Taisha Elmore

Obituary of Taisha Teresa Elmore

Taisha Teresa Elmore, 39, of Pittsburgh, PA, and formerly of New York City, NY, died Friday, November 1, 2019 at home. She is survived be her husband, David T. Greenlee.

Born February 13, 1980 in Queens, NY, she is the daughter of Arthur Elmore of New York and the late Paulette Dobbins Elmore.

She was a loving wife and mother who had an infectious laugh. Her kind heartedness will be deeply missed.

She is also survived by five children: Nunicia Taisha Elmore-Gordon, Tyshawn Daniels, Tavon Elmore, Malik Christian Moody and Aubrie Joan Greenlee; three step-children: Jessica Meuna Greenlee, Jasmine Renee Greenlee and Jalon Isaac Greenlee; and two grandchildren: Morgan Jonee Jones and Adin Adjatay Este.


We, the family of Taisha Teresa Elmore-Greenlee, gratefully acknowledge all kind acts of kindness and thoughtful expressions extended to us. May God continually bless you as you have blessed us.

Special thanks to:

Parise Family Funeral Care for your tender, kind words of encouragement through this time of bereavement, and the handling of our loved one.

God bless you, your business and your life.

: Expressed by the husband, David T. Greenlee

Special thanks also to Terry, Brenda and Ann Stenhouse, Dr. Terri Devereaux, Dr. Brian J. Deyarmin of South Hills Family Medicine (Water Front), the UPMC Hospice, doctors, nurses and staff, Hazelwood family (neighbors/friends), Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Council of American Indians, John and Trisha Stenhouse (Cali family), Glen Hazel Apts (managers), Ms. Gwen.

Special Special Thanks to:

Jessica, Jasmine, Nunni Kaine, and Haliston for holding up your father though such a trying time, you guys rock, I love you. David, for stepping in and looking out for your younger siblings.

Taisha's Favorite Quote

We are able to say to ourselves, now, that we do count.


I wanna say to everybody under the sound of my voice,

this afternoon, that you are somebody.


Don't let anybody make you feel that you are nobody.


You are somebody, you have dignity,

You have worth, don't be ashamed of yourself.

And don't be ashamed of your heritage,

Don't be ashamed of your color.

Don't be ashamed of your hair.


I am black and beautiful.


I'm not ashamed to say it.


It's written in your blood.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Tears of Joy


Cry tears of joy, if you cry for me

For I'm content now, at peace

And pain free, simple and honestly,

I lived my life…

Fighting hardships and denying strife.


So many good times I have shared,

With family and friends for whom I cared,

Sweet memories I shall take with me,

So do not despair, for I'm home free.


And do remember I'll be waiting,

To embrace you again – I'm anticipating!!

So keep me safely in your heart,

And know we are but a moment apart.


Cry tears of release, and know I'm at rest

I lived, I loved, and gave my best.

God called for me and I couldn't wait,

Now I'm here, in His arms, and I



Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, PA.

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