Brian and Tressie Neill

$41,850 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 539 people in 37 months
Brian and Tressie Neill are from San Antonio, Texas and were married for 23 years. For their anniversary, Brian surprised his lovely wife Tressie with a trip to watch the sunrise by hot air balloon, something they have both always talked about doing and he had planned for months. While being in the air, Brian had sent his brother, Curtis, a picture from the air and stated, "can you see our reflection in  the clouds?"
Both believers in Jesus, we know both of their souls are now with the Lord, and our family will forever see their reflection in the clouds.

Brian and Tressie live on through their two beautiful daughters, Shelby Neill (20) and Sarah Neill (16), along with their families. 

Brian and Tressie were two of the 16 passengers that were on board the hot air balloon that crashed on July 30, 2016 in Lockhart, TX. Our family is asking for prayers for strength, guidance and peace in not only our hearts, but also the hearts of the family and friends of the 14 other victims.

The money will go towards funeral costs and expenses and wire transfered at the close of the fundraiser. 
The legal guardians Jeff & Lynnette Thornton (Brians brother and sister-in-law) are the ones now handling the financial donations. Because we have seen so much success with the campagn, the funeral costs will be fully covered and the excess money will be set up in a trust fund and set aside for the girls educational finances. Thank you for your prayers, love and generosity. 

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Wow. What an amazing display of how many people were truly touched by Brian and Tressies story. The amount of love, sweet words, prayers and donations that the family has received has been so sincerely appreciated.
The girls legal guardians, Jeff & Lynnette Thornton (Brians brother and sister-in-law) are the ones who are now handling the financial transactions for this account. Because the account has seen so much success, the funeral expenses are able to be fully covered, and the excess donations are being set up in a trust fund for the girls to cover educational finances for college.
Again, a huge thank you goes out to all who donated. Our family was so overwhelmed with the outpour of love that we have received at this time.
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It's been a very emotional last 36 hours. What an amazing and strong family we have. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated, prayed, and sent well wishes. The amount of love we have received is unbelievable.
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Ron Melancon
37 months ago
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We tried to prevent these accidents it breaks our souls to know that the safety officials did not address we have the evidence. Praying

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Gail Knowell Davis
36 months ago

What a blessing that Brian and Tressie were able to enter the presence of Jesus TOGETHER. My condolences to their girls and other family members...

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Ginny Stricklin
37 months ago

Services for Brian & Tressie Neill are planned as follows: Family Visitation is scheduled from 7-9pm on Friday, August 12th, in the Main Auditorium of CityChurch Bandera Road, 9431 Bandera Road. The Funeral will be at 10am on Saturday, August 13th at CityChurch Bandera Road with Interment following at Sunset Memorial Park, 1701 Austin Hwy.

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Jean Vlk Dukes
37 months ago

Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your beloved family members. May the Lord shower you with His peace that passes all understanding as only He can during this most difficult time.

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Teresa Grace Saylor
37 months ago

Praying for the daughters and all other family and friends for their loss. Such a terrible accident. Praying also for Brent and Barbara Saathoff and the whole church congregation . I wish I could have donated more.

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Stacie Hermes Harris
37 months ago

Sarah we are so sorry to hear about your parents. You and your sister will be in our prayers. Please call or text Taylor if you need anything.

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Lily Hemphill South
37 months ago

Sending prayers for the Neill family.

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$41,850 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 539 people in 37 months
Created July 31, 2016
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$1,000
James Kainer
35 months ago

From our Cy Woods Booster Club family to yours. I know its not much but I hope it helps. Our condolences to the family and our prayers for a new beginning and a speedy process of healing. God bless your family!

$500
Anonymous
36 months ago
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$50
Helotes Garden Club
36 months ago
$20
Anonymous
36 months ago
KF
$250
Katie Price Fowlkes
36 months ago
ZV
$20
Zuber Vohra
36 months ago
JN
$50
Janean Noah
36 months ago

George & I have the whole family in our prayers.

KP
$100
Ken & Gina Phipps
36 months ago
RA
$30
Rocky Ahlfinger
36 months ago
AA
$100
Ashley Ahlfinger
36 months ago
Ron Melancon
37 months ago
2
2

We tried to prevent these accidents it breaks our souls to know that the safety officials did not address we have the evidence. Praying

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Gail Knowell Davis
36 months ago

What a blessing that Brian and Tressie were able to enter the presence of Jesus TOGETHER. My condolences to their girls and other family members...

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Ginny Stricklin
37 months ago

Services for Brian & Tressie Neill are planned as follows: Family Visitation is scheduled from 7-9pm on Friday, August 12th, in the Main Auditorium of CityChurch Bandera Road, 9431 Bandera Road. The Funeral will be at 10am on Saturday, August 13th at CityChurch Bandera Road with Interment following at Sunset Memorial Park, 1701 Austin Hwy.

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Jean Vlk Dukes
37 months ago

Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your beloved family members. May the Lord shower you with His peace that passes all understanding as only He can during this most difficult time.

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Teresa Grace Saylor
37 months ago

Praying for the daughters and all other family and friends for their loss. Such a terrible accident. Praying also for Brent and Barbara Saathoff and the whole church congregation . I wish I could have donated more.

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Stacie Hermes Harris
37 months ago

Sarah we are so sorry to hear about your parents. You and your sister will be in our prayers. Please call or text Taylor if you need anything.

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Lily Hemphill South
37 months ago

Sending prayers for the Neill family.

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