Carl Edward Coney Sr. was born July 17, 1963 in Marianna, Arkansas to Aaron Sr. & Earlene Coney.

He professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Carl was a graduate of Lee High School in Marianna, Arkansas. Carl was loved by his family and friends. He was known for his kind heart, laughter and great cooking.

In 1988, he met his soulmate, Jacqueline. They were married on August 1, 1995 and stayed by each other until his departure on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Carl spent most of his life living and working in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas for various companies. He was best known for his work at Tony’s Bar-B-Q, Helena Regional Medical Center and Roy Ross Ford Company. Carl enjoyed gardening and cooking for his friends and family.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin Coney and Aaron Coney Jr. and one sister, Lenora Coney White.

He leaves to cherish his memories his parents, Aaron Sr. & Earlene Coney of Marianna, AR, his beloved wife Jacqueline Coney of Helena-West Helena, AR, his children, Carlos Coney of Marianna, AR, Carl Coney Jr. and Cario Coney of Ft. Smith, AR, Nelson Summage and Dewayne Summage of Helena-West Helena, AR and Nichole Hamilton of Russellville, AR. He also leaves four brothers, Terriel (Margo) Coney, of Arizona, Wilfred (Gwen) Coney of Little Rock, AR, Randy (Kathy) Coney of Marianna, AR and Scott Coney of Las Vegas, NV; three sisters: Gloria (Ronald) Krause of Henderson, NV, Shirley (Ervin) Crawford of Marianna, AR and Emma (Richard) Chapman of Las Vegas, NV, and  a host of grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Carl Edward Coney, Sr.  will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at New Bethel M.B. Church, 364 South Poplar St., Marianna, AR. Interment will be at New Zion Cemetery, West Helena, AR. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Brown's Eternal Light Funeral Home.