top of page

You Will Be Truly Missed



Edna Crossley-McNelty.jpg


Thursday, January 6, 2022
4 PM - 7 PM

Celebration of Life
Friday, January 7, 2022
Wake: 10 AM | Service: 11 AM

Second Baptist Church
436 South 13th Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153

Sister Edna McNelty
July 29, 1929 - December 22, 2021

Pastor Harry McNelty
January 5, 1918 - December 25, 2001

Remembering Sister Edna E. McNelty

In honor of my dear friend and mentor. Thank you for all you did to show me how real GOD is. I pray we meet again.

-Shawn J. Mayberry

Rev. Harry & Edna McNelty.png
The H. McNelty School of the First Baptist Church

The H. McNelty School of the First Baptist Church

Born in Mississippi

JULY 29, 1929

Sister Edna E. McNelty was married to Rev. Harry McNelty of the First Baptist Church of Melrose Park, Illinois. She later became the Directress of The H. McNelty School of the First Baptist Church.

They both were advocates of uplifting Black people and relentlessly worked to do so until both closed their eyes and went to be with the Lord.

"And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever."
-Daniel 12:2-3


Burial Site - Forest Home Cemetery
863 Des Plaines Ave | Forest Park, IL 60130

bottom of page