This morning, at 12:54am, my father moved into eternity.
The life he lived, was lived unto God. The legacy he left, lives on in me (and many others who were influenced by his life).
After his diagnosis, Dad battled multiple myeloma with courage to his very last breath.
Because of this, Dad has chosen to gift his body to UT Southwestern Medical Center to serve the medical staff in further research. UT Southwestern Medical Center is the same hospital where his first myeloma tumor was removed in 2008. As I filled out his death certificate and willed body paperwork, I was reminded how important it is for us to memorialize our loved ones in a way that honors God. Dad will not have a tombstone on a plot of land because of his desire to give his body to scientific research. And there won’t be a place for family and friends to visit. So my family and I have decided to capitalize on this beautiful opportunity to honor Dad in a unique way, utilizing the same technology that he championed in the classroom as principal at Honey Grove High School and Whitewright High Scool.
With guidance from Chris McIntosh, we have designed a “digital memorial” to the life and legacy of Kevin Von Weaver.
Our desire is that those who have been impacted by Dad’s life will take some time to reflect upon this and write a story or a memory. The memorial portal for Dad also allows the upload of a photo or video. We invite you share your stories and memories of Kevin Von Weaver at:: kevinweaver.me
The family has one request if you decide to share… please remember that Kevin Von Weaver is not suffering anymore. He is not here. These stories, photos, and videos that we share in this digital memorial are intended to encourage and challenge the living. In a journal entry last November, Dad wrote that he would like those who remember him to be able to simply say: “see you soon.”
May it be so.
I am honored to live a portion of the legacy of Kevin Von Weaver. The love of Jesus the King was so evident in the life of my Dad. See you soon, Pops.