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Denise Heloise Grigsby-Carter

October 31, 1952 - March 3, 2024

Burial Date: March 23, 2024

 A Celebration of Denise’s life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 in Colonial Funerals at 11am, Viewing in Colonial from 10-11am.

Denise Heloise Grigsby-Carter of New Haven, CT, entered into eternal rest on March 3rd, 2024.

Denise was born on October 31st, 1952, in Kansas City, MO to the late Lawrence Johnson, Sr. and Geraldine Johnson.

“Niecy” as she was known by many, graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven, CT, where she went on to start her career in Public Transportation, and retiring from Winkle bus company after 40 years.  She enjoyed music, spending time at the casino, as well as playing Pokeno with her family.  She also enjoyed church, Road trips, and was known for her sense of humor.

Denise leaves to cherish her life and memory, her son, Tywan Garner, Sr. (Celisa). Daughters, Terri Grigsby-Smith (Dewayne), Tekejai Grigsby, Tara Carter, Tadia Grigsby- Council (David), and her bonus son Kenyon Smith Sr.. Her grandchildren, Tyanna, Tierra, Tyla, Tyreese, Tywan Jr, Trenton, Tremaine, and Cameron. She is predeceased by her late Husband Donald Wayne Carter, Brother’s Lawrence Johnson Sr., and Walter Johnson. Sisters Erania Jean Hyman, Patricia A. Mack, and Deborah F. Claiborne. She will also be remembered by all of her family including her nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 A Celebration of Denise’s life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 in Colonial Funerals at 11am, Viewing in Colonial from 10-11am. Condolences may be expressed at www.colonialfunerals.com