Candace Marie Brisbane
- Published: April 21, 2016
Candace Marie Brisbane, daughter of the late Alton Warren Brisbane Sr. and Geneva Brisbane, was born in Dayton on Dec. 9, 1959. She moved with her family to Yellow Springs in 1961 and graduated from Yellow Springs High School in 1978. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., in 1982. Candace lived in Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, La., until moving to Marietta, Ga., in 1987. Most of her career was in the banking and customer service industries.
Candace enjoyed many different activities. She loved music and played the French horn in high school. She was not only an accomplished artist herself, but she enjoyed visiting museums all over the country. Candace was also an avid gardener and could be found in her yard the moment the weather warmed. She was active in her church, Light of Hope Presbyterian Church, where she had served as an elder and on numerous committees. Her love of travel was the inspiration for many trips across the country, as well as to Scotland and Africa.
Candace cherished her family and friends. Much of her time was spent with them, including her two closest friends in Georgia: Clarissa Robinson, a classmate from Fisk University, and Rhonda Clark.
She is preceded in death by her father, Alton W. Brisbane Sr.; brother-in-law, Ronnie Maurice Calhoun; and many cherished relatives.
Survivors include her mother, Geneva Brisbane, of Ohio; sisters Glenda Brisbane, of California, and Carla Brisbane Calhoun (her twin), of Maryland; one brother, Alton W. Brisbane Jr. (Angela), of Maryland; an aunt and uncle, James and Jessie Jones, of Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews Dorian Calhoun, Briana Calhoun, Elijah Brisbane, Noah Brisbane, Christen Brisbane and Matthew Brisbane; and numerous other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 2, at the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs. Donations in Candace’s memory can be made to: Pancreatic Cancer Active Network National Office, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; http://www.pancan.org.
Arrangements entrusted to Davis- Struempf Funeral Home in Austell, Ga.