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01/06/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Charles Brisson

Charles Ray Brisson
(07 Mar 1950 - 30 Dec 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1969

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   There is more sad news today.
 Charles Brisson, Class of 1969, passed away in Wallace, North Carolina on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the age of 69. He was the brother of Dennis Brisson ('68), Monnie Brisson Holbrook of NC, and Doris Brisson Zimmerman (NNHS / _HS - '75), and of the late Jack Brisson.

From the Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home - 12/31/19:

         Charles Ray Brisson
    WALLACE, NORTH CAROLINA - Charles Ray Brisson, 69, of Wallace passed from this life to his eternal rest on Monday, December 30, 2019 at his home.

He was born on March 7, 1950 in Robeson County; the son of the late Howard and Lucille Smith Brisson. He was also predeceased by his brother, Jack Brisson.

Mr. Brisson is survived his wife of twenty years, Wendy Register Brisson of the home; Gabrielle and Michelle Taylor of the home; his daughter, Becky; six grandchildren; his brother, Dennis Brisson and wife, Judy; his sisters, Monnie Holbrook and Doris Zimmerman and numerous extended family and friends.

Charles was a kind and considerate man who loved his family dearly, especially Gabrielle and Michelle who has lived with him and Wendy for over twelve years. He loved them as his own.

Charles Brisson
Charles loved music; enjoyed singing, playing golf, fishing and many other sports and activities. He enjoyed playing penny poker with the girls and Wendy.

When Charles was younger, he had many professions. He was in law enforcement for years and later became a long-haul truck driver. According to family he really enjoyed traveling from state to state hauling goods. Charles was a caring man who loved people and was loved in return. He will surely be missed but treasured memories will forever live in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace Chapel with the Reverend David Knowles officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10:00am to 11:00am, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Brisson will be buried in Garden of Faith Cemetery in Lumberton on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

You may share your memories and send condolences to the family by selecting our “Tribute Wall” above.

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wallace. 910-285-4005

To send flowers to Charles' family, please visit our
 floral section.

Published in Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home on December 31, 2019.
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December 31, 2019, 11:55 AM

Wendy and girls, so sorry to here about Charles. He was always a nice man to me. Hold on to your memories until you meet him again.

~ Virginia H.

December 31, 2019, 12:05 PM

So sorry for the loss of your father, Becky. Many prayers,
Clayton, Cris and the boys

~ Cristin Robens

December 31, 2019, 12:06 PM

So sorry about Charles' passing. It has been three years since we last talked, and he was happy and very much in love with the children; he considered them his.
The family is in our prayers.

~ James and Lavon Smith

December 31, 2019, 12:41 PM

So sorry for your loss. Big hugs.

~ Holly White and family

December 31, 2019, 2:06 PM

Rest in Peace, Charles. Prayers for all the family.

~ Barbara and Larry Garnett

December 31, 2019, 2:36 PM

We will miss you Unc!! You will always be in our hearts and prayers.
Love, “Devil Woman” Lisa, Don and Aiden Ramsey

~ “Devil Woman” Lisa, Don and Aiden Ramsey

January 01, 2020, 8:36 PM

So sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and family,

~ Joyce Pruitt


January 01, 2020, 8:37 PM

RIP, Charlie. Wendy, I'm sending heart felt love and prayers to you and the girls.


January 01, 2020, 10:52 PM

My condolences to the family. May you find peace during this time of grieving. My thoughts are with you.

~ Tressa Schoener

January 02, 2020, 7:48 PM

~ Wanda Wells

January 24, 2020



January 24, 2020


  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Charles' family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Whispering Hope

Words and Music by Alice Hawthorne (11 May 1827 - 22 Nov 1902), 1868

"Alice Hawthorne" was really Setimus Winner, one of the most versatile writers of the mid-19th century.
Winner went from the bird calls of "Listen to the Mocking Bird" to the doggerel nonsense
of "Oh, Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" to the gentle and optimistic "Whispering Hope."

Soft as the voice of an angel
Breathing a lesson unheard;
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word.

Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done;
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Whispering Hope,
Oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart
in its sorrow rejoice.

"Whispering Hope" midi (Sequenced by Grandpa Schober) and lyrics
courtesy of - 06/20/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 03/15/05

Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/06/09

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