We all wish we had that friend. The one who never forgets your birthday. Or your kids’ birthdays. Who lights up when she sees you. Who knows how to really listen. Who has a wicked sense of humor. Who knows the best restaurants. Who gives of herself unconditionally. For so many of us, we didn’t wish we had that friend; we had that friend with Courtney Sackin.

Cori died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Atlanta, and our friend will be forever missed, forever remembered.

She was born in Los Angeles to Stevie and Stanley Sackin. After the Sackin family relocated to Atlanta, Cori graduated from Riverwood High School and the University of Georgia as a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Cori dedicated her career to helping others, first in Alzheimer’s care, then in elder care, and most recently as an intake coordinator and capacity building specialist at Care and Counseling Center of Georgia.

To Cori, family meant both the family she was born to and her family of friends. To list all those she leaves behind would be impossible, her hug and reach were so vast. An online guestbook is available at www.edressler.com. The family requests donations to the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia, www.cccgeorgia.org/cori-sackin; Chaya Mushka Children’s House, www.chayamushka.org/elementarycori-sackin; or to the charity of one’s choice. A memorial service will be held on her birthday, Dec. 5, in Atlanta, with other celebrations of life to be scheduled. Details to be announced. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.