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Lonnie Carlos Brantley

July 6, 1962January 1, 2021
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It is with great sorrow and tremendous love that we mourn the passing of Lonnie C. Brantley, Jr., 58, of Southlake TX, who passed away from complications of COVID-19 on January 1, 2021.

Lonnie was born in Odessa, Texas on July 6, 1962.

Lonnie was a generous and gentle bear of a man, with a larger-than-life personality. He never met a stranger and lived a full and colorful life. After attending college, he worked various jobs around the world until finally settling down back in Texas where he began a long and successful career as an entrepreneur, working primarily in the mortgage industry. At the time of his death, Mr. Brantley was engaged in a groundbreaking effort to provide home financing for United States citizens in Latin America.

Lonnie was an engaged and loving father. His athletic skill and love of sports led him to coaching his sons in baseball, and encouraging his daughter, Bella, in competitive cheerleading and swimming. Mr. Brantley believed in working and playing hard and to the best of his ability. He worked to instill in his beloved children the belief that every job deserved their best effort, no matter how difficult.

Lonnie was a lover of animals, even adopting into his home a stray cat found living outside one of his offices, despite being allergic to cats. He also took his two dogs to work with him every day, where he would take breaks so they could run and play ball.

Lonnie is predeceased by his mother, Carmon Rexine Brantley (nee McAnally) and his father, Lonnie Carlos Brantley, Sr.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Anna Victoria Brantley (nee Murzi); his adored children: Samuel Achilles Brantley (10); Sebastian Elliot Brantley (10); Isabella Taylor Brantley (16); Elain Jillian Glenn (21); his sister Tamyra "Tammy" Lee Brantley and her wife Sally; nieces Shawna Ross and Kendra Sullivan; 2 great-nephews; a very special "honorary niece" Emily Schutz (nee Palmore); and too many friends and family to count.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00am, at F.E. Foust Funeral Home, 523 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

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Michael Brown

January 15, 2021

Mr Lonnie was my brother from another mother and I will miss him deeply. My brother would text me daily funny or (dirty lol 😂) memes or text me videos of the twins playing baseball or Bella doing cheer and it made my day each time. Lonnie loved you dearly Anna and could not stop telling and showing me how he shows his love for you. I remember how we use to drive around for hours trying to find the perfect birthday gift for you Anna, and even after we find it Lonnie would say I need to do something else.

Lonnie was a giver to his wife, kids friends, or strangers he just wanted to give all the time and he asked you for nothing in return but a ear for him to tell you about his wife and kids 😊.

My favorite 2 memories is Lonnie and I swimming and grilling for hours in his backyard talking about each other kids.

Lonnie treated Mason and my Bella like his own kids and that is the man he was he treated everyone like family. And 2nd is Lonnie and I sitting in his office for hours cracking jokes on each other and talking about our kids and the future and Lonnie with Ketle 1 and 7-up and me with a lemonade in our hands..

Lonnie made me a better man and a better father he was my big brother. My heart goes out to you Anna and the twins and Bella and please know if you ever need anything from me I will be there. You all are in my prayers daily God Bless the kids and you Anna ....

Jay F

January 9, 2021

To Anna, Sam, Sebastian, and Bella...I speak for all of us at Bobs grapevine and are sorry for your loss. You are in my family’s prayers and am so sorry. God Bless...Jay

Tammy Brantley

January 9, 2021

I’m so heartbroken for the loss of my baby brother. But I’m even more heartbroken for Anna, Bella, Bash, and Samuel. I can’t imagine the pain you all have with his loss. He was such a huge personality and character.

He and I used to chat almost every weekend. Since I’m 6 hours later in the U.K., he would message not long after he got up in the morning, which was always early, and we would chat for a few hours, but it was almost always about how proud he was of his kids. He would send me endless pictures and videos of all of them. He absolutely adored Anna and his kids. Our chats would usually end when the kids woke up and he wanted to make breakfast for them and spend time with them.

I have been remembering our own childhood. Our family moved around a lot and we often were the only kids we knew to play with when we first moved somewhere. So we were incredibly close. We also fought like cats and dogs as a lot of siblings do, but we were also each other’s fiercest protectors. We took care of each other.

I already miss our regular chats. I already feel a huge hole in my life without him. But I also know that he’s somewhere with our mom, probably showing her all those pictures and videos of the kids, and they’re both looking down and laughing and will be watching over Anna and the kids.

I love you LJ. Give Mom a big hug for me!

Tammy

Rob Fiallo

January 8, 2021

I met Lonnie about 6 years ago and we instantly hit it off and became good friends. He had a larger than life personality and I am really going to miss spending time with him. Lonnie truly loved Anna Victoria, she was the apple of his eye for sure. He spoke to me often about Bella and was so proud of his beautiful daughter. We also spent hours talking about Samual & Sebastian, he absolutely loved coaching them in baseball and bragging about his boys athletic prowess.. i’m so sad he will no longer be a fixture in your daily lives but I have no doubt he will be smiling down on each of you from heaven and somehow helping to guide you through life until one day many years from now when you can all be together once again. In the meantime, please know that I will be there for the Brantley family to support you in anyway possible... Lonnie would’ve done the same for me, because that’s just the kind of guy he was. Miss you my friend, God bless 🙏

Lisa Brantley

January 8, 2021

My heart is deeply broken over the loss of LJ so many childhood good memories..a kind caring wonderful person that brought many smiles to my face and lots of love to my heart he will never be forgotten, love you baby cousin. Lisa Brantley

Denise Simpson-Hentzy

January 8, 2021

My Dearest Anna,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Lonnie. I can't think of any words that will comfort you at this time. I wish I did, but know we love you and that you and the children are in our thoughts and prayers.
Share your memories with those around you. They will help get you through this difficult time.
My heart is breaking for you

Love you always
Denise and Family

Monshari Woodard

January 8, 2021

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Lonnie Brantley, I met the Brantley family while working at Walgreens for 8 years. Mr. Brantley was always kind, sweet and funny. I am so happy I had the pleasure of getting to him, Mrs. Anna Brantley and the kids. He will be truly missed. I miss the entire family. Mrs. Anna Brantley you are forever in my heart, love you guys. Again you have my deepest condolences for your loss. Always praying for you.

Tina Canas

January 8, 2021

Lonnie was one of the kindest and most generous people I knew. Our families immediately clicked during a vacation in Jamaica after our daughters discovered that they had the same name and birthday month (after which we would refer to them as “Bella 1 and Bella 2”). Throughout the years, we visited often, went on vacation together and shared the many trials and tribulations of parenting, work and life in general. Lonnie and Anna always made a point of including Bella and Mason and made sure they were treated as one of their own.

Our lives have forever been positively impacted by your kindness, friendship and love. The kids are heartbroken over the loss of Mr Lonnie and the pain Miss Anna and the kids are going through. They love you all dearly and I am forever grateful.
Tina

Isabella and Mason Brown

January 8, 2021

Thinking of Mr. Lonnie makes us remember his humor and laughter, his constant comfort and encouragement, and the endless love he put into the world. We are lucky to have known Mr. Lonnie and we are thankful for all he and you guys have done. You all changed our lives and have helped us grow into the people we are today. Wishing healing and love.
Bella and Mason

Sharon Brantley Bohannon

January 7, 2021

My heart is so saddened by the passing of LJ. He’s truly one of a kind that loved life! His laughter was contagious & was not to go unnoticed. He cherished his family! Praying for comfort & peace as you adjust to his absence.
Aunt Sharon

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