Muncy, Denise Brinkley
May 1, 1956 - April 1, 2021
Denise Brinkley Muncy passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, April 1, 2021. She was surrounded by her children, family, friends, and her beloved dogs, Bentley and Tyson. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC. Friends and family are welcome and all attendees will be required to wear masks.
Denise was born May 1, 1956, in Winston-Salem, NC, to the late Robert William Brinkley and Silva Pauline Brinkley. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Thomas "Tom" Muncy. She is survived by her children: Dylan Thomas Muncy and Grace Ann Muncy, two granddaughters: Raegan MooreMuncy and Analisa Madden, her sister, Donna Brinkley Owens and husband, Mitchell, and her brother, Robert William "Bobby" Brinkley, Jr. and wife, Julie. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews: Ashley Rand and husband, Will, and their daughter, Clara; Joslin Owens; William Brinkley; Slate Brinkley and daughter, Sawyer; and Landon Teague and wife, Kaitlin.
Denise was a brilliant nurse who began her career in the Moses Cone Coronary Intensive Care Unit in 1980. She was a cofounder of the LeBauer Cardiovascular Research Foundation where she spent the majority of her career. Her colleagues regarded her as a strong patient advocate and a passionate supporter of the importance of clinical trials in guiding future protocols for heart care. Denise's hard work and dedication contributed to the development of practices that are still implemented in the field today.
Family and friends remember Denise as a vivacious free spirit who welcomed everyone with open arms. She was bold and determined with a zest for life. She loved to dance, read books, listen to the rain and thunderstorms, and was always happiest at the beach or eating anything chocolate. Her granddaughters brought her immense joy and she would have been the best grandmother to a third grandchild that's on the way.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Home Society of NC, 1002 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com
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Published by Greensboro News & Record on Apr. 8, 2021.