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.