Family will miss devoted mother, wife and sister Kim Davidson, who died in Thomson crash

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 8:53 PM
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Kimberly Davidson was a giver.

Kimberly Davidson: Employee of the Vein Guys always found time for family.  SPECIAL
Kimberly Davidson: Employee of the Vein Guys always found time for family.

Her family said Davidson used every moment of her life to take care of others.

“She went out of her way to do for other people,” said her father, Hugh Weathersbee, of North Augusta. “I was proud to call her my daughter.”

Her sisters said she saved clothing and other items for charity, made sure her church had fresh flowers each weekend, looked after her parents, and devoted evenings and weekends to her daughters, Bailey and Tannah.

Now her friends and family are wondering what they will do without her. Davidson, an administrative assistant to Dr. Steven Roth, died with Roth and three other Vein Guys co-workers in Wednesday’s plane crash in Thomson.

She was 42.

Davidson was the youngest of three Weathersbee sisters, who had grown up in Clearwater and attended
Midland Valley High School, said the oldest of her sisters, Julie Johnson, of Murrells Inlet, S.C.

“I guess I was like the second mother to her,” Johnson said. “But she was a very good mother herself and good wife and good employee and good Christian girl.”

Johnson said that despite their age difference, she and Davidson were always close and spoke frequently. She last saw her when they went out to dinner a week ago.

“She was like a best friend to me,” she said. “We told each other our deepest, darkest secrets. It’s like a piece of me has died, and I’ll never get it back.”

Davidson’s younger stepsister, Tina Rice, said she felt as though she had also lost her best friend.

“We grew up together, talked about boys, went out to parties and got into a lot of trouble together,” she said. “She treated me like I was her baby sister; she wouldn’t let anyone mess with me and looked out for me.”

Rice said that when the girls were teens, Hugh Weathersbee used to called them the “blond bombers.”

She said she didn’t see Davidson as much as she would have liked, but when they got together, they would pick up where they left off.

“When we did see each other, it was like we didn’t miss a beat,” Rice said. “The bond never goes away.”

Davidson’s mother, Emily Hurt Weathersbee, said her daughter put her family before any of her own needs, often staying up late to do household chores after her daughters, who are 11 and 15, were asleep.

She said her daughter was full of life and had a family that depended on her.

“I am not angry at God. I am not,” she said. “I just ask ‘why?’ I’m 75. Why didn’t he take me and leave her?”

Davidson also is survived by her husband of 21 years, Robert, and another sister, Mia Felker, of Jacksonville, Fla,

A celebration of her life will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Republican Baptist Church, Clarks Hill, S.C.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Langley.

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curly123053 02/23/13 - 08:44 am

Prayers for this family too. Heartbreaking !!

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