Mrs. Barbara Tapp, daughter of the late Louise Cummings, raised with the help of her grandfather the late Chester Cumming. She made her transition on Friday September 28, 2018 at home comfortable and surrounded by family. Barbara was born on April 11, 1942, in Newark, New Jersey. She attended the Newark Public School System and received her high school diploma from Central High. Later, she furthered her education at Essex County College and upon her completion, worked for the Newark School system for 20 years and later retired from her passion.
On July 7, 1961, Barbra was united in marriage to Wade M. Tapp from that union she had five sons; Derek, Eric, Wade M.
Jr., Brian and Christopher Tapp. Penny was an all-around loving, strong, fun, and passionate person. She was devoted to her family and friends and was like a mother to all. She had an infectious laugh and a smile that would melt your heart. On her spare time, she loved to read, do crossword puzzles and watch tennis!
She is mourned by her husband, Wade M. Tapp Sr., sons Derek Sr., Wade M. Tapp Jr., and Christopher Tapp, Daughter in Law, Suzette Tapp. Grandchildren; Derek Tapp Jr., Alyssa Tapp, Taquoya Tapp, De’Anna Tapp, Brian Tapp Jr., Kentora Tapp,
Felicia Byrd, Maryah McBroom, Jaylynn Buchanan, Naomi Tchobo, Kylah Tapp. Sister, Virginia Gallman, First cousin Kim
Cummings, Aunt in Law, Nannie Gregory, Dear friend, Hattie Jones and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her sons, Eric, and Brain Tapp Sr., and Daughter In Law, Gloria Denise Tapp.