Condolence & Memory Journal


Posted by Ty    September 01, 2017

Posted by J H    July 22, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in drawing closer to God in prayer during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017



Posted by joyce andrews - baltimore, MD   June 09, 2017

Sports figure,sportsman, man of character - much to be remembered. Sadly, we lose him but not the memories he made. Psalm 62:11,12.

Posted by A friend   June 08, 2017

Posted by Pamela Davis - Ft Worth, TX - family   June 07, 2017


Cortez was a Gentle Giant and My family always enjoyed him when he visited us in Palatka, Florida. My heart is saddened that you are no longer physically present on earth. I can rejoice knowing that you will live forever with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Posted by Keashia Williams-Thomas - Palatka, FL   June 05, 2017


My Arkansas Brother rest in peace. Love to the family.

Posted by Mattie Coleman - Houston, TX   June 03, 2017

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family for their loss. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by M C    June 03, 2017

R.I.P. Curt.
We lost touch over the years. I'm so proud of what you accomplished you deserve everything that you earned in life you are a great man you will be missed

Posted by Daryl Jones - Madison, WI   June 01, 2017

Rest easy Cortez! It was a pleasure knowing you. It was always enjoyable hearing your stories when you were on our plane. Prayers to your family!

Posted by Chad Salter - Orlando, FL   June 01, 2017

God bless you all.

Posted by Tracy and Dreco Boyce - Osceola, AR   June 01, 2017


You will always be in our hearts Tez! We are and always will be proud of you.

Posted by angelo adams - marion, AR   June 01, 2017


Thank you! Your scholarship got me into college and your work ethic gave me the courage to strive for greatness! Your legacy will live on forever and continue to reach others!

Posted by Dez Jones - Luxora, AR   June 01, 2017


Posted by Carrie Jones-Boone - Orlando, FL   June 01, 2017

Cortez "Kurt" Kennedy....Little Cuz, you will be greatly missed by all. Not only did you put our alma mater "Rivercrest High School" on the map, you made a lasting impression on our hometown that will be revered for generations to come. I'm so proud to call you my little cousin and I will miss you greatly.
-Carrie Jones-Boone Orlando, Florida

Posted by A friend   June 01, 2017


It was pleasure being adopted into your family. I appreciate your humbleness and always being real when I was in your presence. Please give Tanya a hug for me. Rest In Heaven Cortez.

Posted by Wonda Webster - Calumet City, IN - family   June 01, 2017

Thinking of you all as you celebrate Cortez's remarkable life. Words alone cannot express the heartfelt pain we all are experiencing at the passing of "Kurt". It is my prayer that you find peace and comfort in the arms of Jesus. May God bless and comfort you all.

Posted by Queen Gita L. Harris - Osceola, AR   June 01, 2017


Take your rest.

Posted by Silvia Nettles - Bellwood, IL   June 01, 2017

Cortez was always so kind to not only me and my two girls, but to everyone he came in contact with. He was my massage client for over 8 years, but he felt more like a friend. I am a better person for knowing Cortez. R.I.P. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and many friends. John Bruinsma

Posted by John Bruinsma - Orlando, FL   June 01, 2017

Ruby, I'm thinking of you and your family. Just remember that God is Good all the time.

Posted by Silvia Nettles - Bellwood, IL - Friend   June 01, 2017

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take your rest.

Posted by Silvia Nettles - Bellwood, IL - Friend   June 01, 2017

I am so proud of how you represented yourself, your family and everyone who knew you. So often we forget what friends truly are and what memories we share. I always have and always will say we great pride I know Cortez, he is my friend.

Posted by Will Davis - friend   June 01, 2017

I love you cousin and so glad that I spent my childhood down south with you. I will always love you and will never forget you.

Your cousin "Bump" R.I.P

Posted by Karen Brown - Calumet Park, IL   June 01, 2017


Today is they day we say goodbye for now Tez . Your big sweet heart will never be forgotten. So,so many people are going to miss you - you're unforgettable . Once a Hawk ALWAYS a Hawk .Much love to your family and all of your friends .

Posted by Leea deRuijsscher - Tacoma, WA   June 01, 2017

Cortez was a semi-regular attendee at the football-watching get-togethers at Roy "Tennstud" Adams' house in Memphis. He and Roy had been friends for decades, and when in Memphis , he would often visit those get-togethers. Roy the unabashed "Tennessee Vol" van, and Cortez, the University of Miami letterman, and dozens of others would watch a dozen or more wall-mounted TV screens to see all the games playing on Saturdays. Cortez, the multi-millionaire pro-football superstar and 40 or 50 regular working-class folks had a grand time hollering for their favorite teams. Often when he travelled, Cortez would call Tennstud's home, during the games, to talk with his buds.

He had residences in several places, and had a grand time of life, and a host of friends. He did not seem to care about pedigrees, status or pocket-books of those around him. He was a regular guy, with supernatural athletic skills.

He traveled with rich and famous and Joe/Jane Average...and treated them the same---with respect, politely, consistently.

Rest in peace, 'Tez.

Posted by Another Vol Fan - TN   June 01, 2017


I remember you as a little boy. Growing up together in Wilson, Arkansas. Upon your passing, a lot of memories came to my mind. Wow accomplished a lot of good things here on earth. Sending warm thoughts and condolences to your daughter Courtney and mom, Rubystein. RIP!

Posted by Barthenia Toliver - hyattsville, MD   June 01, 2017

When the military stationed us at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, 1983, we bought season tickets with the Seattle Seahawks . I didn't know much about football but my husband said we would enjoy it. Cortez became my favorite player and thru him introduced me to love football & the Seahawks. That Christmas, because of my love for Cortez, my husband bought me a Kennedy jersey. To this day it is the jersey I wear at every Seahawk game. RIP Cortez, thank you, you will be missed .
Diane Frederick (Gig Harbor, WA)

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to your family. I was a friend of Cortez back in his playing days. I know how much Courtney meant to him. She was his everything. Courtney, my heart goes out to you as, knowing your relationship with your dad then, I can only imagine the bond that you shared with him now. And to his mom who spent so much time visiting him in Seattle, I am so sorry. Your son has left a legacy far greater than that of an athlete. He treated people and his family well. He loved big! He was a great guy. I will hold on and cherish those personal memories that I got to have with him. He will be missed. Take Care!

Posted by Kim Tracy-Schmitz - Buckley, WA - friend   May 31, 2017

Sad to see you go at such an early age! May you RIP, and watch over your family until you are all together again.

Posted by Erika ... - Elizabethtown, KY   May 31, 2017

I am glad to have met you and you once told me that don't be shy we're like family. I know Russell will miss you dearly. Sleep in peace Tez.

Posted by Ian Broomfield - Fort Lauderdale, FL   May 31, 2017

You are in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless!

Posted by Martha (Jones) Barbee - Monticello, AR   May 30, 2017

Sincere condolences from the the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Board and Executive Director, Terri Conder-Johnson. I was inducted into the ASHOF in 2005 with Cortez. One of the nicest people I have ever met. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this very difficult time. God bless.

Posted by ASHOF - Terri Conder-Johnson - North Little Rock, AR   May 30, 2017

Hello to Joe Harris, He and family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Cortez. He was such a great Football player, but Heaven and the Angel' s are smiling because one of their own is called home. Joe and I went to Grider' s School together during the 7th and 8th grade, Joe was a real intelligent student. I could see then, if he ever had children, that they would excelled to the greatest height. Joe and I and Howard McNeal all was very worthy and intellectual student. I feel the family pain. I knew the whole family of the Harris's, Joe, Sr., Clyde, Volley and all of the Harris family, very proud, hard working family. "Earth has no sorrow, that Heaven cannot heal". I am praying for comfort and strength for your family. Gerri Lockhart-Ford-Kuykendoll.

Posted by Gerri Lockhart - Dallas, TX - friend   May 29, 2017

My sincere condolences to the Kennedy family. May your memories bring joy to your hearts and may our Heavenly Father comfort you and your family at this most difficult time. Psalms 145:18,19

Posted by - Houston Texas   May 29, 2017

So sorry for the loss of Cortez Kennedy. May the words of Psalms 18:1,2 be of comfort to the Kennedy family. God is my strength, my stronghold, my rock, the one who rescues me...

Posted by A friend   May 29, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. May you draw comfort from your cherished memories and from God at this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   May 29, 2017

A Hero gone from this planet. Cortez's spirit rises to the heavenly plane. Rest, Inspire, Protect! Amen, Amen, Amen!

Posted by Marlene Faulkner-Hussein - Lowell, MA   May 29, 2017

My condolences to the family of
Mr.Cortez Kennedy.
May Jesus words at John 6:44 bring
comfort to the family at this difficult

Posted by Darlene - OH   May 28, 2017

My sincere condolences are with the Kennedy family. May you find comfort within the kind words of others and the precious memories you shared with your loved one. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you as well.

Posted by A friend   May 28, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Courtney and the rest of the family.

Stella Seals

Posted by A friend   May 27, 2017

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of Cortez Kennedy. Cherish the wonderful memories that you have. May God Almighty continue to be with you and your family and give you strength, courage but most of all peace in the difficult days ahead. 1 Corinthians 1: 3, 4


Posted by A friend   May 27, 2017

Such a sad story to hear about! I send my condolences to those affected by the sudden passing of Mr. Cortez. May the promise that the Almighty can be a refuge during times of distress be a source of comfort to you. Psalms 9:9

Posted by A friend   May 27, 2017

May my GREAT GOD comfort you all on your loss. GOD IS GREAT AND GOOD ALL THE TIME.

Posted by Tracy Boyce - Osceola, AR   May 26, 2017

My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends Cortez Kennedy . May the God of All Comfort be with you at this most difficult time . May he feel your heart with wonderful memories of Cortez to cherish.

Posted by Francine    May 26, 2017

RIP my brother Tez. May your family rest comfortably know that you are with our Heavenly Father. Gone to early for us but your Job was done according to the most high.

Posted by C "Hawk" - Ocala   May 26, 2017


You have your Wings now RIH. You will alway be miss your classmate from NWCC MS. Praying for the Kennedy family.

Posted by Doris Todd Johnson - Memphis, TN   May 26, 2017

My condolences to the family. May you find peace in knowing our Heavenly Father is there to comfort you in this very difficult time.

Posted by A friend   May 26, 2017

Please accept my condolences for your loss. One can never be prepared for the empty void that's left when a loved one dies. Our Creator promises to give you the strength to live each day without. He says "I have heard your prayers, I have seen your tears" . I will heal you. 2 Kings 20:5. -

Posted by Linda - FL   May 26, 2017

To the Family, my condolences, grief can be so hard , but our special memories helps us to cope with the pain. may the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you.

Posted by Foster - MI   May 26, 2017

Reading God's Word of hope for those who have passed on is faith building and encouraging. John 6:40.

Posted by Annie - GA   May 25, 2017

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad and difficult time. Psalms 119:50,76.

Posted by AC - GA   May 25, 2017

What a horrible loss. When I was the AD at the U I had many opportunities to visi and observe Cortezon and off the field a tough loss for his family and most important of all us daughter may Cortez res in peace and his memory be eternal. God Bless

Posted by Sam Jankovich - Hayden lake, ID   May 25, 2017

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   May 25, 2017

To a true and tried leader on and off the field, the brotherhood of the "U" has lost another great family member RIP Cortez.

Posted by A T - Miami, FL   May 25, 2017


RIP Cortez Kennedy. You sure did a lot of exciting and good things while on this earth. Now you can do exciting and good things with your Savior Jesus Christ!

Posted by Sherry Kivo - North Little Rock, AR - Acquaintance   May 25, 2017

I thank everyone, for all your support. It has helped my son, Paul Kennedy, 1st cousin of Cortez Kennedy, of Olympia Wa, thru this time of sorrow. Lucretia Saglio Broy

Posted by A friend   May 25, 2017

My sincere simpathy to the family members of
May the God of all comfort strengthen the entire family this time of sorrow.


Posted by A friend   May 25, 2017

Beloveds, as we remember Cortez Kennedy, may God be our refuge and strength during this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   May 25, 2017

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Posted by G. Freeman    May 25, 2017

May the peace of God be with the family of Mr Colez he will be missed by many a legend in his time. May the memories of Colez always be close to your heart.

Posted by Yvonne Lowery - Irvington, NJ   May 25, 2017

To the family of I send my sincere condolences. During this difficult time I hope you draw comfort from the GOD of comfort. JAMES 4.8.

Posted by - NC   May 25, 2017

Thank you for all the memories playing in Seattle for the seahawks. Rest in Peace. God Bless your family in this tough time of sorrow.

Posted by - Spokane, WA   May 25, 2017

Bless you for all you gave to us, the 12s. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Ivy Nelson-Groves - Renton, WA   May 24, 2017

Godspeed, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   May 24, 2017


RIP Big Tez...I'll never forget our good times at "The U"! May you rest in peace, my friend...gone, but not forgotten. Nothing but love.....

Posted by Tara LoCastro - Jacksonville, FL   May 24, 2017

We so sorry for your loss , our condolences to the Kennedy family and friends . Our prayers are with you . May the God who give peace be with all of you is this time of sorrow Romams 15:33

Posted by A friend   May 24, 2017

RIP, my friend. I remember the good times at "The U"; your larger than life personality, wicked sense of humor and booming, infectious laugh. You never sought the spotlight, content to be a powerhouse "behind the scenes". Truly one of the greatest to ever play the game of Football. Rest easy, Big Tez..gone, but NEVER forgotten: Nothing but love...

Posted by Tara LoCastro - Jacksonville, FL   May 24, 2017


To The Kennedy Family,
May our Holy Father surround your family at this somber time of bereavement. Keep all of your special memories of Cortez within you hearts, spirits and souls these are the special places he will forever remain. RIP Cortez

Posted by Carolyn Murray - Troy, NY   May 24, 2017


Posted by Ann Stokman - Milwaukee, WI   May 24, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   May 24, 2017

RIP Gentle Giant.

Posted by Annette    May 24, 2017

Prayers for your family and hawk family. to the Kennedy family thank you for sharing your husband, father and son with the city of Seattle. He was or is a true gentleman and professional. what a great loss for society. Again to the family thoughts and prayers for you and thank you for sharing him with the city of Seattly or the world of football.

Posted by leila martinez - Seattle, WA   May 24, 2017


Rest in peace Cortez Kennedy 2017

Posted by Arlene Beauprey - SEATTLE, WA   May 23, 2017

Posted by Arlene Beauprey - SEATTLE, WA   May 23, 2017


Besides the love of his family and friends Mr Kennedy had many fans who admired him. May the God of all comfort be with them all. God love you.

Posted by A friend   May 23, 2017

A TRUE Hall of Famer !

Posted by Bubba Alston - Waco, TX   May 23, 2017 always told me come on home. Guess God had bigger plans for you in his big home. You will be sadly missed and you will surely be thought of on our shared birthday. Much love & respect with condolences to your family. Love Lynn (305).

Posted by Carolyn Gray - Miami, FL   May 23, 2017

May the God of all comfort be with the family and give you peace.

Posted by A friend   May 23, 2017

11 years in the NFL is no joke, this man out his sweat and tears on the field and it showed in his record. My condolences to the friends, families, and fans of this wonderful person.

Posted by A friend   May 23, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Kennedy family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    May 23, 2017


Rest in Peace and God bless the family at this time.

Posted by Garcia - TX   May 23, 2017

A hall of fame quality player, yes, but much more than a hall of fame quality person. Life has just lost a giant of a human being! His loss will hurt and be felt for a good long time. A great example for any kid to follow in life. Our task now is to promote his ways and what he was all about as an honor to him. With a sad heart I send out prayers to all of his family and for his memory.

Posted by Bobby Wilcox - Greer, SC   May 23, 2017


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   May 23, 2017