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Mary Denise (Carlisle) Montgomery

June 18, 1965 ~ May 27, 2019 (age 53)



Mary Denise “Nisey” Montgomery was born Junes 18, 1965 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Bobby Carlise and Rosalean Weems.  When she was 12 years old she moved to Detroit, Michigan.  Mary met and later married Anthony Jackson, Sr.  They were blessed with four beautiful children: Antonnya, Anisha, Anthony, Jr. and Annia.

On December 12, 1998, Mary married her best friend, Kenneth Montgomery at Third Baptist Church in Detroit.  She and her family later moved back to Fort Wayne.  She worked at Fort Wayne State Developmental Center and studied Human Resource Management at the University of Phoenix.  Mary became a proud member of The Destiny Dome Embassy under the leadership of her cousin, Apostle, Oscar Dowdell-Underwood.  She later graduated from Cornerstone Christian Bible College and eventually became the Chef of the Culinary Arts Center at Cornerstone College Prep School where she was lovingly known as, “Grandma” or “Miss Nisey.”

She touched the hearts and lives of many.  Her laugh was contagious and her presence warm and motherly.  She greeted everyone with a beautiful smile.  Mary was a dedicated member of the church choir where she praised and worshiped God with her whole being.  Everyone who knew her, knew how much she adored her grandkids who were always by her side.  Mary will be deeply missed and never forgotten in the hearts of her family, friends and all who loved her.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Kenneth; mother, Rosalean (Floyd) Pierce; children, Antonnya (Kendall) Hall, Anisha Jackson, Anthony (Brianna) Jackson, Jr. and Annia Jackson; a sister, Linda Carlisle; a brother, Raheem Weemes; her grandchildren, Anthony Kelley, Antione Austin, Jr., Gerrell Bailey, Jr., JaShawn Farr, Antaniya Jackson, Alayiah Jackson, Jeremiah Jackson, Lauren Easley, Anthony Jackson, III; special kids; Gerrell Bailey, Sr., John Easley, Tatiana Kiel and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, Bobby Carlisle and Derrick Carlisle; and a grandchild, Marshawn Jackson.

Mary will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Memorial Park

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