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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | Views: 584

Carol Corbin Collins Finley
E.J. Fielding Funeral Home

Carol Corbin Collins Finley, beloved wife of the late Ridgely Thomas Finley, III, died peacefully at home on July 8, 2019, after a lengthy illness. She was born in New Orleans on October 26, 1943 to the late Dorothy Alice Singreen and Henry Holland Collins. She was preceded in death by her son, David Wardlaw Moore, III, and grandson, Christian Corbin Moore. She is survived by her granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Moore, and her daughter-in-law, Amelia Day Moore. She is also survived by her five stepchildren, Miriam Ogden Finley, Elinor O'Reilly Finley Dorsey (Dan), Ridgely Thomas Finley IV, Matthews Cook Finley and Charlotte Walmsley Finley Viguerie, and her grandchildren, Edward Spencer Dorsey, Elinor O'Reilly Dorsey Baker (Noah), Ridgely Matthews Dorsey and Pierre Michel Viguerie III. In addition, she is survived by her brothers, Henry Holland Collins, Jr. and Carl Hutchison Collins (Bonnie), her sister-in-law, Elinor Finley Dietze (Ferdinand), as well as nieces and nephews.

Carol graduated from the Louise S. McGehee School in New Orleans and attended Pembroke College in Brown University. She and her late husband moved to Folsom in the 1970s and were active parishioners of St. John’s Catholic Church. Carol sang in the choir for many years. After her husband’s death, she moved to Covington, where she was a parishioner of St. Peter Catholic Church. She was a person of many talents, including art, theater, gardening and sewing. She was a particularly accomplished portrait artist.

The family expresses its deep gratitude to the staff of Christwood Retirement Community, and her friends and caregivers, Melissa Penn and Colonel Bob Guidry.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Covington. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am in the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Louise S. McGehee School or a charity of your choice are preferred. Private interment will be in the Finley family plot at Life Oak Cemetery in Pass Christian, Mississippi.
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