Burma Lee Finch

burma finch

August 4, 1941 ~ January 18, 2011

Born in: Suwanee, Georgia
Resided in: Duluth, GA

Burma Lee Finch, age 69, of Duluth, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, John C. and Lucy Roland; brothers, Clifford, Calvin, Cleveland and Curtis Roland; and sister, Dean Free. Burma is survived by her husband, Duane Finch of Duluth; daughter, Sheri Finch of Duluth; sisters, Betty Williams of Commerce, Joyce Acton and Jane Gibson both of Cumming and brothers, Charles Roland of Buford and Thomas Roland of Hoschton. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 1 o'clock at Cross Plains Baptist Church, 6500 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta, GA, 30005. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 4 o'clock until 8 o'clock at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.

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  1. Buddy, Sheri and family, There are so many wonderful memories to be shared along with tears shed. Burma had a wonderful smile and an infectious laugh. She will be missed by so many.

    Mike, Brenda & Tony Acton

  2. Sheri, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know your Mom was very special. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Leslie

  3. Buddy & Sheri,
    I will never forget the wonderful Southern hospitality shown to me by Burma when I was visiting GA. She was a Very Special Wife, Mom, and friend. She will be missed. Please know we’re all thinking and praying for you at this difficult time. Love, Beth

  4. To Sheri and her Dad-

    We are so sorry for your loss, but so very happy that your Mom was able to share in the new changes in your life. She was very proud of you and your accomplishments. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With love,

    Dennis, Kim, Devon, and Shannon

  5. Burma…You were one of the best people in my life from the beginning and your constant encouragement, listening, and kindness kept me going through so much. Throughout the garage sales, after school happenings, and all the other times that you made an impact on my life you were always generous and kind on a level all your own. It feels to harshly unreal to think that your not here anymore and I will miss you to an extent beyond words.

  6. Dear Buddy and Sherri,
    I have so many fond and warm memories of Burma.
    I remember being a little girl and her telling me “Ghost Stories” to get me to sleep at nigh. I always got the sleep between her and Joyce when I stayed over at nigh before she and your Dad married.
    Then I remember when Burma & Buddy married and being at their wedding.
    She was a special person who loved life and loved her family and friends.
    I will miss her but I will also carry forever her spirit and the memories of her.
    My prayers for your lost. may you also find confort in the fact that she was loved by many people and will be sadly missed by all.

  7. Sheri,
    Words can hardly express comfort for grief at a time like this. Know that you are surrounded by those longing to offer a shoulder for tears, ears for listening or hands for helping. You were the apple of your Mother’s eye and I know she was very proud of the recent successes in your life. She would have loved to enjoy them with you longer. Have no regrets, you are an amazing daughter, loved and enjoyed by both your parents through the sacrifices you continue to make to see to their happiness and health. Continue to carry on your Mother’s sparkle of life as you continue to live life to it’s fullest.

    With much love and many prayers for His compassionate grace,
    Al and Lisa Cave

  8. Buddy and Sherri:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. She will be missed so much!

    I have so many fond memories of Burma but there is one that sticks out in mind every time I think of her: Before Jon & I were married, Kathy had an engagement party for us and afterward, we gave Burma a ride to a restaurant near where we were living at the time. As we pulled into the parking lot, Jon parked near the door and we all kind of sat there waiting on her to get out. A few minutes passed and she finally had to tell Jon, that he was supposed to come around and help her out and walk her in like a gentleman! I loved the lesson she gave him on how to treat a lady and it puts a smile on my face every time I think about it.

    We will keep you both in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Stephanie, Jon, Kelci & Kaden

  9. Buddy and Sheri,

    I am so sorry for your loss. There was no one else on this earth like Burma. She loved and adored you and was so proud of you, Sheri. She was a great friend and I will miss her so much.

  10. Burma, I didn’t know you for a very long time, but you were very special! You always had a smile on your face which was very contagious! You brought the best out in people, and made them feel important! Heaven is a happier place now!

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