- Age: 16
- Choudrant, LA
My beautiful son. Had a heart of gold. Absolutely could not stand to see anyone upset or hurting. He loved anyone and everyone. And was loved by all. Voted most handsome, class favorite, our pride and joy. He loved life, lived it to the fullest each and every day. Whether is was riding 4-wheelers, hunting, mud hogging, wrestling with his niece and nephews or playing sports, he loved life. You never saw him without a smile (except in pictures). He had a gorgeous smile and had a smile for everyone.
Family was his first love. Baseball was his second love. He’s the only 7th grader to ever make the varsity baseball team. Two years later, we won the state championship. We (parents) were told by 3 different coaches he had the ability to take his baseball to a higher level. Cory’s dream was to play major league baseball. His dream was our dream. We lost our pride and joy, he lost his dream. June 7th, 2003, just nine days before his 17th birthday, he was taken from us in a horrific car accident. He wasn’t driving but died instantly. Our dreams, our future was in him. He was the perfect little brother to his siblings. They were older but he was the one to check on them. He would do anything for his family and never got to old to say in front of family and friends “I love you mom and dad”. Our last words to each other were “love you, Cory”, love you, mom.” We miss and love you every second of every day son. Until we reunite this time for eternity, you live on in our hearts.
mo of layton hathaway
February 16, 2015