Theda B. Weathersby

Published 7:57 am Friday, January 20, 2012

Oct. 2, 1920 –

Jan. 19, 2012

Theda B. Weathersby, 91, of Bainbridge, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.

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The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at First Christian Church with Minister Damon Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Oak City Cemetery with Rick Anderson, Carlton Earnest, Buddy Earnest, Marc Bacon, Wilson Weathersby, Jim Lee and Lowell Coppinger serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Ivey Funeral Home.

Descended from pioneers who settled Decatur County in the early 1820s, she was born in Iron City, Ga., on Oct. 2, 1920, and was the daughter of Cary Duncan Lane and Bessie Adkinson Enfinger. After moving to Bainbridge in 1928, she attended Bainbridge City Schools and graduated in 1938 as an honor graduate of Bainbridge High School.

The three most important things in Theda’s life were her God, her family, and her church. She had a deep faith and trust that God’s will would be done in all things and accepted that will with grace and courage.

She was baptized into Christ and became a member of the First Christian Church in Bainbridge in 1932, where she remained an active member until her death. On Sept. 15, 1940, she married T.E. Weathersby, who predeceased her on Jan, 6, 1992, after 51 years of marriage. Their life together revolved around family and church. Theda was famous among family and friends for her lemon cheese and coconut cakes and her cornbread. Always full of life and determination, she was able to live alone and keep house until the last month. She was also known for her kindness and her sweet smile.

She was predeceased by a son, Donald Weathersby, in 1941, a daughter, Elaine Weathersby Phillips, in 1973, and a grandson, Michael Thomas Mann, in 2008.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Mann and her husband Bruce, who was like a son to her, of Bainbridge; son, Greg Weathersby and wife Ginger of Blakely; grandchildren, Rebekah Mann of Thomasville, Trey Phillips of Cedartown, Ga., and Nic Weathersby of Blakely, a great-grandson, Caiden Phillips; and a great-granddaughter, Alia Phillips.

“Her children arise up and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.