Denise Yvette Taylor was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 21, 1968 to the late Eunice Magretha Taylor and Otis Lewis, Jr. She quietly departed this life for eternal rest on March 15, 2022.
As a child, Denise lived in both New Jersey and Florida. She graduated from Orange High School where she was a cheerleader. Denise and her brother, Brian, had a wonderful childhood and were absolutely inseparable. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she became a court reporter after graduating from Cittone Institute in Edison, New Jersey. Denise enjoyed a long career as an Official New York State Supreme Court Reporter in New York City, where she was loved and cherished by many.
Denise was a devoted mother, daughter, aunt, cousin and friend. She was the proud mother of Aujah Shae Williams. Denise had a big heart, was a great advocate (especially for her mom in her later years), and always gave freely and willingly. She was generous to a flaw. She loved her family and her friends. And, more importantly, she always told you, even if that was the only reason for her call! She also loved her dogs, Peanut and Buddha.
Denise had a personality like no other. She was smart and witty, with a firecracker candor. She was drawn to the finer things in life. She was fashionable, loved flowers and decorating and was extremely talented with crafts and flower arrangements. She loved music, and it was commonplace to hear her singing - off key, of course. She was a great athlete and played third base in the Scotch Plains Women’s Softball league. She will be sorely missed!
Loving memories of Denise will be cherished by her daughter, Aujah Shae Williams, her nephew Lamar Tyree Taylor, her aunts, Mozelle Henson, Carolyn Mack (Alfred), Marie Futch and Sheila Lewis, her uncle, James Taylor, Jr., and a host of devoted family members and friends. Denise was predeceased by her brother, Brian Taylor.
The family of Denise Taylor wishes to express our sincere thanks for your expressions of love during our time of bereavement.