After ten years of missing her beloved husband of 59 years, Earl, Mrs. Reba Finch was reunited with him in Heaven on Monday, February 2, 2015 when she passed from the caring arms of her family to the arms of her Lord.
Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM in The Union Point First Baptist Church in Union Point, GA. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until the hour of services at the church. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Union Point.
Born on October 16th, 1923 in Taliaferro County, GA, Mrs. Finch worked for 36 years in banking, beginning at the Bank of Union Point in 1961 and following the changes in ownership and location, finished her banking career at Citizens Union Bank in 1997. She was elected a banking officer in 1983, retired in 1988, and worked part-time for the bank in advertising and promotion until 1997. She spent the last five years living in Ashburn, GA with her family.
Mrs. Finch was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point, GA where she served in different capacities, among them teaching the Homemakers Sunday School Class for a quarter of a century.
Mrs. Finch was a committed Christian whose life was devoted to serving her Lord by meeting the needs of others in her family, her profession, her church, and her community. Her loving ministry of baking pies and brownies is legendary. She tirelessly prepared meals for her sick friends and neighbors; she thoughtfully sent cards and flowers; she comforted the sick and dying as she sat at their bedside speaking words of peace and comfort. She was a mender. Her heart reached out to others and she generously heaped love onto them. She always shared with others a kind word, a warm smile, a delicious homemade goodie.
Left behind to grieve the death of this sweet, dear lady are her two daughters, Dianne (husband Robert) Huff of Ashburn, GA, and Earleen Roper of Charleston, TN. Mrs. Finch leaves behind her pride and joy, grandchildren Charles(wife Polly)Huff of Tifton, GA, Timothy(wife Alisha) Huff of Bremen, GA, Amy(husband Mark) Smith of Carrolton, GA, and Kristina Roper and Matthew Roper of Charleston, TN.
Mrs. Finch leaves her legacy of love to great-grandchildren Elizah Huff (Tifton), Elizabeth, Luke and Marshall Huff(Bremen), and Savannah Roper (Charleston, TN). She also leaves behind her brother Hoyt Power and his wife, Ramona. Preceding her in death are her husband, Earl, her parents, Steve and Minnie (Swann) Power, and her two brothers, Aubrey and Guy Power.
Mrs. Finch taught love with no restrictions and lived that way, accepting of each person in her life. She was a true and loyal wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She always ended family visits by saying, “Y’all come back now, hear?”
Her family takes comfort in the image of her and Earle finally walking hand in hand, together again.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly directs your expressions of support to Mrs. Finch’s favorite causes-First Baptist Church of Union Point, Operation Christmas Child, and Bethany Hospice.