"For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come. I have fought the good fight; I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day; and not to me only, but also to all them that have loved his appearing," II Timothy 4:6-8.
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On Saturday, Aug. 21, 2013, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Wayne Everette Weaver, 43, finished his course by losing his battle to leukemia during the morning hours at MCV Massey Cancer Hospital on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.
Throughout his sickness he never failed to praise God in spite of even to the very end. Wayne was born on Jan. 2, 1970, in Petersburg, to the late William E. Weaver Jr. and Pearline F. Weaver. He was educated in Chesterfield County, and graduated from Matoaca High School with the class of 1989. He was a great athlete in high school and always kept is body fit beyond those years. Wayne accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age and became a member of First Baptist Church-Harrison Street. Wayne was employed with Virginia State University Police Department as a corporal until his illness forced him into early retirement. This is a position that he held to heart and always strived to be the best police officer he could be.
Wayne was also proud to be a Masonic brother in the Mt. Nebo Lodge of the 12 Masonic District. He was proud and honored to be a part of such a prestigious organization and loving brotherhood.
He was also preceded in death by: daughter, Ryan Weaver; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Parker, parental grandparents, William E. Weaver Sr. and Sallie M. Weaver; and aunt, Teaner F. Griffin.
Wayne was such a loving, caring, respectful and humble guy who always greeted you with a warm smile. He was well loved and will be truly missed by all and to know him was to love him.
We thank God for lending him to us for a little while.
He leaves to cherish precious memories of him: by a loving and devoted wife/caregiver, Yolanda Frye-Weaver of Chester; three daughters, Cierra Yates of Petersburg and Briana Parham of Stony Creek, and Jay Nicole, of Chester; one grandson, Derion Yates of Chester; one loving brother, Bernard A. Flowers Sr. (Cornell) of Ettrick;, one loving and devoted sister/caregiver, Sharon Weaver-Choice (Kendrick) of Chester; four uncles, Stith Flowers Sr. (Diane) of Ettrick; the Rev. Stanley Parker (Rev. Catherine) of Locust Grove, Carlton Parker (Carolyn) of Stony Creek, and Willie Griffin of Petersburg; one great-aunt, Florence Smith of Petersburg; two nieces, Brittany Flowers of Ettrick and Kendra Choice of Chester; and one nephew, Bernard A.
Flowers Jr. of Ettrick; three sisters-in-law, Rena Perry, Trina Fry-Jalil, and Kacey Perry, all of New Jersey and two brothers-in-laws, Tyrone Fry of Newport News, Va. and Allen Fry (Mary) of Chesterfield; and loving mother-like figure, Carolyn Franklin of Richmond.
Wayne was fortunate snd grateful to have a multitude of cousins and friends four of whom stood by his side before and during his illness: Eddie Goode, Karon Winston, Frank Carpenter and Conrad Hicks.
A special thank you to Dr. McCarty and his team, nurses and other staff for the treatment, services, compassion and care you provided for Wayne as well as a number of family and friends who took time out of their busy schedules to visit him and offered prayers and words of comfort.
A service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 236 Harrison St., Petersburg, with the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Tillman officiating. Burial will follow at the Dinwiddie Memorial Park. The family will assemble at the residence at 12 p.m. on the day of the service, and will receive friends at the funeral home this evening, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Services of Comfort have been confided to the care of the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral
Home, 530 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, 804-863-4411.
Joseph M. Johnson and Son Funeral Home - Petersburg
530 S. Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Published in The Progress-Index from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2013