Carrie Joan Schwartz

A dedicated widow and fiancé, mother of eight, and a friend of many peacefully passed away on January 16, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Carrie was born to Bonnie Leigh and Roy Grayson Edwards of St. Louis, Missouri, on April 25, 1963. She was moved through the foster care system at a young age and looked to her final foster mother and father, Nancy and James “Jim” Schoonover, as her second parents. At an early age, Carrie delivered her firstborn daughter, Kelly Marie Kraft; during her pregnancy, she met the late love of her life, Scott Jeffrey Schwartz, and they spent 28 years of pure love together as they built their family.

Married in 1982, Carrie and Scott welcomed four girls and three boys together. Jason Allen Schwartz, Brian Todd Schwartz, Katie Leigh Santangelo, Jennifer Marie Schwartz, Kristen Bonnie Nicole Schwartz, Julie Anne Howell, and Jesse Tyler Schwartz.

After the passing of Carrie’s beloved husband, she met the second love of her life, James “Jimmy” Steven Davidson. She welcomed three would-be stepchildren, Alex Robert Davidson, Sarah Rose Davidson, and Adam Ryan Davidson, with open arms, and they spent eight loving years together.

Throughout her life, Carrie enjoyed cooking and gardening and was an exceptional artist. Through the last phase of her life, she mastered the skill of drawing portraits. The most important thing to her was spending time with her family, especially her 16 grandchildren. Lorelei Marcia Peete, Aidan Alexander Jurotich, Asche Aurora Jurotich, Xavier Dane Jurotich, Lexi Rae Doss, Colten Watson Firebaugh, Jacob Matthew Canter, Isaac Scott Schwartz, Kaleigh Michelle Schwartz, Preston Scott Schwartz, Michael Noah Santangelo, Luke Scott Schwartz, Giovanna “Gigi” Paris Santangelo, Pierson James Matthews, Leo Daniel Schwartz, Vaya Jean Schwartz.

Carrie was preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie Leigh Edwards and Roy Grayson Edwards. Her husband, Scott Jeffrey Schwartz, and her sister Kimberly Janet Edwards-Ponton.

Carrie leaves behind her eight children and their significant others, Kelly Kraft, Jason’s girlfriend; Kelly Eime, Brian’s wife, Kenzie Schwartz; Katie’s Husband, Michael Santangelo; Jennifer, Kristen’s fiancé, Patrick Matthews, Julie’s husband, Anthony Howell; Jesse- Devionna Porter. Her fiancé James “Jim” Davidson. Her two sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pamela and Robert Olimpio, and Kay and Will Day, Steve and Sally Schwartz, John and Lisa Schulte. Her foster mother and father, Jim and Nancy Schoonover.

Flowers are welcome, but the family would prefer plants to fill their homes with what their mother loved most. Additional contributions will help provide financial relief for the family. Please send donations here:

VISITATION:  January 20, 2023, at Michel Funeral Home, 4:00-8:00 PM. 5930 Southwest Ave St. Louis, Missouri 63139.

A Memorial Mass will be on January 21, 2023, at St Raymond- St. Elizabeth at 11:00 AM. 1420 Sappington Road St. Louis, Missouri 63126.