Sherry JoAnn Mills Finney

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Retired elementary school principal. br " /br " /Longtime volunteer with Shady Grove Cemetery, Winnsboro, Wood County, Texas, USA since 1977. br " /br " /Amateur genealogist interested in the history of the Mills, Messimer, Nixson, Russom, Ashberry, Harris, and Wilcox family lines. Ashberry family line early settlers in Wood County in 1850s. Lifelong Texan. br " /br " /Wife of descendant of Republic of Texas colonists, Richard Alexander Finney and Elizabeth Rosalin Tutt Finney. Mother to two adult daughters. Grandmother to four teenagers. Paws mom to Ruby, Honey, and Ezzy. br " /br " /Loves planet Earth, dogs, the USA, family traditions, and fitness! Collects old rolling pins, old butcher knives, old pie plates, teacups & saucers, carnival glass, milk glass, pink California pottery, old blue cornflower Corning Ware, and old recipes. Enjoys technology, World War II movies, genealogy, sewing, handgun target practice, and baking pies!br /br /Facebook Page: Shady Grove Cemetery, Wood County, Winnsboro, Texas

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out,
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist,
You died, and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you,
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse,
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled,
One hundred years ago,
Spreads out among the ones you left,
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew,
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
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