Biography: Denise Patterson was born on November 12, 1954 to the late Joan Patterson. She was called home on December 31, 2020.
Denise grew up in Harlem and attended Louise D. Brandeis High School. “Fats” as many of her friends lovingly called her was outgoing, loved to dance, have a good time and take pictures.
Facebook became her outlet to keep in touch with family and childhood friends. She was sure to send you birthday shout-outs and daily greetings. In her years of life, Denise was well loved and respected. She worked as a caregiver and also for the New York City Department of Elections. Denise was preceded in death by her grandmother, Amelia Patterson, mother Joan Patterson, brother Anthony Patterson and nephew Nathaniel Wright.
Denise leaves to cherish her memories: her oldest daughter Nachelle Patterson; her only son Benjamin Burch; and her baby girl Danyell Patterson; her nephew Jeffrey Patterson; and grand niece and nephew Jade and Nore Patterson; her beloved grandchildren: Rasheen “Rah-Rah” Shelton, Benjamin “Benny” Burch, Nevaeh “Peaches” Burch and Zeben Burch; and a host of cousins, other relatives and childhood friends.