Brian Lemaster

June 18, 1963October 31, 2013

Brian Lemaster, age 50, devoted and beloved husband of Leigh, and father of Anna, William and Brantley, entered into eternal rest on October 31, 2013, at Hospice Atlanta after a courageous two-year battle with esophageal cancer. Brian was born in Los Angeles, California in June of 1963, the only child of his parents. At age five, Brian’s family moved to Atlanta, where he attended the Atlanta Public Schools, starting with Morris Brandon Elementary School, then Sutton Middle School, and finally graduating from Northside High School in 1981. Brian then attended Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications, after taking a year off to travel with the musical ensemble, Up With People. While at Vanderbilt, Brian was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He also played trumpet in the band and worked with the Vanderbilt radio station, WRVU. After graduating from Vanderbilt, Brian returned to Atlanta to work in the IT industry. In 2006, Brian joined Norcross Supply Company, a family-owned cedar and cypress business, where he was employed at the time of his death.

Brian’s family was the greatest source of joy in his life. He once said that a person has his children for so few years, that after marrying at age 33, he wanted to spend as much time with them as he possibly could. To that end, Brian could be found sitting on the floor with his children playing games or putting a puzzle together; or in the yard playing football, baseball, soccer, or basketball, or simply giving them a push on the swings. His devotion to Leigh and the children included helping with anything inside the home — homework, preparing a meal, and reading a bedtime story. He always had time for each of his children, ending each night with prayers and hugs. Even in the hardest days of his illness, Brian attended as many of his children’s games and activities as his health allowed.

Brian and Leigh Anne Reynolds were married March 9, 1996, in Augusta, Georgia. Their daughter, Anna McElvey, was born in 1998; their son, William Ingram, in 2001; and their daughter, Sarah Brantley in 2004. He is survived by his three children and his devoted wife, Leigh. Additionally, he is survived by his mother, Anne B. Eldridge (Mrs. Robert S. Eldridge) of Atlanta: his mother- and father-in-law, Harriet and John Reynolds (Dr. and Mrs. John D. Reynolds III), of Augusta; his brother- and sister-in-law Kristin and John Reynolds IV (Mr. and Mrs. John D. Reynolds IV) of Bronxville, New York and their sons Charlie and Oliver. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Brian was preceded in death by his father and his stepfather. Brian was a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church and Cherokee Town and Country Club, and he served on the board of Buckhead Baseball.

Brian’s family is forever grateful to the many friends and relatives who so graciously supported them as they traveled on his cancer journey by bringing meals to the house and helping with the children in countless ways. The family is also grateful to those who gave of themselves by providing company for Brian in the hospital, at Hospice Atlanta, and at his home. Gratitude is also expressed to Hospice Atlanta and Brian’s entire medical team for their kind and professional care of Brian throughout his illness.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 11 A.M., Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. The family will receive friends at Cherokee Town Club, 155 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, immediately following the service until 2:30 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Brian’s memory to Buckhead Baseball, 1266 W. Paces Ferry Road, Box 273, Atlanta, Georgia 30327; or to Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Online condolences may be made at


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George Berry

November 11, 2013

Mrs. Lemaster,
I want to express my most sincere condolences to you on the loss of your husband. I had the privilege of teaching Anna last year and found her to be a truly delightful young lady. The love and support that you and Mr. Lemaster gave her is very evident in her life. You certainly will be in my prayers in the days ahead.

November 8, 2013

Leigh, I want you to know I am thinking of you and your family during this time of great sorrow. With love,Jane Barrett

Charles Neel

November 7, 2013

Leigh just caddied for your dad 10 days ago. He told me Brian was in bad shape . Sure am sorry to hear the bad news. April and I are thinking about you and your family. Stay strong.

Joe and Julie Snyder

November 6, 2013

Leigh, we were so very saddened to hear the news of Brian's passing. He will be sorely missed by us all. Please know that you and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and the kids and give you strength during these difficult times.

Rom. 15:4 ~ Kim

November 6, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I'm sending you a hug from afar.

Kimbrough and Raymond Gibson

November 6, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the children during this time of sorrow. Brian will be missed by all.

Dave and Heather Metzger

November 5, 2013

Leigh and kids: from one BB family to another, we are so sad to hear about Brian. Dave remembers him being such a nice guy and so helpful with the Buckhead Classic from an IT standpoint. He also loved spending time with him at board meetings. He will be missed at the field! Much love and praying for all of you.

M Johnson

November 5, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God see you through this, and guide you through it all.

November 5, 2013

Leigh, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Leigh Morrison Roberts, Marietta

Mary Fletcher Higdon

November 5, 2013

My prayers are with you all. May you feel God's love in each passing day and know you are surrounded by friends and family who will support you through this difficult time.