Edith Frances Finley was born on June 9, 1950 to the parentage of Mary and Eddie Finley Sr. in Waxahachie, TX. She was the Valedictorian at Turner High School in Waxahachie before continuing her education at East Texas State University/Texas A&M in Commerce, TX where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies. She then earned a Masters Degree of Guidance and Counseling and Mid-Management.

Edith was employed by the Waxahachie Independent School District for several years teaching history, math and English. She was also a drug coordinator and counselor at both elementary and secondary levels before moving her career to Ennis. She served as assistant principal at Ennis Independent School District at elementary and secondary positions for 15 years.

Edith was a proud charter member of the Southwest Dallas County Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Edith Frances Finley leaves to cherish her precious memories: two sisters, Minyon Finley-Thompson (Anthony) and Deborah Finley-Scott; two brothers, Raymond Finley (Cynthia) and Eddie Finley Jr.; one adopted brother, Curtis Carroll; one god-brother, Will Richardson; one god-sister, Valencia Crayton Crow; nephews and nieces, Stedman Thompson/Son, Derrick Jones, Eleanor Majors (Virgil), Jacquelyn Connors, Marcus Finley (Shirlon), Michael Finley (Monica), Sha’Derika Finley-Smith (Dadrian), ShaDerika Jones, Nikki Sallie (Vincent), Bryan Crenshaw, Elliott Finley, Ethan Raymond Finley, Evan Finley, Marquisha Finley, Dadrian D. J. Smith, Amari Thompson, Taylor, Vincent, Jasey, Abryana, Rehona, Isaac, Isaiah, Dylla; godchildren, Patrick Crayton, Kara Crayton, Gregory Christopher Watson, Kortland Simone Garrison, Tortland Brett Garrison, Christy Waters, Lorie Davis; and a host of other relatives and friends.