Casey, Mary Edna Womack (Mrs. John)

5/24/2002

CASEY
Sept. 9, 1922 - May 24, 2002
 
Edna was a blessing; this is the very best way I could possibly explain her life and the way she touched the lives of other.
She began her time in a place called East Fork, Mississippi; and, her parents were B. F. and Clara Martin Womack. Edna married John Casey, who would later enter into full-time ministry. Through their fifty-nine years of marriage, they would serve appointments at the Woodville charge in the Mississippi Conference, the Fisher-Mt. Hermon-Sunnyhill charge, the Greensburg-Wesley Chapel charge, and the Clinton-Clear Creek charge. Their family would include two daughters, Carolyn and Cathi, and a foster son, Edd Perry.
I knew Edna for the last thirty years. I met her and John at the very beginning of my ministry. In my opinion, she was the very best example of the wife of a pastor. They served their congregations side-by-side, sharing in the ministry, with all of its successes and failures. She was there in worship and Sunday School; she helped with special programs; she looked for those in need; and, she offered John the courage and wisdom to go through those many years of ministry. They were an amazing pair, in life, in marriage, and in ministry.
Edna was a blessing. She touched my life, and the lives of so many others, with her gentle grace, her country humor, and her unconditional love.
By J. Thomas (Tommy) Logan
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 2002