Mrs. Eva Ann Deathridge Carney, age 82, of Rockwood, Tennessee transitioned to her Heavenly Home on Monday, March 28, 2022. She was born November 2, 1939, to the union of John Artimus and Nellie (Stone) Deathridge. She grew up in Roane County, Tennessee and moved to Rockwood when she married Robert Eugene “Gene” Carney in 1962. Eva committed her life to Christ at a young age. She was First Lady to her husband, Robert Carney at Pikeville A.M.E. Zion Church, and Euchee Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. She later became a faithful member of Speights Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Rockwood.
Eva was very devoted to her family. She was a wonderful cook and loved entertaining friends and family. Eva loved making people laugh and being the life of the party. She also loved playing Spades and stayed on the go as much as she could. Eva worked at Burlington Hosiery Mill for 12 years and retired as an exceptional housekeeper for several families in Rockwood.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Phyllis Ann Carney; parents, John Artemus & Nellie (Stone) Deathridge; husband, Robert Eugene “Gene” Carney; sisters, Christine Henley, Jessie Lea Arnwine, and Pauline Arnwine; brothers, John H. Deathridge and Lewis Deathridge; brothers-in-law, William “Billy” Arnwine, Rubin Lincoln “R.L.” Arnwine, James Carney, Charles Carney, and Frank Carney; sisters-in-law, Juanita Gordon and Dorothy Childs; great grandson, Quamary Cash Sawyer; and close nephew, Albert Hawkins.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
Her 2 Daughters: Linda (Jimmy) Penrose
Step-Daughter: Rachel Wilkerson
Six Grandchildren: Jana` (Maxwell) Otubelu, LaQuinn Sawyer, LaKeisha Sawyer, LaStacia Carney, Artimus Carney, and Sheldon Anderson
Eight Great Grandchildren: La Jada Sawyer, Anthony “Jo Jo” Carney, Landen Carney, LaQuinn Sawyer, Jr., Simone Sawyer, Zaeden Carney, Harmony Sawyer, and John Sawyer
Sisters-in-law: Jessie Mae Hughes
Dear Friends: Jackie Johnson
And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends and church family.
The family will receive friends Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Funeral services will follow on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Larry Woods, Pastor officiating and Rev. Erica Haigler, eulogist. Committal services and interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood, Tennessee.