Sunset Funeral Home
1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Leanne C. Brett

January 8, 1978 - January 9, 2022


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    Sheila Luker says

    Leanne I love u and u will be deeply missed

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    Charity Bratcher says

    Leanne, you was the best adopted sister anyone could ask for. I have always look at you as my inspiration and best friend. I love you so much. You will be greatly missed. Fly high my angel.

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    Zachary Bratcher says

    I miss you and our conversations! I could use your advice and love now in my life.. leanne you were important to so many of us and you don’t even know how much you are missed! So many times I wanted to just say screw it and give up and you would say just the right thing for me to realize how much I had to be grateful for and remind me of what I needed to keep fighting for.. I will forever be grateful that God put you in my life because without you I would have never made it as far as I have.. just continue watching over us all as you sing and dance in your new life. Tell my dad hi. I know when I feel like I can’t go on any longer I just look up to the sky and remember you are still right here by my side! Rest in peace leanne.. I will always love and remember you till the day we meet again!

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    Becky Smyth says

    Leanne on trip to Presidential Inaguration in DC 1993 when she was a student at New Harmony High School.

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Leanne Crystell Brett, 44, went home to be with the Lord on January 9, 2022. She was born on January 8, 1978, to Jack Ellison and Kathy Sallee, in Evansville, Indiana.

Leanne was a woman who could make an impact on anyone who met her. She had a huge heart and strong desire to help people. After being a Certified Nursing Assistant for a time, she attended Ivy Tech and graduated with a degree in Phlebotomy. Leanne, with her husband, Kelvin, eventually opened the A.M.E.N. Feline Sanctuary. She had become very close with the Lord and found the inspiration for its name from Him.

A- Abbey: related to intense religious dedication

M- Maki:   “祈” (prayer in Japanese)

E- Emmaus: Description of Emmaus is a town mentioned in the Gospel of Luke of the New Testament, Luke reports that Jesus appeared, after his death and resurrection, before two of his disciples while they were walking on the road to Emmaus.

N- Nativity: words related to nativity creation, genesis, nascency, origin, and rise.

A.M.E.N. Feline Sanctuary

Leanne was very devoted to this cause. She rescued and rehomed many of the cats who were fortunate enough to cross her path. She also enjoyed tending to her rose bushes. Leanne loved having new experiences, especially when that meant traveling to places she’d never been to. Leanne was a wild spirit who was devoted to Jesus. She was a wife, mother, daughter and so much more. She will forever be an inspiration to us all.

Leanne is survived by her husband, Kelvin Brett; her sons, Dakota Brett and Nathaniel Brett; her stepdaughter, Cassandra Brett; her mother, Kathy (Sallee) Redman; her brothers, Lee Ellison, B.J. Ellison, and Kevin Ellison; and several nieces, nephews, extended family, and great friends.

Leanne is preceded in death by her father, Jack Ellison; her grandmother, Mary Johnston; and her sister, Tory Peterson.

Sunset Funeral Home will be hosting a Celebration of Life in Leanne’s honor on March 19, 2022. Visitation will begin at 12:30pm with the service to immediately follow at 1:30pm.