Myra Hatcher FINCH
November 1, 1939 – September 1, 2019
Myra H. Finch passed on Sunday, September 1 surrounded by family members in Vestavia Hills, AL. She was born on November 1, 1939 in Bessemer, AL. She graduated from Bessemer High School and attended the University of Alabama. In 1958, she married E. Lanier Finch, her life partner for almost sixty years. They moved to Decatur, Georgia in 1963 where they raised their family and resided for the remainder of their married lives. Myra was a homemaker while raising their two sons, and subsequently enjoyed a successful career with the Dekalb County Public Library.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Howard and Myra Hatcher, and her husband Lanny Finch. She is survived by two sons, Howard (Kathy) and Stephen (Chris) Finch, two grandchildren, Ashley Noojin (Tripp) and Austin Finch, and one great grandson, Ward Noojin. A memorial celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Tucker, GA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to either the American Cancer Society or the J. Howard Finch Scholarship in Business at Samford University.
- Memorial Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Myra Hatcher FINCH
Susan FOURNIER (Mauldin)
September 10, 2019
Howard and Lan,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Your mom and dad were such dear friends of our family (Roy and Joyce Mauldin). We remember that your parents were so thoughtful to have us come over and play with you guys, to stay a day or two, during the time of our infant sister’s passing. We felt comforted and spirits were lifted, as well as it gave my parents time to grieve together without worrying about us. Additionally, when my dad was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer, your dad assisted in figuring out how to, VERY quickly, tie up loose ends for his business. He was such a blessing!
Your mom and dad were giving, compassionate people, and I still remember their calming, distinctive voices. I always thought it interesting that your dad spoke so softly, but later thought him so wise!.....if you speak softly, you see people lean in, and KNOW they are listening. And, your mother always had such a beautiful southern charm...’always made us feel so welcome and had that beautiful smile.
We’re glad that “Myra and Lanny” were some of our parents’ dear friends, and thank you for sharing them with us. My brother, Mark, and I really cared for them both. May God continue to comfort your family through wonderful memories. You all are part of ours. Peace be with you all.
-Susan (Mauldin) Fournier and Mark Mauldin