Charmaine Hamlett Finney

March 20, 1941 - September 9, 2023

Charmaine Hamlett Finney, our precious and wonderful wife, mother, Grandma, Ama, and sister, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on September 9, 2023. Our true Master Gardener needed someone with her expertise.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Monroe “Joe” Finney, her two daughters, who will always cherish her, Laurie Anne Hardy (Lynwood) and Rebekah Cochran (Daryl). In addition, her greatest treasures, her granddaughters, Sabrina Hilton (Dustin) of Crestview, FL and Miranda Cochran of Philadelphia, PA. She is also survived by the best present of her life and favorite dance partner, her great-grandson, Everett Hilton. Also surviving is her brother, Jeffrey Hamlett (Cindy) and sister-in-law, Mary Sue Garrett. Survivors also include numerous nieces and nephews.

Charmaine was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joan Martin.

Charmaine was born to Henry and Virginia Hamlett on March 20, 1941. She grew up off Holland Road and attended George Washington High School. She was employed by Fieldcrest Mills.

The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice for their exceptional care.

There will be no formal service at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held later. However, the family welcomes visitors to come by the residence and reflect on Charmaine’s life.

“Then shall thy light break forth as the morning and thine

health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness

shall go before thee: the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.”

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day,

Nothing gold can stay.