Jake Mclaughlin

June 5, 2002 - April 29, 2021
Jake Mclaughlin

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Jakob Brian Mclaughlin, 18, of Wilmington, passed away April 29, 2021. He was the son of Paul and Melissa (Bierer) Mclaughlin.

He resided in Lake Forest, CA; Fuquay Varina, NC; Ocean Springs, MS and Wilmington, NC. He attended Laney High School, graduating 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 travelled, visiting from Niagara Falls, Disney World, Ft. Walton Beach/Destin FL and to Italy.
His passions were his cars, friends, music, and gaming.

He is survived by his parents, Paul, and Melissa (Bierer) Mclaughlin and sister Isabelle (Bella) Mclaughlin, maternal grandmother, Eva Bierer; aunts and uncles: Joe and Kim Bierer, Sharon Bierer, Bryon Bierer and Brett Mclaughlin.

A visitation will be Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 10:00 AM at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403, with a memorial service to begin at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jay Young officiating. It is requested by the family, that in keeping with Jake’s style, that people come in casual attire.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.

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  • May 04, 2021
    Stacey Galloway says:
    Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort for the family.

  • May 03, 2021
    Chris and Kim Kleindienst says:
    Mel, I cannot begin to express how shocked and sorry we are for the loss and grief your family is experiencing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and our hearts.

  • May 03, 2021
    Gabby Korlacki says:
    Jake, my second brother, I love you with all my heart and I’m so glad that I got the opportunity to be like a big sister to you. Thank you for being the best friend to my little brother that you could be. You always made me smile and laugh, I’m gonna miss you just walking into my house and you sticking your fork in the jambalaya I made and me forcing you to get a bowl, I’m glad you really loved that stuff (only thing i could ever make) You always light up every room you entered, and put a smile on everyone’s face.

  • May 03, 2021
    Ernest Clark says:
    Paul, I am saddened to hear about the loss of you son. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your entire family during this difficult time. God Bless, Ernest Clark

  • May 03, 2021
    Paula Kampf says:
    How very sorry I am for your terrible loss. You and yours are in my heart and prayers. May comfort and peace come to you.