Leon D. Weaver, age 79, of Bowie/Crofton, MD, died peacefully with family by his side on January 5, 2022 as his nearly 12 year battle with Parkinson's Disease came to an end due to complications from pneumonia. He was born May 13, 1942 in Newport News, VA, to Percy Weaver and Pecolia Chavis and raised by his beloved aunt Dessie Rooks following the early death of his mother.
Leon spent his childhood years in Ahoskie, NC, before moving to Washington, DC, to attend Howard University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. Afterwards, he attended American University earning a Master's Degree in Education, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Walden University. Leon's long career in education started with teaching at Phelps Vocational School in Washington, DC. He then spent 41 years at Prince George's Community College in a variety of roles including: Advisor to several Student Life Activites groups, Academic Counselor, Director of Admissions and International Student Advisor. He retired from PGCC in 2010 as a tenured faculty member and recipient of the college's Presidential Award.
Leon shared in the life and faith of All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie, MD, where he had been a member since 1981. He served on the Church Council and numerous committees over the years, developing deep friendships with many congregation members. Most recently, he and his wife were part of the Wednesday ASLC Bowie Food Pantry team.
Leon is best known for his kind and patient nature, his love of family and friends, his deep connection to his Native American heritage, his love of jazz, and his unwavering devotion to the Washington Football Team.
Leon is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nancy-Pat, his son Dr. Leon D. Weaver, Jr., and his wife Dana, his son Robert Weaver, and his wife Iram, his daughter Megan Han, and her husband Pierre; grandchildren Erica, Evan, Miles, Scott, Brandon and Elizabeth; his sisters Elsie Bryant of Washington, DC, and Alice Walters of Rochester, NY. He was preceded in death by his brothers James and Curtis.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.