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Joshua "Josh" Adams McBride

January 13, 1988 - May 18, 2016

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Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Service Time:
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Notes

Joshua (Josh) Adams McBride died unexpectedly at home in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 18. He is survived by his parents, Lynn Shropshire McBride of Mount Airy, NC, and Robert Ora McBride of Wilmington, NC. Josh was born in Leesburg, Virginia, on January 13, 1988. He was a 2006 graduate of Leesville Road High School in Raleigh and attended classes at Cape Fear Community College.

Adopted at birth, Josh was a happy, cheerful, joyful child and much loved by all. He was truly a special gift of life to both his parents. Josh's greatest joys were his friends, Cabela (his beloved Black Lab), Jeeps, trucks, dirt bikes, and anything that went off road. His many friends describe him as caring, loving, giving, and a "good kid" who would give you the shirt off his back. He was loved and cherished by all. Josh was employed by Valvoline in Asheville and he loved his job and his coworkers. In his early 20's, Josh served as a volunteer firefighter in Wake County.

Josh fought a brutally honest, courageous, and painful fight with addiction. Sadly that was a battle he would not win. We pray that Josh is at peace now. His long struggle is over. We pray that his life will have an impact on others who may suffer from addiction. Josh will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "A Home for Grace - Josh's Fund", PO Box 661, Hampstead, NC 28443.
Posted by:
Cindy Norris
Posted on:
June 3, 2016
Hello,
My family used to live next door to you on Markwood Court. I was so saddened to hear of Josh's passing. One of my favorite memories of him was when he was 4 or 5 and you got him that motorized Jeep car. He drove that thing all the time. When I think of him, that is how I remember him. Praying for peace and comfort for both of you.
Cindy Gilson Norris
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