Ann Louise Weaver
July 6, 1946 - April 22, 2023
Ann Louise Weaver, age 76, of 304 Kirby Road, Belton, S.C., peacefully passed away Saturday, April 22, 2023, at her daughter’s home.
She was born on July 6, 1946, in Lexington, N.C., to Late Louise B. Smith and Flynn S. Smith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Her father was a regular officer in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at many bases all over the world. She and her family traveled with him except to the combat stations. Because she was always traveling she attended many schools, beginning in Galveston and Marian Texas; Lexington, N.C.; Tripoli, Lybia; graduated from Mt. Clemons High in Michigan.
She was a Majorette in high school and won numerous amateur dance contests while maintaining straight A's. She was especially close to her late sister Page Russ.
Louise excelled in academics with her favorite subjects being mathematics, physics and chemistry. She was a terrific writer, scholar of the Bible, and a devoted Christian.
She would often quote the first commandment. “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”
Louise was the kindest and most gentle person you could ever meet. She would often give to others and church even when she faced hardships. Louise’s determination was second to none and she always lived her life on her own terms which inspired others with her courage and faith.
She is survived by her son, Harold R. Miles, Jr. and his wife, Shonda, Orlando, FL.; Daughters, Saundra P. Barnes, Anderson, SC, and Rebecca L. Watts, Plant City, FL. and seven grand children; brother, Flynn S. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Marian, Cud Joe Key, FL.; Shawn S. Smith and his wife, Lisa, Orlando, FL.; 11 nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held on the beach of her brother's lakefront home in Orlando, where the family members will gather to bid her farewell.
Her favorite poem was “Footprints in the Sand” by Mary Stevenson, which ends with these words: “The Lord replied, ‘The times when you have seen only one set of footprints is when I carried you.’”