Lee Anna Weaver, 57, of Virginia Beach and formerly of Charleston, West Virginia, was suddenly and unexpectedly summoned by God from her home Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, Lee enjoyed a close and loving family. She was also blessed with wonderful grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. As a teenager in the 1970s, Lee and her many friends regularly spent evenings at their favorite hangout, the local roller rink. She also worked at a popular local restaurant.
Shortly after marrying her husband, she left Charleston, West Virginia, for the challenging and rewarding life as a military spouse. Her travels took her both near and far. As her children grew, Lee was actively involved with their education and many activities. She led such activities as Little League Football Cheerleading Squads while in Texas, and in Japan, she organized youth bowling leagues. Lee also worked as a substitute teacher for Department of Defense Dependent Schools.
Early in her career, Lee had a variety of jobs such as bookkeeper, clerk and manager for several companies and also held multiple positions with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. With her broad retail experience, Lee became a career manager in the military marketing and resale industry marketing nationally known brands exclusively within on-base military retail outlets. She held positions such as Bay Area district manager in California and Norfolk area district manager after moving to Virginia.
Lee went on to become the northeast regional manager with an area of responsibility that spanned 20 states. Her most recent position was area supervisor, marketing to military commissaries and exchanges in Southern Virginia, the Carolinas and Northern Georgia.
Throughout her career, she received numerous accolades and awards from her employers. Lee was also recognized by supporting organizations for her outstanding service to the military community. If Lee had a motto, it would have been, “family first,” and had likely learned it from her parents. She believed that family was most important and encouraged friends and colleagues alike to always take care of loved ones before other obligations. Even with her long and adventurous career, it was no secret that Lee’s most prized and loved role in her entire life was that of being a wife, a mother and a grandmother, for which she will forever be cherished.
Lee is survived by Roland M. Weaver, her husband of over 40 years; three adult children, Jonathan M. Weaver, and his wife, Jeanette, of Tokyo, Japan, Anna L. Tyson, and her husband, Billy, of Eglin AFB, Florida, and Amber M. Murrell, and her husband, Charles, of Middleburg, Florida; seven grandchildren; parents, Gilbert L. and Goldie M. Jacobs of Charleston, West Virginia; and siblings, Angela L. Ferris and James G. Jacobs, both of Charleston West Virginia.
In accordance with Lee’s wishes, a small private event for the immediate family was held Monday, March 16, at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, prior to her cremation. Her ashes will remain with her husband until a day in which they may be interred together.
In lieu of flowers and/or other condolences, at the request of her family and in memory of Lee’s deep love for her grandchildren, please consider a donation to Helping Enrich Autistic Lives or any charity that directly supports autism research.
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