Claude J. Edney , Jr. has been a licensed funeral director for over 40 years. He worked alongside his father; Claude J. Edney, Sr. until his passing. He has grown the funeral home from a business to a ministry. He was a graduate of Howard University and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary; as well as earning many awards for community service. 


The Staff of Edney Funeral Home, Inc.

In 2003 Malika McLendon joined the staff and complimented  the late Claude J. Edney, Sr. wishes, for community participation in the funeral home.  Malika became a licensed Funeral Director in 2010.

Claude J. Edney, Jr.

President/Supervising Owner

​Erika Wilson is the newest licensed Funeral Director on staff. She is a native Texan but now proudly calls Pennsylvania her home; where she resides with her husband and two daughters.  She is a member of the First African Baptist Church. Her two life verses are Proverbs 3:5-6 and Hebrews 11:1. Erika became a licensed Funeral Director in 2016.

Joseph F. Barton III has been involved in funeral service at the Claude J Edney Funeral home for over 14 years. He is experienced in all aspects of funeral service. He graduated from the Upper Darby High School in 2006. In his spare time he enjoys singing, going to church, and spending time with family and friends. He is a member of the First African Baptist Church. He also is married with six children.

Malia S. Mclendon

Licensed Funeral Director

Erika J. Wilson

Licensed Funeral Director

Joseph F. Barton, III

Chief of Staff

Donald Barton, Jr.

Funeral Service Attendent

Carla Beatty

Funeral Service Attendent

Jessica Clark

Funeral Service Attendent

Nakiyah Gale

Funeral Service Attendent

Stephon Perez

Funeral Service Attendent

Jamal Brockenbrough

Funeral Service Attendent

Minister Horace E. Kinlaw

Staff Minister

Pastor Kinlaw currently serves as the Youth/Associate Pastor of Hopewell Baptist

Church, in addition to serving as the Chaplain / Pastor at Ranch Hope, LeeAnn

Bailey Memorial Chapel. Pastor Kinlaw attended New Life Bible Institute

Missionary Training School and was ordained 2015 after completing ordination training from The Bethany Baptist Association School of Biblical Studies. In Minister Kinlaw’s walk with Christ and due to his continued faithfulness, God appointed him with the responsibility of providing the spiritual oversight of the children and congregation at Ranch Hope Inc, as their Pastor/Chaplain.

Chanelle Edney-Jones is the daughter of Claude J. Edney Jr. and the granddaughter of Claude J. Edney Sr., and Evelyn Edney. She graduated cum laude from Clark Atlanta Unversity then earned her masters degree in cosmotology at Paul Mitchell The School Atlanta. She has worked in corporate sales management for over 10 years; for several major companies including Macy's, Nordstrom and LVMH.

Chanelle Edney-Jones

Vice President/COO


Claude J. Edney III

President of Technology & Digital Media

The son of Claude J. Edney Jr. and the grandson of Claude J. Edney Sr. and Evelyn Edney, Claude J. Edney III is the President of Technology and Digital Media, he was educated at the Haverford School for boys, the Art Institute of Atlanta; and recently he obtained his certificate of completion at the Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health for Data Science as well as an international studies certificate for Information Technology Management from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He has worked in information and digital technology for 15 years, and in addition to his committment to the Edney Funeral Home, he also is the IT engineer at Keystone Health.