Nicholas “Nick” Gregory MacDonald of Kill Devil Hills, Dec. 9

By on December 11, 2018

Nicholas “Nick” Gregory MacDonald, 33, of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018, at his home.

Born in Virginia Beach, VA on August 21, 1985, he was the beloved son of Mary Lyn MacDonald of Nags Head, NC and Kenneth V. MacDonald, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Nicholas was a dedicated and loving father to his precious daughter, Aribella Brook Ivanic. He is also survived by his sister Amy Lyn MacDonald and her fiancé, Jason Ivers and their daughter Mya; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Barbara MacDonald; three aunts: Dawn Messner and cousins, Danika, Karley and Lea; Lisa Harris (Greg) and cousins, Melody and Trevor; Janice Black (Bryan) and cousins, Jeremy, Andrew and Timothy; and uncle, William MacDonald (Barbara).

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Emmet and Juanita Markey; and uncle, Gregory Scott MacDonald.

After graduating from Manteo High School where he played football, Nicholas furthered his education at UNC – Wilmington earning his Bachelor of Science degree in 2007. He was an avid softball player and coach having played in the co-ed and men’s league on the K&N Painting team. He enjoyed fishing, golf, rooting for the Redskins and had a strong passion for riding motorcycles with his dad.

Nicholas also loved painting and working with his best friends: Ryan Jeffords, Evan Cox, Steve Lambert, and Carson Bettinger. He loved his dog, Riggo named after the famous Redskins running back, John Riggins.

A funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Twiford Colony Chapel, in Manteo, NC. The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, NC.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • Missy Newman

    Amy and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Nic’s passing. May he rest in peace. Surely gone too soon, treasure your memories.

    Saturday, Dec 15 @ 11:51 am