24 January 2008

Brian Hulse - My Friend, My Brother

Brian Hulse Apr 7 2007

As some of you know, my good friend, Brian Hulse passed away this week. He was the type of person who always had a smile and could make people feel good. In the beginning stages of me putting my life back together after the storm, Brian had been there as both a friend and a brother. He was probably one of the very first to support me in my NoLA Rising campaign and to encourage me to put more of my time into painting. One of the very first NoLA Risers, Brian had also purchased a painting of mine to give to his sister Mary as a birthday presents. In short, he believed in me and what I was doing and that helped me believe in myself. So, to that light in the sky that will always warm my heart, here's to you brother...On this day, I SALUTE YOU AND YOUR JOY FOR LIFE and hope that the lessons I've learned from you will carry me through my days. Be at peace, brother, for so many of us miss you.

Brian Pendleton Hulse

Brian Pendleton Hulse passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2008. Age 27 years. Beloved son of John I. Hulse, IV and Mary Anne Pendleton Hulse. Brother of John I. Hulse V, Anne and Adam Fishbein, Mary P. Hulse, Jason P. Hulse, Josie Sexton and the late David P. Hulse. Grandson of the late John and Mary Hulse and Mary and R. Allen Pendleton. Also survived by loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Brian graduated from De LA Salle High School and attended Loyola University. He loved his family, loved to laugh, had a perennial smile, had a kind heart, a sensitive soul, and was a loyal friend. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Bridge House, 1160 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 or the charity of your choice. To sign and view the Family Guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com

Published in The Times-Picayune on 1/22/2008.
Me and My Boy BWe Just be Chillin'


  1. I only met him a couple of times but I'll always remember how the sun came out from behind the clouds for a few moments as the priest said his last words. It was a beautiful moment.

  2. Brian was indeed a good-hearted and hilarious individual. He would have me in tears with his jokes and outlook on life. We worked together for a time and remained friends afterwards. He was very loyal, honest, and good to his word. I remember hugging him the last time I saw him. My best wishes go out to all of his family and friends. I will miss him very much. May he rest in peace.

  3. Brian will always live because there is no force of this world that could take him away.. He is a force of nature.. "B" is my brother, many people can claim the same; I just am fortunate enough to have the same blood running through my veins. Thanks to anyone who keeps his spisit alive.. I love you forever Brian,
    Your Sis,