Welcome to the
memorial page for
Cynthia D. McGee
September 5, 1952
~October 11, 2022
1952 Her Journey 2022
Cynthia Denise McGee, lovingly known as Denise, departed this life on October 11, 2022. She was born on September 5, 1952, in Neptune, New Jersey, and was the only child of the late Emma James-Jones and the late Ralph McGhee.
Denise received her early education in the public schools of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Denise was a member of the graduating class of 1970 from Asbury Park High School. She received a ‘distinguished commendation’ for having perfect attendance in high school. After graduating from high school, Denise attended Montclair State College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
She started her career as an educator and job counselor for formerly incarcerated youth. Denise also worked part-time for over40 years at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City.
Denise was known for her sense of humor, fondness for chocolate, and the “finer things of life”. She loved shopping, especially clothes and jewelry. She adored dolls and had an extensive collection which she began at an early age. Her collection was featured in the Asbury Park Press when she was only six years old.
Denise had a special love for the word of God. She was a dedicated member of the House of Prayer COGIC in Orange, New Jersey. Denise has participated as a member of the Gospel Choir, Floral Club, Pastor’s Aid Committee, and the Women’s Day Program. Her early religious training began under the guidance of Mt. Olive Holy Temple in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Denise leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Kimberly Mobley, son-in-law, Timothy Johnson; one grandson, Timothy Johnson, Jr.; a host of cousins, family members, church family, and friends.
You heard a voice we could not hear, which said you could not stay,
You saw a hand we could not see, which beckoned you away.
Gone is the smile we’ll see no more, gone to rest on the heavenly shore,
Gone from this earth of toil and pain, gone on high, her reward to gain.