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.