OBITUARY

Flossie Miller Finley

January 13, 1920September 7, 2020
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Flossie Miller Finley, age 100 of Athens, passed away Monday September 7, 2020, at Athens Health and Rehab.

Visitation will be held Wednesday September 9, 2020, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, at McConnell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday September 10, 2020, at 11:00am at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, with Dr. Juaken Dumas and Bro. Robert E. Clark officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chase Hargrove, James Townsend, Steven Loyd Clark, Tommy Davis, Matthew Clark, and Michael Clark. Honorary pallbearers are all of her grandsons.

Mrs. Finley is survived by her son, Don Finley (Cindy); daughter, Caroline Wear; brother, Nelson Kennedy (Marie); 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband; William Cecil Finley; parents, Jake and Caldonia Lanford Miller; daughters, Marie Clark, Glenda Moore, and infant Betty Jean Finley; brothers, Ellis Kennedy, and Buddy Miller; sisters, June Callahan, Louise Lee, and Monteen Richardson; and grandsons, Steve and Michael Clark.

Mrs. Finley grew up in Gurley, AL, picking and cutting cotton with her family. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church since 1948, and was always happy to share her faith. Mrs. Finley also taught Sunday School for over 50 years. She and her husband owned Finley Grocery Store for many years, and she worked at Athens Lingerie until she retired. Mrs. Finley was a well-practiced harmonica player, and played for the Senior Citizens Center until she was well into her 90’s. One of her favorite hobbies was making and painting ceramics. She was also a long time member of The Red Hat Society.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

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deborah moore

September 9, 2020

i am deeply sad to hear the passing of flossie she will be miss by cna nurses and staffs i will miss her the most she sweet christian lady she will here at athens health rehabitulation praying for the family i know yall all will miss her alot but she is in heaven may god bless the finley family

Janice Finley

September 9, 2020

I'd like to say
but first of all to let you know
that I arrived okay

I'm writing this from Heaven
where I dwell with God above
where there's no more tears
or sadness there, is just eternal love

Please do not be unhappy
just because I'm out of sight
remember that I'm with you
every morning, noon and night

That day I had to leave you
when my life on Earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said I welcome you

It's good to have you back again
you were missed while you were gone
as for your dearest family
they'll be here later on

I need you here so badly
as part of My big plan
there's so much that we have to do
to help our mortal man

Then God gave me a list of things
He wished for me to do
and foremost on that list of mine
is to watch and care for you

And I will be beside you
every day and week and year
and when you're sad, I'm standing there
to wipe away the tear

And when you lie in bed at night
the days chores put to flight
God and I are closest to you
in the middle of the night

When you think of my life on Earth
and all those loving years
because you're only human
they are bound to bring you tears

But do not be afraid to cry
it does relieve the pain
remember there would be no flowers
unless there was some rain

I wish that I could tell you
of all that God has planned
but if I were to tell you
you wouldn't understand

But one thing is for certain
though my life on Earth is o're
I am closer to you now
than I ever was before

And to my very many friends
trust God knows what is best
I'm still not far away from you
I'm just beyond the crest

There are rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb
but together we can do it
taking one day at a time

It was always my philosophy
and I'd like it for you too
that as you give unto the World
so the World will give to you

If you can help somebody
who is in sorrow or in pain
then you can say to God at night
my day was not in vain

And now I am contented
that my life it was worthwhile
knowing a

Janice Finley

September 9, 2020

I am so sorry for Earths' loss, but grateful for Heaven's gain. you will see that precious lady again.
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When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not here to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me

I wish you wouldn’t cry
The Way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We did not get to say

I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
Each time that you think of me
I know you will miss me too

When tomorrow starts with out me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand

The angel said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And That I would have to leave behind
All those I Dearly Love

But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates
I felt so much at home
When GOD looked down and smiled at me
From his golden throne

He said This Is Eternity
And All I promised you
Today for life on earth is done
But Here it starts a new

I promise no tomorrow
For today will always last
And Since each day’s the exact same way
There is no longing for the past

So When Tomorrow starts without me
Do not think we’re apart
For every time you think of me
Remember I’m right here in your heart.

Don Bradford

September 7, 2020

Mrs. Finley was a very precious Christian lady. And loved by all who knew her. Praying for the family.

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