Shirley Ann Finch Washington departed this life peacefully Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 and was born Oct. 31, 1942 to the late Eddie C. and Rosie Lee Gaines Finch.
She graduated school at Adairville High. Professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Mariah Grove Baptist Church in Adairville, KY and later joined her Sister and Mother at Mt. Herman Baptist Church in Adairville and became a member. She was an usher and was dedicated to her faith as she drove the distance from Nashville every Sunday to worship until her health began to fail.
She began her work history at Emerson Electric in Russellville, KY where she worked 18 years. She then moved to Nashville, TN to build a life with her husband and began working at Vanderbilt University Hospital as a dietary assistant for 41 years and retired in 2001. In 2003
her grandson, Bryson, was born and she enjoyed her retirement and loving on him until she closed her eyes.
She meant a lot to the community of Adairville as she was the President of the Homemakers Association. She would enthusiastically plan and execute these meeting where they would meet once a month, bring a dish to share, exchange recipes and discuss décor ideas. She served several years with the Girl Scouts of Middle TN Association as a Troop Leader mentoring young
girls, then became Service Unit Chairman responsible for all Leaders and Girl Scout members in the Middle TN area. She made a huge impact on these young girls as they are now adults and still remember Mrs. Washington and how their experiences during the 1980’s and early 90’s in Girl Scouts helped shaped their lives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister whom she was very close, Sarah Ruth Finch, and brother, Edward Lee Finch.
She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband, Bob Washington of Nashville, TN; daughter, Sherrye (Robert) Washington-Moore; doting grandson, Bryson Moore, Nashville, TN; two nieces whom she adored, Celeste (Walter) Harris of Murfreesboro, TN and Candice (Kenroy) Finch-Richardson of Florida; sister-in-law, Phyllis Finch of Bowling Green, KY; aunt, Lucille (James) Finch of Russellville, KY; devoted friend, Savannah (Charlie) Darden who never left her side; caring neighbors of 52 years George and Barbara Vaughn; her sisters-in-law, Mary Francis Trotter of Springfield, TN, Cora (Joe) Wells of Adairville, KY, Callie Wells of Springfield, TN and Ethel Taylor of Springfield, TN; brothers-in-law, William (Dorothy) Washington, Indianapolis of IN and Richard (Ruthie) Washington, Paducah, KY; and a host of cousins in Russellville, KY and Kokomo, IN.
Funeral Service is Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at 6 p.m. at Mt Herman Baptist Church in Adairville, KY with Pastor Leroy Fishback, Eulogy and Reverend William Washington, Officiant; Interment is Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Nashville, TN.
W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements.