Jade Nicolette Apostolico died Monday, June 4, 2018, at the age of 26 years young.
She is survived by her father, John Apostolico of Wilmington; mother, Cindee Apostolico of Aiea, Hawaii; brother, Chad Apostolico of Cary; sister, Kelly Valencia of Waipahu, Hawaii; grandmother, Doris Yoshioka of Aiea, Hawaii; and nieces Tori, Makayla and Amari of Waipahu, Hawaii. Jade is also survived by numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in North Carolina and Hawaii.
Jade was born on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 28, 1991, in Wilmington. She graduated from Hoggard High School. She earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Cape Fear Community College. Jade graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from UNCW. She was very proud of this accomplishment and had great plans for her future.
At UNCW School of Social Work, Jade served as vice president of the Student Social Work Organization and secretary for Phi Alpha Honor Society. She was selected to receive the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Heroes scholarship. Jade was also the first person to be accepted and currently enrolled into the new advanced standing master of social work program at UNCW. Jade was also a longtime current employee at Lowe’s Home Improvement.
Jade was compassionate, empathetic and selfless. She always held more concern for others over herself throughout her life. If she came across a beaten, abandoned puppy, she was the type of person who would stop and make sure that animal was loved. She loved animals of all kinds, but especially pigs. When approached by a homeless beggar, some people would be suspicious of their motives or how their gift may be used. Jade was the sincere, caring type of person to unquestioningly give without a second thought. She loved people and cared for them. That is who Jade was. You will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 9, at Andrews Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Road. The family will receive visitors one hour prior.
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