Bryan Scott Ritzert

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May 6, 1986 ~ September 2, 2013

Born in: Lawrenceville, GA
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Bryan Scott Ritzert, 27, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away the morning of September 2, 2013. Bryan was born on May 6, 1986 in Lawrenceville, GA, the son of Bryan Joseph Ritzert and Theresa Marie Mauragas. Bryan enjoyed spending his time outdoors fishing, hiking, and exploring nature. He prided himself in his ability to make others laugh and smile. Bryan also took pride in his work. He spent 10 years working side-by-side with his family at his father's business; Advanced Furniture Services where he was an esteemed builder and installer. He was an admirable step-son to Teresa Ritzert and Jim Mauragas. He was a protective brother to Nychole Thielbar, Amanda Shook, Paul Shook, Amber Carmichael, Joseph Ritzert, Lacie Ritzert, and Jacqueline Mauragas. He was an entertaining brother-in-law to Adam Thielbar, Denay Shook, and Corey Carmichael. He also leaves behind nephew Payton Mays, niece Audrey Shook, and nephew Copeland Carmichael who is on-the-way. A Memorial Service will be held at 4 PM on Friday, September 6, at Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lawrenceville Co –Op Ministries at PO Box 1328 Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. You were one of the best friends we have ever known and you will be missed. The world lost something special when you were taken so unjustly from us, but we will never forget you. Rest in peace dear friend, God speed.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. May you find comfort in knowing he is in Gods care! Love, Uncle Jay & Aunt Dot

  3. Bryan, Theresa and Family ~~ Our deepest condolences and prayers for you all during this difficult time.

  4. So very sorry for your loss. We are friends of Teresa and Bill Leist and we are thinking of this entire family at this terrible heart breaking time. May God be with you and give you strength and comfort at this time.

  5. I think I had a moment of shock when I first heard the news, couldn’t believe that it was real. I wanted to let you all know how much I loved Brain, he was like a brother to me. I remember everything we did together as kids and he was one of my greatest friends when I was sick and had cancer. I really wish I could be there to wish him farewell and he will always be in my prayers and I hope to see him again one day in heaven. Again, I’m so sorry for your lose. God bless you all! RIP Brian! You will be forever missed!

  6. Deepest sympathy extended to the family of Bryan Ritzert..May God give you strength to face the days ahead…Thoughts and Prayers are with you…We’re from Shady Grove UMC in Blairsville….

  7. My dear Theresa,
    May God give you the strength to carry his name only for LOVE, he will be watching you recover your strengths and keep him around and above all the time. I pray for peace in your heart when the time comes, I pray for this beautiful young man and the arms that God has, without a doubt, opened wide for him now. I love you SO very much and my entire soul is with you and your family.
    Je t’aime ma petite soeur cherie!

  8. Theresa and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Where none of this makes sense to us, please find peace and comfort in your family and know that you are loved and cherished. May your son rest in peace and may God bring each of you peace during this time. Enjoy your memories with family and friends. I didnt know your son, but it seems he lived his life to the fullest and was loved by many!!! God bless you and hugs to you all – your coworker Amy Ukasick

  9. Bryan and Theresa, I don’t know what to say…Bryan Scott was kind to me and very proud of his work that he had done for his grandfather. He always said “Thanks for taking care of my grandpa” My deepest sympathy goes out to you both.May God give you guidance to help you get passed this time of sorrow and pain…God Bless.

  10. Theresa,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your co-workers and myself want you and your family to know how deeply sorry we are for your lose. If there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to ask.

  11. “Little” Bryan – I am going to miss your smiling face. I am going to miss your gentle soul. I am going to miss your generosity and your willingness to always help when someone is in need. I will miss *you*, sweet boy. Your family’s love for you, for each other, and the love of our Jesus Christ will be a light in the days ahead. Rest in Peace, Bryan. I love you.

  12. Bryan, Teresa & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss..there are no words.
    Our Heavenly Father knows your pain & we pray He will hold you close now & in the days to come.

  13. I so am sorry for your loss of your son, Bryan, Jr. When Joelle called me crying, to tell me, I begin to cry & prayed for him & the family. Joelle & Joseph want to come but not able. Our daughter, April & I will attend the service tomorrow in their place. I believe Bryan is now in heaven with his departed loved ones & sweet Jesus. I pray peace for you all. Nancy & Joe Johnson

  14. Ernest, my husband has known the Hambys’ all his life, and I taught school with JoAnn Hamby. We are both so very sorry for your tragic loss. May God comfort and strengthen you as you go through this trying time in your life. May God’s peace that passes all understanding be with you. With much love and prayers, In the name of Jesus Christ.

  15. Bryan, Teresa and family,
    We are thinking of you during this sad time.
    Our Love,
    Ricky, Traci, Kyle, Tiffany, Kody & Kolt Owenby

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. Time passes quickly enough without things like this happening. It seems as if it were only a year, or so, ago when Teresa was in my seventh-grade class. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sam Ensley

  17. Joann,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God hold each one of you near to Him at this time.

  18. We were sorrowful to hear of your loss. May God be a comfort to you now and always. Lewis and Kathie McAfee

  19. Bryan Scott Ritzert

    You were part of my life for such a short while;
    always laughing with a great big smile.
    An honest face and a yen for life;
    much to young for the funerals fife.
    Adieu, adieu, my sweetest friend,
    I swear to you we’ll meet again…
    September 5, 2013

  20. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. just keep your faith in God. God has a plan for us all, we just have to be ready when God calls. Brenda and me love you all. God bless.

  21. Teresa and Bryan, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you and stay near to you during this time of grief. I know He is. With love in our hearts, we grieve with you.
    Jackie and Joe and family.

  22. We are extremely saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Our love and prayers are with you. Terry and Elaine Queen

  23. I am very sorry for your loss. May you be able to take comfort in God’s promise of a resurrection. This promise is found at John 5: 28 & 29.

  24. My heart is broken. I will forever remember Little Bryan. He was a gentle & sweet soul. He was taken from us way too soon. We will seen him again in the sweet bye & bye. My love to you all Theresa & Bryan.

  25. Bryan, Theresa & Family,

    We are so sorry about your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers. May God give all of you the strength to get through this hard time and may you feel the love of His healing embrace.

  26. The Ritzert Family
    Words can not express the deepest sympathy of your loss. Our hearts and souls grieve with you and for your family. Love always to all…

  27. JoAnn and Family, My thoughts are with you and your family as you face the difficult days ahead!!! Praying for all to fine peace and acceptance. Sincerely, Sharon

  28. Our deepest sympathy to all your family.
    Barbara Hale teacher friend of Grandmother Hamby
    Josh Hale former student of grandmother Hamby

  29. May God wrap his strong arms around you and help you to understand why such a tragic thing could happen. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May you find peace in our Lord Jesus Christ.

  30. Dear Ritzert Family:
    I am so sorry to hear about Bryan’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  31. Byran and Theresa, Robert and I are so very sorry to hear of Bryan’s tragic passing. We will be lifting you up in our prayers and keeping you in our thoughts. May God keep you in his strong embrace and provide you with the strength to get you through this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies to your entire family.

  32. Ritzert family,
    I was so sorry to learn of Bryan’s death. I remember your family from St. Matthew’s when Nychole and Bryan were little. I will remember your family in prayer and ask God to give you strength.

  33. Bryan, Teresa & Family,
    We are so very saddened and sorry to hear of little Bryans passing! He was just a joy to be around and always made you smile. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you if there is anything we can do. Love to you all!

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