Surprise Funeral Care

16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ


Brian Scott Mancini

January 18, 1979March 6, 2017

Brian was a medically retired Sergeant First Class, Combat Wounded Veteran who served as a Combat Medic with two tours in Baghdad, Iraq. He served over 12 years of Military Service in the United States Army. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, the Combat Action Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge and Flight Medic Badge. He was medically retried in April of 2011 and returned to work in the community where he was born. Brian was a proud Phoenix native and enjoyed volunteering and advocating for healthier Veterans care options and transitional needs, and was the founder of the Honor House. The Honor House’s mission is to provide a complete transitional package that utilizes resources from the community to meet therapeutic and transitional needs of our Veterans affected by combat. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and Fly Fishing. Brian Is Survived by his mother, Jackie Williams and stepfather, John Williams, father, Bill Mancini, brother Michael (Isabel) Mancini, sister, Nichole Mancini, nephew Alex, nieces, Patricia and Brianne, companion service dog Romeo,extended family, friends and the numerous amounts people he has touched.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Brian Scott Mancini

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J. Scott Burns

March 3, 2019

My son, Scott and I had the privilege of knowing and working with Brian at Honor House. An amazing, productive life!

We have been so blessed by him!

I know he is at peace with our Lord. John 3:16. We will meet up again some day!

In the meantime, God bless Brian and his family!

J. Scott Burns


September 24, 2018


I just went through a stack of old business cards and saw the one you gave me in 2016. I just thought I would take a few minutes and read every memory posted here. It is soldiers like you that made serving in the Army not a duty but a privilege.

Luz Marrero(Hidalgo)

June 6, 2018

To a hero and a heart that got to know God’s love. I got the chance to know Brian during my service in the military briefly when he was a Specialist . Very proud of his job and always trying to do things by the book, I left the military and years later connect back via Facebook and by phone. His testimony post combat was amazing , He was grateful to be alive, for the love of his family and above that grateful that he got to know God’s love and His power to make something beautiful out of ashes. Brian had a mission in mind to let other fellow combat soldiers know their value in society,but also to the one who was guiding him, God. It was amazing to me to see the beauty of his heart through his testimony. I reach out to Brian a couple of times through out the year, but did not receive any reply since 2016. I send a message this past memorial weekend, with no replied and yesterday decided to search in the internet for him, with lots of sorrow I learned of his departure form this world. God gain a soul in heaven, to his family my deepest condolences. Will keep you in my prayers, and remember Brian’s beautiful smile and desire to always help others. His legacy will always be remember!!

Wendy Soesman

April 8, 2018

I just learned about Brian this past week from his story on 60 minutes, and he's been on my mind. My heart bleeds---for him, for his family and friends, for those he helped, for what we lost. Rest easy, brave Hero.

Jan Haugley

April 6, 2018

I too saw the 60 minute episode,... We had spent Saturday with wounded veterans, I m always so amazed and in awe of what they can do. Your loved one was a hero, he will Not beforgotten, I pray we can find a way to figure out what happens in the brain to help our men and women who serve us so bravely. Having gone through loss recently myself, this last year has been extremely difficult for you, Continue on one day at a time, he is forever with you, Prayers for every family member and friend.. My deepest condolences....

J. Hill

April 2, 2018

Thanks for your service and sacrifice Brian! May you always be remembered, and your duty to the USA never be forgotten!... So much more needs to be done with VA health care and PTSD! May you find peace, and God be with you! Salute!

Richard Mottilla

April 1, 2018

I never knew Sgt. Mancini. I learned of his life and sacrifice Easter Sunday on CBS 60 Minutes. To say I am humbled by his example would be an understatement. To say I am inspired by his life, more so. I am a retired Army Aviator and even though we never met I feel his loss. I will go to Honor House and I will support Brian’s vision. Rest In Peace Brian. You are no longer in pain and I feel you have achieved the reward you so richly deserve. Salute.

CW4 Richard L. Mottilla

Joey Strickland

February 27, 2018

I am the former Director of Veterans Services for Arizona. It was my honor to work with Brian in establishing Honor House. I gave the first 20 thousand dollars to get the program started. I am so sad that Brian lost his fight. A good man, valiant warrior. Rest In Peace.
Joey Strickland
Louisiana Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Spyro Vangellow

September 19, 2017

I never knew you SFC Mancini, but I know someone who did, and I know that person to be someone of great character, a loyal, dear friend, and she was touched by you, and loved you dearly. As I love her dearly, and care so much for her, I can only feel cheated not to have met you. You hold a high place in her heart, and I can hear and feel the love she had for you. As a veteran myself, I am blessed to call you a brother, though we served at different times. Thank you for you service, thank you for your sacrifice, and the world was a better place with you in it. I hope your pain is gone, I hope your peace is at hand, and I KNOW your presence is still among us. Peace brother.

Jackie Williams

April 27, 2017

My beloved son! I struggled to bring you into this world....and I struggle even harder letting you go! You were an honorable man and a beautiful soul who Loved The Lord....I KNOW you are with Him now! You were a true "giver" in this world and will continue to be! Until we meet again....rest easy in His Arms! I love you and miss you dearly my sweet son....Always in my heart.....Mom