J. Denise Cromwell has spent over 15 successful years benefiting her community through a Barber Shop and a restaurant business (Asia’s Ice Cream Snack shop), named after her daughter.
She’s been a active part of health and wellness in her community partnered with the Goose Creek Branch NAACP,
MUSC and her former church Mount Moriah Baptist for HIV AIDS Awareness, she also assists in providing jobs for people in the community. She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star/ former member of the daughters of Arabian Court and have received the outstanding woman of the community from this organization , she also received the 2018 CMBEA,DC Humanitarian of the year award and recently the community service award for physical and mental health from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC. Charleston Alumni Chapter,
former fund raiser chairperson for the Palmetto State Barber's Association, member of the NAACP, serves on the MLK parade committee at the YWCA of Greater Charleston South Carolina, for over 10 years. She was currently inducted to the 2019 Honorary Commander program at Joint Base Charleston.
She is currently the Founder and Executive Director of a 501 © (3) nonprofit organization, PSO INC. (Project Street Outreach) a homeless distribution and referral for veterans, Active duty service members, and their immediate families in crisis, she has made several trips to our nations capital advocating on behalf of veteran’s, have worked many years with the ILA voting registration. A Community Outreach Lead for MOMS, also a very proud member of an elite volunteer organization, the South Carolina State Guard, She is a member of the Navy Wives Club Of America MenRiv Park #240 Goose Creek- South Carolina, a honorary member of The Triple Nickel 55th 2nd Infantry Company Ranger (airborne), and a honorary member of the Black Vietnam Association, a proud member of First Baptist Church of James Island, her Pastor is Rev. Charlie Murray.
Mrs. Cromwell has provided free haircuts for 15 years at the Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center and for her passion and dedication has received The President Volunteer service award from four sitting Presidents, and two from former President Barack Obama she have been recognized in newspapers, radio and local News stations including CNN. She is an ideal team leader and good role model. Mrs. Cromwell really love her family and works very hard on keeping it together, she has a loving supportive husband SGT Lamar Cromwell Marine veteran, they are proud parents of Asia Cromwell who they adopted at three days old, they set out to adopting a baby girl who they were told would be biracial, however, she turned out not to be, but they still move forward with the adoption, believing that love is color blind. She is also an author of a book written by a ghost writer, Loving and Raising Asia, that tells the story of a proud African-American couple adopting a white child in the south. Their daughter graduated college with an Associates Degree in applied science for Aircraft Maintenance Technology.
Forever humble and grateful to friends and family and the community at large for their hands in loving and raising Asia.
As she believes it takes a village!!!
PSO INC. was born in loving memory of my dear uncle SFC Sam Caulder and all of the forgotten unsung American heroes of the Vietnam Era. We thank them for their service and the freedom we enjoy because of them !!!!!
Denise “Dee” McQueen was born in Charleston, South Carolina to the parents of Curley “Bucky” and Earline McQueen. At the age of 3, she relocated with her parents to Bentwaters Air Force Base, England. Enjoying the life as a military brat, she traveled to Phoenix, Arizona; Sumter, South Carolina; Ramstein, Germany, and East Berlin, Germany. While living in Germany at the age of 9, she explored the European countries – Luxembourg, Spain, and France. At the age of 14, she returned to her roots of Charleston. She attended North Charleston High School where she lettered in the marching band, softball, and track and field. To continue to enhance her educational goals, she was selected to and co-captained the Debate and Academic Teams. With her mother’s goals for her children to attend college, Dee moved to Dorchester County and enrolled at Fort Dorchester High School. There she lettered in marching band and track and field. With a passion of playing the clarinet, she placed 2nd in the county in the All-County Band competition. She graduated as the first class of the high school and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1995. There she traveled the world, from Guam to Illinois. She deployed to undisclosed locations with her last deployment to Afghanistan. She returned home to Charleston which she will retire as a Master Sergeant in April.
Dee is the mother of two beautiful children – Taja and Mykeal, fur mother of two dogs and cat. She enjoys reading, cooking, shopping, spending time with family, and watching movies. She spends most of her time advocating for men and women who are victims of sexual assault. Dee is member of the Charleston County Junior Missionary, Charleston County Young Women Auxiliary, Society of Human of Resource Management. She is a trustee and member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and the eldest child of two brothers, Tyrone and Bryce.
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