Obituary of Nicholas Benjamin "Nick" Navarre
On Friday February 12th, 2021 our beautiful Nicholas took his own life at the age of 15. Our family is devastated.
Nicholas was born May 25, 2005 in Michigan to Bob and Ana Navarre, younger brother to Nathan. He lived in Kernersville, NC and was a Sophomore at Atkins Academic and Technology High School in Winston-Salem. Nick enjoyed hiking, anime, watching YouTube videos, playing video games, sharing funny memes and was about to earn his black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was gentle and loved his dog Ricky and cat Koby dearly.
Behind Nicholas' beautiful smile and kind heart, he hid his battle with depression which was increased by the isolation of the pandemic.
Everyday in the US alone, 5400 kids grades 7-12 attempt suicide. 70% of teen suicides are considered impulsive with 25-40% planned only 5-10 minutes before the act. Suicide rates among teens have gone up by more than 60% over the last decade. The National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine saw an increase of 65% increase in calls and email since March.
The family will receive friends with a walk-through visitation from 10:00AM to 4:00PM Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Nicholas to https://gofund.me/aaa0162d