Louise Bennette Denmark

May 29, 2010 

Louise B. Denmark, of Raleigh and formerly of Goldsboro, died on May 27, 2010.

She was born June 29, 1919, in Norfolk, VA. Louise graduated from Meredith College with an AB degree in home economics. Additionally, Louise took graduate studies at UNC-G, NC State, and East Carolina University. After graduating from college in 1940, Louise moved to Goldsboro as a home supervisor for the Farm Security Administration. She married Willis Denmark in January 1941.

From 1943 until 1948, Louise reared three children and resumed teaching seventh grade at New Hope School. In 1950, she began teaching at William Street School. She worked for her husband's construction business until his death in 1963.

Louise taught at Goldsboro Junior High School. She moved to Raleigh in 1970 and worked in state government until retiring in 1982.

She is survived by daughters Bennette Denmark Lee, her husband, Ramon of Raleigh, Patience Denmark Teaney, her husband, Rex of Chapel Hill; son, Willis A. Denmark III, his wife, Kathleen of High Point and Raleigh; grandchildren, Trip Teaney of Greenville, Mike Lee of Charlotte, Meredith Huffman of Raleigh, Kristin Sooy of NJ, Allison Meyer of NJ, Elizabeth Nix-Denmark and Jordan Nix-Denmark of High Point; and 11 great- grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church at 6339 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Providence Baptist Church Children's Program and/or Hospice of Wake County.

Arrangements by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas. Online condolences at


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