Lolita S. Weakley

WEAKLEY, LOLITA S., M.D., 80, of Louisville, died Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Baptist Hospital East. She was a retired anesthesiologist. She received her medical degree from University of Louisville in 1953 and then completed her postgraduate training in anesthesiology in 1956. She was adored and respected by her colleagues. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Following a very successful career in anesthesia, Dr. Weakley dedicated her time to every professional organization she joined including the Louisville, Kentucky and American Societies of Anesthesiology. The offices she held during her lifetime included president of the Kentucky Society of Anesthesiologists, president of the Louisville Society of Anesthesia, Acting Chief of Anesthesia, Louisville General Hospital, and member of the Board of Overseers at U of L. Of the many organizations she touched, the University of Louisville has been the biggest beneficiary of the Weakleys' generosity. Drs. Sam and Lolita Weakley made generous gifts to the University of Louisville, Department of Surgery, to endow a chair in Surgical Oncology and to the Department of Anesthesia for a research chair in Anesthesiology. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Gladys Snodgrass; and her sister, Barbara Snodgrass. She is survived by her loving husband, Samuel D. Weakley Jr., M.D.; her brothers, Byron Snodgrass and Charles Snodgrass; her children, Samuel D. Weakley III, Barbara Weakley- Jones, M.D., Stephen T. Weakley and M. Melinda Weakley, M.D.; her grandchildren, Tina M. Von Hagel, Stephanie A. Jones, Scott T. Jones, Jacob D. Night, Samuel R. Night, Gavin S. Weakley and Garrett S. Weakley. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., with a private burial service in Bagdad, KY. Visitation will be from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Pearson's Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the U of L School of Medicine, Dept. of Anesthesia, Development Office, 2323 S. Brook St., Louisville, KY 40292

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Pearson Funeral Home
149 Breckenridge Lane Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 896-0349

Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 16, 2007