Dr. Edwin C. Weathington MD

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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Karen Borders Brook
October 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Dr. W, He always had a great bedside manner and took a very deep concern for myself and as well as others. Loved seeing all the family/babies on the walls of his offices. I was one of his patients from a long time ago. We would always talk about motorcycles because my husband loved them, too! Thank you to Carrie, Shirley and Dr. Weathington, who took great care of everyone!

Carrie Jackson
October 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Condolences to the family. This is stunning news! He was my doctor for many years. Always caring and competent.

Lisa Betz
October 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I met Dr. Weathington by way of one of my students who was blessed to have him as a grandfather. I could tell from the moment I met him what a kind and caring person he was. My sympathies for his family.

Carmen Bell
October 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Anyone that was blessed to have him in their lives, knows that he was caring, full of wisdom, and had a wonderful sense of humor. Aunt Shirley, Dionne (Kurt), and Eddie, I love you all and I am praying for you to be strengthened. Uncle Sonny, Rest In Paradise…

Julie McNeilly Reynolds
October 10, 2012 at 7:57 am

I have to agree with the words of others, he had a great bedside manner and took very deep concern for myself as well as others. I was one of Dr. W’s patients from a long time ago. He delivered both of my babies while I was high risk. I was under his care for a long time and I would run into him in stores and he would come up to me and start conversation. I know he remembered me. He had an awesome staff who took care of everyone! RIP Dr. W. You were the Bill Cosby of Doctors and I just loved you! You will be missed.

Gloria Rose Foss and Mary Katherine Rose
October 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

Dr. Edwin C. Weathington (Sonny) was adopted in infancy by two loving parents, the late Gertrude and James Weathington of Columbus, Ohio. He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Weathington Rose and Dr. Inetri Weathington Williams, and one brother, William Thomas Weathington. Sonny, may you rest in peace.

Jill McNeilly-Ostrander
October 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Dr. W was just one of those individuals you don’t forget and he didn’t forget you. He was a very kind and compationate person especially during the difficult times. As a long time patient he delivered both of my children and gave good advice to my daughter as she was pregnant with her first child. Through the years he was always there for me and my husband, especially as I was dealing with a blood disorder. If he found out I was in the hospital, he would stop up and visit with me and make special arrangements for my care, even when he wasn’t my primary doctor. He only wanted the best for his patients and friends! Even when he closed his practice for a short time, he was concerned for his patients, making sure we were getting regular check-ups by another doctor. He was a great guy who will be dearly missed!

Mary Alice Motcheck
October 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Dr Weathington delivered my first born Alyson Marie Motcheck in 1989. He will forever hold a special place in our hearts!

Sandy Babel
October 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

He is such a great part of this community and will be missed dearly.

Glorietta Benefield Flakes
October 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Dr. W delivered both of my children (Ashley/Alexis) through difficult pregnancies. As a matter of fact – he delayed his vacations to deliver one of the girls. I was a frequent dinner guest of the family and we shared many happy days together and even sold Amway together for years. He will be missed.

Tyre Robinson-Hawkins
October 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Dr. Weathington was a very kind, funny & always had a smile. I attended high school with his daughter and as an adult he became my Dr. when I had trouble years after giving birth to my daughter. I am thankful for Dr. Weathington for being God’s helper, helping women birth their babies into this world. He was a very special man and I am thankful to have had the pleasure of knowing him. May you rest in peace, Dr. Weathington.

Mary Bricker
October 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm

To Mrs. Weathington, Dionne and Edwin,
Dr. Weathington was my favorite doctor. He was my doctor for over 25 years, delivering two of my three sons. It was his skill that allowed my to have my 3rd child as well. I will always remember his care and compassion for me and for my family. I feel truly blessed to have known this wonderful man. I am sorry to learn of his passing. I am so sorry that I will not be able to be with you tomorrow at the service. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. He truly was one of a kind. The medical world has lost one of the best.
Rest in peace, Dr. Weathington. You will be missed, but I know that your suffering has ceased.

Conrad and Carolyn Yunker
October 13, 2012 at 7:43 am

To the Weathington family
We were so sorry to hear of the death of Dr. Weathington. Edwin Jr. was a good friend of our son David during their teenage years in East Lansing. He thought highly of your family, and we were so thankful that he had such a wonderful friend with such a wonderful family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jamie Linton
October 14, 2012 at 11:57 am

Doc Weathington was held very close to my mother, my sister, my neices, and my own heart. He was not only all of our doctor he was our friend and he truly cared for all of us and all of our well being. When he could not get in touch with me and he became worried , in Docs words, “alert the posse I cannot find the Renegade” I am very sorry to hear of his passing, my heart goes out to his family, especially to my dear Shirley. He was our doctor and our friend in our family for over 25 years starting with mother. He will be greatly missed, thought about often, spoke highly of, and greatly remember.
with LOVE, Jamie Linton
A.K.A. Renegade

Robin Lott
October 14, 2012 at 11:40 pm

My condolences to the family – Dr. Weathington will truly be missed. He was an excellent doctor and had a wonderful sense of humor. I will always remember his smile and warm personality. May God Bless you –

Cindy Kruger
October 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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.

Johnnie Black
December 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm

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

Nevada Weathington
July 7, 2013 at 7:44 pm

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

Short term patient
August 2, 2013 at 11:13 pm

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.

Julie Teed
August 17, 2013 at 7:53 pm

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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