OBITUARY

Griffin Lyndon Weathers

July 18, 2000April 9, 2018

The world lost Griffin Lyndon Weathers, a beautiful and charismatic soul too soon, on Monday April 9th, 2018 at only 17 years old. Griffin was born on July 18, 2000 in High Point, NC. He was a senior at High Point Central and would graduate in June. In the fall he was set to begin studying Exercise Science and Psychology at High Point University to continue his energetic passion of nutrition and health and helping his family and friends reach their goals physically, mentally and emotionally. From a very young age, he was an athlete and avid sports fan . He played basketball, football and baseball, most recently at HP Central. His compassion for others spread through every team he was on, his positive energy always transferred to everyone he met and interacted with. He was not only a valuable player, but the teams biggest cheerleader. If he wasn't with family or friends, you could find him at the gym fitting in a workout and inspiring everyone around him to be the best versions of themselves they could be.

Griffin truly lived his life by his father's favorite quote from Ghandi " Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Just recently, he told his father "I know I don't always act like it or show you, but I've always wanted to be just like you when I grow up", his father was humbled, speechless and moved to tears. He adored his mother and was always so thoughtful and considerate and never forgot to tell her just how much, even in the last words he said as he walked out the door "I love you Momma". He held his family above everything, never missing a chance to spend time with them whether he was bowling with his sister and brothers, playing mini golf, going to the movies, or making everyone laugh over a meal. He appreciated every moment and never wasted a chance to send them a text just to say "I love you" or how much he looked up to his Sister and Brothers. He was the beloved Uncle to Weston who he cherished playing with, making him giggle like nobody else can and spending summers at the pool. By 16, he had already started to stamp his passport by traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. He was inspired to see the world and was able to be present and mindful of his amazing experiences, no matter how big or small. He loved adventures and being with his many friends that were more like family to him. He was the youngest of 4 children, but he acted more like a big, protective brother to not only his siblings but his large circle of friends. He was always there for them and was always able to give advice beyond his years.

He loved going to the beach, lakes, hiking through the mountains and exploring this world he loved so much. His sensitive side would always shine through around animals of all kinds he would find that wouldn't have survived without his nurturing and tender care- from turtles, birds, a chinchilla, a school of fish, a baby rabbit that he spent days feeding and then having his sister drive 200 miles to a sanctuary, to his two dogs King and Lizzie he always looked forward to walking and playing with. For his 14th birthday, instead of gifts, he wanted to adopt another dog, Lizzie. His heart was larger than life. With the most charming smile and loving heart, he touched the lives of everyone he met. Completely authentic, always genuine, sincere, engaging, vibrant, dedicated, intelligent, loyal, deeply spiritual, considerate, humble, curious, respectful and loving young man.

He is survived by his adoring parents Dayne and Gina Weathers, his big brothers Julian and Logan Weathers, his big "sis" Kristian Weathers-Wedderspoon and brother-in-law Vinny Wedderspoon, nephew Weston Weathers, grandparents Lacy and Lynda Gordon and Fonda Thorne.

A celebration of Griffin's life will be held at Community Bible Church 4125 Johnson Street in High Point, NC on Sunday April 15th at 4pm by Rev. Josh Sands. A visitation will follow the service until 6pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations towards the Griffin Weathers College Scholarship Foundation, TheGriffinWeathersFoundation.org or https://engage.highpoint.edu/SupportScholarships.

  • FAMILY

  • Dayne & Gina Weathers, Parents
  • Kristian Weathers-Wedderspoon & husband Vinny, Sister
  • Julian Weathers, Brother
  • Logan Weathers, Brother
  • Weston Weathers, Nephew
  • Lacy & Lynda Gordon, Grandparents
  • Fonda Thorne, Grandmother

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, April 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Griffin Lyndon Weathers

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William Thorne

April 24, 2018

Weathers Family and Friends

Your lives and ours will not be the same from this time forward. Griffin will be missed. My hope is that all can take this tragedy to heart and reach out to each other with the message of hope that Jesus gave us. He said "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,". I look forward to seeing Griffin again when the earth is made new. Bill Thorne = step grandpa

Cindy Modlin

April 15, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at the sudden loss of their beautiful son, Griffin. I remember Griffin when he was 4 years old in my preschool class. He was such a fun loving little fellow even then. The sweet innocent grin he always had on his face to match his loving disposition. My heart breaks for this family. Praying for peace and comfort in the days to come.

Amy Jackson

April 15, 2018

I'm completely at a loss of words. Not a day has gone by that I don't think about this. My heart is completely broken for the entire family!

I can't begin to count all the many stories Lynda Gordon always told about Griffin when she kept him as a baby/toddler....seems just like yesterday. He was so full of energy and life and gone way to soon!!

May God be with you ALL thru this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue to be with you all!

Susan Lindsay

April 15, 2018

Griffin, words can’t express the pain my heart is feeling, that you are no longer in the present, but a “Guardian Angel”. I am honored, to have witness your cultivation into a young man. Your charismatic presence, your infectious smile, your irrefutable wit, your courageous persona, and your unselfish acts of kindness to others - will always live within us.

I know, GOD – chose a beautiful “Rose” to live within those Eternity Gates of Heaven, spreading “Joy and Love” to all. “Smile” for me; “Dance” for your sister and brothers; and always give “Hugs” in honor of your mother and father.

To your parents – Dayne and Gina, they raised a young man of bravery, love, prominence, sincerity, and status. Griffin, GOD, gave you the most beautiful and loving parents. Parents, that were honored to be your parents; mesmerized by your talents and gifts; admired by your honesty; amazed at your adventurous stamina; loved by your “Love” for them, yourself, and others; but, most of all proud - that “You” a “benevolent spirit” will forever be entwine within their souls, as they “ Will See You Again.”

For me, you are “Gone Too Soon.” Thank you, for being “My Griffin!” A young man of excellence – that embodied uniqueness, encompass gratitude, conveyed scholarly connotations, and an exceptional “Sense of Purpose.”

Dayne and Gina, love you and your family. Praying, you are given Peace and Understanding through GOD’s Comforting Hands and Spiritual Words.

Always In My Heart ~ Ms. Lindsay

Shannon Jones

April 14, 2018

Griffin was an amazing young man. I hadn't seen him since he and my son aged out of Pony, but he remained friends with Gavin, for which I am very thankful.
Griffin was the kind of person who could never be far from your mind. I was always a fan....at the ballfield and off. Griffin was kind, loving and always energetic. He had the biggest personality and left a lasting impression everywhere he went. Probably even with the customers in Hobby Lobby the night I took him with me and he followed me around, spraying Silly String all over me, just before kicking his shoes off and over the Christmas trees. Never a dull moment with Griff.
Dayne and Gina, words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I hope you find comfort in knowing what a wonderful young man you raised. I have watched Gavin and mutual friends he shared with Griffin over the last few days and have gone from tears to hysterical laughter listening to them share their memories of Griffin. He was so very loved and respected and those kids lives will forever he better for having Griffin in them. He will be so very missed.
Rest easy, sweet Griffin. You will be loved always!

Robin Spainhour

April 14, 2018

My son Caleb Spainhour played baseball with Griffin through High Point Pony League. I remember “Griff” fondly! He was most definitely an energetic and talented young man! My heartfelt condolences to Griffin’s family. May God bless you with peace and understanding!

Lucille low

April 14, 2018

At 75 years of age and dancing all my life, This beautiful, Magical boy with a luminous smile came to me and danced with me at his Sister Kristian and Vinnys wedding. He put joy in my heart as we danced to crazy and loud music. for quite a bit. To think, a 15 year old, at the time, took the time to make an elder feel like a kid again. I know in my heart that he is dancing in heaven for the Lord. as did King David. I will never forget you Griffin. My prayers are raised for your family. Love you. Lucille,Nan.

Shahnaz and Ambar Khawaja

April 14, 2018

My earliest memory of Griffin was at the Sports Center. I was lifting weights and watched him pick up my blender bottle which was sitting next to his on the counter, by accident, and take a sip. I laughed as I watched his expression change when he did not recognize the taste and I teased him about trying to steal my drink to be as big of a beast as I was. After that I’d give him pointers from time to time on lifting and encourage him. It delighted me to see this kid workout so hard and stay committed and dedicated. I watched him start out lifting and through his self discipline, progress fast until he was doing high box jumps like it was going out of style!

Later on I learned he went to school with my daughter, Ambar. Ambar described him as someone who marched to his own beat. She shared that he used to walk around the hallways with an old fashioned boom box on his shoulders jamming to his tunes. Such an independent spirit!

Gina and Ambar connected while Ambar was doing an internship at HPU and we both remember the Weathers family as very kind people.

Griffin was a warrior! A sweet and beautiful human being. Ambar texted to let me know what had happened and my heart just stopped when I heard the news. I cannot believe that he is no longer with us and he was such a beautiful light in the world that even those of us who knew him in passing feel his absence.

Ambar and I mourn his passing. Gina, you are in our prayers daily.

David Byrd

April 13, 2018

I got to know Griffin from working at Sportscenter Athletic Club and I have never seen a young man who loved to work out like Griffin. There have been countless Saturday and Sunday nights when not only was he the last person in the gym, but I would be turning off the lights and he was still working out and I would yell “Griffin is that you” only to hear him yell back “ just one more set Byrd” . We had a standing joke when he came in to work out, I would ask, “Griffin what time are we closing tonight” and we would always laugh. My most heartfelt condolences to his parents, siblings and friends.

Sandra Clement

April 13, 2018

Gina and family,

We have fond memories of Griffin, Noah, and Nick playing together when they were little boys at our family reunions. We are the blessed one to have been graced by your son's big heart and his energetic and inviting personality. Griffin was an inspiration to everyone around him. Our words are not adequate to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Our heart aches for you and your family. Griffin was a wonderful person and we will miss him terribly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

Sandra, Chris, and Noah