In Memory of




Obituary for Leon Joseph Briscoe

Mr. Leon Joseph Briscoe, received his wings on February 17, 2023 at the age of 89. Husband of the late Augustine McKnight Briscoe for over 50 years. He leaves to cherish his memory, ten children, Dennis Briscoe, Adonis Briscoe (Donald), Rasheedah Hammad (Alim), Donald Dillard Sr. (Fay), Reverend Sharon Rollins (James), Shelia McKnight (Walter), Tyrone McKnight Sr. (Elander), Bernard Briscoe Sr., Clarissa Brashears (Brian) and Dwight Briscoe Sr., (Niesha); sister, Caffiene Ann Burton (Darryl); brother-in-law, John Harold; brother, Frank Briscoe, III (Ann ); sister-in-law, Cassandra Rivers; thirty eight grandchildren; seventy nine great-grandchildren; nineteen great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife, Mr. Briscoe is also preceded in death by his parents, Frank Briscoe and Ernestine Jones; sisters, Phebie Ann Henderson and Lucille Ann Briscoe Harold; children, Leon J. Jr., Aaron Briscoe, Frankie Dillard and Vanessa Briscoe; grandchildren, Ceon Brashears, Waliyyud-Din Muhammad and Donald Dillard, Jr. Mr. Briscoe was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church for over 60 years. A HomeGoing Celebration honoring his life and legacy will be held at Epiphany Lutheran Evangelical Church, 9004 Hickory Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 10 am, Pastor Parham, Officiating. Interment Restlawn Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, 3540 US 90, Avondale, LA 70094. Visitation 9 am in the church. Please sign online guestbook at Due to COVID Variants, face mask and social distancing strongly encouraged. Charbonnet Labat Glapion, Directors (504) 581-4411.