Denise Lucinda Clay

March 24, 1960 - June 24, 2020

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Denise Lucinda Clay was born on March 24, 1960, to Robert and Delta Burns. Denise was the last of 8 children born to them. Born in Seattle, but relocated to Los Angeles, California at the age of 3 years old, she strived to become a Californian. She finished growing up there graduated from Carson High School and went on to attend Marciano Cosmetology School.

Denise affectionately known called Niece by her friends and family became a strong young lady. She succeeded at everything she attempted and always knew what she wanted. Some years after leaving cosmetology school, she moved back to Seattle. In 1988 she met Tyrone Clay and married in 1991. They had 2 children Tanisha and Anthony and a wonderful grandson Romeo she was very close with. She was a loyal person and extremely independent and like her Mother Delta only knew tough love. Her children will tell you that she never said I’m sorry, but they knew what she meant.

Denise leaves behind her husband Tyrone, children Tanisha and Anthony, grandson Romeo and 7 siblings, Larry, Karen, Freda, Marilyn, Robert, Cheryl, and Kevin and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. This family will not be the same without her. She loved her family and often said she didn’t need friends because she had her family.

Visitation Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 2:00-5:00PM, with Funeral Service Thursday, July 9, 2020, 10:00AM both at Bonney Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, Washington.  Interment to follow at Washington Memorial Park.

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Robert Burns

Love you forever ❤️

Marilyn
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Marilyn

I will Love you forever Sis….

RalphStell
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RalphStell

Prayers and blessings to the family. Niece (Buger Red) was my nickname for her. Was special to me. The Shepherd has delivered her to live with the Lord Forever. All’s well.
Much Love .
Ralph L. Stell,Sr. & Dr. Delma Stell

Angela Jackson
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Angela Jackson

Hey Auntie!!!! I will cherish your voice in my heart and soul forever. Thank you for stopping by my house when you were traveling. It meant a lot to me. We had a good time that night. I hope that you are resting peacefully! Thank you for your text messages and phone calls over the years. I love you very much! Annie

Carolyn Clay Johnson
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Carolyn Clay Johnson

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Freda Burns
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Freda Burns

Will miss you tremendously by all of us,
Your loving sister, Freda

Patsy Gray
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Patsy Gray

R.I.P. my dear cousin love you and will miss your beautiful smile

Ruby Edwards
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Ruby Edwards

I will miss you always , love you.

Cheryl Mathews
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Cheryl Mathews

Niece, you will be missed by family & friends forevermore. Rest in Heavenly Peace in Jesus’s arms. Love, Peace & Blessings.

Cynthia Burns
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Cynthia Burns

Niece, I cherish the memory of you and the relationship we developed. RIP!
Sister in-law Cynthia Burns

Derhonda Clay
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Derhonda Clay

I love you aunty !

Jehna Burns
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Jehna Burns

It was nice meeting you at the family reunion. I wish I had an opportunity to get to know you better. I know all of your family loved you even some from afar.

Devra Burns
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Devra Burns

Love you Sis. I will always remember your laugh!

Judy Burns
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Judy Burns

Loved you from day one and named your youngest sister after you (Danica). Rest in peace baby girl and hope you are in mom and dad and sister Lori’s arms. Sisters Devra, Deena, Dana and Danica love you and we are all heartbroken at losing you.

Marilyn Black
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Marilyn Black

Prayers and condolences to the family

Danampurnell@yahoo.com
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Danampurnell@yahoo.com

Dana and Darren Purnell. I am Nicey’ sister too along with Devra Burns, Deena Clanton, Danica Williams., and Lori Burns (Berrsevoy). We will all mss her dearly.

Chauncey & Danica Williams
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Chauncey & Danica Williams

Love you always, dear sister. ❤️ May you rest peacefully in the arms of Christ.

Yolanda Bledsoe (Robert’s Friend)
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Yolanda Bledsoe (Robert’s Friend)

Niece, I only had an opportunity to meet you once at the 2018 Family reunion. You were introduced to me as the sister that looked most like your mother. I was also told that you and your mother shared a love for Aretha. I pray that you are kicking it with your mom and Aretha knowing that you were truly loved by those left behind. Rest in Peace

Ticci Wilson
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Ticci Wilson

Love you Auntie. I will miss you. Glad we got a chance to talk.

Marilyn Black
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Marilyn Black

Deborah fletcher prayers for my family’s

Lamar Stell
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Lamar Stell

You will forever be in our hearts we love and miss you dearly. We will always remember the joy and laughter you brought to our lives.

Lamar and Dahlila Stell

Elizabeth Burns
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Elizabeth Burns

♥️

TRINA CLAY
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TRINA CLAY

Aunti Denise, your passing was a shock to me, and I am still in disbelief. I will forever keep you in my heart. Thank you for giving our family Tanisha and Anthony.

You were a great mother, wife, sister, aunti, and friend. Uncle Tyrone loved you dearly and is already lost without you. God needed and I know that you are now at peace.

I love you always Denise, and I will miss that infectious laugh. Thank you for holding my secret all these years.

~Love always Trina

Dana Purnell
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Dana Purnell

Dana Purnell (Sister) and Darren Purnell.
Rest Easy Sis, we miss and love you!!!!!