WILMINGTON — Jakob Brian “Jake” Mclaughlin, 18, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021. He was the son of Paul and Melissa (Bierer) Mclaughlin.
He resided in Lake Forest, California; Fuquay Varina; Ocean Springs, Mississippi; and Wilmington. He attended Laney High School, graduated from Penn Foster and was currently attending Cape Fear Community College.
He earned a Black Belt in Hap Ki Do at the age of 8. He played football and lacrosse in elementary and middle schools. He loved his family and his friends unconditionally and was fiercely protective of them. He was well-traveled, visiting from Niagara Falls, Disney World; Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida; and Italy. His passions were his cars, friends, music and gaming.
He is survived by his parents, Paul and Melissa (Bierer) Mclaughlin; sister, Isabelle “Bella” Mclaughlin; maternal grandmother, Eva Bierer; and aunts and uncles, Joe and Kim Bierer, Sharon Bierer, Bryon Bierer and Brett Mclaughlin.
A visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jay Young officiating. It is requested by the family that, in keeping with Jake’s style, people dress in casual attire.
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