Lucille Denise McCrainey Denise was born to the proud parents of Lonnie Morse Smith and Louise Viriginia Knox-Smith on July 18th, 1961 in the City of Oakland,CA Denise accepted Christ in her life and was baptized at the early age of 9 years old at Pleasant Grove Baptist by the late Reverend Hightower, She attended schools in Oakland, Littlerock,Ca and Berkeley, Denise was blessed in several strong primary caregivers: her father,great-grandmother Lillie Smith(deceased)aunts Judy Bragg,Lillie Wyre and uncle Herbert Wyre. During her leisure time as a youth, Denise enjoyed cheeerleading and basketball. Denise srved as head cheerleader at Berkeley High School and graduated in the class of 1979. Denise also attended and graduated with an Associates Degree from from Heald Business College where she had a long standing career as VP of Operations, Marketing and Finance at Washington Mutual, Chase Bank and Bank of America. While attending Heald Busiess College, she united with the love of her life, Robert D. McCrainey were married on April 23,1988 and remained married for 21 years until Robert's passing on June 13, 2014.Denise would light up the room she entered by her smile. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, traveling,running her skin care business,entertaining and spending time with family and friends, She was best known for making 7-p cakes and took please in nurturing her sibling and othr babies.Denise was precded in death by her mother, Louise Smith, her husband, Robert D. McCrainey and brotherLamorse Smith.She leaves to cherish her precious father. Lonnie M. Smith her grandmother, Elizabeth Brown McGough; Aunt Judy, Aunt Lillie, Uncle Herbee She also leaves siblings Marjorie (Mike) Smith -Brown, Lonnie Smith, Anthony Smith,Anita Smith-Randle, Leonard Smith, Alonzo Smith,James Fountain, Latricia Smith, Lonyell Smith, James Harris. sister in- law Beryl Slevin (John Richard) and a host of loving family and friends.