May 10, 1937 – October 7, 2012

 Dr. Edwin C. Weathington, age 75, of East Lansing, MI, passed away ultimately of a short but aggressive bout of Pancreatic Cancer and its added complications. He was born in Manhattan, New York, son of Mattie Battle and Ovie Olson.

He served in the Armed Forces from 1960-1962. After his return from Europe, Edwin found himself madly in love with Shirley Hill, and they wed in September 1967. With the unyielding love, compassion and patience of his wife, Ed, was inspired to pursue a career in medicine. He went on to begin and complete his undergraduate studies in microbiology, earning his B.S. from the Ohio State University. He continued his extensive education, by finishing medical school at the Medical College in Toledo, OH. While during this time, he and Shirley had two children Dionne and Eddie.

Dr. Weathington was well known to be a man of great character and a role model not only to his children but to their friends as well. He had an undying love of his chosen profession and all of the patients he gained through his over thirty years of practice. Many witnessed his awesome bedside nature, his gentle touch, and kind supportive words, which became an example to many medical students. Though neither of his children chose medicine as their own career, he was not disturbed by this, as he felt it was unnecessary to live vicariously through them, he always felt the world was big enough for everybody and all of their dreams. Certainly his two children Dionne, 43, a writer, and Edwin, Jr., 39, a musician, would agree that without a doubt he was the best dad ever, bar none.

Dr. Edwin Weathington is survived by his stepbrother and stepsister Lee and Jane, of California and his one and only wife Shirley, a devout, patient, kind woman, and his two children Dionne and Edwin, Jr. and all eight of the grandchildren they blessed him with.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Epicenter of Worship, 102 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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20 Messages to “Dr. Edwin C. Weathington MD”

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    Julie Teed Says:

    It has been ten months since the passing of Dr. Weathington. He is often in my thoughts, and prayers. I think of him nearly every time I look at my daughter, who is almost twenty one now. Without his skill and care she would not be alive today. He saved many lives, and I believe absolutely that he is in Heaven now, still watching over his beloved family and those of us whose lives remain blessed to have known him. May he rest in peace, and his soul be wrapped in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. Remembering him today with much love, and sorrow that we lost him.

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    Short term patient Says:

    I didn’t know him well and only has a few office visits. Seemed like a real stand up guy from what I seen. My thoughts are with the family during your grieving.

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    Nevada Weathington Says:

    Well,he was a great grandfather and every time I think of him I cry
    He was a nice person and I miss him alot

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    Johnnie Black Says:

    I send my sincere condolences to the family and especially his loving wife Shirley.
    I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of such a dear dr. and friend.

    Dr. Weathington was a very caring person who went above and beyond his call of duty. Heaven has gained a gem.

    I was a long time patient of Dr. Weathington.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Johnnie Black – Oro Valley, Arizona

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    Cindy Kruger Says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Dr. Weathington’s passing. He was an excellent doctor who really cared about all of his patients. I was a patient of his for a very long time. He always took the time to ask how you were doing in all aspects of your life. He always had a smile on his face. I will miss him. The last time I saw him he talked about his kids, his wife Shirley and grandkids with so much love. We were all lucky to have met such a special person.

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