Angilue Angie Mary Lou (Moore) Finger

Born: Mon., Aug. 13, 1928
Died: Sun., May 5, 2013


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., May 09, 2013
Location: Moore's Chapel Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., May 09, 2013
Location: Moore's Chapel Baptist Church

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Angie Mary Lou Moore Finger was born August 13, 1928.  She transitioned peacefully to her heavenly home, surrounded by her family, on May 5, 2013.  Her husband and friends affectionately call her Angilue or Lou.  Her children call her Mama.  Her grandchildren and great grandchildren call her Nana.  

She was born to Mama Ercie Celestine and Daddy Fred Moore.  Angilue was the 5th child out of 8 children.  Her siblings were Rob Moore, Sarah Moore McClain, Blan Moore Ramseur, J. Lee Moore, James Gray Moore, Frank Moore and Hester Moore.  Both parents and all brothers and sisters have also reached their heavenly home.  

Her early years included school until the 8th grade.  Angilue married Herbert Hoover Finger, Sr. when she was 17 and he was 16.  Her Husband, who she affectionately called “Fat” or “the old man”, built their new home to start their life together.  Angilue began her purpose in life - being a loving, dedicated wife and mother.  For over 67 years she accepted her calling and took pride in caring for her family.

In 1946, Angilue had her first daughter, Sandra Diane Finger Wingate (Charles).  In 1948, her 2nd daughter, Renee Finger Friday, in 1949, her 3rd daughter, Yvonne Finger and in 1951 her only son, Herbert Hoover Finger, Jr. (Rayphine), known as Hub.

Angilue would become what today we call a “stay at home Mom” or a domestic      engineer.  Much more than words could describe, this position required organization, creativity, smarts, know how, patience, kindness, and most importantly, LOVE.  

Angilue would also work periodically ironing clothes and picking cotton.  

Angilue’s husband and children fondly remember the fresh baked biscuits in the  morning for breakfast.  The lunches made with care.  The special treats of fried  chicken, the hopper on the rabbit, pinto beans, homemade pound cakes, pies and “one egg cakes”.  Angilue would make clothes by hand and straighten hair at the stove.  Her children remember coming home from school to made beds and wash board, clothes line dried clothes.  This was the life of the ORIGINAL Domestic Goddess.  Angilue did it with ease, with class and with a sense of humor.  

After raising four children, Nana would embark upon her 2nd Mothering season, as a grandmother.  Between 1968 and 1982, ten grandchildren were born; Charzett Diane Wingate Logan (Matthew), Leslie Cheryl Friday Rhyne (Antoine), Marian Denise  Wingate LaSalle (Reyes “Tony”), Nikki Joneea Finger, Jerry Friday, Jr, Tyler O’Neil Friday (Danielle), Chasity Friday Reid (Corey), Herbert “Trey” Hoover Finger, III (Nicky),  Karla Rochelle Finger and Wesley Dupree Finger.

Nana was her grandchildren’s “day camp” during the summer.  She would care for 6 to 7 grandchildren on a daily basis.  They too grew accustomed to great cooking. They would fill up in the morning on scrambled eggs with grits and toast and fried chicken or hamburgers for lunch.  The Kool-Aid drawer was always filled with many flavors and the cookie container with lemon cookies.  Nana would watch the soap operas on CBS faithfully.  Even now, her grandchildren know every character’s name on the Young and the Restless.    

Nana demanded respect, not with an iron hand, but in the way that every TRUE Grandmother does.  Her presence alone was enough for her to be respected and adored.  She also let kids be kids.  She allowed her grandchildren and great grandchildren to play, eat, spill and mess up their clothes.  In all this, instilling in them the importance of family, sticking together and God.  

Church was not optional for Angilue, but mandatory.  Her attendance at Moore’s Chapel began over 60 years ago.  Angilue’s Father was one of the 1st Reverends of the church.  She faithfully attended almost every church service.  She also served in many leadership roles throughout the years including President of the Usher Board, Sunday School Teacher, President of the Missionary and Church Mother.  She was known for her powerful prayers and singing “I’m a Soldier”, “Don’t You Wanna Go where Jesus is” and “I know it was the Blood”.

Nana began her 3rd stage of Motherhood as a great grandmother in 1991.  Her Great Grandchildren are: Reyes, Jr., Malcolm, Kaniya, Jayle, Serenity, Kiyana, Amontre, D’yanni, Kelsey, Damon, Aidden, Jaiden and Lyriq.  

Her family recalls her many sayings.  From “the truth shall set you free”, “She got that from the old man” to “Karla Reyes” and “his faith’s not as strong as mine”.  You never knew what Angilue would say or how large her laugh would be after “zinging” Fat.

Nurturing and caring for others was her purpose in life. Angilue accepted everyone into her home.  She would always offer dessert and sweet tea.  Her heart was open to all she met.   Angilue has many family and friends who love and will miss her very much.  She is additionally survived by Sister-in-laws Christine Moore and Dora Cooper and Brother-in-law, Guy Finger, Sr.  A host of nieces and nephews.  “Aunt Angilue” also had a special great niece, Tracey Ormsby, and her daughter, Dominique  Ormsby.

Her life speaks for itself.  She is now sitting with Jesus, rejoicing.
We’ll miss you Angilue.  We’ll miss you Mama.  We’ll miss you Nana.

We love you more than words could ever convey.

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Margie Owenby
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
Nikki, Yvonne and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know Nana was the center of your family and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.



Reverend Jimmie and Sister Mary Norwood
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
To the finger family,
We learned of your loss on today, We share in your loss ,Sis Finger and your entire family have meant so much to us through the years, May God bless each of you today and always. We shall keep you in our prayers.

Rev and Sis Norwood

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