Funeral Service

Time: 1.40pm

Date: Friday 9th February 2024

Service Details:
Blue's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Brian Alan Mellor – ‘Blue’ ‘Kingy’

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at East Lancashire Hospice on 23rd January 2024 following a battle of momentous proportions Blue aged 68 years of Oswaldtwistle. The devoted and much loved husband and soulmate of Sharon, loving dad of Amanda, Keeley, BA, Alexandra, Connor and Taylor, cherished grandad of Robert, Star, Destiny, Toni, Sophie, Harmony, Kobe, Hope, Love and Heaven and Ophelia, great grandad of Frankie and River-Bleu and  dear son of the late Annie and Arthur, loved brother of Raymond and Steven and the late Patricia and also a respected relative and good friend to many.

Master craftsman and perfectionist, Blue was a well known and loved local character through his work as a Painter and Decorator running his business BA Mellor Painting and Decorating Contractors. He was the former landlord of The Brewers Arms, Oswaldtwistle and was also known in the motor trade industry through his former work as a paint spryer and car dealer. Blue was the most doting family man and loved nothing more than spending time with those he loved and cherished and always looked forward to being fussed by his family. Together with his soulmate Sharon, Blue loved to set to work renovating their family home to exacting standards. Blue was a true gentleman who will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Blue was a colourful character who lived a colourful life, Blue asked for no black, please wear something colourful (preferably Blue) at his service to reflect this.

No flowers by Blue’s request. Donations are being gratefully received in his memory on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice as per Blue’s wishes. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors.

Please feel free to leave a message for Blue’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

    Louise Baron

    It was so nice doing his bacon egg baps when he was in the Hospice. Thinking of you all at this sad time

    All our love always from all at Arena Hair and Beauty Salon

    Star Yates

    I adore you grandad. In every life. Forever yours. Just like the colour blue🤍


    Good night, God Bless ‘Babe’  x


    I remember him always as Manda Mellors dad. My best friend through childhood up to now..xx I will always remember him and his swagger with chewing gum & his mobile phone the 90s lol his character was amazing ..what a lovely man  and will be sadly missed by you all xx I promise Brian to make sure your little girl is ok. I know you’re with all your family here and in heaven and I promise. I will always be here for your mam for as you was and may you rest in peace Blue (Bri) say hello to my mum from me. You are sorely missed by all you knew I bet xx Goodnight God Bless Amanda Mellors Dad lots of love always xxx

    Katrina (lives @ no 3 Tennyson)

    God bless and sleep well blue. Such a lovely man. So sorry for your huge loss. Xx

    Matthew McNamara

    Blue from me being 13/14 years old to 38 years old you did nothing but bring joy everytime I seen you  never a day tat I seen you I got an hug on arrival and a love ya bro on departure.   Thinking of Sharon and all your family may you FLY HIGH and RIP  heaven as gained one off the very best ……. sadly missed.

    Alan M

    Sincere Condolences to all Blue’s Family, wonderful kind sincere and caring man Blue was, always happy and smiling, never had nothing negative to say about anything.  I’m going to miss you Blue.  Rest in Peace My Friend 💙

    Jack Berry

    One of the nicest men I have ever met xxx

    Kim & Beverley

    I am so sad to read about the passing of Blue. Blue and BA worked so hard decorating a couple of our homes and he was dedicated in everything he did. With lots of memories of a truly lovely

    Leighton Bentley

    I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Brian as he came to Square Meadow to watch some games at the Glenside Junior Football Club, the club that his son BA founded in 2018. He always had a smile on his face and a bag of toffees in hand along with a smile on his face. I can bet you’re watching down on the Glenside family games probably from a step ladder in the sky. All the love from the GLENSIDE FAMILY💙🖤


    Sincere Condolences to Sharon and Family.  Going to miss card schools with Blue, always had us all in stitches with his sense of humour. We had some great times working together, so easy going never complained about anything  will be sorely missed. RIP Blue 🙏

    Taylor Mellor

    Forever you baby girl. I’ll miss you always my poppa and I’ll carry you with me in every step I take. I hope I make you proud just as you made us proud every day. I wish you were still here. Until we meet again, forever my guardian angel. I love you daddy🕊💙

    Lee and Ana

    No words to describe how sorry we are for your loss