Brian Sheridan Moeller
September 6, 1982 - March 31, 2024

Brian Sheridan Moeller, 41, entered into eternal rest on Easter Sunday surrounded by his family.

Brian was born on September 6, 1982 in Chicago, IL where he lived until his family relocated to Charleston, SC in 1986. He is survived by his parents Christine Meredith and John Moeller, sisters Tracy Moeller SanFratello (Brett) and Kelly Moeller Ezzell (Jason), nieces Kylie, Sydney, Harper, and nephew Oscar. He is proceeded in death by his stepfather, Crandall Meredith.

Brian’s love for music, pop culture, and entertainment was well-known and palpable. He may, in fact, be Kelly Clarkson’s #1 fan. His passion for swimming developed while on the James Island Stingrays swim team with his sisters and later the Parkshore Piranhas and CCST where he met his childhood best friend. He was quick to inform you of his records he may (or may not) still hold in the 50-meter fly and Individual Medley. He was also very proud of one particular photo from when he was 12 showcasing his six pack. Swimming continued to be a passion of his which he shared while teaching others to swim at Lakeshore Athletic Club.

He attended Mason Prep where he excelled academically, was voted Most Likely to Become a Lawyer, and ran for Fire Chief with the moto, “Vote for Brian. I’ll keep you from fryin’.”

As he entered high school at Bishop England, his quick-witted humor and good looks connected him with a group of girls who turned him on to DMX, blue contacts, and the loudest sound system an Isuzu Rodeo could withstand. Through it all, they’ve remained a constant support.

By the Grace of God and a couple extra semesters, he graduated with a business degree from the College of Charleston in 2001. He helped start the PKA chapter, showed his little sister the ropes, regularly closed down the Silver Dollar, and embraced
all that college had to offer while gaining lifelong friendships and……an education.

Shortly after graduating from CofC, he moved to the Windy City with nothing more than a dream and an aunt and uncle who had no idea what they were getting into with their new roommate. He encountered snow for the first time in his life and developed a love/hate relationship with Chicago winters. He connected with a group of hilarious, young, and carefree friends and worked in the Merchandise Mart in “Corporate America”. He loved every aspect of the city and found much success there.

In 2011, he got restless in Chicago and headed to NYC, connecting with some old college friends. In the early years, he lived what can only be described as the best, happiest, and healthiest years of his adult life. He was proud of his work at the Analysis Group, Clarins, Parlux, and the Museum of Natural History.

The last few years of Brian’s life are best summarized in his own words: “I miss thoughts matching reality. Wishful thoughts are not misleading.” Tragically, Brian struggled with mental health which stole every aspect of his being. It stole his dignity and self-worth, compassion, and decency. It became a parasite that slowly and viciously chipped away at his chance of the healthy and successful life that he yearned for and very much deserved. What it didn’t steal was his humor, infectious smile, contagious laugh, and love for those that knew the real Brian. His family is comforted knowing he was
surrounded by their unconditional love until the end.

Brian was a brilliant, magnetic, (sometimes profoundly offensive), hilarious, witty, faithful, spiritual, loyal, and deeply devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend. His wit, beautiful smile, and deep love for his friends and family will be missed beyond measure. His family is comforted knowing he is finally free and at peace and hopes his story will encourage others to treat those struggling with compassion free of judgement.

There will be a celebration of Brian’s life in Charleston on May 26 th , 2024. His family is forever grateful to all those involved in his care at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Hospice Center in Wilmington, NC and asks that any donations be directed to the center in Brian’s honor.

Coastal Cremations 6 Jacksonville St., Wilmington NC 28403


1 Comment

  • Laura Spriggs Posted April 5, 2024 9:02 am

    Brian was a very dear friend to my sister Dixie and we spent many fun times together. I remember him as a loyal friend and hilarious partner in crime to her. He helped create some incredible memories for his friends and they will always carry them. My deepest sympathies for your tragic loss. Much love and peace.

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