L. Michael Lavender M.D. Ph.D.
1949 - 2021
L. Michael Lavender M.D., Ph.D.

Newport - L. Michael Lavender M.D.,Ph.D., 72, of Newport, KY, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY. Michael was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 16, 1949 to the late Louis L. and Hazel Marie (Hornsby) Lavender. During his life, Michael had many accomplishments. He was an undergraduate of University of Cincinnati, obtained his Master's degree from University of Dayton, PhD from University of Louisville, and M.D. from Oral Roberts University. Michael practiced obstetrics and gynecology for more than forty year in Columbus, Ohio, Northern Kentucky, Belfast, Maine. He was a well-respected surgeon amongst his peers and well loved amongst the staff and the community. He was also a published author and a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ft. Thomas. Michael was a devoted family man and is survived by his wife Leslie Miles Lavender, sons Eli and Asher Lavender, stepdaughters Casey Spinks and Carly Whitaker, and five grandchildren. A memorial mass will take place on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2pm at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Memorial contributions can be sent to IFCJ (International Fellowship of Christians and Jews) 30 North LaSalle St. Suite 4300 Chicago, IL 60602-2584 (IFCJ.Org). Online condolences can be made at www.Linnemannfuneralhomes.com

Published by Kentucky Enquirer from Apr. 7 to Apr. 9, 2021.
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Dr. Lavender was an amazing man with a heart of gold. One of the best Doctors I ever had the pleasure to work with. Leslie I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember him with great fondness.
Laura Irish RN
April 13, 2021
I’m so very sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. Sending my deepest condolences. I was with him during his first delivery in Belfast, what a memory!
Mary Ann Ordelt, RN
Mary Ann Ordelt
April 13, 2021
I was sadden to learn of the passing of Michael.He was a dedicated physician,colleague and friend.I extend my prayers and heartfelt sympathy to his family. Charles Stephens M.D.
charles stephens M.D.
April 11, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Michael was a kind man with a big heart.
Tracie Shelton
April 9, 2021
My condolences to the family. Mike was a respected high school classmate.

Phil Holley
April 8, 2021
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