Enid Carnegie

Enid Agatha Carnegie

1937 - 2020

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Obituary of Enid Agatha Carnegie

Obituary of Enid Carnegie, Forever In Our Hearts It is with great sadness that the family of Enid Carnegie, age 83, of Somerset, NJ, announces her death on June 16, 2020. Enid was born to the late Aaron and Lena Gordon on May 7, 1937 in the Beverly District of Manchester, Jamaica. She married John Clinton Carnegie who predeceased her in 1988. The eldest child of nine, she was a nurturer first of her younger siblings, and then later her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and students. She believed that every child deserved to have a good childhood and thus strived to inspire them to dream big, aim high, but never compromise their morals. Her Christian faith was the governing force in her life. Growing up, her parents and grandmother Icylyn instilled the fundamentals of her faith and fostered a deep love of God within her. They encouraged her to memorize the Psalms and meditate on them frequently. Enid did just that, and even in the last years of her life, after illness had ravaged her memory, she could still recall and recite many of her favorite psalms, including her two favorites, Psalms 91 and 121. She read these psalms upon rising every morning and before going to bed each night. It was not just the Psalms that Enid studied, however. She studied the entire Bible extensively, read every word within, from cover to cover, many times over in her life. And, like her grandmother, she laid a Christian foundation for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved and cared for dearly. She saw it as her duty to ensure that each had access to the Word of God and took pleasure in gifting them their first Bible. Enid was an active member of her church, the Mamre Seventh-Day Adventist Church. As the first female Elder of the church, she was a role model, and her spiritual strength blanketed itself softly over every member of her church family. Reading was a passion for Enid. Her collection of texts made portions of her household almost indistinguishable from a library and provided a wealth of knowledge for herself and her family. She especially loved poetry and would spend innumerable hours immersed in the genre, reading, writing, and— since her poetic talent was widely appreciated—reciting poems. Mama, You were the first angel that we saw, your heart was tender and your words were the law. Your hands were ever busy to make our lives the best. You were often the first to give up your rest. When we were children, you encouraged and corrected us. When we were teens, you molded and directed. In your kitchen, life’s lessons were taught. In your prayers, our salvation was brought. We four children owe you our lives and much, much more. We honor you now and praise the Lord, to God be the Glory, for a virtuous mother with value so great. Nothing on earth can compare or replace your love and impact on us and many others. We know, Mama, we had the best of mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers. Although you can’t be here with us, we’re truly not apart—until the final breath we take, you’ll be living in our hearts. This is not goodbye, Mama. Sleep on, take your well-deserved rest. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you and He whispered “Come to Me” With tearful eyes we watched you. We watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not let you stay. … and so it was, on June 16th, two thousand and twenty, A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He chose to take the best. Already it’s lonesome here without you, we miss you more each day. Life doesn’t seem the same since you have gone away. When days are sad and lonely and everything goes wrong, We seem to hear you whisper “cheer up and carry on” Each time we see your picture, you seem to smile and say, “Don’t cry, I’m in God’s hands, we’ll meet again someday!” Mama you will forever be in our hearts, Greatly and Sadly missed By ~Children: Maureen, John, Neville, and Jewel ~Grandchildren: Kerry-Ann (Zed), Kimesha (Ben), Kimberly, Karim (Ashley), and Kristine ~Great Grandchildren: Kristian, Krystle, Kristy, Kaleb, Konnor, Liam, and Kathryn ~ Brothers & Sisters: Lucille, Lowell, Gloria, Prentice, Jeff, Aldington, Jacqueline, Altie, Precious, Julie & Peter ~ Loving in-laws, nieces & nephews, and a host of long-time friends
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Tuesday
23
June

Funeral Service

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
PCFH
428 ELIZABETH AVE
SOMERSET, New Jersey, United States
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