Kenneth M. Finney, Jr.

Died: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
Location: Mt. Rose Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
Location: Mt. Rose Baptist Church

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Kenneth M. Finney. Jr. departed this life on August 15, 2017.


He was born October 24, 1937 to the late Kenneth Finney, Sr. and Nancy Haygood Finney.  He was a graduate of Lincoln University and spent his career assisting people with employment. Ken served as Trustee Chairman for the Mt. Rose Baptist Church. In addition, he served on the board of the East End community center and previously he served many years as a member of the Urban Redevelopment Authority board.

Ken leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 50 years, Catherine; three daughters: Sharon Ford Watkins of Washington, D.C., Sheila Ford and Shelly (William) Brown of Pittsburgh, PA; special grandchildren:Eaan and Ajada Brown; loving-great grandchildren: Laiyla and Andre Brown; special cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.



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Kim Curry
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
Mr. Kenny,

I could not believe it when I heard of your passing. Especially when I just saw you at Barbara Ann's birthday celebration a few weeks ago. You hold a special place in my heart and know that I will miss you dearly.

Kim Martin Curry

St. Paul's AME Church
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
To the Family of Kenneth M. Finney, Jr.;

There isn’t any way to prepare for the loss of a family member. Suddenly, the loved one you had always turned to is gone. In the quiet moments when the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and may the beauty of memories become your comfort.

You have the condolences of the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church as you make your way through this passage. It won’t be easy, but you can rely on the support of all your friends and church family. May you be filled with faith and hope even in the midst of inescapable grief, and find comfort in and with each other. Kenny will be missed by everyone.

Words cannot adequately express our sympathy, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kenny must have been a remarkable person. Just look around at his family and friends that are here to celebrate his life and his Home Going Service.

“Don't weep at my grave, for I am not there, 
I've a date with a butterfly to dance in the air.
I'll be singing in the sunshine, wild and free, 
Playing tag with the wind, while I'm waiting for thee.”

In His Service Always,

Rev. Alfred L. Thompson
And The Members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church

Dale Eastman
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
Sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathies are with you.

Homer F. Carter, Jr
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
To Mrs.Katherine and Family,

Please accept our condolences of the loss your husband, Sharon, Shelia and Shelly's father, and our cousin Kenny Finley. He will be surely missed by all who loved him. May God keep you all in his Graces.

Homer Jr and Lazetter Carter

Gary L Huston
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
My sympathy to the Finney family, Kenny was a great example of what America should always strive to be like.

Jeannette Hayes Mobley
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
Dear Catherine and Family:

Words cannot express how shocked and saddened we are to hear of your loss. Although, we can’t be there with you, please know that we are with you in spirit.

It is comforting to know that Kenney knew the Lord as he was a faithful member of Mt. Rose Baptist Church and served as Trustee Chairman. He was a man of habit because for over 45 years, he sat under the balcony in the back of the church. It always warmed our hearts when we had the occasion to come home to visit and attend church because he was one of the anchors that we knew would be in worship service.

We also admired Kenny because of his faithful unwavering devotion to you over the years while you struggled with your own health challenges.

Kenny was a kind, caring and pleasant individual. He loved to talk and was always ready for a good conversation about Uniontown, sports, world affairs and politics.
Kenny’s passing will not only leave a void in your lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him. It has been said that when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
May the thoughts and prayers of family and friends bring you a measure of healing at this time as you celebrate a life well lived.

Pierpont and Jeannette Mobley
Washington, DC

Joyce Cassinotti Patterson Goodstein
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
To the family of Kenneth Finney: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Husband and Father. Kenny and I went to high school together ( UAHS, Class of "55). I saw Kenny not too long ago, maybe at Shop'n Save. We had a nice little chat, and I just want to tell you that he was the same nice, kind, funny, gentleman that I knew back in school, and through the following all around good guy....I am so sorry....I know you all will miss him....I will too......Wishing you Godspeed, Kenny....

Kim Kendrick
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. We want you to know that the hearts of the Kendrick family are with you in this time of sorrow. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dad and husband. If there is anything that you need, do not hesitate to contact any one of us.

The Kendrick Family
Pittsburgh, PA

LeAnn Bergman
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
Ken was such a blessing to everyone who knew him. He always had a kind word to say and thanked the Lord for every day he was given here on earth. We will truly miss him and his visits back to see us, his CareerLink family. We will meet again someday and I look forward to it. God Bless his family during this difficult time.

Nancy Ryan
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
Dear Sharon and Family,

I was deeply saddened to learn of your sudden loss. My thoughts, support and prayers are with you.

Nancy Ryan

Kathleen Harris
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
Dear Sharon, we are sorry for your loss. I'm sure your father was a wonderful person. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Howard H Ridgely
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
We had a little group led by Dr vaugh and we are going to get rich by buying stock in Zambia Africa this got to be a laughing point for Kenny and I I would always shout to Kenny ZAMBIA I hope when he meets Dr vaugh in glory he will find out if the venture paid off if so let me know love you Kenny rest in peace my buddy. Bunny ridgely

Jennifer and Matt Berzok
   Posted Thu September 07, 2017
We are so very sorry for your loss. With sympathy, Jennifer and Matt Berzok

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