Tristan Michael Meister, 21, of Rocky Point, beloved son, brother, grandson and loyal friend left this earth May 30, 2018 way too soon, leaving a big hole in our hearts.
He was born October 6, 1996 in Wilmington, the son of Emily Meister and the late James “Jay” H. Meister III.
In addition to his mother, Tristan is survived by his sister, Jordan Meister; grandmothers, Judy Groet and Shirley Burke; and many extended family and friends.
Tristan was employed with Neuwirth Motors, Inc. in Wilmington. He was committed to educating school children and the general public about the history of Moores Creek National Battlefield as was evidenced by his over 1000 hours of volunteer service. He frequently was involved in the Revolutionary War reenactments at the Battle Ground.
Tristan was a devoted son, brother, and grandson who loved his family. With a radiant smile, contagious laugh, and charismatic personality, Tristan brought lots of sunshine into the lives of all he knew. He was loved and will be greatly missed.
There will be a gathering of family and friends 6 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.
Instead of sending flowers, the family suggests that you consider a memorial gift to Living History Programs at Moores Creek National Battlefield, 40 Patroits Hall Drive, Currie, NC 28435.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.quinnmcgowen.com
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.
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I knew Tristan from working with him at Subway. He always had a way of making me laugh even when I was having the worst day. He was always friendly with the people he was helping and never seemed to let anything get to him too much. I remember when he said that he was leaving Subway to work for a company in Wilmington. I told him that I hope he will come by to say "hi" and he said he would when he had a chance. He will be missed and was a good friend.
Submitted by Sarah (Former Subway employee) on Jun 4 2018 08:12:52 PM
Tristan is a part of my family he Caleb and Tristan hung out fishing playing paintball or just sitting around bawnfire talking he was a good young man polite and respectful I and my family are heart broken over his passing he is joined in heaven by his dad that passed away not to long ago my prayers go out to his little sister and family that loved and cared for him and the many friends that feel the loss of his smile as I do you are at piece in heaven now life will never be the same with out you
Submitted by Rj, thetesa, micheal and rick Ransoms on Jun 4 2018 06:42:38 PM
I remember how kind Tristan was to his sister, Jordan, at Burgaw Middle School !! He really was a special, kind fellow to all !l!
Prayers for Jordan and family!!🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Submitted by Sharon Ray on Jun 4 2018 06:31:36 PM
We are greatly saddened for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.
Dee and Bobby Grossnickle
Submitted by Dee Grossnickle on Jun 4 2018 10:33:41 AM
Sending prayer and encouragement to the family, God bless you all in your time of loss♥️
Submitted by Fernando Hicks on Jun 3 2018 07:45:00 AM
So sorry to hear this sad news. Love to Emily and Jordan
Submitted by Terra Tompkins on Jun 2 2018 11:52:28 PM
tristan words cant describe how much you are already missed you have no idea how much you meant to not only me but our family i wish this was a dream but i know your up there with uncle jay and grandpa watching over us. i love you so much baby cousin
Submitted by Anna on Jun 1 2018 11:42:22 PM
As Tristan’s former principal at BES, I remember Tristan as having a smile that would light up a room, a heart as big as the moon and a personality that invited others to be around him. My heart aches for all of you. I have had many former teachers of Tristan who have contacted me and are as heartbroken as me. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers.
Submitted by Cindy Faulk Fontana on Jun 1 2018 08:30:36 PM
Sorry for your loss
Submitted by Chris and Melissa Prosser on Jun 1 2018 06:59:18 PM
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