Ms. Salena Catherine Edelen was born May 10, 1941, in Indianapolis, Indiana to William Edelen and Vivian M. Murphy Edelen.
Salena was saved early in her life and her rebirth was at Metropolitan Baptist Center where she was called as a caregiver to lead people to Christ as her last assignment. She later moved forward in her love for Christ at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church, where she loved as her pastor Rev. Wayne L. Moore and the congregation. Salena loved her church family and friends and she would say “you better get ready because He’s coming back”! And I love you all.
Ms. Salena Catherine Edelen departed this life on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the age of seventy-one years . She was preceded in death by her father, William G. Edelen; mother, Vivian M. Murphy and brother, Wilson O. Edelen and her special Love James P. “Sonny” Pinner.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Doris E. Pinner, Sonny O. Pinner and Vivian L.M. Edelen; grandichldren, Janiya S. Pinner, Jaide M.D. Halliburton, Jamaun D.O. Hlliburton, Javin M.E. Halliburton and Jasmin D.O. Edelen; brother, Eugene Cummings; sister-in-law, Gertrude Edelen; her nieces and nephew, Salena M. Dodd, Cathy E. Richardson and William D. Edelen; spiritual children, grandchildren, great nieces, nephews and a host of family, friends and Sammy.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalms 23: 4