James Christian Rico
March 11, 1990 -
February 11, 2016

Visitation

March 19, 2016
2:00– 5:00 p.m

Service 

March 19, 2016
3:30 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

James Christian Rico, born March 11, 1990 died February 11, 2016. James (Jay) was the son of Antonio Rico of Los Angeles, CA and Sheila Locke Rico of Fayetteville, TN. In addition to his parents he is survived by sisters Alicia and Isabel and brother Miguel. Also surviving are his great grandmother Gregoria De La Fuente, and his grandparents William and Toni Locke of Fayetteville and Ricardo and Nelis Rico of Los Angeles. Surviving uncles and aunts are Stephan and Katy Locke, David Locke, Alina and Ricardo Rico, Arturo Rico, Nelly and Steve Blustajn, Maria Beatriz Sandi. Surviving cousins are Will and Ellie Locke, Joselyn Locke, Eileen Rico, Janette Rico, Christopher Rico, Daniel Rico, Maria Isabel Rico, Valerie Rico, Ashley Blustajn, Emily Blustajn, Alberto J. Sandi. He is also survived by his beloved Sarah Palaez and his Oahu ohana Liesha Bento, Moses Chang-Nuusolia, Jarred Mckee, Edgar DeLeon, and Niki Pestel.
Jay graduated from Aiea High School on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, where he shined in academics as well as in basketball and football. He was to graduate college in May with a bachelor’s degree in business. Jay was an outgoing, loving, generous, and compassionate young man whose spirit touched everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his family and his friends. A Life Celebration Service will be held, Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Tennessee from 2:00– 5:00 p.m. A brief eulogy will be presented at 3:30 pm. Casual Attire.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the memorial fund that will benefit his future Na Ali’i basketball brothers. Donations to James Christian Rico Memorial Fund may be made online at
https://www.gofundme.com/89p3ggj4
Or checks sent by mail to Sheila Rico, 117 High Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Please make checks payable to Aiea H.S. Athletics/Basketball

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3 Comments

  1. Betty Lou Dunivan

    Will and Toni,
    So sorry to read of the passing of this young man, your grandson. My prayers are for his family! Blessed be!

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  2. Betsy Lee Anderson

    I looked at some pictures recently of Jay and my nephew Harry T. I remember most of all Jay’s great smile. It is sad to lose such a wonderful person. I didn’t get to know him as well as others did, but I know he will be missed….you always find out the most special things about someone that you didn’t know before. He was raised to know what counts most—our Heavenly Father and family! The reuniting in Heaven one of these days will be fantastic! Love to my precious cousins Sheila and Antonio for their loss but Heaven’s gain, Jay’s siblings- Alicia, Isabel, Miguel and my wonderful Aunt Toni and Uncle Will, Stephan, Katy, David. Sympathies to Jay’s friend, Sarah. Lee

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  3. Toni Locke

    First grandchild, Favorite (whenever you were with me ’cause that’s what makes any grandchild the “favorite”),Joy of my life, My Light on cloudy days. All of us will miss your laughter and your smile, but Heaven is so much more beautiful now! I will remember you in its rainbows, because I know you found your favorite place to be in the Rainbow State. Grace. Peace. Love. Aloha.

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3 Comments

  1. Betty Lou Dunivan

    Will and Toni,
    So sorry to read of the passing of this young man, your grandson. My prayers are for his family! Blessed be!

    Reply
  2. Betsy Lee Anderson

    I looked at some pictures recently of Jay and my nephew Harry T. I remember most of all Jay’s great smile. It is sad to lose such a wonderful person. I didn’t get to know him as well as others did, but I know he will be missed….you always find out the most special things about someone that you didn’t know before. He was raised to know what counts most—our Heavenly Father and family! The reuniting in Heaven one of these days will be fantastic! Love to my precious cousins Sheila and Antonio for their loss but Heaven’s gain, Jay’s siblings- Alicia, Isabel, Miguel and my wonderful Aunt Toni and Uncle Will, Stephan, Katy, David. Sympathies to Jay’s friend, Sarah. Lee

    Reply
  3. Toni Locke

    First grandchild, Favorite (whenever you were with me ’cause that’s what makes any grandchild the “favorite”),Joy of my life, My Light on cloudy days. All of us will miss your laughter and your smile, but Heaven is so much more beautiful now! I will remember you in its rainbows, because I know you found your favorite place to be in the Rainbow State. Grace. Peace. Love. Aloha.

    Reply

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