Brian Craig Pettus, age 63, passed away on December 30, 2019 at his home in New Orleans. Brian, a native of Anniston, AL, was a resident of New Orleans since the late 1980s. He was employed by Hancock Whitney Bank and worked for many banking institutions in New Orleans in his 30 years of calling New Orleans home: Hibernia Bank, Crescent Bank & Trust, Capital One and Metairie Bank.
Brian is the son of Fay Jean Zaner Pettus of Anniston and the late Lowery Van Buren. He is also survived by his sister, Deborah Crosson of Anniston and brother, Lowery Kieth Pettus (Pam) of Carrollton, GA and uncle to Meredith Leigh Crosson. Brian was a longtime friend of Rodney Thoulion locally, his neighborhood family on Bungalow Court and Mark Mooneyhan of Lancaster, PA.
A quiet and unassuming guy, Brian was much of a loner who enjoyed working on his house in the historic City Park Triangle. He was an avid football fan and always rooted for his Alabama teams despite the bitter LSU rivalry here.
Those who knew Brian best knew him for his sweet, quiet demeanor, and his charming good looks.
A funeral was held in Heflin, AL on January 6, 2020. A lover of nature and the outdoors Brian’s wish was to be cremated and his ashes scattered from Mount Cheaha in Alabama where he, his brother Kieth and many childhood friends spent much of their time.
A memorial service will be held in New Orleans at a later date. Remembrance donations may be made to CrescentCare in New Orleans at www.crescentcare.org.