Madie Delores Nance DuBose Finch
1924 - 2018
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Madie Delores Nance DuBose Finch, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 16, 2018 surrounded by family. Born in 1924 in Enterprise, Alabama, she was 94 years old when she made her transition. Madie was a graduate of Alabama A & M College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, and Indiana State University, where she received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She will be remembered as a dedicated educator for over forty-five years who formed long-lasting bonds with many of her students who she taught while living in Alabama and later Indiana. Madie's service and dedication to her community were recognized by the various organizations that she had affiliation and membership. She accepted Christ as a young girl and joined John's Chapel AME Church in Enterprise, Alabama. While still in Alabama, she was a member of Valonia Chapter No. 306 of the Order of Eastern Star and the Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi Sorority. Throughout her years living in Gary, she was very involved in her church, St. Luke AME Zion. Madie was a former Pastor's Aide, a member of the choir, Christian Education Board, Culinary Committee and the Missionary Society. She enjoyed her Early Risers Prayer Group, Millinery Hat Club, Mercy Hospital Volunteer Group, the Number 65 Block Club where she held several leadership roles, The Bridge Club, her sorority-Iota Phi Beta Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi Sorority where she was a charter member, the Novi Rotary Club, affiliate membership of Novi United Methodist Church, and her Teachers Retirement Group. Madie loved to talk and never met a stranger that she didn't get to know! She loved shopping, talking on the phone and being with friends. Her outgoing personality allowed her to make friends wherever she went. Madie was preceded in death by: her husband, Leander Finch and her son Reginald Kenneth DuBose. She was the last surviving direct descendant of J.E. and Mamie Gilley Nance and was preceded in death by her brothers: Oliver Matthews, Fred Matthews, Clinton Nance, Y.C. Nance, Robert Nance, Henry Frank Nance, Syvalouis N. Nance Sr., Louie Frank Nance, and James A. Nance; and her sisters: Mary Nance Dean and Myra Nance Riley. She leaves to cherish her memory and to continue her legacy: devoted and loving children-Benjel (Clementine) DuBose of Gary, IN; and Althea (Vincent) Hayes of Novi, MI; nine grandchildren whom she loved dearly and was very proud of-Cedric Caldwell of Fayetteville, NC; Sherida (Taft) DuBose Parsons of Birmingham, MI; Broderick DuBose of Merrillville, IN; Billy (Kimberly) DuBose of Memphis, TN; V. Terdell (Natasha) Hayes of Chicago, IL; Alicia DuBose of Gary, IN; Renetta DuBose of Augusta, GA; Anise Hayes of Detroit, MI; and Liza DuBose of Indianapolis, IN; sixteen great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives, friends, church family and former students whose lives she touched and enriched along her earthly journey. Visitation Friday, August 24,2018 from 12:00p.m.-8:00p.m.with family hours from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue . A celebration of Madie's life will be held Saturday August 25, 2018 at 11:00a.m. at St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church 1300 Jackson Street in Gary, IN. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Aug. 22, 2018.
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August 29, 2018

To family you are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences
2. Thessalonians 3:16
Wanda S.
August 27, 2018
To the DuBoses & Family:

Sending love to you and praying for your comfort at his time.

The Parker Family/Pilgrim M.B. Church
August 27, 2018
So sorry for your loss. May God's grace and comfort keep the family during this time.
Sharen Cauley-Williams
August 26, 2018
August 25, 2018
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Jimmy and Jennifer Cook
August 24, 2018
To the Family, wrapping prayers all around you. Another ANGEL has her wings. Job well done.
Yana Gray-Mays and Family
August 24, 2018
ANNETTE Brown Lewis
August 24, 2018
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Tina Vinson
August 24, 2018
Rest in peace Mrs. Finch.
August 24, 2018

Mrs. Finch was a close friend and sorority sister of my mother, Julia Malone. I will always remember her as a woman who displayed spiritual richness -- love, compassion, and caring. When she came to Gary, she made sure that she visited my mother during her waning years and those visits brightened her days. Her friendliness, warmth and support will not be forgotten. May your family be blessed.
Shalaine Billups
August 23, 2018
Prayers to the family in this hour. Mrs. Finch was my preschool teacher, even til this day she would always ask my mother about me.
Carnecia Whiteside
August 23, 2018
Dear Clementine & Benji, my deepest sympathy of the passing of your dear love one. She will always be in my heart.
Your Sister - Iota Phi Beta Chapter.
Jane Williams
August 23, 2018
Benjel & Clementine and Family,
You have our heartfelt condolences in the transition of your Beloved Mother, Mrs. Finch. May the fond memories help sustain you in the months to come.

Your in Christ,
Jimmie & Daisy Curtis and Dorothy Curtis, Gary and Michele Curtis
August 23, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 22, 2018
Madie had a zest for life, was funny and Inquisitive. She will be missed.
Mae Williams
August 22, 2018
Mae Williams
August 22, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Renetta DuBose's grandmother. Mrs. Finch. You have our deepest and sincerest sympathy.
Sam, and Natalie Stewart and Samantha Ard
August 22, 2018
Sorry for your lost. Sending my prayer and condolences to the family.
Detric Hamilton
August 22, 2018
Mrs. Finch was my Pre-School Teacher
47 years ago. She was very close to my mother Gwendolyn Hemphill and was very close to the Family. I would call her in Michigan and talk so did my mother. She is going to be missed. We will cherish her memories.

Love Always
Roshonne Hemphill-Burnett
August 22, 2018
Sorry for your loss.May God continue to bless the family in their hour of sorrow. Continue to be strong and pray for strength
Mary Ann Canty-Reedus
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