M. Shannon Weeks

October 27, 1964 - May 13, 2009
M. Shannon Weeks

Michael Shannon Weeks, age 44, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

He was born October 27, 1964 in Wilmington, N. C. son of Jane Cavenaugh Weeks and Luther Morris Weeks. He was preceded in death by grandparents Morris Weeks, Helen and Dewey Cavenaugh and is survived by grandmother Catherine Weeks.

In addition, he is survived by a brother, Ted Weeks and niece Brooke Weeks. Other survivors include an uncle, Eddy Cavenaugh (Kim) and their children Brandon, Kayla, and Joshua Cavenaugh.of Winston-Salem, NC, aunts, Libby Johnson and family of Cleveland, Tenn., Susie Wells and family of Burgaw, Kay Weeks, and Jo Etta Weeks of Wilmington and a goddaughter, Ala Tristen Hughes of Texas. Also, his family wishes to acknowledge his friends Donna Reynolds, Debbie Welch, Lynn Pearson, Anthony Ezzell, Clifton Lively, Chase Johnson and Robbie Kearney who were constantly in his life and a blessed source of support.

He will be greatly missed by his most beloved companions, his pets: Pearl, Linus, Cletis, and Cleo, who will all be going to good homes.

Shannon savored life as a free spirit who sought varied interests and was daring enough to truly live those experiences. Throughout his life, he touched many people on both a spiritual and professional level and his self-awareness could only be matched by his “tell it like it is” personality. To know him allowed others to learn even more about themselves.

His passions led him to be owner of two separate businesses through the years and to hold positions at Shell Island Resort, Hilton Hotel, Wilmington Dare, Comfortable Soles/Birkenstock Shoe Stores and the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. Shannon’s expertise finally brought him back home to the hospitality industry and the Coastline Convention Center as the Director of Sales. He again worked with Jackie Hodge and Charles Carver, who was his boss, friend, co-conspirator, and, most importantly, his mentor. Shannon chose well because Charles ultimately became the rock of support for Shannon and his family during his final days.

To all of the persons who expressed concern and provided support during Shannon’s brief illness, his family will be eternally grateful. To the professionals at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, most importantly, his nurses Kelly and Karen, we thank you for you dedication to him. And, to his angel in white, Dr Jadene Lowry, your compassionate treatment is what helped lead him peacefully home.

Per his wishes, you may make donations to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401, or Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue (SOAR).
In lieu of a funeral, the family asked that friends join them in a

Celebration of his Life to be held on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 4:00pm at the Coastline Convention Center.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • May 30, 2009
    Pam Beiermeister says:
    Jane,Luther,Ted, You had a great and loving son and brother.He will be dearly missed.My prayers and thoughts are with you.If there is anything I can do let me know.I love you all.

  • May 17, 2009
    Stacy Bigler says:
    Luther,and mama Weeks so very sorry to hear of Shannons death.My prayers are with you and your family. Love to you both Stacy

  • May 17, 2009
    Hannah Purvis says:
    Jane and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Shannon was an amazing man. The world is a better place because of him and he will truly be missed. Much love to all of you.

  • May 19, 2009
    Dennis Murphy says:
    I am so happy I was able to share a little slice of my life with Shannon. I will always admire his "To the Point" honesty and his willingness to share it with you. I will miss you my friend!

  • May 19, 2009
    Cathy Macemore says:
    To Shannon's Mom, Brother and other Family: Shannon was a good friend to me for the last 15 years. We met through sales at the Hilton all those years ago when our association's conference began there. The bond was instant and I was blessed with his love and friendship all those years. He was a joy and we share many a wit filled moment since we both have one of those offbeat insane senses of humor that is only recognized by another who shares it. I loved and adored him very much and will hold him dear in my heart. To Shannon: Soar high and free my friend. You will be held dear and remembered always!