cheryl House (Friend)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the Hensley Family and all of Cortney's friends. I miss her so much and I will always keep her family and friends in my prayers.
Merry Christmas   / Lisa Church (Holly's Mom )
Happy Late Birthday   / Cheryl House (Friend)
I can't believe that its been five years since u pasted away I miss hearing ur voice and seeing ur smile. I know that over and over I've thanked u for all the help that u gave me in the past and to this day u still help me through all my tough decisi...  Continue >>
Nearly 13 years  / Ashley Eppler (Friend)    Read >>
You are in my thoughts!  / Cindy (McIntosh) Lewis (Old friend of Terry & Karen )    Read >>
Thinking of you always  / Dessa Smith (connected by angels )    Read >>
Father's Day  / Rosemary Sis Of Alvin Cremeans     Read >>
There is a already a day on God's Calendar when we will all be judged!  / Mom     Read >>
Prayers / Robin Pickens (None)    Read >>
One time at Lamar...  / Becky Bennett     Read >>
Hey Miss Cort!  / Holly Miller (Friend)    Read >>
HEY CORTNEY RAQUEL  / Aunt Angie     Read >>
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Her legacy
Genuine Love  
Cortney was really what she was suppose to be and that was genuine.  What you saw with Cortney was truly who she was.  She was so full of life.  She had many plans and dreams. She was always happy and cheerful.  Her laughter and sillyness was so her. She never thought she was better than anyone. She talked to everyone and if she thought for a minute you were having a bad day she was there to cheer you up with something funny.  She loved with her whole heart. She always looked out for the kid who felt left out. She was kind. Not to say there were times when she could lose it but that was seldom.  She was a great example to us all on how to treat one another. She was thoughtful always at holidays and birthdays trying her best to make sure she got everyone something when she could afford it. God tells us to love him with all our heart & soul and then to love everyone else as much as we love ourselves. Not because she was my daughter but I feel that is the way Cortney was she loved God 1st and loved everyone else as much as she loved herself. If she thought for a minute someone was mad at her it made her so upset. I found her journal after she passed away and she wrote in it about not wanting to stay here on earth when she had lost one of her best friends. She could not stand drama she just wanted to get along with everyone. I think if she could talk to us now she would say "Hey Guys, life is to short so make the best of everyday you are blessed with while you are still here on earth. In Cortney's memory forget the past and make your peace with all your friends & family. Not only would that make Cortney proud and happy of you but also our Lord & Savior. 

Love in Christ,

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