Meghan Lucia McGinnis September 9, 1988 - August 24, 2020

Meghan Lucia McGinnis of Huntersville and Hendersonville, NC slipped quietly and pain free into Jesus’ arms on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Elizabeth House, Flat Rock after a fierce and valiant extended battle with an aggressive rectal cancer. Though her life was too short, Meghan lived life with passion and fullness, grace and love. Her stubborn and feisty attitude aided her valiant fight to survive.

A graduate of T.C. Roberson High School, her dedicated calling in life was a nanny, helping families to raise and love ‘littles’ in her 14 year career.

Born September 9, 1988 in Santa Lucia, Guatemala, Meghan became the daughter of Lamar and Debbie McGinnis, of Hendersonville, six months after her birth, and sister to brothers Nick McGinnis, of Fletcher and Chris McGinnis of Garner, all of whom survive her. Life partner, Joseph Nicolini of Huntersville, uncles, Greg Whitener (Web) of Hickory, Robert McGinnis of Barnwell, SC, aunt, Kim Stroud (Ben) of Spartanburg, SC, and cousins miss her, in addition to her second chosen family, Pr. Sara Ilderton (Cliff) and little sis and brother, Lucy and Henry, of Charlotte who also dearly miss and mourn her sweet loving heart.

Meghan was eagerly greeted in heaven by her hero and aunt, Lori Whitener, grandparents Nathan and Myrtle Whitener, Hickory, NC and Elgin and Helen McGinnis, Spartanburg, SC.

A kind and giving soul, a true friend to many, a loving partner, a precious daughter, sister, niece and cousin, Meghan was the ultimate caregiver, insistent that everyone was ok. Her lifelong church family at Lutheran Church of the Nativity, Arden, NC grieves with us.

In gratitude our family humbly thanks the Duke Cancer Center, Duke University Hospital Oncology and Four Seasons Hospice Elizabeth House for her care.

You are welcome to hold Meghan in memory by gifting in her name to one of the following non-profit institutions:
•Facebook “Meggieloo’s Memory”, for “Never too young” colon cancer support and research by October 31, 2020
•Anytime online at the Duke Cancer Institute, CRUSH for colon cancer research and support, Durham, NC scholarship fund.

A Celebration of Life for Meghan will be held at a later date following Covid guidelines.

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  1. Frances Johnson says

    Debbie, Lamar, and Nick, we were saddened to hear the news of Meghan’s passing. We feel blessed to have known her. She was a bright light that touched so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Frances and Lily

  2. Vicki Morgan says

    I can’t begin to express my sorrow for Meghan’s family and for her boyfriend Nick. I had the privilege in sharing Meghan’s life for a time in her mid 20’s when she was my “almost” daughter in law. It wasn’t meant to be for Meghan and my son, and now I see why. I was sad not to get to call her my daughter, but It seems she found her forever love with Nick. I am so happy she was loved. Meghan was easy to love, her smile was contagious. Her carefree spirit inspiring. I have grieved and cried for her every day, but am so glad I got to be a part of her life. She lives on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. I pray for everyone who is hurting, and know that only time, and Christ can heal the void she has left. We will meet again… Gone but never forgotten sweet girl ♥️

  3. Unity Evangelical Lutheran Church says

    The people of Unity keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your beautiful daughter.

  4. Gary Mitchell says

    Such a fierce Young women. I will
    Miss checking in with her.

  5. Kathy Wootem says

    My Fearless Butterfly is truly alive in heaven! Her love and encouragement to me as a colon cancer patient has been monumental! My love and prayers to her dear family are Big! Debbie, Lamar, Nicholas, Chris and Joe she loved and cared for all of us and her spirit will live on! Whenever I see a butterfly I will say “hi Meghan thank you for loving us”. My life is richer by having Meghan as a warrior and friend! Mrs Kathy loves my McGinnis family

  6. Marshall Alexander says

    Lamar and Debbie so sorry for your loss. I know she put up a fight to live and you were great supporting parents. I pray God will help you and give you strength.

  7. Diane Weaver says

    Dear Debbie, Lamar, Nick, and Chris, This was a shock to me, and my heart goes out to you! I remember how overjoyed you were to bring back this precious little girl from Guatemala! Her life was heartbreakingly short! The obituary write-up was lovely, but I know the grief and mourning will be intense and long-lasting. I am glad she got to care for “littles,” and they got her loving care. May God’s abundant love enfold you. I’m looking for information on a memorial service when the covid crisis is over. With Love, Diane

  8. Karen Edwards says

    Lamar, Debbie, Nick,
    I’m so sorry to see this. That sweet little girl that you loved so much. We all loved her. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace dear Meghan.