Denise Stewart Pimienta

Denise Stewart Pimienta passed away on July 28, 2023, in Houston, Texas. She was born on February 8, 1958, in Markham, Illinois, to James Lewis Stewart and Tommie Carolyn Dixon.

Denise accepted Christ at an early age at Christ Baptist Church in Markham, Illinois. In 1995, she met Angel Ray Pimienta in Orland Park, Illinois. They were married on March 20th, 1997, while residing in Aurora, Illinois.

Denise earned an Associate of Arts degree from Thornton Community College, South Holland, Illinois. She found employment as a Supervisor for Publishers Circulation Fulfillment Inc. (The New York Times), in Orland Park, Illinois; was later employed as a Purchasing Agent for Illinois Credit Union System, in Naperville, Illinois; and finally worked for the Russell Country Federal Credit Union in Great Falls, Montana, before retiring. In 2014, Denise and her husband moved to the Houston suburb of Seabrook, Texas, and on to Beaumont, Texas, in 2021.

An outgoing person who fully enjoyed life, Denise loved travelling and was passionate about her grandchildren, her great-granddaughter, and, of course, her dog Cocoa. Denise loved to shop, get her hair and nails done, and enjoy meals out and good conversations with friends.

Denise is survived by her husband, Angel Ray Pimienta; daughter, LaMonica Shamise Bunch; (2) sisters, Geneva Love and Juanita Stewart; (5) brothers, Albert Stewart (Jean Stubs), James Stewart, Jerome Stewart (Tanya Pete), Thomas Stewart (Shell Stubs), and Wade Stewart; (3) grandchildren, Tierra Shante Douglas, Takara Alexandria Hughes, and T’mar Madelyn Kimberly Bunch; (1) great grandchild, Olivia Raelynn Kirk and numerous family members and dear friends.

Preceded in death by both parents; a brother, Thurman F. Stewart; and a great-grandson, Kingston Romel King. Plans are for a memorial service, date to be determined. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Denise’s memory may do so to the Pimienta Family, 4334 Willow Bend Court, Beaumont, TX 77707.


  1. My condolences 💐 to my family and friends. Denise was a beautiful person. I love ❤️ when they would come to Dothan Alabama. Her mom and others would have to go home with peas and boiled peanuts. She was her Mo twin. We would keep in contact and see each other on Facebook. Take your rest until next time love you ❤️

    Angela L Anglin
  2. Our condolences 💐 to our beloved family. Prayers from Dothan Alabama family Janice Lee Hart and Olivia Lee Reynolds.

    Angela Anglin
  3. We sincerely wish you the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart forever. Praying for you and family.
    EL & TJ

  4. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to all of you affected by her untimely passing, may she rest in peace and comfort

    TJ tejera
  5. We lived right next door to each other in Markha, Illinois. She was my bestie. Later we lived in the same apartment complex. I was trying to reach her the night before. Then finally realized I had her number in my phone. I am so sad to hear of her passing.

    Kimberly Scott Kidd
    • Sending heartfelt condolences.

      Angela Walker
  6. Denise you have always been such a beautiful, classy Lady. I miss you already my dear friend.

    Jan McKeown
  7. My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences goes out to the family. I worked with Denise for many years at the Illinois Credit Union League in Illinois. Denise would have me laughing out loud about her beautiful white poodle dog at that time. She was full of life and a joy to work with. We sent each other a Happy Mother’s Day text in May this year.

    To the family: Hold on to your memories and let them guide you during this time of sadness. God is always in your corner to comfort you especially at a time like this. Rest in Heavenly Peace Denise!

  8. I’m so sorry to hear that Denise has passed and she has reached the comfort of Our Savior. Ray and family , Elaine and Erica accompany in sympathy and The healing will be recovered but will take time . God bless you all .🙏🏿🌹

    Elaine Landa
  9. It hurts because she was a friend. I meet Denise and Angel In Montana approximately nine or ten years ago. One of the most funniest memories was when Montana got a “Popeyes” chicken restaurant, which was on the Malmstrom Air Force Base… you would have thought heaven was on earth at that moment. You will never be forgotten my friend. God makes know mistakes when He connects people together. I’m so grateful God chose you and Angel to be apart of our lives. I’m better for knowing you, better for having meet you. “May you be blessed in the next life, my friend, as I was in this one by knowing you.” “Your spirit will live on in our memories because friendship transcends death.”

    DD Dyson
  10. Sorry to hear of your loss. Love and condolences to you and the Family. Stay strong and hold onto the memories, until you see her again

    D Rillera
  11. Denise was an extremely wonderful and kind person – a beautiful soul.
    May her spirit rest in eternal peace.
    My prayers go out to my nephew Ray and Denise’s family. May God grant them peace at such a difficult time.

    Elena Davis

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