Mr. Alejandro "Alex" Zapata, age 29, a resident of Iron Creek Dr., Washington, NC, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at his home. A celebration of his life will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 30, 2012 at Harvest Church, officiated by Pastor Martha Garro. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Members of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office will serve as pallbearers. Juan Zapata, Jr., Julio Zapata, Jesus Zapata, Javier Zapata, Antonio Meza and Margarito Meza will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC.
Alex was born March 7, 1983 in Avon Park, FL son of son of Juan Fransico and Petra Meza Zapata. He has lived in North Carolina for the past 18 years and graduated Bear Grass High School in 2001. Alex was married to the former Daisy Villanueva and they have two daughters. He was a Deputy Sheriff employed with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. Alex was a member of Manantial de Vida in Winterville.
In addition to his wife and parents, Alex is survived by his daughters, Daralyn and Daily Zapata of the home, his brothers Juan, Jesus, and Javier Zapata all of Washington and Julio Zapata of Greenville, and his sisters Laura Perez and Veronica Zapata of Washington and Alma Guadalupe of Mexico.
Alex served as an example to all people by his devotion and love for God, praising His name, through his pain and suffering to the very last minute before leaving this earth. His example will be remembered by all of those who knew him. Thanks Alex, we love you.
Memorials may be made to his children, 203 Iron Creek Dr., Washington, NC 27889.