Myra E. Finley, 87, of McGehee, passed away on April 19, 2016 at her home.
Born in Perryville to the late Hugh and Rhada McDonald Cook, she spent her childhood years in Perryville and in St. Louis, Missouri.
She was a beautiful and loving wife and mother who worked tirelessly serving her family’s needs. Although not employed outside the home, she worked alongside her husband of many years to manage their farming operation and related business interests. There was never a meal served at her table that was not perfectly prepared, and never a day that she did not see that each of her four children had everything needed for a happy and success filled day, and she continued that devoted care with her grandchildren until she was no longer able to do so. She was a dedicated Christian and a member of Liberty Baptist Church in McGehee.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Kay Finley; brothers, Kenneth and Jack T. Cook, and former husband, and best friend, T. T. Finley, Jr.
Survivors include son, Tommy Finley of Warren; daughters, Janet Finley of McGehee and Cheryl Shuffield and her husband Elvin of Little Rock; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on April 22, at the McArthur Cemetery in McArthur with Reverend Eddie Allen officiating.
Burial will be in the McArthur Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee
Memorial may be made to:
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County
200 Rivermarket Avenue, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201.
Hospice Care of Monticello
Charity of donors choice