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Ermeshale Finley

November 18, 1991 — December 11, 2021

Ermeshale Brietta Ne’chole Finley was born to Latoya Gatewood-Traylor and Aric Steve Finley on November 18, 1991, in El Dorado, AR.

As a child, Ermeshale was a very active little girl who enjoyed peewee cheer, gymnastics, praise dancing, and spending time in Little Rock with her Grandmother Erma.

At the early age of 12, she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized by her pastor Bishop George Calloway at St. James Baptist Church in El Dorado, AR.

As she got older, she furthered her education at Job Corps in Little Rock, AR., where she received her High School Diploma and began to take an interest in Arts & Crafts and singing. She had a passion for writing poems (especially about her late Grandmother Erma), painting, drawing, and taking care of her animals, which she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Geraldine Bolton, Delois Joyner, Erma Whitfield-Jackson, and Larry Gatewood Sr., Her Paternal Grandparent Ollie Faye Finley. 2 special Aunts Jeanette Kilgore and Annie Bell Woods.

She leaves to cherish her mother Latoya (Lonnie) Traylor of El Dorado, AR., her father Aric Steve (Pam) Finley of Dayton, OH., and her bonus father; Lonnie Traylor Sr. 1 Great Grandmother; Clara Scott of El Dorado, AR., 5 sisters; Lonneshia Traylor, Monique (Qkeyoree) Miller, Stephanie Hoosier, Keira Cooper and Dominique Miller, 2 brothers; Lonnie Traylor Jr. and Richard Williams, 4 uncles; Larryl Gatewood, Robert Jackson, Tone Perry, and Marcus Ford, 3 Aunts; Donneshia (Demetric) Mayberry, Shauntrice (Ray) Hughes, and Katrina Finley, 2 Nieces; Heaven Brown and D’Haven Brown, 1st cousins; Justin (Rolanda) Clary, Sharneecia Gatewood, Chloe Gatewood, Lorenzo Gatewood, Jadonnavon Traylor, Czar Perry, Dillion Jackson, Agneshia (Donald) Gray, Taylor Finley, and Azylen Gatewood. 2 God Children; Ryo Anderson and Siya Fields, 2 special friends; Karis Rogers and Patriece Belgrove.  And a host of other aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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