June 2, 2009

Comments about Mike

From the earliest days of Mike’s passing, we have received dozens of comments about Mike, for Mike and to Mike from his many friends and relatives. The comments have moved from one place to another, but have been preserved.

Karmen Foster says:

This is just one of those days where I play back the memories of you…It is still very hard for me to grasp at times. Working for the Dept of Corrections, everyday I see individuals sent to prison for the same reason you are not here with us today…death of another. My heart gets heavy, I think about the affect on both families (victims, defendants), and some days can be mentally and emotionally draining seeing this. But Mike you are one of the reasons I do the job I do. I keep you close to my heart. You are on my mind ALOT and everyone around me has heard me talk about you. Mikey you are still missed and your life, though short, continues to make an impact on the lives of many…..just thinking about ya buddy!

  • Mike- you were a beautiful man inside and out. You still are in my heart and images of you will forever be in my head. happy belated:)

    Dad says:

    Kyle — Where are you!!!??? We would love to get a copy of that tape (or a CD version). We’ve talked about that performance many times over the years but we do not have a record of it. Can we get a copy somehow? Please email me! — Bill

  • Happy Birthday Mike, I recently stumbled across a VHS of Rosa Taylor’s ‘Star Search’, the talent show that presented blossoming talents that would no doubt rival our modern day American Idol. Anywho, I slid the tape with ’93 printed on the front into the tape players and low and behold there’s the motley crew themselves, Benjamin Reaves in a tarzan outfit, Anna Sanders dressed up in a jungle costume, Blake Lord in a monkey outfit, I’m beating on some drums with fake dread locks and Mike is in a sports coat and jeans with black sunglasses mouthing the part of the commentator in Guitarzan. Mike towered over us on stage, he was at least a foot taller than everyone else and had so much energy he never stopped bouncing around on stage. Thanks for the fond memories Mike!

  • Happy Birthday, Mike. Your friends are carrying on your memory with Weaver’s Weekend activities, your old Little League is carrying on your name with an award, and your family is carrying on with you in our hearts. I know how proud you’d be of Dan and Molly and Mom. We miss you and love you.

  • My heart is full of love for the three of you kids and Daddy. Our family goes on, but I promise you, you might not be with us physically, you’re with us in our love. Mikey, Happy Birthday. Your birthday was so much fun….you liked being held, and I remember eating supper with you curled up in he crook of my arm. I swear you watched the evening news with me. I love you!

    Uncle Dan says:

    Mike,

    Think about you often and know that you’re spending time with your grandpas and Doc! We miss you. Love.

  • Heck Yeah! I can see you now, dancing around the house in your boxers like an idiot, with your big ole head of hair waving out of your hat. Smitty Styles and I waiting on you to wake up and hang out, while Dukes is in class like a good boy. Man, you are the best. Luckily you brother is a huge dork, like you, and I see so much of you in him. Hope all is well up there and give a huge and a kiss to Cotton for me. Love you bud! Giles

  • yo bro,
    WW09 is just a few days away and it makes me miss you more than ever. I love hearing all your friends tell stories about you and all the great times you had. i just wish you were here and I still have trouble with the fact that your not. i love you and miss you so much.

  • hey mike,

    so much to catch up on…i wouldn’t even know where to start. i still love working with dan. i try to look out for him, but could never do as good a job as you and molly…but i try:) still think of you often. hope you know that you’re always just a thought away, and never, ever forgotten. wish i could pick up the phone and call to catch up, get your advice, etc..miss you lots!!!

  • it seem like it was that long ago that i learning how play defensive end with you and coach little, i miss dawg peace.

    Craig Smith says:

    this website is such a lovely thought and effort. I had no idea it existed but thank you for doing it.

  • We think of Mike often and rejoice each year that the Mike Weaver award is given in honor and memory of Mike by his awesome family. He surely loves seeing the winners enjoy their trip to Atlanta!

  • Wishing I could call you up and we could just catch up – I miss you, bro. Thinking about you today ~ love you!

  • We’re heading to Alec’s wedding. We love you and know that you’re with us in spirit.

    Lesley Atwood says:

    I guess I am a random blast from the past, but I couldn’t resist saying hello. It is great to see that all of your good will and spirit is being carried on in Macon. And wish nothing but peace and happiness to all of the people you love.

  • January 24th 2008

    07:13:50 AM
    Dan Malloy – Mike,
    Just thinking about you and how much I enjoyed pitching a ball for you to hit…
    I also remember the time that the three Weaver kids were in Iowa during the winter and how much fun we had in the snow.
    Love,
    Uncle Dan

    January 25th 2008

    03:30:02 AM
    Molly – Happy Birthday –
    We love you and still miss you terribly.
    Thinking about you!

    04:44:34 AM
    Kim Malloy – Happy Birthday, Mike!

    05:54:27 AM
    Ray – Happy Birthday Mikey!

    12:04:00 PM
    Anna Williams – Happy Birthday. I miss you

    05:39:53 PM
    Chandler – Happy Birthday Beave! We miss you. Your dad posted a comment about Warner Robins’ little league team, and I just wanted to say that when I was watching them, I thought about all the all-star teams we played on together. ****, we were good.

    06:17:28 PM
    Momma – 25 years ago you were in my arms and we sat in bed and I swear, you were watching television….ESPN. I miss you everyday and appreciate the 20 years that you blessed my life. You could always make me laugh. Happy Birthday, Mike. We love you and know that someday we’ll all be together.

    January 28th 2008

    06:51:31 AM
    Torrence Wilson – Torrence Wilson was here.

    February 6th 2008

    11:05:28 AM
    Sara Kate – I miss you Mike.

    February 25th 2008

    08:13:30 PM
    Dad – On Saturday, I sat down to rest and watch a little TV after working in the yard. A golf tournament was on. It was a nice day, so I decided to go PLAY golf rather than watch. I went out to the car and heard no less than 3 hawks screeching. No doubt you were one of them, wanting to play, too. Later that day I ordered a book on golf for Dan, and I know you’ll help him read it and learn the game. Dan’s a great guy, and I know you miss him. We miss you, too.

    June 1st 2008

    07:13:46 PM
    Molly – You touched so many lives. Please know we all still think about you, love you and miss you terribly.
    Your sis,
    Molly 🙂

    07:59:14 PM
    Dad – Mike —
    Your high school friend Tiffany Mallory did a wonderful thing today as part of her family’s celebration of her graduation from law school. It was a beautiful event held in the City Club of Macon, attended by dozens and dozens of her family’s friends. Her family invited us, and it was lovely.
    She asked that in lieu of graduation gifts to her, that people instead give gifts in your name. It was a wonderful gesture from your wonderful friend, and we will turn over whatever money was contributed to the CPA that controls the donations for your award program. And then Tiffany gave a very touching speech about you, your friendship with her and how much your mother’s words meant to her at your funeral — to seek forgiveness in that time of great sorrow. Dan, Molly and Brad joined Mom and I in witnessing this wonderful event, hearing the wonderful words and enjoying our time to remember you and all you gave to us.
    You’d have been very proud of your family, of Tiffany and her family, and of the warm reception her family’s friends gave to us. Mom sat at the head table and gave a lovely, warm toast to Tiffany. We were all so proud of her, and know you would be too.
    Your smile and your friendship will live on forever and continue to brighten the lives of those you touched for as long as we all shall live.
    Please watch over Tiffany and her family and thank them in your own special way for their thoughtfulness and generosity.
    We love you, and we do miss you so much.

    June 11th 2008

    07:55:57 AM
    Dan – Mikey,
    We all missed you a bunch at the wedding. I know you were there watching over all of us but wish you could have been there to see it for your self. I’m in Atlanta now working with Lettie at the Clean Air Campaign, she has a picture of yall at prom as her destop background. I love you bro. miss you too much.
    d

    July 3rd 2008

    11:14:07 AM
    Lettie – Hey Mike,
    Can’t tell you how happy I am that Dan is here for the summer. We just went to lunch and got caught up talking about the Spring Break trip we took to Amelia Island and some other random memories. It’s so good to have someone to talk to and share those with..you have no idea!!! Oh, and you would be so proud..he is such a great fit in the office!! Everyone loves him.. Well, just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you..and miss you more than you could ever know…
    Love,
    Lettie
    Philippians 1:3 🙂

    August 16th 2008

    05:56:01 AM
    Momma – 5 years…..it seems like 5 days, 5 hours, or 5 minutes. You’re in my heart and soul. I miss you so much. Love, Momma

    04:45:57 PM
    Jeannie Waters – Erin, Bill, Molly, and Dan,
    You have been on my heart today. We were recently remembering a fun time with Mike. Hugs to all of you, Jeannie
    Mike, your mom and I often share Proverbs 17:17 with each other because we are such good friends. “A friend loves at all times.” You had so many friends, Mike, and we all know why—because you were such a good friend and so easy to love. We think of you often.

    August 17th 2008

    09:55:17 AM
    Karen – I’ve been thinking a lot about you lately, Mike. I miss you.

    August 18th 2008

    04:25:50 PM
    Sally S. – Michael: I knew you when you were a little boy living in Milledgeville, Ga., because I worked for your Dad there. When I found all these wonderful things about you on the Web I was really touched. You clearly had some wonderful friends. And it’s apparent they miss you so much. How fabulous that they want to honor you with parties and awards. That’s a credit to the wonderful kid you were. I just got done looking at Molly’s wedding photos on Face Book. She is beautiful and she looks so happy. You were so lucky to come from such a great family.

  • January 10th 2007

    05:53:54 AM
    Kim Malloy
    Mike— I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but I’ve heard so much about you from your family and your Uncle Dan—who misses you very much. He talks about you often recalling the story of when you spent the night at his condo and slept in the living room with a sleeping bag and ended up wanting Uncle Dan to sleep with you guys in the living room …he liked that!
    I visit your website often trying to get to know you and I feel that I have in the past 3 years. I can see how everyone misses your smile and what a great young man you are!
    I’m sure we will me someday……
    Kim

    January 13th 2007

    07:43:34 PM
    Dan Malloy
    Mike,
    I think of you often and know you’re thinking about us.
    Uncle Dan

    January 25th 2007

    08:02:07 AM
    Chandler
    Happy Birthday Beave! Boogie, Smitty, Dukes, Alec and me got together down in Savannah this past weekend. We had a couple of beers for you.

    08:40:01 AM
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    January 25th 2007

    09:32:24 AM
    Tammy (Haygood) Walls
    This is my first visit to your site. Erin was my cohort leader at GC&SU. I didn’t know you personally, but I can tell you were a great person. Happy Birthday!!

    02:14:19 PM
    Dad
    We miss you every day, buddy. But I’m sure you’re as proud as we are of your big sister and little brother and how well they’re doing. The tree we planted for you outside my office reminds me of you every day. Good thoughts, happy times. Happy Birthday.

    05:14:39 PM
    Smitty
    All day long I have felt like someone was walking tall watching over my shoulder. Everything seemed to be flowing perfectly into place. It was like the light from above was reflecting off your wings casting down on my life. I finally heard the good news I have been expecting to hear for a very long time. I finally got offered a job at Regions Bank.
    It took me nine months, seven rejected applications, and three interviews with Regions Bank before I finally received a job. I guess your persistence and ambition in life has finally reflected off on me. Thank you for being a good friend. Happy Birthday Mike!

    06:59:39 PM
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    It snowed today and I got so excited. It was only for about 5 minutes, but it made my whole class stop and smile. The snow was like out of a snow globe – so beautiful and perfect. Thanks for that moment. 🙂
    Happy Birthday – love and hugs. We miss you every day.

    January 27th 2007

    12:06:28 PM
    aka: T-Money!

    12:04:09 PM
    Thomas Simmons
    My last two years at The Citadel were extremely stressful. To allieviate some of that stress I would walk down to the ashley river docks on campus(alone) with my casting net and blue chucky T’s…the one’s we both got a deal on at the mall. For two years, a beautiful white bird would fly in and sit and watch me from a post located just off the docks. For hours, this bird would stay and watch (and perhaps laugh at the fact that I wasn’t catching shrimp), but I’ve never felt closer to you than those moments. I should mention; however, that when I first went down to the docks a couple of years ago, the head of the boat house said, “sir, no one has cought shrimp in these marshes in years”. I continued on and by the days end, I had cought some of the largest shrimp I have ever eaten…thanks for feeding me beaver and not making me eat the slop at the mess hall. I would get chills standing out there alone because I knew you were that bird and were just wanting to hang out. Thank you for the most spectaculur array of orange, yellows, and reds swirling through the sky at sunset. When I was stuck on campus for two months, I knew you were always there down by the docks ready to hang out. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about you or want to give you a call. I miss hangin’ out with you on the docks at The Citadel. Thanks for watching over me Beaver.

    January 28th 2007

    09:02:08 PM
    Jane Weaver-Sobel
    We miss you Mike. As the years go by it doesn’t diminish the strong memories and love of family we had together. We stay close to our hearts, always! Love, Aunt Jane

    January 29th 2007

    04:02:55 PM
    Chastity Battle
    Hey Mike, happy belated birthday!! I think this site is a wonderful tribute in memory of a wonderful guy. Mrs. Weaver you did a great job with your boys. If there is anyway I can assist in honoring Mike’s new life just let me know. My email address is chatbatt21083@yahoo.com. Be Blessed Weaver Family and keep SMILING!!!!!!!!!

    06:03:43 PM

    T-Money
    So, today was another monday, or so I thought! I headed down to Vidalia at around 0530 this morning and things were good. I received a call saying I needed to be back at the medical center in 1.5 hours. I am 1.5 hours away and not anywhere near leaving. I had to hurry home. As I reached triple digits in the man wagon, carrying my medical supplies, I was quickly pulled over by a state trooper. As I sat on the side of the road desperately thinking of a story, he knocked on my window. I was expecting something along the lines of, “what the hell were you thinking going over 100mph?”. Instead I got one of those idiot looks, and then he asked,”what the hell were you thinking?”…not much better I know, but atleast he opened me up for a story line. I felt like the kid in the movie christmas story as I spit out a million different stories about where I was going etc. After I explained my urgency of getting to the medical center, he let me go with a warning. As he turned to walk back to his car, I glanced at his name tag. It read, Weaver! Thanks for getting me outta that one buddy!
    -T.Money

    February 6th 2007

    03:07:09 PM
    family
    Hi Mike.
    I want to say that I miss you, but that would be an understatement.
    I’ve been looking at this site and tears come to my eyes reading the comments from Molly and the rest of your family and friends.
    You really were amazing Mike.
    I wish you were here and able to come to Pawleys Island with us this summer.
    I know you’ll be watching.
    🙂

    February 14th 2007

    08:32:00 PM
    Molly
    Happy Valentine’s Day! We LOVE you!!

    February 22nd 2007

    05:20:30 PM
    Momma
    We think of you everyday and our love continues to grow for you. We miss you, big guy! I saw a hawk today….thank you for sending me signs to keep in touch. I know you’re with me. 5

    February 25th 2007

    06:54:05 PM
    Kelly
    You will never be forgotten Mike!

    March 1st 2007

    03:41:10 PM
    Sara Kate
    I had a dream about you several nights ago… come to think of it, it may have been your birthday. Then I could have sworn that I saw you driving down the road. Come to Raleigh for a visit, Mike? It would be great to see you. All of this to say, I miss you friend. You have not been forgotten.

    April 27th 2007

    03:47:15 PM
    Momma
    Last night was Senior Honors night for CHS. I remember that night in your life. Sometimes I just miss you so much.

    June 29th 2007

    07:02:00 AM
    Kim Malloy
    Hope everyone has a fun/safe time at Pawley’s next week! I’m sure Mike would be glad that you’re all taking the trip back again……Kim

    August 12th 2007

    06:35:51 PM
    Jennifer Kruger Rainbow
    Just thinking of you, Mike… I can’t believe it’s been nearly four years since you’ve been gone. Please know that you will never be forgotten by anyone whose life you touched, no matter how much time goes by!
    P.S. I know you must be thrilled for your big sister… she is so happy she glows, which I’m sure is obvious from your view as well. 🙂

    August 14th 2007

    07:06:49 PM
    Uncle Dan
    Thinking about you Mike… keep looking down on us…

    August 15th 2007

    04:59:29 PM
    Molly – Keep sending us those special moments when it seems as though you are standing right next to us. At those times, all I can do is smile because you feel so present in my life – keep ’em coming, bro!
    Love you forever, like you for always, as long as I’m living, my brother you’ll be.
    m

    10:05:22 PM
    Karen Klingelhofer – In a second, your whole life can change. Everything mapped out, but then quickly rearranged. Mikes a guy you could never forget. You’d be a friend of his, a minute after you’d met. He was smart and funny, with an addicting smile; if you asked a favor, he’d go the extra mile! If you were sad and alone, he would sit next to you- putting a grin on your face with something funny he would say or do!
    You look up towards God and ask Him, “Why? I didn’t get to say I love you or even good-bye!” There will be nights when you can’t stop weeping; head on pillow, wishing you could be sleeping. You think that things like this could never happen to you- but then when it does, what do you do?
    You try to keep going; taking it day by day. and know in the end that everything will be ok…
    This is part of a poem that I wrote in 2004. I wanted to share it. It made me smile and gave me some peace writing it, so maybe it will make others who read it smile too.
    Mike, you had such an impact on so many people’s lives. I don’t think you had any idea exactly how many. Look at how many people have visited your web site- that should give you a little clue!!Please keep looking over us. I always keep you in my prayers. We miss you!
    Love,
    K.K.
    *Still water runs deep.

    August 16th 2007

    09:56:04 PM
    Reid Israel – Karen loves you a lot. A lot of people love you a lot. It makes me smile to see her smile when she talks about you. And it makes me sad to see her sad when she talks about you. I’m glad she talks about you though. You will never be forgotten. You’re a cool guy.

    04:00:15 AM
    Dad – Mikey,
    Grandma told me the other day she was watching the team from Warner Robins in the Little League World Series and it made her think of the team I was on when I was growing up. Of course, my thoughts go to you, buddy, and the many good times we had on a Little League field. Maybe you sent those memories down to us; if so, thanks.
    Not a day goes by when we don’t think about you and what you’d be doing now. You will always be a part of us, we will always miss you, we will always remember that great smile, those friendly eyes, that kind and gentle nature, that quiet loving character. We will never forget you.
    Karen’s previous message is wonderful. We thank her for sending it. The words ring true. We will always love you.
    Dad

  • January 12, 2006

    07:48:47 PM
    Leigh Pettersson (Duluth, GA )
    I was just cleaning the kitchen, when I looked up and saw your picture on the refrigerator. I forgot it was there and it put a welp in my throat. My favorite picture of you is the one when you had your cast and you had a permanent thumbs up–so symbolic of your life! What wonderful memories I have of you, my little shaggy haired friend. Gosh, I miss you today!

    January 25, 2006

    07:49:36 PM
    Roger and Iris Simmons (Macon, GA ) arlingtonrow@cox.net
    We are thinking of you today as we do everyday. We will never forget your precious Mike. Roger and Iris

    07:50:09 PM
    Stephen (Macon, GA)
    Happy Birthday Beave.

    January 27, 2006

    07:50:49 PM
    Brian Borngesser (Atlanta, GA ) brian.borngesser@gmail.com
    Happy Birthday Mike. I miss you brother.

    February 21, 2006

    07:51:22 PM
    Jessica Foshee (Milledgeville, GA )
    Will always remember you and think of you. God bless you and your family. My prayers are with you all.

    March 16, 2006

    07:51:56 PM
    Chrissy Umstead Fuller (Lizella, GA)
    You will always be remembered!

    May 22, 2006

    07:52:44 PM
    Momma
    Dear Mike, I miss you … each day … but I share stories with you in my mind … I love you and I miss you so much. Momma

    June 24, 2006

    07:53:33 PM
    Daniel Weaver
    Big Bro I miss you buddy. I wish you were here to meet my new pup mille i know your watching over us though. I miss hanging out with my brother and laughing. It helps seeing a peice of you in all of your friends but it’s still just hard not haveing you around. I love you and I miss you everyday. d

    July 12, 2006

    07:54:16 PM
    Stephanie Jackson (Macon, GA ) stephanie_djackson@yahoo.com
    Mike,I was just thinking about the time you and I took a road trip to VA to visit Alec. We stopped at Cinnabon and ordered 6 cinnamon rolls. We ate four of them in four hours. We were so sick. I will cherish those sixteen hours in three days that we spent talking and singing and laughing in your car. You are always in my thoughts.

    Aug. 15, 2006

    07:54:59 PM
    Linda Smith (Valdosta, GA)
    Dear Erin and Bill,
    We wanted you to know that we are thinking of your family. We remember and smile as we think of the fun times..the field trips were the best. Being on the Angels with Mike was one of the best memories.Bill wrote those sports stories just like the boys were major league players. Mike will always be in the hearts and minds of his friends. We love you all.
    linda and steve

    Aug. 16, 2006

    07:55:41 PM
    Ray
    Mikey…I still can’t believe you’re gone. I feel like anyday I will bump into you and you will have that amazing smile on your face that always made everything ok. I miss you and think about you often….Ray

    07:56:32 PM
    Molly
    Today was a great day… first day of my big job up here in the District. Wish I could call you and tell you about it, but I have a feeling you helped me find my way to this special place. Mom said on Sunday something special would happen to me today. Something special did happen – it was my first day of work.
    Thanks, little bro.
    Went to bed last night thinking about you and have been thinking of you all day. You are with me all the time. Know that you have not been forgotten, by me or anyone else whos life you touched.
    Miss you and love you, bro.
    m

    07:57:16 PM
    Ray and Jeannie Waters (Macon, GA)
    Bill, Erin, Molly, and Dan,
    Our hearts are filled with thoughts of you and Mike today. We’re thankful that we had the privilege to know him and watch him grow up—playing ball, exploring the neighborhood, riding around the circle with Doc close behind ….What a wonderful boy and young man he was. Surely there was a big baseball game in heaven today.
    With much love,
    Ray and Jeannie

    07:57:56 PM
    Jeannie Waters (Macon, GA )
    One funny memory—Bill, remember when you brought Mike down to use Tyler’s ferret for his Science project? You took pictures as Mike and Tyler tried to get Ginger, the ferret, to run through a maze that Mike had constructed with cardboard. I think the project was due the next day, but I’ll bet Mike made an A! Let’s learn from Mike—-Enjoy the game and don’t sweat the small stuff! He enjoyed playing with the ferret that had Erin standing on one or our kitchen chairs!

    August 17, 2006

    07:58:55 PM
    Emily (Doyle) Dykes (Columbus, GA) emmied33@yahoo.com
    Mrs. Weaver…I know it’s been a while, but I wanted you to know that I think of you and your family often. I have many memories of Mike and what a great friend he was to many. But most of all, I remember the days following his leaving us. I was attending GCSU so I saw Mike often on campus and I remember the difficulties his fraternity brother’s had after his passing. I also remember seeing Dan. I think that was the hardest part for me because I knew that as his family it had to be hard. But knowing what an incredible impact Mike had on many had to lift your spirits. He had such a profound impact on many and still continues to remain in the hearts of all who knew him. I can’t believe it’s been three years. My husband and I send our condolences. We love you and your family.

    Aug. 21, 2006

    07:59:35 PM
    Lance Bryant (Milledgeville, GA)
    Mike,
    I sit here and try and find something to say, but all I can think of is how much I miss you buddy. We had some great times throughout life up until that last night we all spent together. I went to a show last Wednesday night, and thought about you and how much I knew that you would have enjoyed it. I miss you and am so thankful for all the memories. Until we meet again. I love you and I miss you.

    September 4, 2006

    08:00:24 PM
    Tiffany Mallory (Athens, GA)
    Mike,
    You are often in my thoughts and prayers.

    September 11, 2006

    08:01:20 PM
    Tricia Etheridge (Byron, GA) triciaetheridge@hotmail.com
    Dear Erin,
    I think of you and pray for you often. I find myself praying for you when I pass your school or on a holiday. My prayer is that God’s peace be with you.

    December 20th 2006

    02:37:04 AM
    Erin
    Mike loved Christmas and his favorite breakfast was a handful of Christmas cookies and a large glass of milk. Occasionally, he’d just take a tin of cookies and go to the family room and graze through the different varieties….Mike’s favorite cookies were Madelines. Merry Christmas, Mikey.

    bill says:

    January 25, 2005

    07:39:35 PM
    Dad (Macon, GA)
    Happy Birthday, Mike. You would have been 22 years old today. What might you have done today? Gone to class? Taken a test? Written a paper? Worked at Loco’s? Called your friends? Attended a party? Talked to Dan and Molly, and Mom and Dad? Gone out to dinner with friends or family? Listened to music? Played video games? Watched the Food Channel? Tried a new recipe or a new spice? Perfected your cooking methods? Played golf? Downloaded some music on your computer? Pushed your hair back and tucked it under your green hat? You probably wouldn’t have shaved. You probably would have driven your little black car far enough to buy a little gas, and maybe you would have gone to buy groceries. You wouldn’t have worried too much about anything; you seldom did. You’d have had a smile on your face all day, your eyes would have sparkled. You would have brought joy into the lives of everyone you met today, and you’d have met lots of people because they would have found you — they enjoyed being around you. We miss you badly, but we love you more each day. Have a good one. Your family and friends wish you a very happy birthday.

    January 27, 2005

    07:38:07 PM
    Laura Wainright (Hoboken, GA) athomelauraw@yahoo.com

    February 7, 2005

    07:40:30 PM
    Brittany Ezell (MAcon, GA ) dancerbaby142004@hotmail.com
    I am a freshman at Central High School where Dr. Weaver is principal. From what I heard Mike was a great person. Always so full of life. My mom was a secratary when Dr. Weaver was a parent. Now it is the other way around since my mom now works at Appling Middle School. Dr. Weaver is the principal and my mom is the parent. I send out my condolences to the family.

    March 7, 2005

    07:41:10 PM
    Neely Shell (Albany, GA ) itzneely@hansonhouse.com
    I never knew Mike but was a friend of Dan’s. This site is wonderful. My thoughts are with all of you. Love ya Dan! God Bless.

    April 4, 2005

    07:41:51 PM
    Raphael Price (fayeteville, NC ) pricer@soc.mil
    Great neighbor, who I knew would one day be a “who’s who” amongst his fellow friends.

    August 15, 2005

    07:42:32 PM
    Grant Grisamore (Macon, GA) grant_grisamore@yahoo.com
    We love you guys.

    August 16, 2005

    07:43:06 PM
    Chrissy Rodgers (Atlanta, GA ) chrissyrodgers@adelphia.net
    Wow, I can’t believe it has been two years already. August 16, 2003 is a day that will be hard for us to ever forget. I remember that last summer we all spent together like it was just yesterday. The guys were playing on a softball team out at Lake Oconee. Mike would sit in the back seat of Jimmy’s jeep on the way out there and the only words you’d hear come out of his mouth were the lyrics so some Widespread Panic or Allman Brothers song. The last time I saw Mike he was behind the bar at Loco’s putting away glasses, I couldn’t see him well from where I was standing but as soon as he looked up and waved, there was no way I mistake the huge grin as anyone other than Mike Weaver. Two years and one week later that moment is still frozen in my memory. You’ll never be forgotten, Mike.

    07:43:56 PM
    Patty Tresemer (Centerville, IA)
    Bill, Erin, Molly and Dan, You four and Mike are in my heart eveyr day, but especially today.

    August 17, 2005

    07:44:35 PM
    Jeannie Waters (Macon, GA )
    Bill, Erin, Dan, & Molly, August 16th is etched in our memories, but even more so are Mike’s smiles and many happy memories. We love you, Ray, Jeannie, Tyler, Matt, & Gina

    August 25, 2005

    07:45:16 PM
    Daniel Weaver (Macon, GA ) Weaverdh@hotmail.com
    Mikey…I miss you, it is hard to not have you around. I wish could see you. You mean so much to me. I love you. your little bro d

    September 19, 2005

    07:46:02 PM
    Dan Malloy (Des Moines, IA )
    We still think of you often… I have many happy memories of you that I will cherish as long as I live…Love,Uncle Dan and Aunt Kim

    07:47:05 PM
    Rekau Ashley Rekau (Byron, GA ) Pink_princess1939@yahoo.com
    Mike I miss you so much, and I will never forget the impact you made on my life. Because of you I am a better person and I still look up to you. Dan, i can’t imagine how much you miss Mike.Bill and Erin, I pray for you and your family often especially when August rolls around. Mrs. Weaver I will come visit you soon.With much love Ashley

    September 20, 2005

    07:47:48 PM
    Karmen Foster (Valdosta, GA ) kgreazy7758@yahoo.com
    Hey Mike,Its weird cause I just never expected not to see you again. I have been in Valdosta and didn’t receive a call from my mother until the final day everyone said “goodbyes til later”. I saw this website as a link on someone elses page today. Mike I miss that smiling face and actually having someone that even I had to look up to! I look at the pictures we took through the years of being in classes together often. Stan Brown’s class was always interesting… both of us slacked off at times!…I think everyone did actually!….I miss you though and I am glad that I have found this website and am able to just put on paper what I feel.Hi Dan, Mr. and Mrs. Weaver, and Molly…praying all is well…Love,Karmen

  • May 20, 2004

    07:27:30 PM
    Momma (Macon, GA)
    Dear Big Guy, I love you and miss you. The past months are a blur. Your love is with our family forever. Momma

    May 24, 2004

    07:28:20 PM
    Dan Malloy (Des Moines, IA)
    I miss you and will never forget you. … Love, Uncle Dan

    June 11, 2004

    07:29:03 PM
    Ruth Watts (Macon, GA)
    Mike used to date my sister, Rachel Watts. Once when he was at our house he parked his car on the hill infront of our house, like he usually did. We were all just sitting and talking when randomly Mike jumps up and runs for the door. He forgot that there was a storm door and ran straight into it, bounced off and then opened the door and ran outside. He had seen his car rolling down the hill and chased it all the way down Hines Terrace. It was hialrious.

    June 17, 2004

    07:29:44 PM
    Jennifer Kruger (Atlanta, GA)
    I have many memories of Mike, having spent the majority of my high school years at the Weaver household, but a time that particularly comes to mind was the night of Molly and my junior prom. I remember taking pictures while Mike and Dan watched, and then watching Molly, Mike, and Dan take a picture together. I remember that he had on that map shirt and was just all smiles watching his sister all dressed up for prom. The Weaver family was very big part in my teenage years (and still is ;)) and although I am friends of the family through Molly, I do think of Mike and miss him often.

    July 22, 2004

    07:30:18 PM
    Sherri Evans (Gray, GA)
    My memories of Mike are of him coming to his mother’s office. No matter what she was doing, she would stop and focus her attention on him. He would always leave the room with that wonderful smile of his. His smile matched his heart.

    August 18, 2004

    07:31:01 PM
    Samela Reid (Lawrenceville, GA)
    To the Weaver Family: My prayers and thoughts are with you always. Mike was a wonderful young man. His smile still warms my heart. “I thank my GOD upon every rememberance of you.” Philippians 1:3

    August 19, 2004

    07:31:41 PM
    Anna Cate Ridley (Atlanta, GA )
    Mike often joined our family on trips, especially trips to the mountains in North Carolina. In fact, I met my family up there last summer, and when I got there I noticed he had not come with Alec, which led me to ask, “where’s Mike?” It just seemed strange without him there. Anyway, I guess he wasn’t able to make it that time. On one trip a few summers ago, we all decided to rent a big raft to take down the river. Well, we were a very sorry sight– as vast as that river was, we couldn’t go two feet without getting stuck on a rock. We laughed the whole time. Mike was such an easy person to be around. Always happy. My family just went up there this past weekend, and it’s just not the same without “Meat Clever Weaver,” as my dad fondly refers to him. But I will say his presence is still felt down on the creek through many happy memories. Mr. Weaver- thanks so much for this website- it’s really wonderful.

    September 14, 2004

    07:32:38 PM
    Jeannie Waters (Macon, GA )
    Erin, Bill, Molly, & Dan, What fond memories we have of the Weaver kids growing up with the Waters kids. Mike & his smile will always be treasured parts of our memories. We miss him in the neighborhood. We love you and pray for you often, Ray, Jeannie, Tyler, Matt & Gina

    December 16, 2004

    07:33:17 PM
    Kay Carr (Macon, GA)
    Mike was one of the finest young men I have ever had the privilege to know. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. He was the type of young man that every mother would want their daughters to meet and hopefully marry.

    07:33:59 PM
    Beverly Birdsong (Perry, GA )
    I did not know Mike but my two “children” did.(Lance and Kelly Bryant) You have my support during this difficult trial time through prayers and thoughts. May God be with you! Beverly Birdsong

    07:34:40 PM
    Sadie Cagle (Gray, GA)
    The entire Weaver family is so special to my daughter, Jeannie Waters and her family. Please allow me the privilege of adding my love and prayers to theirs.

    December 17, 2004

    07:35:16 PM
    Heather (Daniel) Kennedy (Milledgeville, GA )
    I knew Mike because I am one of Molly’s sorority sisters. One of my first memories of him was when he and Adam Dukes came to a DZ formal when they were still in highschool with Molly and Leigh. They all hung out in our apartment before the formal and we had so much fun. I think every girl there was memorized by Mike’s endearing and beautiful eyes. And of course Dan continued the tradition by attending another DZ formal when he was in highschool as well. I will always cherish my memories with Mike, Molly and Dan and my daily prayers are with the Weaver family as you go through this time.

    07:35:54 PM
    Toni Ryle (Macon, GA)
    As a teacher you get to know young people in many ways. Sometimes you teach them, sometimes you hear about them, sometimes you observe them in their unguarded moments as they move through the halls. The latter two was my association with Mike. He was tall, dark eyed, and reminded me of my own son who was also a Central Charger. When we watch these youngsters, just being themselves, a great deal of their character shows. Mike showed a great deal of character and that wonderful smile. Even though he wasn’t smiling at me , I just had to smile back.

    December 16, 2004

    07:36:38 PM
    Renee Orgeron (Macon, GA)
    I did not know Mike and I am not a real close friend of the family, but I am student as CHS. I am sorry for your loss. But know that he is in a great place now. Dr. Weaver, you and your family are in my prayers and my families as well

    December 31, 2004

    07:37:22 PM
    Nina Hiatt (Parachute, CO )
    I didn’t know Mike but I know his parents. From reading about Mike, it sounds like he “hadn’t fallen far from the tree”. Such a sad, sad tragedy. May your memories, family and friends bring you comfort.

  • August 19, 2003

    07:14:37 PM
    Debby Durrence (Milledgeville, GA) ddurrence@hotmail.com
    Dear Erin, Bill, Molly and Dan, Please accept my deepest condolences. I remember when Mike was born (we called him Michael then, didn’t we?) and later, watching Molly “take care” of him once while we were all at Binky’s. You are in my thoughts, prayers and heart. Anna, too, sends her thoughts – she had just met Mike at his job at Loco’s – Anna’s best friend Tara worked with him there. They are all stunned and mourning. He was much loved. Debby Durrence

    07:15:23 PM
    Ned Williams (Forsyth, GA)
    Mike, as with the rest of your family, was always a delight to be around. I remember always laughing with Mike while he was umpiring and I was coaching Little League games at Vine-Ingle. He has a smile that would certainly brighten any day. He was a very good friend to Austin and will be missed tremendously.

    07:16:05 PM
    Will Clarke (Mission Viejo, CA)
    To Mike: You will be deeply missed by your family and friends. You were a tribute to all that is good and pure in life. To Bill and Erin: My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike was a fine young man, and was taken from us far too soon. I will always miss fishing with him at Pawley’s Island many years ago, when we all were a lot younger. I know that you are very proud of the man he had become. To Molly & Dan: Please remember your brother as the kind and gentle soul that he was, and how he enriched every life he touched. We all are better people having had Mike Weaver touch our lives.

    07:16:47 PM
    Helen and Harold Weathers (Macon, GA ) hchmw@bellsouth.net
    Dearest Erin, How our hearts ache for you. How very, very sad to see this young life end so tragically. I will always remember what a devoted mother you were when we worked together at Georgia College. May God comfort you, Bill, and your children.

    07:17:25 PM
    The Grinstead family Darien, GA Grinstead (Darien, GA )
    Mr.and Mrs. Weaver, Our family is so very sorry about your tragic loss. Although we did not know Mike, our son spoke very highly of him. They were in school together in Milledgeville. Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family.

    August 20, 2003

    07:18:02 PM
    Mollie Odum (Hood) (Augusta, GA ) molliehood@hotmail.com
    Molly, Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if you need anything. I love you. Mollie Hood Odum

    07:18:46 PM
    Jill McKinney (Atlanta, GA )
    Molly: I just wanted to let you know that my thought and prayers are with you now and forever. Mike’s impact on everyone can clearly been seen through the strong support he shared with his family and friends. Molly, you are such a wonderful sister to your brothers and all of your friends that you found along the way. Your brother will be missed but we will always see him when we look at you and remember the great times that we all shared. Those memories will never fade from my mind or the minds of others that you and your family have touched along the way. God is on your side and will guide you through this. Love in the flame, Jill

    07:19:23 PM
    stephanie & clay faulk (macon, GA )
    Dear DR Weaver and Family I’m sorry to hear about the lost of Mike. I was in Key Club with him atCentral High School. He was a very nice person to get to know. I know that he will be missed by everyone that knew him. LOVE Stephanie and Clay Faulk

    07:20:04 PM
    Kelly Tripp (Newnan, GA ) kellyc319@yahoo.com
    My daughter was a good friend of Mike’s. When she called to tell me what happened, I immediately thought of you, Erin. As a mother, I can only imagine what you must be feeling. Please know that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of many people who have been touched by your loss. God bless you.

    07:20:44 PM
    Bethany Duke (Jackson, GA)
    Molly, I was so sorry to hear about your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    07:22:53 PM
    Blake Leslie (Los Angeles, CA ) mindmeldx@yahoo.com
    Molly and Mrs. Weaver, I am incredibly sorry for your loss. My thoughts, prayers, and love go out to you and your family. Please take care.

    August 22, 2003

    07:22:15 PM
    Kelly (Clark) Jackson (Centerville, IA ) kellyj@sirisonline.com
    Mrs. Weaver, I was in your fourth grade classroom in Centerville,Iowa. I am now beginning my 10th year of teaching thanks to your inspiration. I was shocked to read of your son’s death in the Iowegian. I think Molly was just a baby when you left. I have 3 children of my own now, and I can only imagine what you must be going through. As I read through other guest book entries, phrases like “the greatest woman ever” (referring to you), and “just like his mom” stood out to me. I can tell that he was a very special person, just as you were to me. I think of you often and want you to know that your family is in my prayers.

    August 26, 2003

    07:21:21 PM
    Shada Veal (Decatur, GA ) green101531@yahoo.com
    My Heart goes out to Mrs. Weaver and her family. Mike was a great friend to me when we were in high school and both him and his mother are the nice’s people I have ever met in my life, I thank god for meeting them. We miss you Mike.

    August 28, 2003

    07:25:59 PM
    ashley tanner (macon, GA ) tanner2@arches.uga.edu
    To Mike’s family: Mike’s undying spirit remains an inspiration for me. Every person he met FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM. I know that he is still captivating those he meets with his warm smile. His life stands as an inspiration to me. I can only strive in the life that remains for me to live as he lived: kind, humble, and giving, with no request for anything in return. Mike was a dear friend, and not a day goes by that I don’t think of his free, unchainable spirit…

  • August 18, 2003

    07:03:06 PM
    Kayti and Carol Cook (Macon, GA) celestial3572000@yahoo.com
    Mike will always be remembered as the truly wonderful and genuine person that he was. He will be missed dearly. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    07:04:16 PM
    Tricia Etheridge (Byron, GA) petheridge@hcbe.net
    Dearest Erin, My prayers are with you and your family. Remember that God will carry you through each and every moment. He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. Many people love and care about you and we would like you to know that we are always here for you….just a phone call (956-3330) or an e-mail away. Love always.

    07:05:08 PM
    Oscar Abram (Macon, GA) ortsgamer@hotmail.com
    I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Weaver’ family. I can remember the first time I met Mike… It was in the ninth grade at Miller Middle School. He was always a joy to be around, a ginuinely nice person very much like his mother, Assistant Principal Mrs. Weaver. Never forget that the spirit lives on.

    07:06:35 PM
    Brandi Flanagan (Atlanta, GA) gtg541a@mail.gatech.edu
    “They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We shall remember them.” -Laurence Binyen

    07:07:21 PM
    Reuben Atkinson (Milledgeville, GA) reub08@hotmail.com
    Weaver, what a great friend and neighbor. Always had a kind word to say and was truly a great person. May God be with the family in these times, and Mike will be missed dearly by the people here in the Ville.

    07:07:58 PM
    Missy Davis (Macon, GA)
    To all the members of the Weaver Family: I am deeply saddened by your loss. Mike was a cute & funny young man who I am sure will be missed by everyone he touched in his short life. My favorite memory of Mike is the “diamond” earrings that he bought for Rachel. Everytime I think of him, I think about his intentions & laugh to this day. He will be missed & I am truly sorry for your loss.

    07:08:50 PM
    Justin Rogers (Macon, GA) wjrogers@ikon.com
    My thoughts and prayers are with Weaver family during their great loss. I knew Mike from the Downtown Grill. Dan I’m thinking of you and your family.

    07:09:25 PM
    Melanie Smith (Danville, GA)
    Erin, Randy, Chris, Louise, Smitty, and I are all thinking of you and wishing that there could be something that we could do to ease your pain. All we can do is let you know that we love you and your family and that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    07:10:39 PM
    Larry S. Solanch (Milledgeville, GA) lsolanch@allte.net
    Dear Erin, Bill, Molly, and Dan: Maggie and I are deeply saddened. I had the uncommon good fortune to know Mike as a former student when I student taught at Macon Central High School. I remember Mike as being not only an extremely academically gifted student, but also as an exemplary human being. I hadn’t seen him in quite some time, but nevertheless will miss him deeply. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    07:11:19 PM
    Nichole Hsieh (Macon, GA)
    May God be with your family through this hard time.

    07:12:17 PM
    Fran Ensey (Hobbs, NM) b.ensey@worldnet.att.net
    Dearest Erin, Bill and I were shocked and saddened when your brother Dan called from Iowa to tell us of the death of your son Michael. We pray that you will feel the comforting touch of our Lord, who sorrows with you. May God be with you and your family. Love, Franie and Bill

    07:13:09 PM
    Louise Smith (Milledgeville, GA) sweets2_@hotmail.com
    i wanted to express my deep sympathy for your family. The memories i have of michael have never left me, and they never will.

    07:13:51 PM
    Mike & Lucy Hamilton (Lafayette, LA ) mrhlah@bellsouth.net
    Molly– Even though we never had the chance to meet your brother, Mike, we want to let you know just how sorry we are. Our prayers are with you and your family. Please convey to your parents our deepest sympathy. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Mike and Lucy Hamilton

  • August 17, 2003

    06:40:09 PM
    Laura & Ben Haynie (Macon, GA )
    Mike, you will always be remembered.

    06:41:34 PM
    Glennean, Glenn and Brett Grossman Glennean Grossman (Macon, GA ) glennean@yahoo.com
    The Grossman’s send their heartfelt condolences to the entire Weaver family. Everyone of you was so kind during our time of pain when he lost Geoffrey. Not many people can say we know what you are going through, but we do. If there is anything that we can do that might help do not hesitate to call. We love you all. May God Bless and know that Geoffrey will take good care of Michael.

    06:49:05 PM
    Mary Mathis (Macon, GA)
    To all Weaver Family Members, Our hearts go out to you. Our prayers are perpetual for your healing.

    06:50:51 PM
    Mike Rowland (Jesup, GA)

    06:52:02 PM
    Norma Mock (Bainbridge, GA)
    My heart goes out to all of Mike’s family. May God be with you. Michael Smith’s grandmom.

    06:52:48 PM
    Tricia Cooling (Forsyth, GA)
    Erin, I am so sorry about Michael. My heart goes out to you and Bill and Molly. I know that there is nothing I can say to make any of this better, but your friends love you and want to help in any way possible.

    06:53:36 PM
    Cathy Schieneman-Graham (Augusta, GA ) centralchick@mail.com
    Mike, I will always remember you with that pretty smile you always had. The ways you cared and shared your love to others, specially your family. My condolence goes to the Weaver’s, God Bless.

    06:54:53 PM
    Shanay Davis (Savannah, GA) sdavis@savstate.edu
    It was my pleasure to meet and personally know Mike Weaver in my four years at Central High School. He was always respectful, friendly and made a point to have a couple of laughs with me as often as he could. He was great company and always made me smile. I send my regards to The Weavers and will keep you in my prayers. Mike was a loved person and he will be missed dearly.

    06:56:12 PM
    Holly Holly Pate (Brunswick, GA)
    You and your family are in my prayers. I hope you find peach in this terrible loss.

    06:57:15 PM
    Amber Weathers (Savannah, GA) ammzee17@aol.com
    To the family, I send my deepest condolences. I will try and make it to the funeral. I considered Mike a good friend, as I am sure many did also. It saddens me to see a young man with so much promise not be able to reach his full potential. Mike was a very postive person who put a smile on my face every time I saw him. I am sure that during his short life-time he has touched many.

    06:57:48 PM
    Seiben Lodge (Altus Air Force Base, OK)

    06:58:55 PM
    Cinda Malloy Petrie (Marshalltown, IA)
    God be with you cousin!! Our love and prayers are with you and your family in this the greatest of tragedies.

    06:59:42 PM
    Rhiannon Trimble (Macon, GA) uthinkimsexie@hotmail.com

    07:00:39 PM
    Mark and Jaime Simmons (Macon, GA)
    From seeing the devistation, that my youngest brother is going through, I can better grasp what a strong impact, Mike made, with the short time he was given. I am so sorry for your loss.

    07:01:58 PM
    Youfang Yiu (Atlanta, GA)

 

27 thoughts on “Comments about Mike

  • This is just one of those days where I play back the memories of you…It is still very hard for me to grasp at times. Working for the Dept of Corrections, everyday I see individuals sent to prison for the same reason you are not here with us today…death of another. My heart gets heavy, I think about the affect on both families (victims, defendants), and some days can be mentally and emotionally draining seeing this. But Mike you are one of the reasons I do the job I do. I keep you close to my heart. You are on my mind ALOT and everyone around me has heard me talk about you. Mikey you are still missed and your life, though short, continues to make an impact on the lives of many…..just thinking about ya buddy!

  • Mike- you were a beautiful man inside and out. You still are in my heart and images of you will forever be in my head. happy belated:)

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