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Joyce Lavern (Riley) Finley

January 11, 1935 ~ April 12, 2019 (age 84)

Funeral service for Joyce Riley Finley, age 84, of Decatur, will be Monday, April 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Jackie Kay, Rev. Dr. Craig Carlisle, and Rev. Dr. Matt Haines officiating.  The family will receive friends for two hours prior to service.  Interment will be in Burningtree Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Finley, who died Friday, April 12, 2019, at Decatur Morgan Hospital's Parkway Campus, was born January 11, 1935, in Brightstar, AR, to Jasper Z. Riley and Jennie Green Riley.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Franklin Finley, son, Ricky Finley, parents, five brothers, and one sister.  She was a member of Central Park Baptist Church for 53 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Sheats (Cliff) of Dallas, TX, and Nancy Sizemore (Kevin) of Decatur; daughter-in-law, Jill Finley of Brazelton, GA; five grandchildren, Megan Clark (Chris), Jonathan Sheats (Amanda), Allison Sheats, Josh Sizemore, and Luke Sizemore; two great-grandchildren, Owen Clark and Archer Clark; and several beloved nephews and nieces.   She will also be dearly missed by her special companion, Cooper.

Pallbearers will be Donny Riley, Jonathan Sheats, Luke Sizemore, Josh Sizemore, Howard Dahlem, and Stephen McCollum.

The family would to express their special thanks to caregivers, Kathy Davis and Jean Griffin, for their loving and compassionate care of Mrs. Finley.




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