Denise Brechelle Goggins, of Akron, Ohio, a former Buffalo resident, died Sunday in an Akron hospital after a long illness. She was 39.
Born in Buffalo, Ms. Goggins was a graduate of Riverside High School and earned an associate's degree from Akron University. She was a clerical worker for Travelers Insurance Co.
She was a member of Antioch Fire Baptized Holiness Church and Zeta Phi Beta sorority.
Surviving are a son, Derrell of Akron; her father, Dr. Lathardus of Akron; two sisters, Brenda Laster of Akron and Cheryl Goggins-Barnes of Charlotte, N.C.; and a brother, Dr. Lathardus II of Akron.
Her uncle, Pastor Douglas Goggins Jr., will lead a memorial service at 11 a.m. today in Church of God Worship and Praise Tabernacle, 82 1/2 Edison St.