Joyce “Nadine” Rivers Finley
Funeral Date: 1/21/2010

Joyce “Nadine” Rivers Finley, age 82, of N. Little Rock, AR passed peacefully from this life to eternal life on January 17, 2010 at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. She was the widow of EC Finley and retired office manager for Dr. Fay O. Wardlaw, DDS, MS. Nadine was born February 4, 1927 in Kingsland, AR and graduated from high school there. She was the eldest of eight children of Horace Lee Rivers and Evelyn Hope Rivers. She grew up in a large, rural family that honored God, loving relationships, hard work, and integrity. Nadine was a devoted wife, mother, Me-ma, sister, and friend. She enjoyed almost 40 years of companionship with her husband before his death in 2008. Her love for God and others, hospitality, and style endeared her to many through the years. The family wishes to thank Rev. Rod Loy and our church family for their prayerful support, her extended family members and special friends for their many acts of kindnesses, and AR Hospice for their professional and compassionate care. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers: Horace Rivers, Jr. and Perry Hope Rivers. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Bill Lesher and step-daughter Robin Finley all of No. Little Rock; step-son, Keith Finley (Mimi) of Metairie, LA; grandsons: Steven Jackson (Miriam) of Austin, AR; Christian Lesher (Samantha) of Sherwood, AR; and Mathew Finley and David Walgomothe of Metairie, LA; five great-grandsons: Evan and Seth Jackson, Jackson Lesher, Brandon and Lance Walgomothe; two sisters: Mary Ellen Bryant and Glenetta R. Burks (Elbert) of Warren, AR and three brothers: Garry Rivers of Stamps, AR, Ronald Rivers (Shelbie) of Benton, AR, and Mark Rivers (Glenda) of Kingsland, AR as well as a host of other family and friends. The celebration of Nadine’s life was 10 am, Thursday, Jan. 21 at Roller-Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock officiated by Rev. Rod Loy of First Assembly of God. Eulogies by Mark Rivers, Steven Jackson, and Christian Lesher. Music provided by Shelby Reep, Jonalyn Reep, and Felecia Doster. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery by Frazer Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Joe Burks III, Rocky Burks, Memory Frazer, Jeff Rivers, Perry Mark Rivers, Raye Lynn Wiley, and Salina Rivers. Memorials to: First Assembly of God-Mission Fund, 4501 Burrow Dr, N. Little Rock, AR 72116 or AR Hospice, 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, AR 72204.



Name: J. Ann Evants
Message: I loved Nadine, she was my friend for 46 years; I'm going to really miss her. Love & Prayers, J. Ann

Name: Pam Wardlaw Cathey
Message: Mrs. Finley was my Momma's friend and my Daddy's right hand person for years. All of the Wardlaw kids grew up with the loving hand of Mrs. Finley. I have many loving memories of Mrs. Finley and I will cherish them forever. I think I can speak for all of the Wardlaw kids, we love you Mrs. Finley and always will.

Name: Marsha Wardlaw Clevenger
Message: As one of the Wardlaw kids, Mrs. Finley was a huge part of my life. Nadine was like a second mother to me and I told her so many times. Nadine shared her love for God with me and helped nuture my religious convictions. I will miss her tremendously but know she is in a better place.

Name: Betty Taylor
Message: May the Lord comfort you at this time.

Name: Betty Carol Lane
Message: She was such a sweet person.She will be missed.Love & Prayers.

Name: Beverly Wardlaw Pierce
Message: Nadine was always part of our family. I do not have a memory of a major family event that she and EC were not a part of. You will always live in our hearts, Nadine!

Name: Sylvia Reddin
Message: Nadine was a precious and dear friend. It was a blessing to know her. May God richly bless and comfort you during these difficult times. Love, Sylvia Reddin

Name: Sharon Sheridan
Message: May God be with all of you now and in the days to come. I will never forget Nadine and the many grand times we had together.

Name: Lon Sheridan

Name: Felton Parker
Message: Mary Ellen I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep each of you in my prayers and thoughts. Just remember one sweet day you will all meet again.

Name: Johnnie Angle
Message: With my deepest sympathy.

Name: Dorothy Jeffers
Message: Will keep you all in my prayers. God will watch over each of you.

Name: Levie Angle
Message: Was saddened to hear of your loss. May God bless each of you and watch over you all during this hour of sorrow.

Name: Duane and Nancy Bickings
Message: What a wonderful and wise woman Nadine was. She was a very dear friend of mine and I have so many fond memories of our times together. I have been truly blessed to have known her. She will be missed. Love and prayers, Nancy Bickings

Name: Roy and Whitney Sisson
Message: Mr.Mark We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in out prayers.

Name: Carolyn Spraggins
Message: Mrs. Gleneta and Family, so sorry too hear about the loss and your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Name: Tammy Williams
Message: Ms.Nadine was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Name: Judy and French Wynne,Jr.
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Name: Louise Mitchell
Message: Glenda and Family, I am very sorry for your loss.

Name: Nancy Kuehlem
Message: When I was 12 years old, this dear lady was sweet and kind to me. I have always remembered her gentle, godly spirit. Now, 50 years later, as she leaves this earth, I know there are many people who remember her as I do. She will be missed.

Name: Joe Mitchell
Message: Keith and Robin, very sorry to hear iof your loss. God Bless

Name: James & Loretta Hoover
Message: Glenda and Family, We are so sorry for the lost of Nadine. She was a very special lady and will be missed greatly. You are in our prayers.. James, Loretta & Lucky

Name: Carolyn Curry
Message: Glenetta, I did not know Mrs. Nadine, but listening to you in Sunday School speak about her, I wish I had known her. I know you are so sad, but she is in good hands. Love you.