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Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center

5411 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Candice Renee Finley

November 14, 1980September 4, 2020
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Candice Renee Finley was born on November 14, 1980 in Franklin Square, New York and passed away on September 4, 2020 in Wellington, Florida and is under the care of Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center.

Visitation will be held on September 12, 2020 at 9:00 am at Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center, 5411 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida. Funeral Service will be held on September 12, 2020 at 11:00 am at Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center, 5411 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida. Burial will be held on September 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery, 10941 Southern Boulevard, Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

They are survived by Brenda Finley (Mother), Vernon Finley (Father), Warren Finley (Brother), Wayne Finley (Brother).

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  • FAMILY

  • Brenda Finley, Mother
  • Vernon Finley, Father
  • Warren Finley, Brother
  • Wayne Finley, Brother

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Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

Memories

Candice Renee Finley

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Craig Griffith

September 14, 2020

Despite the distance between us, Candice and I were always close. We had many great times, particularly all the family adventures and vacations throughout the years. He cooking was on point. Thank you Candice for all the fantastic memories. You will be missed but your spirit lives on in all of us.

Melika Black

September 11, 2020

Candice, you were such a humble and gentle spirit. Always greeted me with your beautiful smile and a gentle hug. Be in peace until we meet again.

As the Lord says “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matt 11:28-30)

To the Finley family, my condolences. May God give you the strength you need to carry on and peace in your hearts.

The Black Family

Scott Lucas

September 11, 2020

From the day I met you, I simply called you "Candy Apple", for you were sweet, loving and beautiful to me. Every moment I saw you I was graced to be in your presence. It was so good hearing and talking to you recently. May God bless you as He welcomes you home in His loving kingdom. Until I see you again, rest well my sister.

Natasha McDaniel

September 9, 2020

Recently, I read an anonymous quote that reminded me of Candice:

"There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains."

I will always remember Candice, especially because it’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. I love you forever Candice ❤️

Nekeshia Lake

September 9, 2020

May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. We love you and hold you all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you our most sincere and heartfelt condolences.
Jr and Nekeshia Lake

Stephen & Arlene Barrow

September 9, 2020

Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are to hear about Candice. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you during this difficult season.

Arlene & Stephen

Myrna David

September 9, 2020

What a wonderful soul,a delight to be around with that infectious smile.You’ve relinquished it all to your Heavenly Father as you put on your wings and sore high. How peaceful you’ve transitioned angels had no other choice but to rejoice as the gates of heaven ajar to welcome you home. You’ve fought a good fight. Sleep in peace my dear. We love you but God loves more.until we meet again.
From the David’s family.

Sadari Mahens

September 9, 2020

Well Candice, if ever a soul could manifest the light of Christ, radiate the beauty within and remind us all how to persevere through a storm with gratitude and grace...it is you.
I am not one easily impressed or indeed in awe of another‘s strength. But, whenever I met you, that is exactly how I felt.
Such a beautiful and peaceful butterfly. And unbeknownst to you, you had that impact on so many who had the good fortune of having their path cross with yours.
A humble spirit that kept you heads and shoulders above the rest.
Now that you have ran your race, and departed from your earthly form, although filled with sorrow, I feel a sense of comfort knowing that you ran for Him.
No mater what it looked like, you ran.
No matter the pain and discomfort, you ran. And no matter the times in the valley you ran. Thank you for showing us how to keep running this race, and now that you have crossed your finish line, there are no words more fitting than “ Well done good and faithful one.”

Mayfield Lake

September 9, 2020

Candice : What a Beautiful young lady. You were a loving and selfless person. You will be missed by me and my entire family. I know you’re sitting at God right hands. You will be always in our hearts. Auntie Mayfield.

Ellen Gittens

September 9, 2020

Sending my heartfelt condolences.

I know that heaven is a beautiful place because they’ve got you! Gone from our sight, but not from our hearts. Your beautiful presence will be missed.

Rest in Paradise Candice

FROM THE FAMILY

Fun Fact: Candice loved God above anything else.

FROM THE FAMILY

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family and making new memories. Kim, Candice, Taylor and Jordan.

FROM THE FAMILY

Fun Fact: After God she loved her family and friends. <3

FROM THE FAMILY

Fun Fact: Candice was the only 1 in the younger generation that could understand and speak some Dutch.

FROM THE FAMILY

A child Christmas wonder.

FROM THE FAMILY

Christmas joy. in the 90's. Good Times! Candice and Kim.

FROM THE FAMILY

Happy Halloween. Candice and Stacy

FROM THE FAMILY

Visiting our Auntie Barbara and our cousins in California. We had a lot of fun on the west coast. Candice, Auntie Barbara, Craig and Kim

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Hugs and Kisses. Candice and Stacy

Biography

Candice Renee Finley was born on November 14, 1980 at Franklin General Hospital in Franklin Square, Long Island, New York, to Vernon and Brenda Finley, becoming their first daughter, third child and younger sister to her brothers, Warren and Wayne, residing with the family in their home in Cambria Heights, Queens, New York.

Candice attended P.S. 176 elementary school in Cambria Heights, Intermediate School 59 in Springfield Gardens, Queens and matriculated to Bayside High school in Bayside, New York. In 1997 the family relocated to Coral Springs, Florida, resulting in Candice’s enrollment in Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Candice was awarded a full scholarship to and elected to attend Florida International University (FIU), where she studied liberal arts. Candice cherished the time she spent studying at FIU, where she was a member of the Caribbean Student Association and made life-long friends.
As a result of her passion for children, Candice culled a career as a teacher over her 10-year tenure at Norcrest Elementary, located in Pompano Beach, Florida, where she was beloved by her students and co-workers alike.

In her younger years, Candice had a passion for dance and studied ballet, tap, modern and African dance at J.J.’s Dance School in Queens Village, NY. As an adult, Candice’s favorite pastimes included going to the beach, reading, exercising and running marathons. She also loved cooking and baking. Her mac-n-cheese was renowned as “the bomb” and her rum cake was simply scrumptious. Candice loved children, was caring, compassionate, peace-loving and had a gentle spirit. She was re-baptized as an adult 5-years ago and maintained a deep abiding faith, as witnessed during her illness.

Candice has run her final race. She fought the good fight, preserving her faith all along the way. Sadly, after spending her first day home, from a fourteen-month hospital stay, surrounded by numerous family and good friends, Candice quietly passed away in the early morning hours of September 4, 2020.

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