Ernest Finney

Mar 23, 1931 – Dec 4, 2017 (Age 86)


Ernest Finney, South Carolina's first African-American chief justice, died Sunday, according to the Associated Press. He was 86. For full coverage and obituary from, click here.

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So very sad to learn of Judge Finney's passing. We celebrate his life through very fond memories, send our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family, and lift you all in prayers of peace and comfort.

My Condolences to family and friends and the people of South Carolina for your loss.

May the legacy of the late South Carolina Chief Justice Ernest Finney continue to uplift and inspire his wife, his children, and all of us who have benefited from his life and his work. I offer my deepest sympathy to all of his family members and friends, but especially to Sister Poet Nikky Finney. May each full moon remind all of us to let our own lights shine--in memory of Brother Finney.

To the family of the late Chief Justice Ernest A. Finney, Jr.:
Due to the inclement weather we're experiencing in the Upstate, it is with regret that Candii and I are unable to pay homage to my great friend. We are with you in spirit. We send our utmost condolence. May God lift you up during this time of sorrow. The Chief has transitioned to the kingdom of heaven where he is still presiding. Always know that God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform. He may be absent...

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you Always.

I am so sorry for your lost. May God comfort and sustain you all in your time of great grief.
2 Thess. 2:16,17

My sincere condolences to the Finney Family and friends for the loss of your beloved Ernest. He would have definitely made his father proud by his accomplishments as he did for us all. May the hope that God's word gives us for those we lost in death be comforting, faith building and encouraging to you (John 6:40) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

My prayers and sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Psalms 90: 10 shows how he lived a long life of special mightiness from God. Keep his many, many, memories close in your hearts and minds and cherish them forever. May the comfort of God be with you all during this time of grief.