Neil David Weber, 57, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at his home in Leland after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Weber attended the State University of New York at Albany on a football scholarship, graduated from University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the University of North Carolina School of Law.
His successful law career earned him the respect of colleagues and clients. He was licensed to practice in North Carolina and South Carolina and was noted for dedicated service, professionalism, compassion and uncompromising integrity.
Mr. Weber was a man of many passions, including love of the New York Yankees, New York Giants and the North Carolina Tar Heels. His caring demeanor and selfless nature endeared him to all. He facilitated mock trials as an educational resource for children. His community support earned him the Volunteer of the Year Award from John T. Hoggard High School.
Neil had many friends who loved him, took him to sporting events and sent many encouraging notes and letters of support. He would want everyone to know how much that meant to him, and how much he loved you all.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy McKeithan Weber of the home; children, Neilee Weber, and fiancée, Christian Silver, David ‘Lee’ Richardson Jr. and Audren Ford, and husband, Shane Ford; mother, Peggy Hammond; father, Donald B. Weber, and his wife, Cynthia Weber; brother, Roger Weber, and his wife, Mildred Weber; nieces and nephews, Alexander Weber, Terri Weber and the late Jerri Weber; grandchildren Lena Ford, Logan Ford, Barrett Ford and Grayson Ford; mother-in-law, Norma McKeithan of Laurinburg; along with several generations of McKeithans who loved him dearly.
‘Ba,’ as he was known to grandkids, was a devoted family man and lovingly gave of himself with humility and a positive spirit. His loyal dogs, Boo and Jeter, remained by his side throughout his illness.
Visitation with friends and family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, with a memorial service to celebrate his life following at 2 p.m. at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Chapel, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made in Neil’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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