On October 29, 1938, Viola (Ferguson) Brisco was born in Old Washington, Texas to Richard and Myrtel Lea Ferguson. She attended Central High School in Galveston, Texas. She later relocated to Dickinson, Texas where she met and married Julius L. Brisco, Sr. They had six children, one daughter and five sons. Viola, better known by her childhood nickname “Honey”, was a second mother to many. She welcomed anyone and everyone into her home and no one was a stranger.
Viola is preceded in death by her husband, Julius L. Brisco, Sr.; parents, Richard S. Ferguson and Myrtel Lea (Ferguson) Johnson; grandparents, Ira and Viola Amerson; one son, Quintin R. Ferguson Sr.; one granddaughter, La Bianka Manuel; three brothers, Richard (Sonny) Ferguson, James Carlton Ferguson and Robert Ferguson; two grandsons Zachariah Brisco and Julian Brisco.
She leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter, Piealena A. Ferguson; four sons, Julius L. Brisco Jr. (Jackie), Daryle W. Brisco (Norvella), Andree Brisco, and Andrea Brisco; seventeen grandchildren, three raised by her (Demetris R. Ferguson), (Quenetha Viola Nechelle Ferguson) and (Quintin R. Ferguson Jr.); ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Richard Stene Gilmore, Brenda Ferguson and Denice Ferguson; two brothers, Donnie Ferguson and Stanley Ferguson and a host of loved nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends.