Brisco Crain

Published 4:08 pm Friday, May 17, 2019

Brisco H. Crain was called by his angels at the age of 88 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his residence. He was a Franklinton native and has had an amazing array of life experiences. He was the son of the late William “Bill “and Inez Amacker Crain.
He was married to the late Neva B. Crain. To this union four children were born, the late Marshall Crain, the late Stephon Crain, Patrice Crain and Ayiesha Crain Magee. He was a very proud grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather who adored his grandchildren.
Brisco completed high school at Washington Parish Training School and was among the last class to be allowed to complete high school in the 11th grade. He attended Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. and received a BA degree in Social Studies. He obtained training from the following: Life Underwriter Training in New Orleans; Business Management from Tennessee State University of Nashville, Tenn.; floral design and arrangements from Sullivan Vocational Technical institute in Bogalusa.
He was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He served two years in the military; 11 months of which was in the Korean Conflict.
Upon completion of his college education, he returned to Franklinton and was a teacher in the Washington Parish School System. After teaching, he became an insurance agent for Universal Life Insurance Company; later, he became an insurance supervisor for Purple Shield Life Ins. Company, which started his career in the funeral Industry. He became a funeral director at Tucker’s Mortuary Services.
After many years, he invested in a recreation center, which initiated Crain and Sons Amusements and Investments Corporation. This led to the purchases of Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Kentwood, Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, then the purchase of Tucker’s Mortuary (now Crain and Sons Funeral Home) in Bogalusa, Crain’s Quality Cleaners and Crain’s Vault Company along with other investments.
Brisco Crain’s primary interest was his family (including his beloved cows). He has always advised them in order to be a success, one has to work hard and treat everybody right. His favorite sayings include “You can’t beat God giving”, “never Cheat a dead person,” and “Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream,” as you can see from his accomplishments he hasn’t slept much. He was a dedicated member of Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA under the leadership pastor Elder Washington Drake for many years and currently under pastor Elder Kevin Golden where he served as a member of the Brotherhood and the Trustee Board. He was also a member of the Franklinton Kiwanis Club, Louisiana Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, and the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories, two daughters: Patrice Crain and Ayiesha (Frank) Magee both of Franklinton, La.; two sons: Rodderick (Andrea) Monroe of Baton Rouge, La. and David (Margaret) Land, Sr. of Columbia; a daughter-in-law: Doretha Crain; three sisters-in-law, Maggie Crain of Slidell, La., Carolyn Burkhalter of Mt. Hermon, La., and Napoleon Burkhalter of Franklinton; 14 grandchildren: Donnisha Alexander of Kentwood, La., Breana Crain of Baton Rouge, La., Stephon Crain, Kenya Magee, Sasha Magee and Frank “Deuce” Magee, Jr. all of Franklinton, David Land, Jr., Davette Land, Devon Land, Tonique Brown all of Columbia, Tanisha Sanders of Fort Worth, Texas, Bridget Butler of Detroit, Mich., Marvin Johnson and Deandra Scott both of Chicago, Ill.; a step grandson, Jamaal Bickham of Kentwood and numerous great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Neva Burkhalter Crain; two sons: Marshall and Stephon Crain; his parents: William and Inez Crain; four sisters: Mildred Reeves, Oradee Johnson, Josephine Williams and Mattie Sherard; eight brothers: Harold, Edward, Reginald, Rushell, Amacker, Rev. McDonald, Robert John, and James Crain; six brothers-in-law: one sister-in-law, and one great grandchild, Malaysia Garner.
Visitation was Friday, May 17, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home 809 East Third Street Bogalusa, LA 70427. Visitation continues Saturday, May 18, 2019 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home at 2000 Washington Street Franklinton, LA 70438
Funeral Service is Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness, USA 2200 Greenlaw Avenue Franklinton, LA 70438 with Eld. Kevin Golden – Pastor Officiating. Louisiana Funeral Directors and Morticians Association are in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook at