Bradley Jefferson Ellis

  • Born: September 5, 1981
  • Died: June 11, 2012
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home Lake Travis

411 Ranch Rd. 620 S.
Lakeway, TX 78734
Tel. (512) 263-1511

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bradley Jefferson Ellis was born on September 5, 1981 in Austin, Texas. Brad was called Home by our Heavenly Father on Monday, June 11, 2012.

Brad graduated from Lake Travis High School in 2000 and from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accounting in 2005. Brad was employed by Ryan LLC, a professional global tax services firm, as a senior consultant.

Brad is survived by his parents Jeff and Cynthia Ellis of Lakeway; his brother Blane Ellis and wife Kendall of San Antonio; sister Brooke Ellis of Austin; grandparents Howard and Maureen Ellis, Nora Dudley, and Rnell Chapman; numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many wonderful friends and co-workers.

Brad was preceded in death by his grandfather, Branch W. Chapman and aunt, Brenda Horton.

Brad was an avid sportsman and loved the outdoors. He had a particular love for bow hunting. He spent many happy weekends with family and friends at deer leases and ranches across Texas. He was also a sports enthusiast and loved his Texas Longhorns. Brad had a passion for excellent health and fitness and inspired others with his healthy lifestyle. He was an excellent cook and was particularly proud of his grilling skills, often texting pictures of his culinary accomplishments to friends and family. Brad attended Lake Hills Church in Austin.

Brad was extremely close to his family, friends, and co-workers. He was professional, detailed and always had a plan of action. Brad was compassionate, gentle natured, sweet spirited, and a driven competitor. Many friends have shared they are better people for having Brad in their lives. Brad's contagious smile and infectious laugh will be special memories forever.

Brad's family will host a visitation on Sunday, June 17, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis Funeral Home, 411 RR 620 South, Lakeway, TX 78734.

A celebration of Brad's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 18, 2012 at Lake Hills Church, 11521 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX 78738.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Brad's honor to any of the following organizations: Patriots and Heroes Outdoors, P.O Drawer 1663, El Campo, TX 77437, Arms of Hope, Boles Children's Home, 21300 Hwy 16 N., Medina, TX 78055, Brad Ellis Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund, Lake Travis High School, 3324 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin, TX 78738, or toTexas Organ Sharing Alliance, 8122 Datapoint Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229. Please write Brad Ellis Memorial in the memo line of any contribution.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Jeff,

It has been many years since I've seen you and I just learned about your son Brad from our old friend Doug (in Oregon).

I want to send you my sincere condolences to you and your family.

I hope that the many great shared memories of Brad will provide a source of strength for all of you for the many great, good years ahead.

Be strong.

Your friend,
David Jenkins

Posted by David Jenkins - Terrebonne, TX - Friend of Brad's father Jeff   August 03, 2012


Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. We know you are strong in your faith and the Lord with give you the strength to get through each day.
Brad was a good son, and a faithful son. He is resting in the arms of his heavenly Father.
Know we love you and think of you often. Please come out to visit us. Would love to have you anytime.

Posted by Jane and Gene, Virginia Anne Strong - Evans, GA - cousins from GA   June 21, 2012

Thinking of you all - all the time...our prayers will continue you..

Posted by the severances - lakeway, TX - friends   June 20, 2012


To the Ellis Family,
My prayers and condolences are sent for the loss of a great man. In his honor, I signed up as well many others of the community to become registered organ donors. The power of this man is second to none as he was able to touch so many people's hearts and will continue to do so. I have never had the privilege to introduce myself to him and it would have been an honor to shake his hand as he made this world a much better place.

In Him,

Posted by Ryan - Kerrville, TX - Brother   June 18, 2012

Wishing Peace to the family.....from Jamie whose sons Justin knew Brad

"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand. ~Irish Blessing"

Posted by Jamie Bone    June 17, 2012

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

Posted by Janine and Mike Wernecke - New Ulm, TX - Family friends   June 17, 2012


I did not know Brad, however met his family at The church of Christ, Lakeway.
My prayers will be with his family, friends , co-workers, and the many people that Brad has touched their lives. Many memories will be cherished and shared with others. God Bless...

Posted by Nancy Jo Johnson - Lakeway, TX   June 17, 2012


Miss you Brother!


Posted by Michael Trowbridge - Bryan, TX - Friend   June 17, 2012


May the Good Lord bless and comfort the family/friends who have lost someone so special. Turn to God's indwelling spirit for comfort. Rest in the knowledge that all is well and know that God is with you.

Posted by Cathleen Cranford - San Marcos, TX   June 16, 2012


My memories are from The Ellis Family Christmas gatherings...I have fond memories of seeing Brad grow into an amazing successful young man. Brad will be forever loved and missed!

Posted by Susan Weatherford-Shopinski - Warren, MI - Cousin   June 16, 2012



Just wanted to say how deeply sorry my family is for your loss. Brad seemed incredible with a love for life. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Heidi, Jared, Coltan & Dayton

Posted by Heidi (Brinkerhoff) Starkey - Little Elm, TX - cousin   June 16, 2012

We do not have a specific memory of Brad, but memories of the Ellis Family at our church when we first visited there. We recall seeing them sitting together at church and you could just feel the love, closeness and solid committment they had to each other and to God. We later had the privilidge of getting to know Jeff, Cynthia, and Precious Brooke. When we think of people we truly admire, this family comes to mind as these are two God focused parents who have raised their children to be outstanding humans, centered, with a confidnece and joy that is faith driven and based on values that were a part of their everyday life. This handsome, talented young man was a blessing to this world and to all he encountered as acknowledged and exemplified time and time again on facebook, among friends and colleages . But moreover, he was a blessing, a gift and a joy to all he touched , especially his family . We saw him sitting with his Mother, Father and Siblings and he had such a look of happiness and joy. We hope to see this again someday when all, including this wonderful family are reunited with God. It was an honor the first time and will be a glorious one to see again.

Posted by Chris and Susan Radosh - Spicewood, TX - Friends from Lake Travis COC   June 16, 2012