Bernard R. Edney
Bernard Russell Edney was born on March 21st in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was the son of Minnie
Clark and the late Leon Edney.
He was known as Bernard by most, but many close to him called him Russell. His family moved from
Virginia Beach to Boston in 1955. He received his early education at the Higginson school and graduated
from English High school in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He attended Howard University in Washington DC
and was honorably discharged from the US Air Force.
Bernard enjoyed music, dancing, sports, and traveling extensively with his wife. He
had been a Boston Marathon runner and continued that enthusiasm for exercise as
he walked each day. Bernard was proficient at so many endeavors and became quite an artist and cook.
His true passion was playing classical music on his guitar. He would practice and play
Bernard died suddenly on January 3, 2021, and leaves to mourn his wife of 27 years,
Donna Edney of Boston, his mother, Minnie Clark of Boston, his daughter, Nicole
Edmond of Maryland, his two brothers, Robert Edney (Paula) of New York, Gerald Clark
(Fai) of California, one sister, Bonnie Jamison-Berry (Paul) of Pennsylvania, one
sister-in-law, Deborah Serres-Rick of Virginia, and two brother-in-law’s, Michael
Stanton of Randolph, MA, and Spencer Jones Jr. (Joan) of North Carolina. He is
survived by three grandchildren, four nephews, two nieces, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital
(https://www.stjude.org) in Bernard’s name.
A memorial celebration will be held later in the spring when we can safely
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