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Brett Lindsay Elliott

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Houston lost one its most clever wordsmiths unexpectedly on Monday morning, the 30th of March 2009. Age, 54, he was born on the 10th of February 1955, in Austin, TX. He is survived by his mother, Merilyn Elliott, sister, Lisa Elliott, friend, Aimee Comparet, niece, Sarah Wheeler, nephew, Andrew Wheeler, aunt, Carolyn Watts, cousin, Robin Palmer and partner, Joan Taliaferro, all of Houston. Out-of-town family includes aunt and uncle, Adrienne and Durel Landry, and cousins, Durel and Kirk Landry. He is preceded in death by his beloved father Earl D. Elliott, Jr. He move to Houston at age two and graduated from Memorial High School in1973 where he was a champion debater. Brett earned his B.S. in advertising from the University of Texas in Austin, class of ’77. He worked for agencies and media entities such as Mark Logan Advertising, The Belcher Group, The Williams Group/William Hinz Advertising, Media Concepts, The Houston Post, The Hinckley Group/Hinckley and Slade and BRSG where he produced award-winning work. Most recently he was senior copywriter at Lopez Negrete Communications. He volunteer tirelessly with the Houston Advertising Federation now AAF-Houston, serving terms on the Board of Directors, chairing committees, working on Houston’s ADDY shows, judging local and national ads, and script writing three AAF National ADDY shows. Brett was the model of a new ad club award, the Spirit of HAF, and received that distinction in 1997. He loved music; from loud rock to punk to blues to jazz. His favorite pastime was attending concerts and music venues with his many friends, and then burning a CD of the playlist to present as a cherished gift. Most of all he loved his family and good friends from all walks of life. Friends are cordially invited to a memorial visitation with the family from six until nine o’clock in the evening on Friday, the 3rd of April, in the Parlor of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. The memorial service will be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 4th of April, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made toAEFH (Advertising Education Foundation of Houston) In Memory of Brett Elliott - P.O. Box 27592 - Houston, TX 77227 Peace. Love. Brett.

Published in Houston Chronicle from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2009
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