Bryan Mitchell Worthington, son of Don and Jane Worthington, left this life unexpectedly at his home in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sept 26, 2011. Bryan was born April 8, 1971, in Lubbock, Texas and had lived in New Orleans for the last 16 years. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Nola Worthington and Earl and Evelyn Maples, all of Ft. Worth, Texas. He is survived by his parents, Don and Jane Worthington of Pueblo, Colorado; brother, Greg (Trina) Worthington and their children, Delaney, Cooper and Channing; sister, Melissa (Gene) Velasquez and their children, Jaykob and Elissa; and numerous other family and friends. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel, 1317 Main, Pueblo, Colorado, with interment to follow at Imperial Gardens. Rev. Ron Clement will officiate. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  2. I am at loss for words. I met Bryan when he came to visit New Orleans before he moved to the city. He asked if he could stay at my French Quarter house if he came back. It was not two weeks later he pulls up in a U Haul. He stayed for a while till he got on his feet and moved out. Well sorta moved out because he never gave up his keys! Hard worker and super sweet…what was there not to love about him!
    Due to family illness, I had to move home and got really tied up with all that. Lost track of Bryan during that time. Been back to New Orleans and searched the city for him many times. Now I find out why I could not find him. Life is sometime not fair for sure.
    No doubt I have a ton of pictures of him from those days. Will be glad to forward them to his family. emailtiger@comcast.net or 318 791 9055
    Sorry for your loss to his family. I will always miss him.

  3. I was fortunate enough to have been with Bryan while evacuating New Orleans four days after Katrina hit. It was indeed a hellish time. Although I didn’t know him very well, I still can’t imagine having been with a more perfect traveling companion. His wit, as so many have commented on, made what was certainly a stressful and trying time almost enjoyable. He kept me laughing when tears wanted to flow. I will never ever forget him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends. The world lost a bright light with his passing.

  4. This is the most heartbreaking news. I have often searched for Bryan and Melissa over the past few years. I was lucky enough to have Bryan as a very good friend. He escorted me to Prom my Junior year of High School in Pagosa Springs. I recall many, many fun times with Bryan and Melissa. Bryan was such a light in this world he will be dearly missed. I wish the Worthington family peace at this time. My prayers are with you.
    Erica Leifer

  5. My heart is with you all. B’s New Orleans family will dearly miss this beautiful gem of a man. Schiro’s was beyond fortunate to have Bryan be a part of our little corner of the Marigny. He would call our guests and neighbors by name. If he did not know you, he would welcome you and you’d often hear him say ‘my friend’. I am so very proud to have called him MY friend! His warmth, his rapid-fire wit, the twinkle in his eyes that let me know some mischief was afoot! I will forever cherish time spent with him… my cake sign muse, my cat-comrade… my little brother. ♥

  6. To Bryan’s Family,

    During this time of intense sorrow, I share with you my deepest of sympathy for your (our) loss. Bryan was much more than a dear friend, for like a sibling, he was never far away. Someone I regularly reached out to, when in need of a person to listen…a kind and gentle word. I too, was blessed, that when he needed the same, he would reach out to me. I will forever have fond memories of the many years he was in my employ…his talent, patience and ability to produce the most memorable of event experiences for our client’s.

    Most of all, was his quick wit! One of the funniest people I’ve ever known, he had the incredible ability to turn any somber situation, into one of hysterical laughter! I believe he would want us all to continue to laugh of our memories with him….rather than grieve of our loss of him. He brought such joy to all fortunate enough to know him.

    “Although it’s difficult today,
    to see beyond the sorrow….
    May looking back at memories,
    help comfort us tomorrow”.

    He’ll be missed by his extended family here in New Orleans.

    And to you Bryan, until we meet again….I will close as I always have with…

    Love, hugs and kisses…

    Annette Huth

  7. Today it’s crisp & cool just the kind of day Bryan would love for his almost daily morning walk to McD’s. He was our neighbor & friend and was always there for a kind, warm word and quick pithy wit. We were all together through the post katrina adventure of staying in the Marigny, I can remember him moving his TV towards the front door so we could watch WWL while sitting outside those nights (thank you Michael for all the generators!) sharing bottles of cold adult beverages from Bourbon Vieux, then him steeling himself to drive – “but I don’t drive” – as car # 3 in our 5 car caravan through his beloved FQtr, through the CBD and over the HueyP that Thursday afternoon. Right before we left Bryan ran back into his side of the double to get those Zebra pillows so that our 2nd grader would have pillows to dive into incase there was gunfire. That was what Bryan was like – kind & thoughtful. He loved New Orleans both her pretty & not-so-pretty side, he will be missed.

  8. I was so saddened to hear of Bryans passing, we missed him at our 20 years reunion 2 summers ago! Bryan was always a fun and happy guy in school and always seemed to smile and joke, he was great! My prayers are with all of you at this time, I am so very sad to hear of this news! May God comfort you at this time of need.
    Sincerely,
    Angela Hawkins (class of 89)

  9. I had the privilege of being Bryan’s friend. He took me under his wing when I first arrived in New Orleans and never failed to make me feel special. The world was brighter with him in it.

    I love you, Bryan. You’ll be in my heart.

  10. To The Worthington Family,
    Please know that my heart and prayers are with yall at this time. Bryan was loved by many and I will miss him dearly, he was never too busy to put a smile on a strangers face, or make a friends day a little better with his humor and wit. My saturday nights will not be the same without him around to keep me laughing and smiling, I was lucky to know him and call him my friend. R.I.P. Bryan, I Love Ya.

  11. Bryan and I were close friend in High School and I have many fun and great memories of my friend. I have not spoken to him for many years and will regret that. It sounds like from reading the comments here, that even though we had not kept in touch Brian still had his great sense of wit and humor. Don, Jane, Greg, and Melissa, I will be praying for you all during this time.

  12. To Bryan’s Family: I had the great pleasure of meeting Bryan in New Orleans a few years ago while visiting my daughter,Patsy. I can tell you that he was an excellent friend, always taking care of those around him. I am very fortunate I was able to spend time with him during my last visit. With pain and sorrow, as a mother, I remain, Dione Mariani (Patsy’s mother).
    p.s. BRYAN I WILL MISS YOUR HUMOR!

  13. I had the pleasure of meeting you over 10 years ago and you instantly made me family. So many good and funny memories are making me smile now and making my heart hurt at the same time. I smile thinking of how much trouble you are stirring up with the angels right now, they don’t even know what hit them. Godspeed my friend. Much Love B. XOXO

  14. Bryan You were “one of a kind”, always making me laugh even in my worse days. So many memories through these long 11 years of friendship. You may be gone but never FORGOTTEN, your smile, your witt and your warm heart will always be with your “baby doll”…I loved you and always will with all my heart – Patsy

  15. From the first time I met you, I knew we’d be friends for the long haul, but we became more. You’re my Brother, and I already miss you so bad. When I start to get down, I just think about the some of the crazy times we had and it makes me laugh, and there were plenty of those. Give them some Mercy in Heaven, God knows they’re no match for your Wit and Humor. Take Care My Friend, We’ll meet again one day. Hopefully you’ll have it all figured out and show me the ropes. I Love You B XOXO

  16. Brian and I worked at the Bourbon Vieux together- most times side by side, literally. He would certainly keep things interesting with his great humor, but he always took care of everyone around him- A Real Gentleman. Brian will really be missed by all! My deepest condolences to the family- I will be praying for you all~

  17. Such a great loss. Always smiling and joking and making the rest of us laugh. I worked with Brian prior to Katrina and he was such a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed by all his many friends. Love ya babe!

  18. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Bryans family. I am so sorry for your loss. Im also deeply saddened by his leaving. He had a HUGE group of friends here in New Orleans that loved him beyond compare. He was so funny and always had everybody laughing. He didnt try to complicate things. He took life easy. He is making people smile right now, wherever in the universe he is. Bryan, XOXO Lady! Halloween and Christmas wont be the same without you. Love, Frankie

  19. To the Worthington Family:
    I am deeply saddened at the loss of my friend Bryan. I know that your hearts are heavy and sad at this time. Please know that he was loved by his many friends and fans. Yes fans. He could hold court like know other I have known. His wit and humor got a lot of people through their day. And he was a caring person who was kind to me, my kids and my Laura. God Bless each of you in your sorrow, know that he is at peace now. And of course, God Bless You Bryan. Thank you friend. Pattymelt

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