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Rosie B. Finney

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May 31, 1932 - September 3, 2018

Mrs. Rosie B. Finney, better known as “Mary”, departed this life on Monday, September 3, at her residence in Haddock. Rosie Beatrice Simmons Finney was born May 31, 1932 to the late Fred Walter Sr. and the late Ollie Mae Simmons. She was the oldest girl of eight children. Mary was preceded in death by brothers, Willie Turner Sr., Fred W. Simmons Jr., James Alfred Simmons, Eddie Gus Simmons, and Otis Simmons; and one nephew, Alfred Simmons.

She was a graduate of the Jones County public school system and later employed with Jones County schools. Rosie was a cosmetologist, an entrepreneur and retired from Baldwin County Hospital in Milledgeville, after more than 20 years of service. However, her greatest profession was that of being a mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother.

Mary was a lifelong member of Holts Chapel AME Church in Haddock, and an active member of the Simmons Beauty Chapter No. 187 Order of Eastern Star Gray, until her health failed her. She served as Stewardess Pro-Tem for Holts Chapel AME Church until it was closed.

On February 18, 1956, she was united in holy matrimonyto James Tarver Finney. Together they shared 62 years of their lives together. To this union, six girls were born.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her husband, James Tarver Finney; six daughters, LaJoyce of Haddock, TiaJuana of Warner Robins, Evette of Athens, Tammie of Valdosta, Donna (Rickey), and Shakendra of Macon; two sisters, Evelyn L. Simmons of Haddock and Mabel Harris of St. Petersburg, FL; seven grand-children, LaTrell, Tristin, Raviean, Joshua, Brandon, Jonathan, Nathaniel, and Elian; five great-grandchildren, Hannah Rose, Jaidyn, Ivory Grace, JA’Kylah, and Kennedy;nephews,Antoine andRamone;nieces,Cheryl and Valerie; an uncle; and a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held September 10, at 11:00 a.m., from the Greater Jordan Chapel AME Church, 1415 GA 22, Haddock, Georgia.

Slater’s Funeral Home, Inc. hadchargeofarrangements.

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