James C. Briscoe, Sr. was born February 14, 1917 in Chaptico, Maryland to the late John Frank Briscoe and Margaret Thomas Briscoe. After his sudden
illness James was called home to be with the Lord on February 11, 2011.
He attended St. Mary’s County Public Schools. On February 20, 1943, James was united in holy matrimony to Catherine Elizabeth Collins in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. After 43 years of marriage on May 1st, 1986, his beloved wife departed to be with the Lord.
James devoted his life to his family and friends. He was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Mechanicsville, Maryland. He spent most of his life farming. He enjoyed playing cards, horse shoes, watching wrestling and watching the World Series baseball games. He took great pleasure in helping other people. He loved his dog “Jack”.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his children; Mary Agnes Gray (late Joseph), James C. Briscoe, Jr. (Mary), Margaret B. Medley, Helen Butler-Grantham (Elijah), Frances Dolores Briscoe, John Henry Briscoe (Elizabeth), Shirley C. Briscoe, Sharon B. Greenwood (Otis Sr.), Ronald V. Briscoe (Donna), Judy Mae Nelson (James), Robert Michael Briscoe (Linda), Martha L. Greene (late Clifton), David Louis Briscoe (Sharra), Jane M. Hebb (Michael), and Mark Anthony Briscoe (Gladys), and one sister Margaret Thompson of Chaptico, Maryland and one sister-in-law, Mary Frances Curtis, Washington, DC. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He is also survived
by a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his siblings; John Frank Briscoe, Jr., William Briscoe, Clarence Briscoe, Helen B. Harper, Rebecca B. Young, Agnes L. Thomas, and Regina Briscoe; grand children James C. Briscoe, III, Christopher M. Nelson, Tawana M. Butler, Trina and Corey Greenwood and great grandchildren; Joneaka Battle-Briscoe and Victor Thurston.
Immediately following the interment, friends and family are invited to Immaculate Conception Church Hall,
Mechanicsville, Maryland 20650
Peacefully on Friday, February 11, 2011 James Calvert Briscoe Sr. went home to be with the Lord. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 18, from 9:00 am until of Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 28297 Old Village Rd, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment Charles Memorial Garden.