GrandVille Homer Weems, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, artist, and teacher, passed away on October 1, 2023, in his hometown of Akron, OH. He was born on March 21, 1971 to his late parents Herman and Corrine Weems, and left behind a legacy that will be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
GrandVille will always be remembered for his infectious sense of humor. His ability to bring laughter and joy to those around him was truly remarkable. Whether through a clever joke or a witty observation, he had an innate talent for putting a smile on everyone's face. The memories shared by those who were fortunate enough to spend time with him are filled with laughter and warmth.
But GrandVille was much more than just his sense of humor. He was a man of character, patience, and virtue. Known as the VERY well-dressed and GOOD guy among his friends and family, he possessed qualities that made him not only loved but also admired. He was a gifted football athlete.; from Pee Wee football all the way to his college years. His presence had a profound impact on those he encountered. There was always something to learn from GrandVille – whether it was a practical skill like tying one's shoelaces, driving a car or riding a bike or a deeper lesson about finding love within oneself.
As an artist and teacher, GrandVille used his creative talents to inspire others. He had a deep love for art and drawing – it was his silent peace amidst the chaos of everyday life. His passion for self-expression resonated with everyone who witnessed his artwork. Through his teaching, he nurtured the creativity in others and encouraged them to embrace their own artistic potential.
GrandVille fought a courageous battle against cancer until his last breath. Throughout his journey, he displayed immense strength and unwavering resilience. His determination inspired all who knew him and taught us the true meaning of bravery.
GrandVille's passing leaves behind many who will continue to cherish his memory. He is survived by his loving wife, Jerusalem Weems, who stood by his side throughout his illness. Their unwavering bond served as a testament to the power of love and partnership. He also leaves behind three daughters, their husbands, and six grandchildren who were fortunate to have GrandVille as a role model and source of guidance.
In addition to his immediate family, GrandVille is survived by three brothers and their wives, a sister,, and a host of extended family and friends. Each of them played an important role in his life and provided steadfast support during his transition.
GrandVille Homer Weems will be dearly missed but forever remembered. His infectious laughter, kind heart, and artistic spirit will live on in our hearts. May he find eternal peace as he continues to inspire us from above.
His wife would like to give a speacial thank you to all of the family members who have been a major support and by his side during his transition. Especially his sister, Joyce, who never left his bedside until his last breath. As well as the Palliative Care Team at Summa Akron City Hospital.
Grandville has gained his wing. There is no more pain and suffering. He is now with his Savior, Jesus Christ.
Rest in Heavenly Peace, Daddy! Love your wife, Jerusalem, and your three daughters Taylor G., Brittney D., and Mercedes Y..