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Nicholas "Nick" Lee Mewshaw

April 15, 1999 ~ March 12, 2022 (age 22)


Nicholas “Nick” Lee Mewshaw, age 22, of Cary, died Saturday, March 12, 2022.

Nick was born in Durham County, North Carolina on April 15, 1999, to Lee Howard Mewshaw and Jennifer Elizabeth Powers Mewshaw.

Nick is also survived by one brother, Zachary Mewshaw of Cary, one sister, Allie Mewshaw of Cary, Paternal grandmother, Gloria Kellerhals and husband Tom of Litchfield, South Carolina, Maternal grandmother, Carolyn Powers Belgrad and husband Richard of Bozeman, Montana, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Nick was preceded in death by his Maternal grandfather, Ervin T. Powers, Jr.

As a child, Nick described himself when he was 8 in a school project as “silly, kind, and brave, who dreams of being an inventor, who fears red ants, who believes he will get straight A’s, and values friends, books and family.” At that age, his favorite books were the Percy Jackson series.  Nick attended Mills Park Elementary, Mills Park Middle, and Panther Creek High School. He was a proud member of the PCHS band as an alto sax player, serving as section leader his senior year. He was also an Eagle Scout from Troop 152.  Nick traveled to Guatemala in 2016 to volunteer to build a house for a needy family with his dad and other ConstruCasa volunteers. Nick loved playing video games, and once he, his dad, and his brother staked out a Gamestop for a midnight game launch. Nick was an avid runner, and in support of his mom was proud to finish first in 2021 at the Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5k. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2021.  After having interned at Cisco over the summers, he moved into the Cisco CSAP program after graduation where he planned to work in sales. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 25th, 2022, at 12 PM, at Crosspointe Church (located behind the NW Cary YMCA) at 6903 Carpenter Firestation Road, Cary, NC 27519

In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial contributions to be made in Nick’s memory to the Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K Run and the research it supports.  To make a donation. click on the link at the bottom of the home page that says "make a donation without crediting a team." On the next screen, about halfway down, select the box that says "yes this is an honor or memorial gift." It will then allow you to select "in memory of" and the donor can type in the name Nicholas Mewshaw. 

The Mewshaws are having a post memorial reception at their home at 200 Brookbank Hill Place, Cary, NC 27519 and are inviting anyone who would like to attend. The reception will take place directly following the service. Food and drink will be provided. 

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Memorial Service
March 25, 2022

12:00 PM
Cross Pointe Church
6911 Carpenter Fire Station Road
Cary, NC 27519


Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K Run

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