Minister Edward Carney was born on December 2, 1925 in New Orleans, LA to the union of Theodore and Matilda Carney. His parents, one son, Tyrone Carney, and one brother, William Carney, preceded him in death.
Minister Carney found salvation at an early age.
He met Nadine Sims during his teenage years, reunited with her after 26 years and a marriage together of 41 years.
They relocated to St. Louis, MO in 1972. Minister Carney was employed by the Chrysler Corporation for 38 years and five months. He united in fellowship with The New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in 1971 under the leadership of Pastor P.W. Jones. He was a faithful member, a member of the Choir in earlier years, acknowledged his calling to preach the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, was licensed and became an Associate Minister of The New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church and served faithfully until his failing health prevented him from doing so. Minister Carney loved the Lord and was not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, he took his last breath at 1:01 pm, being absent from the body and present with the Lord.
He leaves to cherish his memory: a devoted, God-fearing wife, Nadine; two sons, Minister Glandion Carney (Marrion) of Birmingham, AL and Kenneth Carney of Oakland, CA; four step sons, Dallas Simms (Deseray), Gayneil Simms and Gregory Simms of St. Louis, MO and Donald Simms of New Orleans; three step daughters, Deborah Dominick, Azellia Chillers (Lindon) and Nadine Perkins (Henry) of St. Louis; one brother, Theodore Carney of St. Louis; one niece, Deborah Carney of Oakland; one great-niece, three generations of grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends