Floyd Mitchell Weaver Jr., affectionately known as "Bubba", passed away on October 28, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and an insatiable zest for life. Born on June 1, 2004, Mitch was just 19 years old when he departed this world, leaving those who knew him heartbroken but forever grateful for the time they shared with him. Mitch's journey through life was filled with countless adventures and cherished memories. As a graduate of Citronelle High School's Class of 2022, Mitch proudly wore the colors of his alma mater and excelled on the varsity baseball team for all four years. It was on the baseball diamond where his passion and dedication were truly evident. He played with an unwavering determination that inspired both his teammates and coaches, leaving an indelible mark on the sport he loved. Beyond the baseball field, Mitch had a strong love for the outdoors, especially dog hunting and fishing with his dad. Mitch embraced every opportunity to track deer or cast his line into serene waters. These adventures not only brought him joy but also led to a deep connection between a father and son. When he wasn't on the hunting club or out on the river, Mitch could be found cheering on his favorite teams. He was a die-hard fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide in college football, the Dallas Cowboys in professional football, and the Atlanta Braves in Major League Baseball. Mitch's sports loyalties ran deep. He took pride in every victory and weathered every defeat alongside fellow fans who shared his passion. Described as the life of the party, Mitch had an infectious sense of humor that could light up any room. His witty remarks and goofy antics brought laughter to those around him. Despite his vibrant personality, Mitch always remained humble and respectful. He treated everyone he encountered with kindness and was known for his warm heart and genuine compassion. One of Mitch's proudest accomplishments was his involvement with the Wildcat Fishing Team. Alongside his fishing partner, Landon Dixon, and boat captain, Garrett Dixon, they won the state championship and secured an impressive eighth-place finish in the national championship - an achievement that showcased his determination and love for the sport.
Above all, Mitch loved nothing more than time spent with his family and friends. He leaves behind a legacy of beautiful memories that will forever live on in their hearts. Among those who mourn his loss are his parents Ashley and Mitch Weaver; his sisters Breonna Weaver (Branon) and Aj King (John); nephew Ryder; and niece Maya. Floyd's grandparents, June and Kenny Chestang, Lynn and Robin Drohan, and Willard Jr. and Lori Weaver, were all integral parts of his life.
He also leaves behind a loving girlfriend, Bailey Davidson, who will always cherish the memories they shared together. Mitch was blessed with a multitude of cousins, beloved aunts and uncles—Mikey Weaver (Darbie), Joe Ray Chestang (Katie), Delmar Weaver (Megan), Rebecca McAdams (Joseph) and Tiffany Merritt; beloved dog, Bruno; and numerous friends who he loved like brothers. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Mickey Weaver; great-grandparents, Willard and Nancy Weaver, Fleet and Doris Weaver, and Pearl and Floyd Weaver; and favorite hunting dog, Ole’ Dj.
To honor Mitch's life and celebrate the joy he spread, a wake will be on November 1, 2023, at Freeman Funeral Home from 6:00-9:00 PM. The following day beginning at 12:00 PM, November 2, 2023 the funeral service will take place at Destination Church in Saraland, AL. Burial to follow in Byrd Cemetery. A meal and fellowship with the family will be immediately after at Aldersgate Methodist Church.
As we say our final goodbyes to Floyd Mitchell Weaver, Jr., let us remember the light that he brought into our lives—the contagious laughter that brightened even the darkest days. May his memory serve as a reminder to live life wholeheartedly and to cherish our loved ones at every opportunity.
Pall Bearers: Justin Johnston, Kenny Byrd, Ricky Lofton, Brayden Huckabee, C.J. Davis, Landon Dixon
Honorary: Hal Weaver, Jr., Sonney Byrd, Garrett Dixon, David Sullivan