Brayston Javier Avila-Resendiz

brayston avila-resendiz

April 29, 1999 ~ January 5, 2022

Born in: Granbury, Texas
Resided in: Granbury, Texas

Brayston Javier “Bray” Avila-Resendiz, 22, passed away on January 5, 2022. He was born on April 29, 1999, in Granbury, Texas to Maria and Javier Avila.

Funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Granbury First United Methodist Church. The burial will follow at Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. A visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Martins Funeral Home in Granbury.

Brayston was full of life and lived in the moment. Everyone who knew Brayston had a friend in him. He never met a stranger and found the good in all that he crossed paths with. Brayston loved his family and friends so much. He enjoyed fishing, camping, resting in his hammock, and improving his marksmanship at the gun range. Brayston loved music. He played the tuba in the Acton Middle School Band, directed by John Morgan and the Granbury High School marching band, directed by Mark Eastin. It was his passion. He was a true American Patriot. You may have even seen him driving around Granbury, flying the American flag and his “Trump Make America Great Again” flag in the back of his black Dodge truck. Brayston loved expressing his Mexican heritage and culture, wearing his colorful poncho and his 10-gallon hat from Mexico.

Brayston graduated from Granbury High School in 2017. After graduation he attended Tarleton State University to receive his basics. Brayston drove a school bus for Granbury ISD until 2019. He loved driving the marching band to football games on Friday nights and especially enjoyed the perk of getting to watch the football game for free with his bus drivers pass. He loved the students that he drove. After leaving the school district, Brayston found his calling as a certified crematory operator and funeral assistant at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington. He will always be remembered by his huge smile, contagious laugh, generous heart, and his loyal and pure personality.

Left behind to continue Brayston’s story are his parents, Maria and Javier Avila; sisters, Ashley Welch and husband TJ, Astrid “Ruby” Avila; brother, Brent Avila; lifelong friends, “Chris” Hayden Massey and his son, Emerson, Amy and Brian Harrison, Kayla and Aubrey Hayworth and their sons, Walker and Corbin, and Lindsay Harrison; and many other family, friends, and coworkers from Granbury ISD and Wade Family Funeral Home.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents.


Public Viewing: January 15, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Martins Funeral Home
100 S. Morgan Street
Granbury , TX 76048

Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: January 16, 2022 2:00 pm

Granbury First United Methodist Church
301 NE Loop 567
Granbury, TX 76048

Graveside Service: January 16, 2022 3:00 pm

Holly Hills Memorial Park
1900 FM 51
Granbury, TX 76048

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Memories Timeline


  1. You made working at Wade’s so enjoyable. Thank you for all the laughs. You’ll be missed forever. Prayers to your family.

  2. Oh Bray, how we are going to miss you. Your contagious laugh, your funny remarks and you bigger than life personality. There will always be a void in our family without you there but just know, you will always be on our mind and in our hearts. We love you so much💙

  3. It’s just not the same here without you. I miss your smile, your jokes, and most of all your sweet, gentle spirit. You are so loved, Bray! We will keep you in our hearts until we see you again.

  4. Brayston, Bray, bray the ape, breakston, we love you so much and are going to miss you tremendously. You really made your mark on Earth. You were an amazing friend to everyone and had such a good heart. You never failed to put a smile on our faces and always made us laugh. We know you are with us in our hearts but we can’t wait to see you on the other side. Fly high Bray.

  5. Brayston, “Agent 47”.
    How you will be sooo missed! Thank you for the laughter. Such a gentle spirit and soul. Full of innovated ideas! The absence of your physical presence will be such a huge void on earth.

    Praying for the comfort and peace of Braystons family, friends and co workers. So many left behind that love you and will forever miss you. Until we see you again we will find you in all things near.

    Love you agent 47!!! 💛💛💛

  6. Sweet Brayston. You’re a one of a kind guy and everyone who crossed your path remembers you as a kind and caring person. I’ll always remember you by your middle school band nickname, Big Baby, and how I was never around you that I wasn’t laughing. You’ll be missed my friend.

  7. Where to even start? Brayston, we’ve been best friends and brothers for almost 15 years. You were such an amazing and loyal friend. You showed me how to live in the moment and how to have fun. I’ll never forget all that I learned from you and I will continue your legacy for everyone to see. I miss you so much!

  8. I enjoyed working with Brayston at Wade FFH and always felt his welcoming smile and warm friendship. RIP my friend.

  9. I remember you coming to my house and my dog Spike was scared of you then not even an hour you were his best friend. Just shows you have that impact on people you always made people happy. I love you bray thank you for everything

  10. Dear Coworker, Student, and Friend,

    Life is interesting… One day you are trying to peach some Godly good into a boy as his youth pastor, the next you are working side by side with him as a grown man trying to make a living… If they gave medals for being a good friend yours would have been gold! But we know you received your treasures in heaven. Sarah and I were so thankful to have taught, known, and loved you, brother! Rejoice with the Father my friend.

  11. Bray, “Stinking”,

    We didn’t know each other for very long, but soon after we met you became my best friend. I’ll forever hold on to our memories. You will always hold a place in my heart. I’ll always think of you.
    I love you forever!

  12. I met Bray when I moved to Texas in the summer of 2017 and I could tell he was an amazing person. While waiting to go to boot camp we would cook together and after we ate we would play black ops zombies. It always a fun time and I will always treasure those moments. I’m gonna miss playing black ops zombies with you Bray. I know I wasn’t good but you still let me play. Gonna miss you more than words can say

  13. Brayston you were a great friend to my son in high school. I heard many funny stories about you in the band hall. The world will be a sadder place without you.

  14. Brayston,
    You always would light up the room when you walked in. I’ll never forget your loving laugh and endless smiling. You will remain a special place in my heart. We miss you dearly.

  15. Brayston,
    You have been missed, knowing you and Hayden (Chris) were working together always made me smile. Thank you for reminding us old grippy drivers that driving the school bus really is fun. This place is better for having you both here.

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