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Mary E. Briscoe 

Sunrise: April  28, 1937

Sunset: August 19, 2023


Our beloved Mary Elizabeth Briscoe was born April 28, 1937, to James Briscoe and Estella Johnson. 

Mary was such a beautiful and loving person. She loved to dance and enjoyed a good party at any time. She had an infectious smile and would always greet those she encountered with a good word. Her light spirit and gift of gab was contagious and impacted everyone she met. 

Over the years, Mary worked various jobs to include: Whatcoat Daycare Center, City of Dover as a Dart Transportation Driver, Bayhealth Medical Center from where she retired, all located in Dover, DE. Mary loved the Lord and dedicated her life to Him. She was an active and faithful member of St. Johns Holy Church for more than thirty years. Her dedication to her church was at the core of her heart and she loved everyone there.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, James Briscoe and Estella Johnson; son, Terrance Briscoe; daughters, Belinda Morris, Delphine Briscoe, and Roxanne Briscoe; grandson, Brian Campbell; sister, Helen Davis, brother-in-law, Leon Davis; soulmate, James F. Gilbert, Jr.; and cousins, Estella (Sis) Sudler, Jerry Combs, Dennis Combs, Pastor James (Jim) Combs, and Bishop James Ashley, Sr. 

Mary is survived by: her daughter, Amelia Briscoe Crump (Calvin Layne) of Dover, DE; son, Michael Briscoe of Hollywood, CA; grandchildren, Roshawn Briscoe, whom she raised from two weeks old and Tamara Lockhart, both of CA; Sherelle Morris, Jason Morris, Vonzell Briscoe, Asia Freeman, all of Dover, DE, and Mikaya Briscoe of Philadelphia, PA; bonus grandchildren, Ronald Freeman, Charles Gilbert, and Shantel Gilbert, all of Dover, DE; twenty-eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; close friends, Theresa Johnson, Mary Waters (DEC), Reba Atkins, Margaret Wilson, Anna Tolson, Amelia Fisher, Helena Stewart, Ann Williams, and Juanita Fagans; extended family; Ingram family, FarmVille Virginia family, Freeman family, and Gilbert family; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

Lovingly Submitted, 
The Family 


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