Edna Carty Celebrates 100th Birthday on October 10

Edna Eleanor Carty was born of humble origins on Oct. 10, 1915, on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. She was the eighth of nine children born to John and Mary Queeley.
She attended the Trinity School in Palmetto Point, and after leaving school, she became a homemaker, which enabled her to assist her parents in providing for her siblings.
In 1940, she met and married the man of her dreams Alcide Vincent Carty (deceased). They parented 11 children: Edwin, Ralph (Darkie), Calvin, Eleanora (deceased), Nola, Rosetta (Dolly), Slador, Glenville (deceased), Terrance (Terry), Marvin (Boy), Carlene and a stepson, Alexandra. Mrs. Carty worked tirelessly to provide for and make sure her children went to school to get an education. The pride of her heart is her grandchildren. She also cared for her nieces, nephew and everyone else as if they were her own.
During the 60s, her husband traveled to St. Croix in search of work. Unfortunately, Edna could not join him, for she chose to stay at home caring for her mother who had succumbed to blindness. Mrs. Carty promised that she would be her mother’s care taker until her death; a promise most certainly kept. Following the death of her mother in 1973 at the age of 93, Edna was reunited with her husband on St Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Mrs. Carty is a devoted member of the Christ Church Methodist Church. She firmly believes in her God, never letting a single day go by without giving God thanks for the health and strength He provides, even now as she celebrates her 100 birthday.
 

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