Catherine Brisco

November 4, 1947 ~ April 17, 2021 (age 73)


Catherine Brisco, 73, the oldest of 10 siblings, went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2021. She was born November 4th, 1947 in College Station, Texas to Lessie Lee Gilbert.

Catherine spent her career in the food services industry, where she was a local celebrity. People came from all over the region to taste her decadent cinnamon rolls, peach cobbler, and savory turkey & dressing. As she would tell you, “they are good enough to make you slap your mama, unless you’re one of her kids!” She worked 25+ years in the Lubbock Independent School District, and 10+ years at Covenant Health System. There was not a single thing more important in life to Catherine than her family. Having everyone over for Thanksgiving, cooking a huge meal, followed by a spades & domino tournament, and blues playing in the background was absolute nirvana!

She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Brisco, Son Michael Brisco, her mother, Lessie Lee Gilbert, one grandson, Michael Deshaun Brisco, and son in law, Alan Scott.

She is survived by her son James Brisco & his wife Betty, and grandchildren, Malcolm Stone, Dominique & Isaiah Brisco; daughter Tammy Scott; daughter in Law Melissa Kempf Brisco & granddaughter Zoe Brisco, daughter Brenda Wallace & Husband Michael, & granddaughter Jordyn Wallace; son Greg Brisco & wife Tamieka Brisco

Graveside services will be 11:00 am Thursday, April 22, 2021 in The City of Lubbock Cemetery with Dr. Tammy Scott officiating. Viewing and visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Broadway Funeral Directors.   All arrangements were made under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors.  

In lieu of flowers, the family would recommend donations to one of the following organizations

Minnie’s Food Pantry

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center STAR Program (Stroke and Aphasia Recovery Group) In Memory of Alan Scott

Make checks payable to: TTUHSC.  Mail to:

Dr. Melinda Corwin TTUHSC STAR Program Director

Stroke and Aphasia Recovery Program

3601 4th Street ail Stop 6073

Lubbock, Texas 79403

Nora’s Home

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April 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Broadway Funeral Directors
1901 Broadway
Lubbock , Texas 79401

Graveside Service
April 22, 2021

11:00 AM
City of Lubbock Cemetery
East 31st Street
Lubbock, TX

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