Denyse
Regina Denyse Greer, known as Denyse, was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on July 29, 1955 to Ora Mae and Isaac Leon Greer Sr. She was the fourth child of six siblings. Denyse grew up attending First Baptist Church in El Dorado, where she was a member of the choir, a youth usher, and a youth counselor at vacation bible school. Denyse was part of the first group of black students to integrate Rogers Junior High School, and held the honor of becoming the first black homecoming queen at El Dorado High. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and from UCLA School of Law, earning her J.D. Denyse practiced law for many years at the law firm of Kinkle, Rodiger, & Spriggs in Los Angeles, where she became the first woman as well as the first black partner. She started her own law practice, founded a family-run record label, and later went back into law, working until recently at Raffalow, Bretoi, Lutz & Stele. Denyse passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in Los Angeles after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Cheryl Greer-Modica, and her niece Chelsea Greer. She is survived by her husband, Earl Alexander and her daughter, Imani G. Alexander of Los Angeles, CA; one sister, Sharman E. Buggs (Bill) of Carson, CA; three brothers, Julian D. Edmondson, II of Washington, D.C.; Van Ora Edmondson, Sr. of El Dorado, AR; and Isaac L. Greer Jr. (Sherita) of Midland, TX; many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, god-children, and an abundance of relatives and friends.

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  1. I am so sorry for the lost of your Mother; she has always been in my heart. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

    My Condolence
    Betty Bailey-Bealer
    DeSoto ,Texas

  2. Ms. Denyse Greer was a fantastic friend and co-worker. She was an inspiration and joy to know and love. I will miss her with all my heart and soul. The kindness and professionalism she showed to everyone is something to be admired. I will never forget her!!! Please accept my sincere condolences.

  3. I had the great pleasure of working with Denyse for many years; I’m still in shock and saddened by her passing. I recall many insightful and lively conversations with Denyse and always accompanied by heartfelt laughs. How fortunate I was to know this amazing and lovely woman. My heart goes out to Imani and Earl at your profound loss and I wish you peace.

  4. God bless and comfort the family. Denyse will be remembered in our memories for her kindness and warm smile. With love from Claude, Audrey and Colette Robert.

  5. Our prayers go out to the family. Our life long friends since childhood. . May God Bless and keep you Always. You are forever in our hearts

  6. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family today. We hope the memories will help you get through your time of bereavement because memories never fade and love lives on. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. My condolences to you and your family. Going to miss Denyse and our morning conversations and laughter at work. She always had a smile, kind words and a big heart. Denyse has touched my heart and I feel blessed having known her. A wonderful person and friend.

  8. It was a blessing to be Denyse’s legal secretary for so many years. She was a beautiful soul. Imani and Earl: I am thinking of you in these difficult times.

  9. Denyse and I attended church, school and college. She was a genuine and beautiful friend which I loved. My prayers are with the entire family.

  10. Although Denyse and I were a year apart in high school, we were friends. I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

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