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Andre Finch

July 14, 2021

Obituary

A Homegoing and Celebration of Life service for Mr. Andre K. Finch of Tampa, who transitioned on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in Hospice Care, will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33606 with Mr. Elliott G. Saunders, Sr., officiating.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

Mr. Andre K. Finch was born in Tampa on July 15, 1964.  Mr. Finch lived in Detroit, Michigan from 1966 to 1982 before returning to Tampa where he resided until God called him home. Mr. Finch attended the public schools of Detroit, Michigan and Hillsborough County Public Schools and was a graduate of H. B. Plant High School, Class of 1983. He was employed as a Maître d and an Ambassador at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club for many years. He was an honorary member for 16 years with Advocates for Safer Communities, Inc., and a member of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice Tampa Bay Chapter for three years. Mr. Finch was extremely competitive in sports in his early years and an avid sports fan. 

Mr. Finch was a sweetheart who was devoted to his family and friends. He never met a stranger and would always make time to brighten up your day. He enjoyed making music and spending lots of quality time with family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ms. Jettie Bell Fields; grandfathers, Mr. Harry Davis and Mr. Lewis Smith; uncle, Mr. Bobby Smith; and nephew, Isaiah Edward “Iceman” Brooks; and other loving relatives.

He leaves to cherish his fond memory Ms. Gloria Finch (mother) and Mr. Joseph Finch (father); brother, David Edward Finch; sisters, Darla Finch Saunders and husband Elliott Saunders, Sr., and Chanda Yvette Finch; nephews, Jeremie Finch, Cameron Saunders, and Elliott Saunders, Jr.; nieces, Cynthia E. Brooks, Symone Sweet, Jamillah Cannon, Jasmine Finch, and Chantanae Finch; great nephews, Jair Finch, Jahseh Saunders and TaShawn Powe; great nieces, Iysis Patterson and Ilyscia Marcellus; cousins, Desiree Finch, Ezell Lester, Jr., Carla Jones, Desmond Jones, Patrese Canty, Renita Canty, Shavonda Finch, Darren Canty, Dave Ziggler, Jr., William Johnson, and Helena Green; special friends, Alicia M. Gilchrist, children, and family, and LaShawn “Chico” Chisholm; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The remains will repose from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2021, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 23, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606-1508

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 24, 2021

9:00 AM
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL

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