Clara Bethina Brisco, 89, went home to be with the Lord on early Sunday morning, May 24, 2020. She was born on December 6, 1930 to the late Hanson and Hattie Ennals Stanley.
Clara received her education from the Dorchester County School system. She worked at Cold Water in Cambridge for over 25 years until she retired. Mother Clara Brisco was saved at a young age and attended the Pentecostal Temple Church in Cambridge, under the tutelage of the late Pastor James and Evangelist Ruth Brisco. She was a member there for over 45 years, where she served as the first Sunday School teach and the first usher. Mother Brisco was on the Missionary Board, the Mass Choir, the Baptismal Committee and Head of the Hospitality Committee. For the last 18 years, Mother Brisco attended Kingdom Church & Ministries, Inc. in Cambridge, under the leadership of her son, Bishop Carlston D. Brisco, Sr. While serving under her son, she was on the Gospel Choir and on the Mothers’s Board. She loved the Lord and she always looked forward to going to church. Her favorite song was “Without Him I Would Be Nothing.” She was known for her soft voice and her beautiful smile.
Clara Brisco was united in marriage to the late Frances Edward Brisco, Sr. in 1950. They were married for over 50 years to until his death.
Mother Clara Brisco leaves to celebrate and cherish her legacy, her children: Francis Edward Brisco, Jr. of California, Judy Coleman, of Piscataway, NJ, Cindora “Peaches” Brisco of Baltimore, Randolph Brisco of Landover, Gloria Brisco, Carlston D. Brisco, Sr., wife Delphine and Francine Byas, all of Cambridge; one brother, Harold (Elsie) Stanley; 2 sisters: Rachel Miller and Mardela Opher; 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grand-children, and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Mother Brisco also leaves to cherish her memory her loving KCM Church family.
In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Frances Edward Brisco, Sr., a son, Allen Brisco, a son-in-law, Isaac Coleman, Sr., as well as numerous brothers and sisters.