Courtney B. Hirsch

October 26, 2021
Courtney B. Hirsch

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In Memoriam

Courtney B. Hirsch


After a lengthy battle with illness, Courtney passed on October 26, 2021 at the age of 41 at home.  

Courtney was born on October 5, 1980 and grew up and attended school in Fairfax, Virginia.  She moved to Williamsburg, Virginia in March of 2019.

In spite of physical limitations imposed by cerebral palsy, she enjoyed a full and highly productive life.  While in elementary school she participated in the percussion section of her school’s band, where she mastered the triangle.  As a student at Falls Church High she was a member of the cheer squad. Following her graduation she attended the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and received her Associate’s Degree in 2019.

Courtney was never one to let physical obstacles hold her back.  While attending NOVA she spent a summer as an intern at the US Army’s Logistics Readiness Center at Fort Belvoir, where she was awarded special recognition by the Center’s Commanding Officer for her service and contributions.    

Courtney was also a world traveler.  In addition to numerous trips within the lower 48, she had the opportunity to visit Hawaii and Australia.  The latter courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Highlights of her Australian trip included meeting with the Australian Ambassador to the United States, flying in the cockpit of the Quantas 747, attending a ballet of Prokoviev’s Cinderella, and holding “Chelsea” the Koala bear named after President Clinton’s daughter. Courtney enjoyed going to Shakespeare Plays at the Folger Theater in D.C. She also loved movies and all kinds of music, including the classical her father played and she never missed the opportunity to say “Dad, can you please turn the volume down.”  

To all who knew her or just met her, Courtney was the embodiment of life.  She was never without a smile and never complained.  She radiated warmth, sincerity and kindness to all; always asking loved ones and strangers alike “How was your weekend” and “Can I help.”   

While Courtney may have been unable to walk, she has left large and indelible footsteps for all she met to follow.  She was a truly an inspiration and a special person.  

Courtney is survived by her parents Robert Hirsch and Vickie Walton and her step-dad Cornel Walton.  She is also survived by a large extended family including aunts and uncles Rickie and Percy Leonard of Austin, TX , Dr. David and Laura Hirsch of San Antonio, TX, Lisa and Ben Evans of Leamington Spa, UK, James Walton Jr., and Isaac Walton of Pittsburgh, PA and Sandra Walton of Plano, TX. , and many cousins and their families.       

For those wishing to perpetuate her spirit and memory, donations in Courtney’s name can be made to either the Make-A Wish Foundation, Shiners’ Hospital, or St. Jude’s Hospital, in lieu of sending flowers,   Events to celebrate Courtney’s life will also be held for family and friends in the future.     

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  • June 22, 2022
    Domitila Kitula says:
    Courtney, I miss your wonderful heart and personality. I loved the great stories you would share about Kramer. May you truly Rest In Peace. Love, Domi (NOVA)

  • November 02, 2021
    Barbara Addams says:
    Courtney always had a smile and was always thinking of others! We’ve only been neighbors a short couple of years, but we will always remember her beautiful spirit! So blessed to share special memories of great times together with Courtney, Caitlin, Nef and all the friends who enjoyed spending time with Courtney! Until we meet again!

  • November 02, 2021
    Latita Chisman says:
    Courtney I'm going to definitely miss you thank you so much for allowing me to take care of you and be a part of your life Every morning walking through the door you always had that big beautiful smile on your face no matter what was going on with you You are the most strongest person I have ever met in my life I thought I was strong but I found out very quickly you definitely had me beat by a long shot My heart is really aching I wish I could have told you goodbye And gave you one last hug Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the family

  • November 03, 2021
    Alicia Marceen Beech says:
    To my little Angel Courtney. Words cannot explain how much I am saddened and missing you right now. You were a bright and shining Light to me and to so many others. I consider myself blessed to have been able to provide care for someone as warm and loving as you. Each time I saw that amazing and beautiful smile, it just made my entire day. It's been difficult each day knowing that I can't laugh and talk to you. You were such a grateful and humble person and would tell that you loved me and I loved and cared for you just as much. I know GOD does not make mistakes and he provides strength and peace to each of us even when we don't deserve his grace. You've asked me on many occasions if I was proud of you and yes, with out a shadow of a doubt, I will always be very, very proud of you. GOD knows that in my heart, that it has been a blessing, an honor and most of all a pleasure to have helped taken care of you and assist your family. I remember saying to you eveytime I'd see you, " hey there Pal" and you seemed so happy to see me! I'll be thinking of you from time to time with peace, knowing that you have your Wings of Glory. You will always be my Angel and my Friend.

  • November 03, 2021
    Trena Kissal says:
    We loved seeing Courtney come into the church doors of CCC! Her smile lit the room from the moment she entered! She always had a word of encouragement on her lips. I'm so glad to have known Courtney as a loving sister in Christ!