Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX


Marcelus DeShawn Briscoe

1 March , 19959 May , 2019
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Obituary of Marcelus DeShawn Briscoe Life’s Journey

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1- 2,4 (KJV)

A Time To be Born

Marcelus DeShawn Briscoe, affectionately called Shawn, Born March 1, 1995 in Fairfax Virginia to Mr. James Kendall Briscoe Jr. and Kimberly Houston-Briscoe.

A Time To Die

He departed this life as result of a car accident on May 9, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas.

A Time To Plant

Marcelus confessed his faith at an early age, baptized joining the Alfred Street Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA, then moving his membership to Antioch Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas. Marcelus graduated from Texas high School, Texarkana Texas 2013. That fall, he attended classes at Texarkana College, then moved to San Antonio, Texas and attended classes at San Antonio Community College. Never complaining of his bouts of severe Asthma throughout his life. Often you never would know when he was sick. He was an inspirational young man with a bubbly personality, a keen quick wit with an infectious smile and a kind companionate spirit. He loved playing sports. He was a passionate Dallas Cowboy fan. He too, loved fishing as he said, solace to think. He loved listening to music, talking/joking around and being with his family and friends. Most of all, he loved his special cousins as he called them. They were a very close knit family, full of love for each other, their daily face time chats and text mania. He was always searching for ways to improve himself. He began working while attending School. When he began working at Sprint, his first real job, enjoyed the energy of accomplishment of awards and promotion, loved working with coworkers and customers. He was looking forward to a great future. He was full of life. He had just moved into his first apartment, beginning his life as a young man

A Time To Mourn

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Mr. James Kendall Briscoe Jr., Father, Snellville, GA; Mrs. Kimberly Sherlae Houston-Briscoe, Mother, San Antonio, Texas; Brother; Shopel Briscoe and Sister, Savoy Briscoe, Lexington Park, Md; Devoted Grandmother, Dorothy Hindman; Maternal Great Grand Mother Mrs. Emberie Hindman, Texarkana Texas, Aunt, Mrs. Debra Gay, Texarkana, Arkansas, Cousin Marques Brigham, Denver Colorado; Paternal Grandfather, Mr. James Kendall Briscoe Sr., Waldorf, Md; Paternal Grandmother, Ms. Diane Briscoe, Snellville, GA; Aunt Rhonda Ridgley (Paul), Waldorf, Md; Uncle Lamont Briscoe (Monique) , Bowie, Md; Special love one, Ms. Sydnee Booker, San Antonio, Texas; Special Cousins: Demetri McGill, Charlotte, NC; Trenton Hamm, Waldorf, Md, and a host of extended family and friends. He will be missed dearly.

A Visitation will begin on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 9:30a-11a at Antioch Baptist Church 1001 N. Walters 78202 with a service beginning at 11am. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A Repass will be back at the church after the interment. Condolences may be sent to: www.Sunsetfuneralhomesa.com. “Silent Tear” Author Unknown Each Night we shed a silent tear, As we speak to you in prayer. To let you know we love you. An just how much we care. Take our million teardrops, wrap them up in love. Then ask the wind to carry them, to you in heaven above.

Hotels Close to I-35

For those staying out of town the following are hotels recommended by the family.

Best Western Garden Inn www.bestwestern.com 11939 IH 35 N. SA, TX 210-599-0999

Quality Suites North IH-35 www.choicehotels.com 11526 IH 35 N. SA, TX 210-565-4600

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham www.wyndhamhotels.com 12822 IH35 N. SA, TX 210-657-5500

Hampton Inn & Suites Selma- San Antonio www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com 14655 IH35 N. Access Rd. Selma, TX 78154 210-590-3388

Red Roof Inn www.redroofinn.com 11591 IH 35 N. SA, TX 210-654-9111

Days Inn by Wyndham www.wyndhamhotels.com 11202 IH35 N. SA, TX 210-739-0538


  • Visitation Friday, 17 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, 17 May , 2019
  • Interment Friday, 17 May , 2019


Marcelus DeShawn Briscoe

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Jessica Dounley

17 May 2019

A life that touches others goes on forever.

Till we meet again.

- Jessica

David Evans

16 May 2019

The Evans Family send their condolences with prayers of God's comforting blessings.
May the memories you shared keep you smiling with the love and peace that is beyond our understanding.
We will continue to pray for the family to be uplifted during this time.

David and Peggy Evans
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Debra Gay

15 May 2019

Shawn hanging out with gramz and grandma Dorothy Thanksgiving 2018 in a games of spades!

Aunt Debra Gay

15 May 2019

Cousin Lyric Brigham Age 2 and Shawn Age 7 at Aunt Debra’s ....

James Briscoe

15 May 2019

Sydnee Booker

15 May 2019

You have always been an angel to me and now it’s confirmed. God really did make us just for one another. Thank you for loving me for being myself. You’re impact on people is phenomenal. You are missed and loved. 💚Briscoe4life

Ruben Hernandez

15 May 2019


Geraldine Travers

15 May 2019

I sending my condolences to the family. I will continue to keep y'all in my daily prayers. Love Y'all Dearly.


Around 1996 Shawn and cousin Sheron in Waldorf, Maryland


1996 in Waldorf Maryland...Aunt Deborah, Grandma Diane, Marcelus, Trenton and Demetri


Marcelus and Trenton at their PreK Valentines Day Ball, Kings Kids Day Care Center, Capitol Heights, Maryland