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May 12, 2006 - March 18, 2008. "Always our Baby Cullen, now in the arms of God" Precious Cullen leaves behind his parents, Johnny & Anna Cornett; grandparents, Mary Beth & Keith Hollinger and Larry & Peg Cornett; Aunt Carla and Uncle Kevin Starkie and their children; Uncle Ben Hollinger-all of Colorado Springs, CO; and a large extended family that loved Cullen and will miss his vibrant and joyful spirit. Public viewing will be held Saturday, March 22nd, 9:30 a.m. at New Life Church's World Prayer Center, 11025 Voyager Parkway, followed by the service from 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cullen Cornett Memorial Fund at ENT Federal Credit Union.

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Published in The Gazette on Mar. 21, 2008.
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April 19, 2009
i just want to say that the one time i got to meet you, and the three days we got to spend together with you and your mommy, were enough to make me fall in love you with. your daddy has been my best friend for years so from the moment i heard of your birth i knew i would love you. you changed your daddy for the best, and you made him a better man. i wish we all could of spent more time together. my heart breaks every single day. i'm not sure how your parents are able to stand it. they are so strong and amazing! i love you and miss you. i will see you again, in heaven.
love,
tawny cody
Tawny Cody
April 19, 2009
April 19, 2009
April 17, 2009
Hello my beautiful, beautiful baby boy,
I miss you so much. I think about you every day and I know you are watching me and your daddy. I can't wait till we are all together again. I love you more than I can ever say and I am so thankful you came into my life, though I'm so sad it was for such a short time. Some days are harder than others, but I think its getting better. I can think about you more often and smile instead of cry. And thats a good thing, because the memories I have with you are some of the best of my life. I love you.

Next month will be your 3rd birthday! Its hard to believe! I wish you were here so we could throw you a big party! But I know you are gonna have an amazing one up in heaven! So here's an early Happy Birthday, and a big hug and kiss! Mommy loves you precious baby!
Love,
Mommy
Anna Cornett
April 17, 2009
Hello My Little HoneyBunch ~

This here is Grandma Pat and all your friends from Day Care! Everyone is sure growing bigger day by day. You must be too 'cause you were never one to be left behind in anything, Cullen, including growing!

And you really turned on the power button whenever your little hands were racing those cars. Nobody could catch up with your success rate at making wheels spin and engines "vroom" real loud. Actually your little friends didn't even notice who was ahead or behind because they were just too intent on getting the most out of every second. Just like you!

You all packed more into your days together than any 5 grownups I know 'cause you focused on everything good and right and happy and didn't get lost in yesterdays or tomorrows.

Wanna know something interesting, Cullen? I heard a report the other day that said kids laugh about 200 times per day! Whoa!!! That made me wonder how many times a day I manage to smile and laugh. Not just at BIG funny things...but little humorous thoughts or actions that I do or someone else does. I made up my mind that maybe I should be a kid too and get more out of my day by regularly checking my "laugh meter". Us Grandmas gotta keep up with all you young whippersnappers so maybe that's the key. Anyway, I've been finding out that I AM laughing more - and it's fun!

For sure I know that each and every time I think of you, Cullen, I get the biggest, broadest, happiest smile ever - right across my wrinkled face! I just can't hold it in, nor do I want too. 'Cause that moment brings me oh-so close to you and I love that!

Cullen, am I gonna have to stand in line to hug you when I get to heaven? I'm sure the good Lord will make a way for all of us to "pass to the front of the line" just because we can't wait to enjoy your hugs again! If I know Jesus, He's already figured that one out. He's wonderful, you know. Well, of course you know. You're with Him! You're seeing all His marvelous creations in that place where we never tire of His company. And He never tires of ours!

Know what, Cullen? There is a new boy and a new girl who come to Grandma Pat's house. They just started coming. The boy's Dad is military and their family got stationed here. The little girl was just born 2 months ago so she is still pretty tiny. But these future friends of yours will meet you one day and you can tell them all about the cool things you must be doing now.

Well, little man, Grandma is gonna sign off on this message now. But you know I never sign off my heart from your sweet love. Receive my hugs 'cause they are coming Special Delivery!

My dear Johnny and Anna ~

You should be so proud and should consider yourselves incredibly blessed to have been chosen the parents of wonderful Cullen.

My Bible says that before anything was ever created, God called Cullen by name. He was His idea. He planned his life. He chose the time for him to be born. He numbered the hairs on his little beautiful blonde head. He made Cullen in His image and with a desire to follow after Him in all his ways.

You remember my sharing about Cullen dancing here one day. I was playing a child's praise and worship CD and all the children were clapping their hands, dancing or marching, and just celebrating the music and the moment. When I looked over at Cullen, he had his little hands raised high in the air and he was turning and turning, laughing gloriously in the Lord's presence. It was such an unusual sight for a child of his age that all of the other children stopped to watch too. I marveled at the complete joy on Cullen's face. He was caught up in his own personal praise experience. He was beaming! And we were all privilieged to witness it! Honestly, I thank the Lord for that amazing moment that gave us a glimpse of heaven-on-earth. Those times don't happen often. And when they do, it is unforgettable.

I realize that this past year must have been challenging in your lives, as it certainly was in all of ours because of the incredible impact Cullen made on each and every one of us. You have braved times that others would not have survived emotionally. You have been able to face each day because Christ Himself has been with you, keeping you and protecting you and harboring you for His infinite perfect plan. We are all grateful for the Lord's faithfulness and His insurmountable goodness!

I rejoiced in my heart to hear the news of your new home! Young tender sprouts of a new beginning...fresh hope for the promise that good things lie ahead...a new chapter in your lives together.

Cherish each other, as this is indeed the will of God for you. Most of all, cherish Him Who is the author and finisher of our faith, our very lives.

As we give Him the liberty to take our lives and make something beautiful with it, He does. In ways that always bless others. And bless us too.

Our home is ever open to you. Our phone too. Our hearts, always.

With much love for His Kids,
Grandma Pat
Pat Whitney
April 6, 2009
Hey buddy, it's Papa. Your Dad got me started wrting to you and now it's hard to stop. Papa's heart is broken today. It's hard to stop crying with what I am struggling with inside. You know Papa spoke to you about that hard head that you never got to see in me. That's part of it. I have a situation that I want to "fix", but I know that I can't. I fall back into that desire to want to fix things myself, (by the way your Dad got that from me), instead of trusting it in God's hands. I know God can handle it much better, but that has been one of my coping machinisms all my life and occasionally I still struggle with. I know that Christ is aware of what is going on right now with me, but how about tugging on His coattail, and say, "hey, that's my Papa, what are his tears about?" and he will understand. Your Papa knows pain, but thankfully he also knows victory and joy. I know the end of what I am going through because God has given me a promise, but the destruction that is going to happen between now and then is what hurts me so much. It's like falling from a tall building, you never know how much it hurts until you hit the bottom. I know what it is like to "hit bottom". I know how ugly it can be, but I also know how beautiful it can be. Because Papa loves so much, I can only wait and be there when it happens. Jesus knows what this is alll about, he'll explain it to you.
Papa Cornett
March 31, 2009
Hey buddy, it's Papa. Couldn't sleep very well this morning, so I thought I would get up and talk to you for a while.
I sure do miss you. I guess I am old enough and foolish enough that I don't have to be strong about it. There are so many things going on in Papa's life right now, its hard for me.
I hurt a lot for your cousins and what they are having to transition through right now. Andrew and Lance started in their new school yesterday. They both seemed very excited about their first day and seem to really like their teachers and even seem to make a few friends. Its a really nice place they got to move in to. We all talk about you when we're together, though little Maggie is losing some of her memories of the two of you playing together. The pictures of the two of you help some.
I pray a lot for your Mom and Dad and Grammy and Papa also. I know how much Nana and I miss you , so I understand a little of what they go through.
I know there must be a lot of excitement going on around you right now with the Lord preparing His return to bring the rest of us home. It must really be a sight. We can tell a lot by what is happening around us that it won't be long. The Church is beginning to feel the excitement here with everything that we have read over the years that is now coming to pass.
I worry for my kids a lot with what they may have to go through before He returns, but I am thankful for the opportunities that I have to be with them and talk to them about Jesus and Heaven. I'm just glad for how God's Spirit is finally getting some things through Papa's hard head. You never got to see that side of me. You'll have to ask your Dad about that.
Well, enough for now. I'll get back to my talk with Jesus. I hurt so much with missing you. I'll see you soon though.
Papa Cornett
March 19, 2009
Johnny and Anna - while I did not have the pleasure of knowing Cullen personally, I want you to know that you are both often in my thoughts and prayers. There are no words that can fully express the heartfelt emotions that are conveyed to you by so many people. There is nothing that any of us but our loving Father can do to help you through this pain. What I can offer is to compile a scrapbook of pictures of him for you. It would be my pleasure to do that if you would ever like for me to do so. You are often thought of fondly.
Mimi Foster Feith
March 18, 2009
Hey buddy, its Papa. It was peaceful today at the grave site. I believe Grammy had been there earlier, there were sure some beautiful flowers left. Nana and I planted one in front of your headstone that might bloom by you birthday. We took chairs and sat for a while, Nana had to leave so I set and read my Bible devotion to you. It was about God being our refuge. I sat there for quite a while and then left with an intent. Later Nana called me and asked me where I was at because she had locked her keys in her car. I said "Oh, Cullen and I are fishing." She said "Cullen and you are fishing." I said "yes, Cullen and I are fishing." She thought that I was off my rocker, but I explained to her that I wanted to take you fishing this year and today just seemed to be an appropriate time. I took two chairs, put a picture of you in one with your fishing pole and I sat in the other with my fishing pole. Papa didn't do so well, but you caught two nice Rainbow trout on your pole. They are in the freezer now with two Cutthroat trout that one of the fishermen gave me. It turned out to be a beautiful day just spending my time with you. People think I'm crazy the way I talk to you and about you as if you are still here. As long as I breathe you will be here with me and when I stop breathing I'll be there with you. What is not happy about that.

Love you Buddy
Papa Cornett
March 18, 2009
Johnny, Anna, Marybeth, and the rest of the family,
I am thinking of and praying for you today. It is so hard to believe it's been a year, and it certainly can't be easy. It is wonderful to know Cullen is with our Good Lord, but I know you're still in a lot of pain. He's holding you, too.
Many prayers, thoughts, and blessings,
Denise
Denise Flory
March 18, 2009
Hey Booga,
I woke up around 5 this morning, and I relized that now you got two birthdays to celebrate the one you were born to your mommy and me and the one you were born into heaven, and they are both really close together I'm jealous of all the gifts you must be getting from Jesus and the party he must be throwing for you and you get 2. WOW. Every kids dream. You know I cry alot when no one is around cause I start missing you but when I cry I talk to you kinda like Papa does when he plays solitare on the computer, looking back over the past year I see all the times you talked back and the times you've asked your new buddy Jesus to help me through the day, I was taking a shower earlier and I heard you say I love you, it wasnt just in my head I heard it with my ears I looked and didnt see you but I knew you were there I heard you. Well your mommy and I are going to go house shopping today to try to give us something distracting today I have a good feeling after hearing you this morning that you've already picked out the house for us to find today, it'll be like a big Easter egg hunt where you gotta find that one with the goodie's inside instead of those just regular hard boiled egg ones. Your Grammy is going to go with us it will be fun. You know I wish I could hold you. This has been a wierd year lots of ups and downs like the biggest roller coaster ever. I hope you have a good birthday today. I love and miss you alot, I'd say more than you'll ever know but you do know how much. Well I'm gonna go wake up Mommy so she can get ready to go Easter egg hunting, and think I might go tinker on my vroom vroom while she getting ready I've been having problems getting my carburator set right with this big intake I got so mabey you can help me get it right today. I Love You.
Love
Daddy
Johnny Cornett
March 17, 2009
It is hard to believe it has been nearly one year since Cullen was called home. Johnny and Anna, I know tomorrow will not be easy to get through, but the love that you two have for each other, will get you through. I know you miss Cullen very much, but he is in good hands, with God in Heaven.
I love you.
Aunt Sheila
Sheila Haggard
March 17, 2009
Dear Precious "C"

It's hard to believe a whole year has gone by since you left us. What a year of heartache, hope and healing it has been.

My heart aches to hear your giggle as we chase each other around the house, to hear VROOM VROOM as you play cars, to see you playing in your orange car or pushing your yellow truck around the yard, to snuggle with you as we read "A Day on the Farm", or feel your little arms around me as we sing "Yes, Jesus Loves Me" before your nap. I miss you so much!!

Even so, I can rejoice that we have the hope and assurance that we WILL see you again. You are growing up in a home whose wonders we can't even imagine and in a Presence we long to share with you. When I see you again, you will be a young man whose life has been free of the pain and hardships of growing up in this world. Whose days have been spent in the presence of God and all of those we love who were there to greet you. How happy I am for you!

Knowing this has been such a blessing for me. My faith has grown, my heart has begun to heal, and my perspective on life has been dramatically changed. I now realize how brief this life on earth is in comparison to the eternity we will share in heaven. How wonderful it will be!!

I believe we were blessed to share the best years of your life here. Your happy little spirit brought us such incredible joy. I am so thankful for all the wonderful memories I hold in my heart.

I can't even imagine the heartache and pain your Mom and Dad have worked through this year being without you. You can be so proud of them!!!

Well, Cullen, I love you, I miss you, and I'll see you when I get home,

Grammy
Mary Beth Hollinger
March 17, 2009
Cullen, you are a beautiful boy in every way. We love you and miss your happy face. -Aunt Carla
Carla Starkie
March 16, 2009
Cullen,
I was reading over the words God gave me to say at your memorial, whispers really from the angels inside the World Prayer Center: “Cullen is safe, he’s with us, he’s part of the mighty host, be at peace”. It's been a bit of a tough go for your grandma and me this past year, and its easy to get outside that exhortation and lose our way. Our only comfort is to believe and release. We all live between God's eternities, and you were earthly present but for a moment. But you changed us, and made us better people. Thanks for your happiness, your easy laugh, and your zest for life. They are a reminder to truly live. I love you. With arms raised to receive peace, and the joy that cometh in the morning, I honor your memory. See you soon and very soon...
Grandpa
Keith Hollinger
March 15, 2009
hey boog,
I miss you, I still cry a lot when I'm by myself. In a few more days it will have been a year it seems like yesterday you were in the car with me yelling vroom vroom. Some good things finally started happening for your mommy and me, we are looking for a house now to buy so we can have a place to finally really call ours I'm excited yet sad I wish you could be with us, I'm gonna have to go through all your stuff in storage when we find a place, I kinda want to but I really dont. I own a buissness now tow trucking, you would love my truck its a big vroom vroom. It's doing ok for me. I built a 77 firebird with a really big engine its really loud the way you liked my cars I dont even think you could yell vroom vroom over the sound of it, your teddy bear rides in my back seat where you should be, I miss you so much. you were the best thing that ever happend to me you brought me so much and taught me so much. After you left us the hospital made us a copy of your little hands from molds they took that day I sit and hold those little hands alot and wish for you to come back to me I know it will never happen that I will have to go to you now but I can still wish. I love you Cullen.
Love,
Daddy
Johnny Cornett
March 12, 2009
Hi sweet baby,

I sat with Gram Cornett today and there on her fridge were all the pictures of you from birth on filling up the left side. She still remembers your touch as you held her face in your hands when you first met at her house. Gram is 91 years old now and forgets some things but she hasn't forgotten you or your touch.

I know that today is the anniversary of God receiving you into his arms. It must be glorious!!! I am thankful, and a little envious, that you are with Grandpa Cornett and loved ones on both sides of your family who left us to be with their Savior.

God Gives us all a purpose in life no matter how long that might be. It takes some of us a little longer to recognize that purpose and fulfill it. I can see in sight and spirit how you fulfilled your purpose. What a blessing you are!

There is a song that reminds me of just Who you are with. I may miss some words but it goes something like this---

"Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, for the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace."

God bless mommy and daddy and all who love you so dear.

Aunt Beth
Rainsville, AL
Elizabeth
March 11, 2009
March 08, 2009
Cullen
Papa is sorry, but I wrote a very long letter to you last week and for some reason it was not printed. I tried the second time and it did not go through, so this is the third time, hopefully this works.
I sat and read through each entry from the time this was posted on line. You sure did touch a lot of people's lives. None more than mine. It has been difficult for Papa to sit and write this because of still not wanting to face the finality of you being gone. I just can't believe that Jesus could enjoy you much more than me. Oh, I not mad at Him, but there are still things that are hard for Papa to understand. I know He knows what He is doing.
Hey, have you been seeing all the fish that I have been catching with Kyle, Mabel, Lance and Andrew. It's been a blast. This would probably be the year that I would have taken you as well. The other grandkids still don't understand when papa begins to talk to them about you and about our conversations we have.
You see the big screensaver that I have of you with the pumpkin. I tickle your chin, nose, ears eyes and feet with my cursor as I talk to you. I always say good morning to you the first thing and then good night to you the last thing.
Mabel crawled up in my lap as I was playing solitaire with you the other day. Before I knew it Kyle and Maggie were crowded in my lap as well. I told them I always asked if you were awake. I can tell because I win more when you are there watching and helping. You're pretty good at it.
Nana and I visit that place that they put your body in fairly often. Nana always wants to take something special for you. We bought a set of bikes just so we could ride around in the cemetery when we go down, but Nana has hurt her hand and we haven't got to ride lately. We see a lot of other babies buried there that were taken at an early age also. I know that they are missed just as much as you.
Kyle asked me the other day when I was talking about you when we could go to see you. I told him it might not be long. Mabel, boy she sure is smart, began to name off Papa, Nana, Uncle Kevin, Aunt Carla, your Daddy, your Mama and then each one of the kids in birth order and saying that this is the order that we would come to see you. I told her I wished that this was true, but like you, it is not always the oldest that go first.
Dad is really excited! He has a big vroom,vroom that you would love. He hauls cars around on it and they even pay him money to do it. He says that he feels for the first time in his life that things are going good for him. You know Jesus loves him just as much as you, and your Papa loves him a lot too.
He still calls me a lot and lets me know funny things that he sees or does. Papa still enjoys hearing from him and hopes he never stops. I don't get to see your Mama as much as I would like. She sure is a beautiful women and I think she is feeling somewhat better lately also.
They are looking at houses to buy. I bet they pick one out that you will just love. Maybe one day they may even decide to have a little brother of sister for you to watch grow. You can be the guardian angel..... if that is alright with Jesus.
Papa didn't really want to write this because we talk all the time anyway, but I think Daddy wanted to add it with the list of others for something special, so this is as much for him as it is for you.
Remind Jesus that it is a 1964 Corvette with the T-top that I am looking for when I get there. I know it will really be a nice one. I'll take the top off and we can really go vroom, vroom.
I'll bet that I can still goose your legs and get you to cackle. Tell Jesus not to spoil you too much. Daddy and Mama gave me permission to do that, not Him. Give Him a big hug for Papa and I'll probably see you soon.
You still bring me life,
Papa Cornett
Larry Cornett
February 10, 2009
Cullen, your aunt Lynn and I only met you once and for a very short time, but you stole our hearts. Little man your personality was so sweet and precious, everyone in the family that met you fell in love with you. It was obvious that your mom and dad loved you so very much. It has really been difficult for them to let you go. You will always be missed by everyone that knew you, but so much more by Johnny and Anna. I'm sure by now you have become aquainted with the rest of the family that preceded you. You are also standing in the presence of the Father, the Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. No one knows the pain of losing an only son any more so than does our Heavenly Father. May He bring peace, comfort, and understanding, to the hearts and minds of all who held you so dear, but especially to your parents who miss you so very much. We hope to see you soon little man. In the meantime, say hello to everyone for us. love ya...Uncle D.R.
February 8, 2009
Cullen loved to brush his teeth.
February 5, 2009
Johnny and Anna,
Josh and I read through the whole Guest Book tonight...he is so loved, and so missed! Not a week goes by that he does not come to mind! We talk about him often and our girls pray for you at night. On Mondays, when small group comes over, I think of all the times you guys came to our home and Cullen would play with the toys at your feet while you did Bible Study. My favorite memory of Cullen is when we gave everyone a "date night" and Josh and I babysat all 25 kids. All the babies were screaming their heads off except Cullen, he was just as happy as could be. He has always been so content, so full of joy, so sweet, such a good sport. I loved his laid back spirit, even as a baby he always seemed to be just "chillin"!

The day of Cullen's service we were having breakfast and talking about your sweet family. The girls looked outside and ran to the window. The sun was shining so bright that morning and at the same time it was snowing the biggest, most beautiful snowflakes we had ever seen! We knew Cullen was showing us all the miracle of God. There can be snow even when it is sunny, and there can be joy even in our greatest moments of pain. Since that day we have seen the sun with the snow several more times and our girls tell people the story of how it reminds us of Baby Cullen and God's goodness.

We love you!
Josh and Harmony Longenecker
February 2, 2009
I remember the first time I met you...your mom and dad stopped by Jai and Jen's to show you off. You hadn't even made it to your home yet and they were already showing you off. They love you so much as well as anyone else who had the chance to meet you. You would come over and try to chase my kitties around...you thought they were pretty cool :) I also remember trying to teach you to say "moo" when you would come visit our family when my dad was in the hospital. You were such a bright and cheerful spirit during a time filled with sadness and grief...and you still are. Although your not with your family and friends in person...you are a sweet angel in heaven watching and LOVING your loved ones. I love your mom and dad very much and hope they can find peace knowing that they'll see you again one day.
Shelly Childs
January 29, 2009
It is with much regret I only saw Cullen once, I think it was when I came in for Jai's wedding?,or maybe one of Micah's graduations. Anyway the precious one touched multiple lives without even knowing it. I was at the drive-in in Nashville when Jai called to tell us all about the new son. A tough year but you're making it, day by day. Blessings to all he left behind. Marquetta
Marquetta Childs
January 29, 2009
I don`t think I met a happier and more cheerful little boy than Cullen. I still recall watching him when Anna brought him for Buffy Day. I really wish Cullen didn't go but I think God and Jesus decided they needed someone happy, joyful, and cute to keep them happy and laughing. I know for a fact he has touched my life and everyones life who was around him.
I love you Cullen,
C.C
Cierra Childs
January 28, 2009
I don't know why life has to be so short for some people. I guess they are the most special and God didn't want to wait on them. Cullen you were one of these special people. I know your dad and mom miss you more than anyone could ever imagine. I wish I could say or do something to ease their pain but there are no words to put there or anything anyone can do to ease it. I will always remember your visit to my house in Alabama with your mom and dad. You were a joy to be around, always smiling. We will see you again someday.
I love you all,
Aunt Sheila (Johnny's aunt, Peggy's sister) Higdon, AL
Sheila Whetzell Haggard
January 28, 2009
Hey Little Cullen,

I didn't have a chance to meet you, but I met your mom and dad at the Grief Workshop last fall. They adore you! I lost my son Matthew just a month before they lost you. Your dad has the neatest tatoo of you on his back - he inspired me to maybe get one of my Matthew. Well, maybe some day :). I know how much your mom and dad miss you, and someday there will be a wonderful reunion for all of us. I don't know why some lives are shorter than others, but they are no less significant, impactful, and precious. You will always be remembered and much loved by your family.
Maggie Sims
January 25, 2009
Cullen with Daddy
Cullen - I'm posting the last picture I took of you. You were brushing your teeth. Your mom taught you early to care for your teeth, maybe because she works in the dental profession. I'm sitting here smiling as I picture you and your mom. I can see her gently kissing you bye when she would drop you off to stay for a while. She loved being your mom.
I'm also posting a picture of you and your dad. He would come over with you and stop by to pick you up. Occasionally I would get him to stop long enough for a picture of you two as you were heading out the door. You two were sure crazy about each other and and it showed. It thrilled me to watch my son be your daddy.
Since you left us I miss the sparkle in your mom and dad. I miss you and I miss them too. Life will never be the same for us. For you, life is grand! Someday it will be for us too.
(Nana) Peggy Cornett
January 15, 2009
I remember you eating with your mom and dad and uncle stacy and I at Bama side.. You ate almost all of your mother's food!!! you were such a sweet cute boy... you brought everyone who knew you tons and tons of Joy.. we hurt with mommy and daddy and all your family...You were a precious, precious boy.. love aunt sandra
sandra whetzell
January 13, 2009
January 13, 2009
January 10, 2009
hey Cullen, Your mom and I did a grief share workshop before the holidays it was good for us. We had to write a letter to you, so here is my letter I wrote then. I miss you the holidays have been so hard for me.

hey Booga,
It's been really ruff the past few months I really miss you. I wish I could be there more for mommy and make it better for her she is really torn up. I rember the light in your eyes even when you got sick it was like it didnt matter because you loved everything so much. I rember all the times we sat and watched the movie cars together and how you would just sit and stare so intently at the cars racing around, you did the same thing when we watched nascar together. I remember how you new the sound of my car over any other and how you would come running to the door when I would come driving up the street and how you would yell vroom vroom when you would ride in it with me. It's almost halloween again, I remember this time last year you helping me make a jacolantern sticking your hand in the pumkin feeling around, and your little horsey costume you wore halloween night when mommy took you to New Life to the big halloween party. I wish I would have missed work that night like I thought of doing just so I could see you run around like a horse and have fun with mommy and watched you get your face painted that night. There is so much I feel I missed out on because I worked so much, I wish I would have been there more. I feel jealous of mommy alot she had so much more time with you, she would take you to the park, the halloween party out to her moms to play with the dogs and ride your pony, I dont think I ever got to see you play with the doggies which mommy and grammy said you loved so much. I remember how you loved to swim and to be around the water just like your mommy, she says she's jealous of me because you used to never run to her like you did me I know its because you never knew how long daddy would be home before he left again or when he would be back. It hurts me when I think back of all the time I missed because I worked so much, my dad did that and I swore to myself when you were born I wouldn't do that I wouldnt miss anything but I did and I'm sorry, it makes it hard for me to even have the drive to work and provide anymore I've lost alot I feel I'm not a man sometimes because I cant find the motivation to work cause I cant support mommy the way I used too. I miss you and I dont know how to do it alot of the time. I feel like just fighting to let go of some of the anger and to be able to feel a pain that I know how to deal with. Sometimes I just wanna dissapeer somewhere I dont know anyone where no one is just escape but I cant I feel I have to act strong for everyone else so that they can keep it together. I'm sorry for missing so much of your life. I Love You.
Daddy
Johnny Cornett
January 4, 2009
I am thinking of you today, Cullen, as I do most of the time. I love your Mom and Dad and keep them in my prayers. I pray they find refuge in Jesus for that is where they will find you.

Love,

Aunt Beth
Rainsville, AL
Elizabeth Smith
October 10, 2008
Hi Cullen,
I know I only met you once, but I wanted to let you know you have the cutest smile! :) I miss you!
Love,
Dallyce
Dallyce Erickson
September 20, 2008
Oh how I miss you Cullen. This week we past the six month anniversary of being without you. I keep hoping I'll wake up and you will be running up the sidewalk to our front door. I feel selfish to not get past wanting you here. I feel such deep sorrow for all of us who loved you but especially for your mom and dad and you grammy. It seems nothing can ease my sorrow. I hung a little helicopter on the tree limb above your headstone. Your papa found a caterpillar and we put it on the leaf in the flowerpot. The next time we went it was a cocoon. We may miss when the butterfly appears. I ponder what things you marvel in heaven. I guess it is not meant for us to know why you had to leave. I try to think of good things like you won't experience pain that comes with growing up here on earth and how wonderful it must be in heaven. I long for all of us to be together again where we will see your smile and feel your hands on our face and our arms around you and experience love without pain forevermore.
Peggy Cornett (Nana)
July 16, 2008
Johnny and Anna, I've never met you, but have known you through Peg and conversations. I hadn't seen Peg in years (I'd moved out of state)and just had a reunion with her recently. I wanted you all (Johnny, Anna, Peg and Larry, and entire family) to know that my heart breaks for your loss of little Cullen. I can only imagine the impact of such a sudden loss of such a precious bundle of life and energy. Please know that every time I think of you all, I say a little prayer (and sometimes a BIG prayer) for you. Whether we ever meet here on earth or not, I don't know. But someday in Heaven, please introduce me to this precious child.
Cheryl Coffin
July 15, 2008
Hey booga,
Its daddy, I miss you so much. I am so happy that you will never have to feel the pain I feel. I think of you all the time. Your mom and I went boating the otherday and I was thinking of how much you loved the water and that you could have ridin on the tube behind the boat with me I could just see your smile in my head of how much you would have loved it you could have played in the water with me. I had so much planned that I wanted to do with you this summer cause your were finally big enough to enjoy it I was gonna take you camping take you to the lake start teaching you to ride the little four wheelers, I cant do that now. I feel so lost. I wish I would have spent more time with you and not worked so much. I sit and cry alot by myself I try not to do it in front of others cause I wanna be strong for you and your mama but its hard at times. Your mama is doing ok its really hard for her she misses you so much. I LOVE YOU!! and miss you I hope Jesus is doing all the stuff I wanted to do with you.
Your Daddy
Johnny Cornett
July 2, 2008
Hey Baby C.....I was looking at your pictures in the scrap books your Aunt made for your Mom and Dad. It was so neat to see your little smiling face and think about all the fun times we had playing together. Of course, it also made me sad because I miss you so very, very much. You brought such joy to our lives precious baby, I love you and miss you so....I'm glad you can't understand what it feels like to have a broken heart!! I'm glad there's no sorrow in heaven like we have here on earth. I can't wait to see you again!!! love Grammy
Mary Beth Hollinger
July 2, 2008
Hey Sweet Cullen,
How's the best seat in the house? I'm sure you are having a blast playing cars with Jesus. They must be amazingly fast in heaven!
You're missed here on this old earth, buddy. Your smile, your contagious laughter . . . Maybe you could ask Jesus to send your mom and dad a song through the pine trees or a beautiful sunset to remind them of how deep His love is for them. They could use a heavenly hug.
I guess you can probably read this since you're in heaven . . . someday I'll know for sure. It's amazing that you can now say, "Jesus loves me this I know, for He himself told me so."
See you soon, heaven is but a breath away.
Love, Auntie Elisabeth
July 2, 2008
Hi Cullen!
How is it up there with Jesus and the rest of our family? Simply perfect, I'm sure. Have you met Aunt Betty and Uncle Mac? They were the best here! We miss you so much it hurts.
Love, Uncle Tim and Aunt Bette Ann
Bette Ann Erickson
June 25, 2008
Johnny, Anna, Marybeth, Keith and all that loved little Cullen, I am absolutely heartsick to hear of your loss. Shock and disbelief aren't strong enough words to explain my feelings when Marybeth told me the unspeakable news. I can't even say that it sunk in until today when I saw his beautful pictures on this website that should never have been. We should go first, not our children, not ever but especially one that hasn't even been given the time he deserved.

I am typing this in tears because I am heartsick for all of us that know the love of a child but mostly for you right now for such an unthinkable loss. So forgive me for not making sense or for choosing the wrong words if I do. You see with a new baby in the house you realize again the innocence of a young child and how you would do anything to protect them from the evils of the world. But when something happens and you can't, how out of control you must feel of your own life. What I wouldn't give to take away your loss, your pain, your fear of the future, your wonder of how can life just go on like nothing has happened when the worst thing imaginable has. How can people just drink their coffee and watch as traffic causes people to lose their tempers over what? When what has happened to you is really what matters. You just want the world to stop even if it is just for one day.

What Johnny said in his entry about the joy a child brings to us is so sadly taken away by our own selfishness. If only we could learn from a child to love unconditionally, rather than the reverse like Johnny stated. What a world we would live in. I guess that is why we have heaven to look forward to. And why we need to do our best to be the best we can be so that we too will be accepted into heaven where Cullen now resides, pain free, worry free, eternal life, strength, happiness. Someone now to look over the ones he loved, your eternal Guardian Angel. How can they possibly understand the mess our lives are without them. Is it their fault? Of course not. Those that are taken from us before we think it's time are the true Angels of God. He knows why they are there, even though it is something WE will NEVER understand until we meet them again...someday.

There is nothing that anyone will ever be able to say to you or do for you to ever take away your pain completely, but someday you will find a way to cope and days will get easier to get through. Don't feel like it's a bad thing to smile or laugh. You don't have to be sad all the time. Cullen knows you miss him, we all know that. Stay strong together, we tend to take out our anger on those we love the most. Now is the time though to not do that. Love one another for Cullen, because of Cullen. He was created out of love, continue to live your lives through his love. I understand what it is like to lose someone that you can't imagine your life without. I understand these feelings. I wish I didn't. Treasure your precious memories, laugh about things he did that made you smile. Your loss is one we should never know. I AM SO VERY, VERY SORRY. I wish I had the words to take away your pain.

My love and heart are with you. Janie (Marybeth's friend)
Janie Fortney
June 21, 2008
Dear Loved Ones,

I have been sitting around today with you on my mind and in my heart knowing that I can't help very much with the longing and need you have. Johnny, you know that I'm not much of a communicator, but you know that my prayers have been lifting you up before the "THRONE" of God all these years. That hasn't ended. You and Anna and all the grandparents are constantly in my prayers. I hurt for you and I miss Cullen because I wanted to have a relationship with him as I have had with you Johnny and I planned on that for the future. You are special to me and I know that God has His hand on you, molding you, making you ready for His service. I did not forget Mother's Day or Father's Day, I was just inadequate in expressing my thoughts on those occasions. Every day is a special day when you are a parent.

Thank you both so much for sharing Cullen with me for the whole day in February 2007. Anna, you did not know me personally, although we had met and spoken by phone, but still you shared your most special and important gift with me that day. He 'vroomed' his way into my heart that day and will be there forever. We shared plastic bowls and collanders and boxes and tractors, and puppies at the door wanting to get to him. Jerry was on the back porch with his tools and Cullen wanted those too, even then. He did not fret at all with us strangers. He always seemed to know he was safe. And he was and is still safe in the arms of Jesus. He seemed to have peace and contentment in all circumstances. Isn't that what God wants for us all?
What comfort and strength it is to know that whatever circumstance we find ourselves in, we have been promised that God will be there with His Son, Jesus, making intercession on our behalf, for all our needs. If we praise Him in all things, it will bring deliverance. I'm rambling but I hope you know that I am with you today and always even when the everyday cares of this life overwhelm me.

I pray God's peace for you as I write this letter. I love you "with all my hearts" as Hayden says.

Aunt Beth
Rainsville, AL
June 10, 2008
June 10, 2008
June 10, 2008
Anna and Johnny,
My heart breaks for you two. Sarah McCombs (daughter) told me about Cullen's homegoing.
I am deeply sorry Anna. Memories of you as a school girl flash through my mind and I wish I could scoop you up and hold you. However, your Heavenly Father can do a much better job at comforting you and your husband. He will give you the strength, dig deep in your faith.
With love,
Deborah (McCombs) Crawford
June 9, 2008
Cullen,
What a joy you have brought to so many lives!!! Thank you for being such a good friend to Ashlynn and driving the big cars with her at On the Border! I am glad that we got to spend time with you and I know you will be missed by us and many others. I love you little man!

Johnny,
Thank you so much for being the rock for Anna to stand on during this difficult time for both Anna and yourself. I have been so overwhelmed with the peace that I feel knowing that Anna has you to take care of her when I cannot be there. I want to thank you for being so good to her and continuing to do so. You are a great father, a loving and wonderful husband, and an awesome friend.

Anna,
Words cannot express how my heart breaks for you. I love you so much! I am so proud of the woman, wife, and mother that you are. You mean so much to me and I wish that I could be closer to you. I know your strength and your devotion to those you love is like a fortress. I am amazed at how beautiful your son is and how many people's lives have been touched by him. He truly is special! I miss you terribly! Whatever you need, you know is a phone call away.
With lots of love and support,
Lorrie Whitlock, Ashlynn Whitlock, and Santos Montoya
Lorrie Whitlock
June 9, 2008
Anna and Johnny,
I wish I was close to you so I could be more of a support. I am so sorry for your loss. There is no way I could understand what you are going through as parents, but I have lost someone very close to me aswell. If there is any thing that has helped me it is knowing that God is in control and He will never let you fall. He has a plan for your life and He had a plan for Cullen when he put him in this world. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I love you both very much.
Sarah McCombs
June 9, 2008
Cullen ~ While I only met you a handful of times, each and every one of them was full of laughter. You were such a happy little man and spread cheerfulness to all who were around you. I am so thankful that you came into my friends lives! Their love for you thrills my soul! We all miss you dearly and think of you often. I look at a picture of you with your parents everyday and say a little prayer for all of those whose lives you touched.
Johnny & Anna ~ I love you both and can't wait to get back around to see you soon. You are amazing friends and parents. Cullen really was a joy to be around thanks to you guys! Love you :-D
Becca Whitlock
May 16, 2008
Anna,
I want to wish you a belated happy mother's day. I cannot imagine how challenging that might've been to fall the day before Cullen's birthday. He was such a gorgeous baby boy and clearly, he was loved by his mother and father and so many others. I firmly believe being a parent-a good parent-must be among the highest callings in this life. I hope you and Johnny are able to find comfort in each other and in the knowledge that your sweet baby knew he was loved. I hope you're able to reach out for the support you deserve.

Cullen,
Happy belated birthday baby boy. Your cousin Daly had a princess party for her last birthday. Unless you like pink to the point of looking like pepto bismol threw up on you, you probably wouldn't have liked it very much.

I learned from reading your Aunt Carla's comments that you must be a dancer. It must run in the blood, because your cousin Daly can and does shake it every chance she gets. She just finished swimming lessons and also received the first 'friend' given hair cut. Your cousin Amberly walked in on Daly being given a nice southern mullet of sorts by another little girl. Southern pride you know...apparently it starts early. Your cousin William (your Cousin Chad's son) doesn't do a whole lot yet, but he smiles and laughs a lot. I wish they could've had the pleasure of knowing you. I'm sure you would've been great friends and they could've taught you all about chicken houses and picking okra, and the joys of running barefoot through the pastures and climbing trees.

I never had the pleasure of meeting you and knowing you, but you are my family and will not be forgotten and these little southern cousins of yours will know of you and continue to remember you as well.

You are loved.

Johnny,
I love you cousin. My heart breaks for you, but I'm also profoundly proud of you. You are father to a beautiful son, husband to a lovely wife and despite many adversities, you are still here. You're a survivor and I hope, even through this unfathomable sadness, that you are able to be proud of the man you are and strive to become and the love you gave and will continue to give your son.

I just wanted you both to know that you are thought of. I hope you find yourselves surrounded with the support you deserve.

"There is no vocabulary for love within a family, love that is lived in but not looked at, love within the light of which all else is seen, the love within which all other love finds speech. This love is silent" -TS Eliot
Amylynn Whetzell (Johnny's First Cousin)
May 14, 2008
Hello dear, dear Johnny & Anna ~

Our hearts are with yours today and every day that has passed since our super-boy Cullen graduated to his forever home in heaven. How much we all long to be with him, experiencing all that Christ has prepared for us to enjoy together!

Jesus must have thought of everything in that wonderful place including special surprises for little boys...cars, balloons, cars, balls, cars, tricycles, cars, bubbles, cars, horsies (real ones!), cars...

Jesus knows us all so well. Each one of us is as precious to Him as our one-and-only Cullen. The Lord's arms ache to hold each one of us too. One day soon, we'll have the biggest "Group Hug" known! Til then, we'll keep making the circle bigger so no one...not a single person...needs to miss out.

We're sending our hugs directly to your hearts, Johnny and Anna! And tight hugs to Grandma Peggy & Grandpa Larry, Grandma Mary Beth and Grandpa Keith.

Love, Chris & "Grandma Pat" Whitney
Pat Whitney
May 14, 2008
Hi Sweet Cullen,

I just want you to know what a blessing you have been to me. Uncle Jeff came back from your goodbye service and told us all about it at our easter dinner. Even now it makes me cry to think of how good our God is by making such a sad day for us (because we miss seeing you) such an amazing, beautiful day full of love and blessing. You are one super-special dude. You have definitely taught me to trust our Father much more than I had before. I know that you already know fully how good he is, but I'm still learning and it blows me away all the time!

I love you, little guy, and I can't wait to party with you in heaven. You are going to love Merrin and Josiah!

Love,

Aunt Jenny
Jenny McCormick
May 14, 2008
Hey there lil' Cullen. I was so looking forward to seeing you play with my kids. You were so full of life and joy while you played with us here on earth...now, you're kickin' it in heaven with Jesus. Not a bad deal, except for your mamma and daddy having to miss you so much. I look forward to seeing my kids play with you someday in the future. It's pretty amazing to think that you can see what's going on down here and you can pray for your parents. I know Jesus is helping you with that. I love you little man and wish I had known you better. I love your mommy and daddy too and look forward to more adventures with them. Happy belated birthday...I wonder if there are "terrible twos" in heaven.......
Jeff McCormick
May 13, 2008
Anna and Johnny,

My family and I wish you continued peace and strength. Cullen is very blessed to have you as parents. Know that he loves you so much.
Thinking of you always,
Dani
Dani Kuhlmann
May 12, 2008
Happy Birthday Cullen! I wonder just about every day what you are doing, what friends you have made, how you spend your time. I can't imagine the birthday celebration you must have had today.
I think you left a couple of bits of yourself here at my house- other than your socks. Your cousin Maggie has started dancing like there is no tomorrow, and your cousin Kyle has decided that "Cars" is his favorite movie. I think Maggie could give you a run for your money dancing now; you must be helping her out a little.
We miss you. I missed your birthday party last year because I was sick. But 2nd birthdays have always been my favorite anyway. I didn't miss this year. We made you a cake yesterday, and Maggie sang happy birthday all evening. I just wish you could have been here with us. I know that the time here will fly by, and we'll spend more birthdays together than we can count. We all love you. Happy birthday!
Carla Starkie
May 12, 2008
Last year we had your 1st birthday party at our house. Little did I know it would be the last one here on earth. I wonder what celebrations are like in heaven. What all do you celebrate there? Perhaps when another relative arrives, or when you meet an ancestor, or when Jesus stops by, or when a baby is born. What do the angels look like? How is the music? Oh, how I wonder about heaven and seek to know more of God. I sit in the swing on the deck and ponder all of this. I think of you and how much I enjoyed having you there by my side. It seems just moments ago you were with me. Your goofy dancing was such a thrill to anyone who was fortunate to observe! I miss the laughs you brought from me. I miss you tugging at me, grabbing my hand to follow you. I picture you reaching your hand out for us to take now, wanting all of us to follow you. Do you know we are grieving? I miss watching momie and daddy get you out of the car when they arrive at my house. I miss seeing you come up the sidewalk and into the house then run right past me into papa's arms. You would laugh and I would sometimes chase you to get my hug. I loved to hear you laugh hysterically when I crawled after you. I miss having you to spend the night. I'll get through this season in life, we all will. But you were such a part of our lives we will never be the same again. By the way, the head stone that marks your grave has a car carved in it. You would like it! Happy Birthday Cullen.
Peg Cornett (Nana)
May 12, 2008
Hi baby! Happy Birthday! Mommy loves and misses you so much! I wish we were celebrating together. I cant wait till we can.
Anna Cornett(Cullens Mom)
May 12, 2008
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "C"!!!! Wow, you're two years old today!! I sure wish we we could be together - we love and miss you so very, very much!!

I wonder what you're doing
Up in heaven today!
Probably havin' a birthday party'
With your new friends round to play.
With a heavenly choir singing
"Happy Birthday to You"
Sure wish that we could be there,
To celebrate with you!
Maybe Grandpa can take you fishing,
(I know there's a big lake up there)
Or, for your "annual" birthday ride"
(He's got to have a horse there somewhere!)
I'll miss getting to do that with you,
In all the years ahead.
But I'm glad to know you get to
celebrate,
With Jesus, family and friends.
And though our hearts are heavy,
Missing you so much today,
We have the hope and comfort that
We'll be together again one day.
And we know "that" time together
Will never have to end -
And that we'll never have to be
Parted again!!
Mary Beth Hollinger
May 12, 2008
Happy Birthday Cullen!! What a party you must be having in Heaven. Angel food cake for sure! Harps to play the birthday song. Sitting on Jesus' knee while all the other children, adults and angels help you celebrate. I only wish we could be there too. We miss you sooooo much! Save some spots for all of us, and we will be there soon. Love and hugs from Marilyn, Michael, Lauren and Evan Long
Marilyn Long
May 12, 2008
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOOGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CULLEN!!!!!
Your Mom and I Love and miss you very much. I know your in a better place but its still hard, I think of you all the time. I just wish I could hold you one more time. I Love you.
Johnny Cornett (Cullen's Dad)
May 10, 2008
Dear Anna, I can't imagine how difficult this Mother's Day will be for you. I hope you will somehow focus on the sweet memories you have of your precious son. You and Johnny and your families are in our prayers.
Love, Georgette and David Pearce, Winterville, NC (friends of the Cornetts when we lived in Colorado)
Georgette Pearce
May 6, 2008
Cullen, my thoughts & prayers are with your mom & dad. We never met but I used to play with your dad when we were children not too much older than you are. We met through church and would play and stir up just a little trouble. We learned Bible verses, many of which I haven't recited in years ... but this one comes to mind. I pray for peace for your mother and father.

Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
Brandon Broccardo
May 4, 2008
Cullen, Our last memories of you were in Hawaii at your Uncle Matt's wedding. You were having so much fun running around with our granddaughters, Merrin and Jessella. I'm sure they will miss the fun they would have had playing with you. We will also miss your smiles and the smiles you put on everyone elses faces. I know you are having a great time in Heaven, but we miss you down here.
Love,
Great Uncle Glenn and Great Aunt Cheri
Glenn McCormick
May 4, 2008
I'm sorry to hear about Cullen. Dad(Dan Campbell) told me about Cullen. He sent me Peggy's email about Cullen and I'm wish there was something that I could do other than praying for all of you. Just remember what King David said about his son that died, he can not bring him back, but one day he will go to where his son is and that is with Jesus.
Danny Campbell
May 1, 2008
Dear Johnny and Anna,
Our family is so sorry about the loss of your precious son. Our family knew yours when we all went to Eastborough church. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers. May our Lord bless you with the peace, comfort and joy that transcends all understanding.
Joe and Leslie Broccardo
April 30, 2008
Johnny and Anna,
I am deeply sorry for your terrible loss. Words fail to express the deep sorrow I feel for you both and the rest of your families. There simply are no words to provide the comfort I wish for you both. No parent should ever know the death of their child and I am so sorry that you do.
I never had the privilege of meeting Cullen, but I am glad he had the joy of you as his parents and the gift of knowing he was loved.
I am sorry that you hurt. I hope in time you find peace and are comforted. For now, I hope you're able to allow yourselves to grieve this terrible loss and feel however you need to. I hope you'll reach out for the support you both deserve. You are loved.
Amylynn Whetzell (Johnny's First Cousin)
April 29, 2008
I'm so sorry to here about your loss, my husband is Peggy Cornett's cousin I just couldn't imagine losing a beautiful angel like that. Please try and keep your head up and remember God will see you through this.
Kelly and Tammy Moore
April 29, 2008
Johnny and Anna,
I love you guys so much and I can't imagine the pain you guys are going through. Just remember that Cullen is enjoying beauty and happiness beyond our wildest imagination in the house of our Father. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Johnny, you know my number and you know I'm always here for you.
Susan (Johnny's 1st cousin)
Susan Williams
April 28, 2008
Johnny & Anna,
Heaven is a much sweeter and more precious place now more than ever. May God hold you close until you are reunited with him forever.
Carol & Dan Pohja (friends of Peg & Larry)
Carol Pohja
April 28, 2008
John and Anna
While having gone through a double loss of my father and brother through an accident when I was a teenager, I understand pain. However the loss of a child I can't imagine. It makes me wonder how in the world could God have sacrificed his Son, and for us!!??! You are in our thoughts and prayers as you work through the pain and sorrow of your loss. Draw near to our Lord and Savior as you walk through this valley. Friends of Larry and Peggy.
Dave & Nancy Karstens
April 27, 2008
Dear Friends, we cannot imagine the loss you must feel in losing precious Cullen. You are in our prayers. Hold fast to your belief that he is with his heavenly Father and that you WILL see him again. Johnny, we got to know you and your family when we attended the Bible college with your parents. We were so excited back when your mom shared the news of your marriage and so sad today when we received word about the loss you and Anna and the other family members and close friends have suffered. We pray that God's peace will sustain you.
David and Georgette Pearce
April 27, 2008
Johnnie and Anna, I have never met either of you but please accept my sincere condolences. The higher power decided that little Cullen needed to see his Grandmother Joyce and Grandfather Frank as well as his great uncle Terry. They will see after him until you get there.

Dan And Faye Campbell
(Peggy's first cousin)
Dan Campbell
April 27, 2008
Johnny and Anna I am sorry for your loss but God knows what is best in our lives so trust in him and someday you will be with Cullen again.love you lots and my prayers are with you Kathy Hartline
Kathy Hartline
April 27, 2008
Johnny and Anna,
We can't imagine the grief you are feeling. We pray that God would bring comfort to you in this time of loss. Cullen is with God now. I know that is a comfort, but I know it doesn't replace the hole in your heart. May God bless and keep both of you.

Stacy and Sanda
Stacy & Sandra Whetzell
April 26, 2008
This is Aunt Sheila. I am so thankful that you, (Johnny and Anna), brought Cullen to my home last year. He was such a sweet , loving baby. If you remember, he came to me,first thing, without ever before meeting me. You, Anna, were surprised that he did that. It tickled me that he came to me and was not afraid. Everytime I look at the dump trucks, on the front porch, I think of Cullen. He loved playing with them. My kids will never forget your visit here, either. I know a part of you is gone for now, but someday you will be together again. Hug each other for me.
I Love You,
Aunt Sheila (Peggy's sister, Johnny's Aunt)
Sheila Haggard
April 25, 2008
Dear ones, Cindy and I are so sorry for your loss. someone once said "A sudden death is a kiss from God". Hard to imagine at a time like this--but God is so good. and we know that your precious one has already experienced a real kiss from our Father. Bless you both and please do not hesitate to call upon us for anything you may need.
Vince D'Acchioli
April 16, 2008
April 16, 2008
March 27, 2008
Cullen brought such a bright light and happiness into my life. He showed me the true meaning of unconditional love not just his love toward me but toward everyone. I wish as adults we would have the same kind of love and acceptance that a little kid does, but we all grow old and bitter at this world and loose it as we get older. Mabey we would all be better off if we learned from the children in the world instead of them learning from us. I will miss him.
Johnny Cornett (Cullen's father)
March 26, 2008
Peggy and Family, I am so sorry for your great loss and pray that God will comfort your hearts as I know he can. Just think of the rejoycing when you get to heaven and see little Cullen again....what a WONDERFUL day that will be!!!
Linda Tinker Moore (Nana Peggy's high school friend).
Linda Moore
March 25, 2008
Johnny and Anna, I'm so sorry that Cullen had to leave you so soon. I know you will miss him until you meet again in heaven. God makes his mercies new everyday. You are in my prayers.
Alisa Whetzell Rogers
March 25, 2008
Our sadness for you cannot be expressed. Children and grandchildren are the joy of life. You are blessed to have known that with Cullen. Love to you all and may God comfort you in a way that only He can.
Vivian Abbott
March 25, 2008
My heart broke for you and your family when I heard the news. However, I praise God that he holds the little ones close to His heart. And thank Him for the blessing He has given us by sharing the joy of Cullen with you, even so briefly. This time is so difficult. Your Family is in my prayers! Let me know if I can do anything for you. We love you!
Shasta (Nana Peggy's friend)
March 24, 2008
What a darling little boy and you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you comfort at this difficult time. Ole & Carolyn Loon
orland & Carolyn Loon
March 24, 2008
Thank you Lord for choosing Anna and Johnny to be parents to Cullen. You knew it would be just a short while until You brought Cullen Home and still you shared Him with them. What a blessing for all the family to have an angel enter their lives and create a lifetime of beautiful memories. Thank you again Lord, for your comfort, peace and guidance. Please hold the family in your loving arms so they will be close to Cullen as I am fully persuaded that he is in Your arms at this very moment. Amen
Aunt Beth Cornett Smith
March 23, 2008
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. May your fond memories of him keep him alive forever. My deepest condolences
March 22, 2008
Thank you Lord for blessing us all with this little angel. He could light up anyone's day with that big beautiful smile. We know he is rejoicing with you in heaven. I pray that you would shower John & Anna and their family with your love and peace, today and the days to come. Amen
My heart aches for you all. God Bless.
Barb C.
March 22, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time - God Bless you and may he keep you in his embrace.
Katherine Leshinsky
March 22, 2008
My heart hurts so badly for your family and everyone who loved you so dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone, especially your Mommy and Daddy at this difficult time.
Colleen Ems
March 22, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Rob Raia
March 21, 2008
Cullen, your aunt sandra loved you and hurts so much with your mom and daddy. You were a precious angel sent to us for too short a time...We miss you and would love to kiss your sweet face one more time...
sandra whetzell
March 21, 2008
Lord, He's the cutest little booger. I regret that distance has kept me from getting to meet cullen and know his little personality. I look forward to hopefully meeting Anna soon. Johnny, I love you and your sweet wife. Of course, all I can say is I love you and that Matthew and I and our church are lifting you both up to The Father because "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and mends the broken spirit."
Amberly Marquard
March 21, 2008
I was absolutely devastated and heartbroken by this news...yet it's something to rejoice in knowing Cullen's dancing in Heaven, hugging our Lord & Savior.
I am so, so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are fervently with you all.
Denise Flory
March 21, 2008
Words fail to express the deep sadness and loss of this precious one. My heart is heavy for everyone so touched by this little life. Blessings to you all.
Marquetta Childs
March 21, 2008
I just pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort you all during this time. In His love,
Mike and Patty Vaughan
Patty Vaughan
March 21, 2008
My heart hurts for all of you. May God hold you in His arms and comfort you. I know He is holding Cullen right now!
Cindy Waterman
March 21, 2008
I was so saddened to learn of Cullen's death. What unfathomable sorrow for the whole family. May God's peace surround each of you.

Lynnette's Mom
Bernnice Sampley
March 21, 2008
Our hearts are broken over the loss of sweet Cullen. Please know that we are praying for you as you journey through this incredibly difficult time. We will never forget his infectious smile and sweet spirit. "...may you find refuge under His wings" Ps. 91:4
Stephanie & Brian Ronalds
March 21, 2008
My deepest sympathies to you. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Denise Lange
March 21, 2008
May GODS love bring you peace during this difficult time. My prayers are with you all. God Bless
Teri Fellman
March 21, 2008
I think of baby Cullen often and my family is praying daily for The Hollingers and the Cornetts. We are here for you if you need us.
Jean Henderson
March 21, 2008
I know Cullen brought much joy & love to his family and friends while he was here. It's the memories of him that will keep the joy & love in those that knew him now that he's gone.
Dan Feigenbaum
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