North Fulton County

Tears, profound sadness during funeral for Roswell teen

ROSWELL, Ga. — Loved ones and friends gathered inside of a Roswell church to say goodbye to Natalie Henderson on Friday morning.

Several hundred mourners filed into the Roswell Presbyterian Church, many working through their grief over the murder of the Roswell High School student and her friend Carter Davis.

Natalie's friends told Channel 2's Tom Regan she was an absolutely amazing person. She was funny, compassionate and incredibly giving.

"She did what she could to make your feel better. She would always make you laugh and she had the most beautiful smile you would see on somebody," said friend Alex Macchione. "She just cared about everybody all the time."

Henderson and Davis, were shot and killed behind a Publix early Monday morning. Police arrested 20-year-old Jeffrey A. Hazelwood Wednesday and charged him with two counts of murder.

Hazelwood was in court Friday morning where he appeared to be shaking and talking to himself. A judge denied him bond.


A celebration of life for Davis was held Thursday at St. Martin-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church in Dunwoody.

Emma Caldwell, one Henderson's closest friends, spoke at a vigil Thursday, saying she would never be the same after Henderson's death.

"I feel like half of me has been ripped away," Caldwell told Channel 2's Matt Johnson. "She was my best friend. I considered her my sister."

Friends remembered Henderson as an outgoing girl who could approach anyone and make a new friend.

"I liked to call her 'Fun Size' because she was really tiny and lovable," said friend Avery Booth.

More than 100 people showed up at the vigil in Roswell Square. They shared hugs and memories of Henderson as well as lit candles to help remember their friend, sister and daughter.

The family asks that instead of flowers, you make a donation to Companion Animal Connection in Waleska.