Cecelia Weir began writing poetry on the walls of her grandparents home, Lanon Welch (Summerville) (born in Pickens County, Alabama) and Hassia Cornelia (Shaw) (born in Fayette County, Alabama) Weir in Kennedy, (Lamar County) Alabama, at age 5. With a versatile voice for singing and an ear for music and playing the piano, she found constant employment as a musician throughout her childhood.
As a child, Cecelia loved attending school, her aunt, Mrs. Josephine Weir-Kennedy was her principal throughout her elementary education. Cecelia adored her family. Her grandmother, aunts and mother were teachers and assistant teachers. Her grandfather and uncles were service men. This gave Cecelia a strong instinct for self-discipline.
However, it was playing the piano that became Cecelia's passion. It served as consolation and helped support Cecelia's education after her mentor and grandmother, Mama Hassia, passed away in 1966.
Cecelia remembered the many days she would attempt playing the piano, Mama Hassia would sit beside her to gently guide her tiny fingers.
Later, recognized as a child genius; Not only playing every note she heard but also having the ability to play lead with both hands and s..