Denotra Griffin-Wallace


By Raina Johnson


Retiring after a 22 year career at Miller Brewing Company as a machine operator, Denotra Griffin-Wallace, has dedicated her time to volunteering and helping others. Denotra was born in DeKalb, Mississippi but came to Milwaukee in 1957 for a visit because her brothers were here – and she never left. She has been involved in a variety of volunteering efforts since the late 1990s.


Since 1998, she has volunteered Monday – Friday for 2 hours each day to deliver meals to the sick and shut in partnership with the Goodwill Foundation. “Volunteering makes me feel good and I love to be around older people, you learn more,” she said. Since 1999, she has been line dancing all over the Milwaukee community with the Roselette Dancers through the Clinton Rose Senior Center.


Denotra also has an active family life, has five daughters (one passed away) and one son. She has five grandchildren as well.