A photo of Dannetta Rose (Brockenbury) Corsey

Dannetta Rose (Brockenbury) Corsey

April 24, 1930 - February 16, 2022

Dannetta Rose Brockenbury was born on April 24, 1930, in Bridgeport, Connecticut to the late Arthur and Amanda Brockenbury.  Her Father named her Dannetta Rose, because when she was born, he looked at her and said she was pretty as a Rose.  She was the sister to five brothers: the lates Junior, Arthur (Tiny), Sonny, Johnny and Peter, all of whom she took care of and helped raise.

In 1936, Dannetta and her family relocated to Halifax, Virginia, where she spent her childhood years.  She attended public school in South Boston, Virginia.  She then relocated to New York, where she attended Washington Heights High School.  In 1946, Dannetta met the late Howard Mann, Sr., whom she married shortly thereafter, and from that union she had two children: the late Pamela Mann and Howard Mann, Jr.

In Long Beach, New York, in 1955, Dannetta “Danny” met the love of her life, the late John “Johnny” Deale, and from that union they had five children: Jonathan, Kim, Michael, Dannetta, and Laurie Ann. Johnny and Danny (as they addressed each other) and their children initially lived in Jamaica, Queens, New York, before eventually moving their family to a home in Roosevelt, Long Island. Once a year, Danny and Johnny, would vacation in Florida, and she enjoyed fishing, being outdoors and spending time with her children and Johnny.

She was employed as the one of the first Black Elevator Operators at Brooks Brothers in New York City. Dannetta also worked as a Salesgirl at A&S Department Store in Hempstead, New York.  Over the years, she became a Mary Kay Consultant, a position she was especially fond of as she loved talking about make up and showing others how to use it properly.  In her free time, Dannetta loved to cook for her family, and anyone who was fortunate to have tasted her cooking knew her to be an incredible cook.

Dannetta studied the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses, and in 1969 she dedicated her life to Jehovah God and symbolized it by water baptism at Orchard Beach, Bronx, New York.  In the later part of her life, for about 16 years, she spent over 70 hours every month as a volunteer preacher and teacher of the Bible.  When she no longer was able to go “door to door”, Dannetta would talk to anyone that came to her home about Jehovah and the hope the Bible holds out for a paradise earth, a New World to come.  She remained a faithful servant to Jehovah, preaching about the good news of God’s Kingdom on a daily basis until her last days.

In July 1974, she married the late Roy Corsey, Sr., and moved to South Ozone Park, Jamaica, where she continued her faithful service to Jehovah God. Every summer, and almost weekly, or sometimes on a monthly basis, Dannetta would arrange for her family to visit her at her home in South Ozone Park, Queens, for a barbecue, music and dancing. There are no words to express the joy Dannetta felt having her children, grandchildren and friends present at these family gatherings.

Dannetta never lost her love for the beach and traveling, and for many years she enjoyed taking cruises and traveling to exotic locations, sometimes with no company other than herself. She was also especially fond of music, dancing, and singing. She had a beautiful singing voice.  In her free time, she enjoyed watching old movies on TCM.  She loved to laugh.  She took great pride in her yard and the various plants and flowers she cared for. Her neighbors would often tell her that her yard was the most beautiful on the block.

After Roy Corsey Sr.’s passing on November 6, 2002, Dannetta relocated to Newark, Delaware to be close to her daughter, Dannetta, who shared the same faith as hers.

On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 91 years old, Dannetta quietly departed this life at Hospice, Christiana Care- Wilmington Campus.

She is survived by many loved ones, including but not limited to, her five children – Jonathan Deale of Atlanta, GA, Kim Henry of Jupiter, FL, Michael Deale of Union City, New Jersey, Dannetta Danielson of New Castle, Delaware, and Laurie Ann Deale of Mount Kisco, New York.  Grandchildren: Howard Mann, III, Kiani Deale, Devone’ Deale, Jeffrey Baldwin, Esq., Mark C. Buksha, II, Michelle Deale, Matthew Deale, Brooke Deale, Chandra Deale, Ashley C. Peterson, Manuel R. Nino, II, Dana K. Danielson and her great grandchildren, Preston Deale, Winter Deale, Lincoln Deale and many, many nieces and nephews – her very best friend, Dottie Amin and all the friends that she met over the years in the Organization.

The family wishes to thank everyone for all their kind words and expressions of sympathy.  We especially wish to thank the wonderful and kind caregivers from Delaware Caregivers, the entire Hospice Team at Christiana Care- Wilmington Campus for all the love and kindness they extended toward Dannetta during her final days.

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions towards the Worldwide Preaching Work, that was so very dear and important to Dannetta, can be made at the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, www.JW.Org.

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33 Condolences for Dannetta Rose (Brockenbury) Corsey

  • Love you, Grandma. May you Rest In Peace.

  • Dear Laurie and Family –
    I heard and enjoyed so many stories of your mother/aunt/grandmother and friend that I felt I knew her intimately. There are no words to express your loss but I do hope that your memories of Dannetta Rose will cause you to smile and sometimes laugh, and to also feel blessed that she was a part of your life.

  • The Gabay family is deeply saddened by your loss. We loved our dear sister Corsey and certainly look forward to seeing her again in Jehovah’s promised new world. Rev.21:3,4.

  • When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure ❤️
    Living for the day Jehovah will say life without end at last. ❤️ He will call and she will answer ❤️
    Revelation 21:3-5 a sure hope.

  • My sincere condolences 🙏 I cherish all the years of wonderful times together. You were very special to me and im thankful for the many memories. Rest in peace.

  • The Henrys of Florida expresses our heartfelt condolences. Many years since our lives touched but I have fond memories of us being pampered at the beauty salon and on the beach—Kim’s sister-in-law Sal.

  • To Kim and her family we send prayers and love …
    Love Chuck and Tracy

  • Dear Mrs. Kim D. Henry & all other family member’s! My deepest condolences to you all! Wishing you peace, comfort, and lots of love during this difficult time! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Dannetta, I’m so sorry for your loss you know that your family means so much to me this came as a total surprise I was on Facebook I saw her picture she lived a long Wonderful Life. Just because we met before doesn’t mean I don’t love you and milton and the rest of your family. You’re in my thoughts

  • Such a lovely sister! Jehovah will certainly keep His promise regarding His not forgetting those who did showed love for his name and did works showing that. Hebrews 6:10. I look forward to seeing dear Sister Corsey again!

  • Dear Family of Sister Corsey:

    Dannetta was blessed with a full and happy life, family and friends who love her and whom she loved in return.

    May we all soon get to share with her what will be her greatest love–praising Jehovah forever in paradise.
    Let Jehovah be your strength every day.

  • Our deepest condolences to the family of Dannetta Rose (Brockenbury) Corsey. We look forward to seeing our dear sister very soon in God’s new world. You are all in our prayers and thoughts

  • Kim and I wish to express our condolences at this time to your family. She always loved to talk about Jehovah. We will miss her beautiful smile.

  • I’m really gonna miss my girl friend. She never wanted to be called home. She may not have gotten the chance to walk home as she always said. But I’ll see her on the other side as beautiful as she was.

  • Danetta & family, as I type these words I fight tears because I know the pain of loosing a Mother💔 We have a secured hope to sustain us if we did not we would not be able to withstand the pain. I know how much you loved “ My Mom “ and I still weep at times I miss her love her wisdom & most of all her strong faith. Please extend my heartfelt condolences & let’s hold on tight with all we got and let’s race to the finish line and when The call for our Mommies are announced let’s be there to greet our Dear Moms❤️❤️ !!!!!!
    I go through photo albums often sone times I smile other times I weep but we know our parents are resting & their hope and our hope is secure. “ He will call” !!!! Love u my sister friend. 🌹
    Quadonna Bliey Grande

  • Laurie my deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss. God bless.

  • “Danetta ❤️ “My Dear Sister friend” I’m a long distance from you and family but my heart is near. You know I know well the deep pain of losing our Mothers💔though our hearts are wounded / broken !!! We are grateful we know and have a secure hope. Jehovah reads our hearts & hears our prayers. Sending a virtual big hug 🤗 to you & family. We have to stay close to Jehovah and run this race with endurance we’re “ALMOST HOME!” 🌹🙏🏾
    Quadonna Bliey Grande
    I’m in the Carolinas now.

  • Dear Danetta and Family:

    I am so heartbroken to hear of your Mother’s passing. Seeing your Moms face and reading the lovely Obituary fondly takes me back to such fun times in Queens. “Sister Corsey” she will always be to me. May Jehovah grant you and yours the peace of mind that excels all thought at this most difficult time.

    Give my love to you and your sisters.

    Best,
    Kim M. Young

  • She sounds like a beautiful dear sister. Can’t wait to hear her sing in the near future!!

  • May Jehovah the God of comfort be with the family of Danetta who will miss her dearly. Soon God will wipe out all tears of pain and death he will swallow up forever. I knew Danetta’s mom, Amanda and her mom’s sister, Laura from Halifax, Va.
    Rev. 21: 3,4

  • My sincere condolences to the family of Sister Dannetta Corsey.
    Sandy Thompson

  • Jehovah will give you the strength to get thru this trying experience. The Sister was strong, I know she would want her family to be strong too.

  • What a BEAUTIFUL “Rose” she was !!! Full of Love and Spiritual Grace ! I will miss❤️ you my Dear Sister Corsey ! 😢. Just rest for a little while. See you soon lovely 😍 in Jehovah’s new world. Our love goes out to your Family. From Michelle & James Taylor

  • Dannetta and I were friends for over 50 years. She was my best friend, and she will be missed. I look forward to seeing her in the new system where we can continue our friendship. You will be missed.

  • Dearest Corsey family, I am so very sorry to hear about Sister Corsey. I remember your family so well. Feel like we practically grew up together. Our time in the Van Wyck Congregation has many fond memories. May Jehovah continue to comfort you all until we can welcome her once again. Her next conscious thought will be in a beautiful New World! Sending you many hugs and lots of love.

  • I look forward to working with her again in the new system. We still have more work to do. Jehovah will bring her back to finish her ministry, and reward her for the many years of faithful service.

  • I would like to send my sincere condolences for your loss of your mother, and grandmother. I love her like she was my mother. I will miss the sea food dinners we shared together. Looking forward to seeing your mother in the new world order, as she shared with me wanting to have a horseback riding on the beach. I’m so looking forward to the promise of the resurrection Revelation 21:3-5. I’ll keep you all in my prayers. 2 Corinthians 1:3&4.

  • I knew that was Danetta’s Cooking I was smelling way back on 108 Ave & Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica Queens!
    We will miss her, but just for a little while, then it will be time to… grab your plates and get in line….

  • I had some great times visiting with the in New York and you visiting Florida rest in peace mother in law.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting our dear sis Corsey and she was especially loved. She was also a very sweet and humble person to have the pleasure to know.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dear Sister Corey’s passing. I can’t wait to see her sharp style of dressing in the new world to come! My Condolences to the family.

  • I was deeply saddened of the loss of our Dear Sister. She will always be remembered and is certainly in Jehovah’s book of remembrance. May Jehovah strengthen you in such a great time of sorrow. Put your Trust and Faith in Psalms: 34:18 Jehovah is close to the broken-hearted and he saves those crushed in spirit

  • Dannetta and Milton, It saddens my heart to hear of Dear Sister Corey’s passing. She was a joy to be around and I have always enjoyed spending time with her. She will be missed and I look forward to seeing her again real soon…

    Sincerely
    Robb Major