Retired Gunnery Sergeant, Francis Edward Brisco, Jr. (aka "Ebby") was born on July 5, 1950 in Cambridge, Maryland to the late Francis Edward Brisco, Sr. and Clara Bethina Brisco. He transitioned to his heavenly home on August 20, 2022 in Indio, California.
Francis graduated from Maces Lane High School with the Mighty Class of 1968., He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served for 30 years.
During his military career, he served with distinction, and received various citations and medals including:: Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm & Frame, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 3 Stars, Meritorious Mast (3) Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Marine Unit Citation, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Recruiter Ribbon and a Navy Unit Citation with 1 Star.
In his spare time, he enjoyed watching sports which included boxing, watching his favorite basketball team the LA Lakers and he loved watching the Dallas Cowboys. When he wasn’t watching sports, he could be found watching Westerns ALL day long!
Francis was a member of Shield of Faith Fellowship of Churches, International, Inc. under the leadership of Apostle Henry B. Alexander-Prelate in Ontario, California where he rededicated his life to the Lord before his passing.
Francis was preceded in death by his parents, Francis E. Brisco, Sr. and Clara Brisco; a son, Francis E. Brisco III; a brother Allen Brisco and a brother in-law Isaac Coleman Sr.
Francis leaves to mourn his passing, daughters Twineia Wilmer(LeRon) of Baltimore Maryland, Shondolyn Dotson(Alvin) of Raleigh, North Carolina, Sharel Camper of Greensboro, North Carolina Shakezia Jones(Rodney) of Cambridge, Maryland and Patrice Brisco of Tulsa, Oklahoma ; sons, Francis Brisco III(Lavishe) of Cambridge, Maryland and Evan Brisco of Oceanside, California; grandchildren, Inayah, Nadar, Rodney("Man"), Alvin("Tre"), Sha’Breya, Ri’neka, Rodney J("Littles"), Rodzia, Miles, Mila, Landen, Jace Jae’Vaon, Jordan Jayden, Milani, Rylie, Ryan and a host of great-grandchildren; siblings, Judy Coleman of Piscataway, New Jersey, Cindora("Peaches") Brisco of Baltimore, Maryland, Randolph Brisco of Landover, Maryland, Gloria Benson(Richard), Carlston D. Brisco, Sr.(Delphine), Rodney Hall(Yolanda) and Francine Byas all of Cambridge, Maryland. He also leaves a very special friend, Minister Viola Thomas of Banning, California who was by his side until the end.