Brian Thomas Meiller
January 24, 1961 – October 1, 2019
Brian Thomas Meiller, 58, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 1, 2019, after suffering a massive heart attack. Visitation will be Sunday, October 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Callaway-Jones Funeral Chapel in Bryan, with a rosary being recited at 2:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 14th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bryan. Graveside service and interment to follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Bryan. The Rev. John McCaffrey of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will officiate.
The youngest of four sons, Brian was born in Bryan, Texas on January 24, 1961 to Ted and Mildred Fojtik Meiller. Small in stature, he was big in personality. Always with a smile and a kind word, he was a joy to be around. Brian loved music and learned to play the accordion and the drums and loved to sing. Known for many years around the Brazos Valley as “Little Elvis”, Brian mastered the voice and the moves of his favorite artist. He loved to country and western dance, and would glide his partners across the floor on two-steps, waltzes, and polkas. He always found the good in each day and in each person. Although he suffered from Tourette’s Syndrome, he never let the disorder define him. He loved his Lord, the Catholic Church and had a special affection for the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Brian was predeceased by his parents, Mildred and Ted Meiller, and his brothers, Joaquin Meiller and Vaughn Meiller. He is survived by his brother, Gary Meiller, of Bryan, Texas; his sister-in-law, Susan Meiller Bockmon, of Bryan, Texas; and his aunts, Ruth Meiller Fridel of Bryan, Texas, and Delores Fojtik Hall of Tucker, Georgia; as well as numerous cousins.
Cousins in remembering Brian stated “It was evident that God’s grace was upon him as he had so many medical issues, yet approached life with confidence and strength” and “His life was indeed difficult, but Brian lived with gentleness and dignity”.
In life, Brian was always the first to want to help others. In death, Brian was an organ donor giving to those in need. His final gift……his final deed.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Baylor Scott and White Hospital ICU in College Station for their compassionate care of Brian, as well as Lindsey Maly of Southwest Transplant Alliance. We will never forget your kindness.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 507 E. 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803, or a charity of your choice.
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So sorry to read about Brian. I graduated with him and he also was always one of my mom’s (Ola Williams) favorite students. Prayers for his family.
I haven’t seen Brian in many years, since I moved away from Bryan-College Station, but he always had a smile and a firm handshake for me. I enjoyed talking to him whenever I got the chance, usually at the Kettle Restaurant, where Ted and Mildred would invariably bring him along on a Saturday or a Sunday. It was also great seeing him cut a rug with the ladies at the Sons of Hermann hall. The one thing I will always remember about him was his understanding eyes, his friendly and soothing voice, and his ability to make me laugh. Brian, I wish you well in your future travels, good sir. Some day we’ll meet again.
So sorry to hear of his passing.My deepest sympathy to family.Remember seeing him and parents at SPJST.
I am so lucky to have known Brian He was my joy every day at my job at the day habilitation center he attended and when I worked on his home from time to time . Brian and I shared a deep
Bond and trust, his humor is as well missed and his joy in cooking, gardening and enjoying life’s little pleasures was all he needed. I am still expecting him each day, we had so much more to do and accomplish. Bless his family and all that loved him. He indeed was special in every way. Now Brian you go rest.