Courtnie Relei 1989-2014
Courtnie Relei
  • 25 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 1, 1989
  • Date of passing: Nov 10, 2014
May the poopsh never be forgotten.. ya understand -Courtnie Relei

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Courtnie Relei, 25, born on March 1, 1989 and passed away on November 10, 2014. We will remember her forever. From her contagious laugh to her angelic singing voice. She was unique in every way. Though she is gone from this earth our love keeps her in our hearts. Forever loved and forever missed.



 Service will be held in honor of Courtnie TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25th at 11:00 AM
7401 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610, under the gazebo

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 3rd October 2016

"Thinking of you.. missing you as always. it still seems so weird i wont ever see you or talk with you again. I sit and think about memories of us... some funny, some sad, and how it was all real. I always thought your life was like a movie and now I replay it and I cant believe it was real."

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 24th May 2016

"I still think about you every day my dear friend... I don't think I will ever get rid of that ache I feel when I think about all you went through. Maybe you needed to show me first hand how life and death can be. The good bad and ugly... you sure as hell changed my out look on life.
You still were so important and loved... and I miss you and your spunk.
Love shanbo."

This tribute was added by Alma Soto-Baxter on 1st March 2016

"Hey baby girl, Happy Birthday I hope you have a good one! I love and miss hearing your loud voice, laughter, and singing. Tonight we are going to celebrate your life here on earth! God Bless!! I love and miss you tons!!"

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 1st March 2016

"Happy birthday... 27 years too young.. miss you and love you always"

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 8th January 2016

"I think about you a lot when the radio is on. Good memories with good music as always... love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 10th November 2015

"When I walked in your house and your belongings were piled and torn down. That dirt bag sister in law of yours and her scum cousin knew they were messing with your real family. I will never forget the fear in her face when I screamed that you were MY sister! All she could do was look at the floor while her little hinchman cousin tried to defend them. They knew they were pathetic pieces of shit... what hit me hard was your brother though.. your brother didn't fight me. Your brother thanked me for all I did... that was enough for me. He just seems like a broken man now.
It makes me sick they crushed your spirit and took so much from you... I wish I could have changed so much. But what's happened can never be changed. Just a year ago I said goodbye and my life changed forever. God will Judge all those who wronged you Courtnie. Love you and miss you always"

This tribute was added by Angel Alvarez on 10th November 2015

"Today's my bday,  and I woke up thinking about u.  Always on my heart.  It's been too heart wrenching thinking of writing to u on here. Today though,  my heart has no choice but to spill out how much you're missed  and just how much I think of u on a daily. we were suppose to meet up, suppose to have our usual Beach Hut Deli date.  Of course,  I was just too busy working to make our girls date.  Every single day of my life that you are gone I will never forgive myself for allowing that day to pass without seeing u.  Courtnie,  u were always the ray of sunshine I needed on the most unbearable of days.  When everyone else looked to me for strength, for a smile to help them get thru their own bs,  u were mine without even realizing it. It never failed,  when I needed a last minute, save my heiny,  save my job hail mary,  u had my back.  I remember when I called u,  needing a girl to work an event in less than 20 mins,  you were at a party,  had nothing with u,  didn't even have a ride.  Girl, I swooped u up,  brought u a Jean skirt, and a tank,  and u rocked my bosses event like a champ, then went right back to ur party without ever thinking twice. I will never forget just how loyal,  lovely and oh so genuine that heart of yours was/is.  I feel u quite often around,  can almost hear ur infectious laugh when I crack my sarcastic jokes.  Shoot,  I don't need anyone to get my jokes,  cuz I got u dying of laughter any given time.  HaHa! love u, baby girl.  I pray you're singing that beautiful,  angelic voice above because it certainly is missed.  This bday just isn't quite the same without u... and never will be."

This tribute was added by Marian Buslett on 10th November 2015

"Prayers for a beautiful young woman that I never was able to meet.   God Bless you and your Mom Gloria, my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 18th October 2015

"I miss you the most. I don't care what anyone says.. I loved you the most, I miss you the most, I hurt the most... I hate this so much. I want to be able to pick up my guitar and you be singing along with me. I can't pick up my guitar without playing a song we practiced.. one year ago I was with you in that hospital room.. its been a year since all this shit happened...time is cruel. As much as we want it to stop at a certain point, it keeps going... and all is left are memories..
I miss you and think of you everyday.
Love your shanbo"

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 27th July 2015

"I won't ever forget you.. my heart aches even more now because we haven't  gone this long without talking! I wish I could have changed so many things and showed you how much you were loved!... I wish this world could see the beautiful soul it lost. But Courtnie... I miss you... Always ALWAYS miss you"

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 25th June 2015

"If only you were here I know you would tell me how proud you were of me. You would reassure me everything was going to turn out for the better. I just want you to call my phone again so we could catch up like old times.. I miss you sooooo much! I dreamt of you the other night and it was a gut wrenching, you can't go! type of dream but you were happy and I was a wreck... love you and miss you forever my dear... you were so irreplaceable"

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 1st March 2015

"Happy birthday girl.. saw ya early in the morning... heard three doors songs on my way there which put a smile on my face because I felt you with me the whole time.. makes me so angry your not here in person though..please keep sending me your signs and love from above. Love always Shanbo"

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 16th February 2015

"You were so irreplaceable and I didnt even know it.. I wish you were here so we could catch up like our normal routine. Its crazy you are not here anymore! It hurts so much I can barely think about it... you were way too young and beautiful to have to go through what you did... but I miss you my dear.. every... single.. day..."

This tribute was added by Alexis Haddix on 2nd December 2014

"Love you baby"

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 29th November 2014

"Love you and miss you more and more my friend.."

This tribute was added by Melanie Hall on 24th November 2014

My Aunt Amy was in town from LA this week and when I told her about you she brought back all these great memories from when we were 16/17. She reminded me of going to San Francisco for the day for my 17th birthday, she talked of you belting out Celine Dion on the drive and how heartbreaking it is to hear of your passing. I'm so happy I have such great memories with you tho. I'll cherish them forever you crazy girl. And of course my lol bro will never forget you, ya know, being his first kiss and all. Love ya girl. xoxo."

This tribute was added by Tonya Miller on 18th November 2014


I sit here and remember the good the bad and the ugly. I will forever miss you and the way you made me laugh. I recently looked at the youtube videos that we made to Together and I know you would laugh and love that we have over 200,000 views. I will always listen to Dolly Parton and think of you, your favorite song Dear Annie,

This is terrible that you are gone, I know that the last few years we fell apart but I would have done anything to help you, guide you. You had a great hand full of friends that LOVED you and will miss you terrible.

Baby ally says "She miss you and she was happy that she at least got to say goodbye to you"

Im So Sorry that I will not be there when they lay you to rest, but please know that if I could I would be there to watch you lay to rest. I love you court.

Forever in our hearts....

Please check out me and courtnie videos... on youtube,, " Dear Penis", "Cheater Cheater"... Just a little view of how amazing and funny she was...if you listen careful you can hear her voice... like a ANGEL!

Love you always,

Tonya Miller"

This tribute was added by Melanie Hall on 16th November 2014

"Courtnie, it saddens me to say that we were not as close as we once were, when you were in your darkest of times. You were always such a ferocious spirit, but such a tender soul. I have the craziest of memories with you, from being my baby brothers first kiss, to shoving your head into a strangers car and saying "no I don't know you" while walking in my neighborhood. I wonder if things were different, would we rekindle our friendship in time. You were a powerhouse and a genuinely pure hearted person. I absolutely treasure the time we spent together and I pray that you finally are at peace."

This tribute was added by Sophia Relei on 15th November 2014

We had moments of joy as u where my brides maid at my wedding standing up for your brother three years ago. You had a voice of a angel that is one things I always will remember. You where there when my baby girl was born and the smile you had as you became a aunt for the first time. I have the duck you gave Isabella at her baby shower and I'll keep it for her till she's older and I'll tell her of her auntie. We had our disagreements especially about drinking knowing what your mom went Thur and stories I heard from grandpa Mario. I wish we could of found peace with each other but never taught it would end so soon you just turning 25. So young and so talented. When you sang the athem at the boxing match you where a star. You where on America got talent and you made it far and deserved to win with that voice. Everyone judges and people do the best they can. You lost your mommie so young and it left you with a whole you never could fill. I know Mario loved you and your brother wish's you and him could of been in a better place. It shows us what drinking can do even in such a young soul. When you where sober you where the life of the party and everyone wanted to know you. I remember at my baby shower you sang to my belly and Isabella kicked like she was dancing. It made you smile so big. I wish you could be here and be a auntie to Isabella so much of her family is gone. Your mom Gloria and grandpa Mario who Bella just adored and now you. I hope you are at peace with your mom and grandpa. We will be placing you with your grandpa And we will also put your mom with you so you will all be together and don't worry it will not be by your Grandma knowing you didn't care fo her. All these nice things people are saying are true about you. I wish you would of known how loved you where and that maybe could of helped you want to live. I see so many pictures of you smileing and wonder what went wrong. I know it all started with you mom getting sick when you where 13. Who's knows if she lived where you would be today. Many life's are lost and so many are young as you were and it is sad. You lost your life before it really had a chance to start. In the time you did bless this world you impacted who ever you came across from your yearbooks to just the pictures Thur your life. I hope you find peace and I will show my daughter all the good you where. RipCRelei"

This tribute was added by Kristin Haddix on 14th November 2014

"Dear Courtnie, I wish things could have been differently.  I wish I knew how serious it had all become.  I made excuses.  I kept telling myself you where too young, this couldn't happen, you where just busy.  I didn't want to admit to myself that maybe things where spiraling out of control.  You needed help.  You were always in my prayers, and still are.  You have touched so many people, in your short time on earth.  We are all in shock, at a loss, full of sadness, and a bit of anger.  You where so kind, talented, unique and beautiful.  I remember you telling me that you thought Marilee (my daughter) was so much like you as a child.  I will never forget that.  I will never forget our heart to hearts.  I will never forget your voice.  Hearing your voice, was like listening to something so surreal and angelic. I am happy you are with your mother and grandfather.  I am sure, you are singing your heart out and catching up with them.  I will see you again one day, and will give you the biggest hug.  I'm thankful for our friendship, love you Courtnie.  P.S. your story will be told, written, and remembered by all your loved ones.  you are unforgettable. I will keep you where you belong, in my heart."

This tribute was added by liz xedes on 14th November 2014

"Courtnie you were a rock star. Live fast die young. You were soooo funny. Your stories were the best. Just so shocking and hilarious. I always admired how real you were no matter what. You were yourself no matter what. You didn't care what people thought of you. Such a rare quality. I loved your voice. I wanted you to share it with everyone. You were so talented. I remember getting a voice message of you singing and it made me smile:) Even though your life was cut short, you made an impact on many lives and through us u will be remembered. I hope you are at peace Courtnie. Find your light and continue to shine. peace and love"

This tribute was added by Monique DeBra on 14th November 2014

"Coco!! I miss you so much!! I miss your voice, hearing you sing in the next room, your laugh, and all the crazy things you would always say!! Always making me laugh, my sister and my mom!! You were family!! God damnit girl I can't even believe your gone still! :( You were so young and beautiful, talented and so smart! I will always think of you as a sister! Love you so much! Glad you're out of pain now! :( Sending my love your way!! XOXO"

This tribute was added by Cassandra DeBra on 13th November 2014

"Cococrisp,  coco nowww,  shaqualeen, coco....I carry you with me everywhere. Even though we can't talk anymore I know the moments we would call each other.l; when we were pooping, making food which was my fave. Everyday convo would go something like this "hey twit" then I'd say "hey shwaayy". Then she would be like "what are u doing nowwwww?" Then I'd say "making eggs Benedict with tomato and spinach with some fresh cut fruit" then she would say whhhaaaaatttt?!! That's dumby gonna top that off with some fresh cracked pepper and some cheese?" Anyway that's the just of our everyday conversations. It was so comforting to talk to her and it lightened my mood no matter what. She turned my grown up upside down and I know I did the same for her. I love you girl forever.:("

This tribute was added by c howard on 13th November 2014

"Courtney I will cherish the memories we had together. The last time we spoke, was when you messaged me and i told you and  to make a trip out here to Texas with Kayla and Shannon. You were loved by so many and you were truly a shining star. I will never forget how funny you were and mostly how you grew up to be a beautiful woman. I hope you are in peace now and singing in heaven. Until we meet again, I will always Remember how lucky I was to know you.

This tribute was added by Cameron Knopp on 13th November 2014

"Life goes by so fast one day your in school laughing and playing and then you blink and we are all years down the road living our own lives. Precious, precious lives.. Rest in peace girly, I say a prayer for all who have a heart involved."

This tribute was added by Erin Morrison on 12th November 2014

I am so thankful to have had the chance to see you in this last 2 weeks, I know many others wished they could have too! I can't even express how much it saddens me that you are gone. I know that you had a life of hidden struggles, but you were the most beautiful, funny, and talented woman that I know! I always hoped I'd get to hear your beautiful voice on the radio one day! I hope your singing to all the angels in heaven ! You are truly missed and loved more than you ever knew! Rest in peace pretty girl!! ♡♡♡♡"

This tribute was added by Amanda Townsend on 12th November 2014

"My best memory of Courtnie is of her doing impressions of Brittney Spears. She always knew how to make you laugh. She was an amazing girl with an amazing voice. I will always be grateful that she was willing to share some of her time with me. Love and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Chantil Deary on 12th November 2014

"God has truly gained an angel!!! I bet shes already using her beautiful voice up in heaven!!!! We lost contact with eachother after 8th grade butthe memories I have of you I will never forget. I just mentioned your name twi weeks ago when Conan Obrien came on the TV. I told my husband how you were so in love with him in middle school that  you came to school one day with orange hands, when we asked what it was you replied laughing that silly laugh "well uhh ya see I was watching Conan Obrien on tv and he started putting lotion on, so I went to get lotion to put on as well...but it was tanning lotion" and we all started laughing so hard!!! It was an honor knowing you. Such a beautiful girl, with a beautiful voice, and a craxy personality!!! You will be missed!!"

This tribute was added by lena reyes on 12th November 2014

"My court bourt, my LIL lil lady bug. You have touched my heart in so many ways. I am going to miss our weekly phone calls we shared, but as I think of you every day I know that is our phone call, I am going to miss those face time sessions (you penelope and I), but when I dream of you, thats our face time.. when I see you soon we can laugh about our crazy conversations. Thank you so much for being a part of my life, thank you for understanding the person I am and being the up most portentous individual, auntie, sister, grandaughter , cousin, and FRIEND. I LOVE YOU.  Now we do our singing session. ..xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Kellie Sexton on 12th November 2014

"Dear Courtnie,
I will never forget how funny you were. I will never forget all of your funny voices, which always translated to amazing lyrics that flowed so smoothly when you sang. You impersonation of Shakira “whenever, wherever” was always my favorite. I feel thankful to have known you, and have funny memories with you at the Finnegans. I remember you telling me dynamite came in small packages. I think it’s safe to say that statement was accurate haha. The last time I saw you was at their house, and you were talking about the tour bus you sang on. Which I can’t remember the band now… Maroon 5? I will have to ask Shannon. You were one of those people where when you laughed, everyone laughed. People were drawn to your happiness, and your smile. The world can be a dark place, and people are mean. I know Shannon was your rock. Those Finnegans are very special people. Rest easy pretty girl."

This tribute was added by Katie Doyle on 12th November 2014

"I can't believe you left us so early. You  were a wild child love life to the fullest I don't know why God picked you  but I do know why cause God needed you he wanted you to sing to him in person. I love you <333"

This tribute was added by Alexis Haddix on 12th November 2014


Please watch this inappropriate video... It was Courts all time favorite. I loved it also. We would watch it over & over. Never could get enough poop noodle. Court is the only person who can make me laugh like no other. She loved her power over my ugly laugh too. Life just will never be the same for me. I am very confused right now. I am very angry. I am heart broken. I wish I could do things differently. I have a lot of regrets. I miss you so so much. I'm sorry I wasn't there at the end. I wish the phone tag ended on my end.  I love you always"

This tribute was added by Kayla Finnegan on 12th November 2014

"Courtnie...i'm devastated you left us so early, but thankful you were in my life.  I wish I could hear your beautiful voice again.  I'll never forget the time you serenaded us in the parking lot to The Doors, People Are Strange...every time I hear that song, I think of you.  Thank you for sharing your beauty, talent and your weirdness with us.  I don't think our lives would be the same without poopsh!

I love you girl!!

Love, Kayla"

This tribute was added by Alma Soto-Baxter on 12th November 2014

"My baby gurll. Chicana!! It's not kosh that you left this world nowww. But you will forever live on in memories and in my heart. I will never regret forgiving you, you helped me grow and appreciate true friendship in many ways. Your goof ass, don't be giving God a hard time nowww. Tell your mom I said Hi. Love you forever and always! Muah! xOxo
Love mecheeelle"

This tribute was added by Danielle Finnegan on 12th November 2014

"Courtnie, you are in a place where there is no more suffering, no more pain, just love and happiness.... You had such a bright soul here on earth and I know you will continue to shine in heaven. Love and miss you always sweet girl. ❤Danielle"

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 12th November 2014

""Did I ever tell you your my hero?
You're everything I wish I could be,
Now I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings"

Love Your Shanbo"

This tribute was added by Shannon McEwen on 12th November 2014

"I thank God he gave me you as my best friend. I dont know what I will do without you but I promised you that you didnt need to worry about anything and I will always hold true to that promise.
Love always and forever,
Your Shanbo"

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