Loretta J. Denson

December 10, 1957 ~ March 7, 2022 (age 64)


Reflections of The Life of Loretta Denson
Loretta Denson, daughter of the late Thomas Denson Sr. and Betty Denson was born December 10, 1957 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Loretta Denson transitioned from Earth to Heaven on Monday, March 7, 2022 at her residence located in Brooklyn, New York, to be in the presence of the Lord.

Loretta's parents migrated to New York while Loretta was just a young girl. Loretta grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Albany Ave., Bkyn, NY). Loretta's formal education was in the New York City Public School System. Loretta met Nathaniel Breaker in Brooklyn. They were blessed with her one and only daughter, Monika. Loretta was gainfully employed as a clerk at CBS Records/CBS Toys (a/k/a Sony Music Entertainment) and moved up in the ranks to become a Senior Accountant for approximately 25 years at Sony Music located in midtown Manhattan. Loretta attended Brownsville Community Baptist Church where she was a member of the Convention Club.

Loretta’s outgoing persona (always had a smile and laugh) was reflected in her choice of outside activities. Her love for dancing included house parties, and family reunions) earned her the moniker “Twinkle Toes”. She also enjoyed taking long scenic drives to visit out-of-state family and friends. Loretta’s granddaughter T’niyah (“Punkin”) Foster lived with and cared for her nannie just as Loretta had done for her mother. Loretta’s love for all her grandchildren (Tatyannah, Antoine, Lamar and Angel) was phenomenal. Loretta also had a special bond with her nephews Wayne Jr., Anthony and Zyaire whom she considered her grandsons.

In late 2007, Loretta resigned from her career as an Accountant at Sony to tend to her Mother (Betty Denson) as her Mother’s health was failing. The inner strength Loretta acquired while caring for her Mother until her demise led to a dedication to help others in need. She then proceeded to join the healthcare profession. Loretta worked for Personal-Touch Home Care for numerous years of her life and only discontinued due to her own health matters.

Loretta’s buoyant personality and love of family was astounding. Loretta refused to let her illness stop the caring nature she always possessed for others. Although Loretta has departed from us physically, she still resides in the heart and soul of the numerous family members left behind. Loretta Denson is preceded in death by her Father (Thomas Denson Sr.); Mother (Betty Denson); Uncle (Henry Denson Sr. (Constance); Grandmother (Mattie B. Sanders) ; Siblings (Thomas Denson Jr. and Mary “Jo” Denson); Aunt Mae-Bertha and Uncles Jr and Bobby. Although Loretta Denson has departed from this earth, a part of her spirit lives on in the hearts of those she left behind. Those who will cherish her forever are: FAMILY: Uncle Robert ( Americus,GA) , Aunt Martha and Mary (Miami, Florida) , Aunt Toby, Mattie and Aretha . Her siblings Aeiranna (Wayne Sr.) (Brooklyn,NY) , Rosalee, Steven, Mitchell , Tyrone (Camaris), Rose, Eric (Nerce), Jermaine (Tanaisha), Paula (Springfield MA),Cheryl (Athens, GA) Tommy (Syracuse, NY),Kelly & Roger (Florida). EXTENDED FAMILY: Aunt Joyce, Rose, Gerard, Michelle, Janice, Alicia, Lynn, Debra(RIP) The re s a , Lorett a , Nikki, Sha rlyn, Cynthi a , Christie(Chrissy Chris), Marie, Megan(Mae Mae) , Jonathan, Jason, Susan and Jayden . The Irving Family, The Rogers Family, The McCord Family. 3 GodSons Shawn, Ra-Keith ,Desmond Jr. and 1 God-daughter Cam’ryn. In addition to a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great-nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.


 God looked around his garden and saw an empty space. He then looked down from Heaven and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and whispered “Come to Rest” His garden must be beautiful, for he only takes the best. 

     How can I put into words how much you mean to me? There aren't enough words to describe you. From the time I was a little girl , You were my role model My Superhero. I've always admired how you worked so hard to give me the best of everything while teaching me so many life lessons along the way. Most people would say that I was spoiled lol but you would smile and say THAT'S MY ONLY BABY lol .I was an industry kid meeting countless celebrities at your job and so many concerts! Me and Wanda couldn't keep count. You were so cool you weren't even phased by seeing Michael Jackson although I lost my mind! Now Luther Vandross, that's another story lol . Mama ,you were always very supportive of everything that I've ever done. Even when I didn't believe things were possible, You were always right there, never judgmental and always so loving. I prayed and thanked God for you every day and never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined I'd have to let you go so soon .Mama you were the epitome of The Word Mother! You did everything with Ease, Style and Grace and most importantly loved me unconditionally. I will miss our daily talks like 6 times a day, Our Target Trips ,Road Trips and fussing about Your Grandchildren .You were the best Nannie to them .I promise to do exactly what you told me to do! Sleep in Paradise My Queen. I'll love you Forever# Your Sugar. 

To my Girl:
      I am going to miss our morning ritual, calling each other on the phone and our daily messaging in our sibling group chat. Everyone who knows us knows the bond that we shared. We were more than sisters. You were always there when I needed you most. Thank you for nurturing and loving my sons like they were your grandchildren. Thank you for being that pillar of strength for our family. I can't take your place, but I will make certain that Monika, Punkin, Taty, and AJ are good. Love Wanda aka "Girl”

To My Dearest Nannie,

I can never put into writing how much I adore you! You have passed your wisdom , strength, sass, and love that I will carry with me forever. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to learn from you. It is such an honor to be your first granddaughter . Being your nurse , hearing your voice and laughter, admiring your daily strength, and dance parties every Saturday is what I will miss the most to name a few . I thank you for all that you have done. You were a tiny lady, but your heart was as big as a mountain. I love you so much nannie and I will continue to make you proud. Love always, your Punkin.

Dear Nannie,

     I know it’s not going to be easy without you but I know you’re finally free from suffering and now watching over me and the family . I am thankful for all the years that we've spent together, especially when you drove me to school and picked me up afterwards everyday since pre k lol ; Thank you for allowing me to stay at your house to get to school easier and thank you for all the talks we've had . I am honored to say that you are the reason for my love for cooking . Because of you , I will continue my education in culinary arts to become a professional cook like you one day ! You've never missed any holidays or birthdays between my mom, me or my siblings and I am proud to say that!. I will always keep you in my memories and heart for the rest of my life, you were the best grandmother a girl could ask for and no one can change my mind about that. I love you forever nannie, rest in peace. Love Taty Love your Taty Dear Nannie, Thank you for being a wonderful grandmother to me and my sisters , I will miss you so much ! especially your phone calls of you checking on me . I love you always - Love Grandson, Antoine Jr. 

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March 25, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Brooklyn, NY 11208

Funeral Service
March 25, 2022

6:00 PM
Sampson Funeral Service
2601 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208

March 26, 2022

11:30 AM
Pinelawn Memorial Park
2030 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735

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