Mourners Wear Pink For Trudy
Hundreds of people have gathered to say their final goodbyes to Tunisia terror shooting victim Trudy Jones.
The 51-year-old mum-of-four was one of 38 people murdered when an extremist opened fire on a beach in the resort of Port El Kantaoui on 26th June.
An inquest into her death found she’d died from a single gunshot wound.
A hearse carrying her white coffin arrived at St David’s Church in Fleur-de-lis, Blackwood, just after 12pm on Monday.
It was draped in purple, pink and yellow flowers and carried by pallbearers wearing pink shirts.
Wreaths reading “Trudy” and “Mam” accompanied the coffin, with messages including: “We don’t know what to do without you”, “We’d give anything to have you back” and one simply put “I love you nanny”.
The 200-seater church was filled with family and friends, with more mourners braving the rain and standing outside, underneath umbrellas.
The congregation came together to sing two hymns, The Old Rugged Cross and Cwm Rhondda.
In a statement released shortly after her death, Trudy’s family said:
“Our mother of all people didn’t deserve this, such a caring person who put everyone else before herself.
“Always willing to help others, she loved everyone around her including all of the people she cared for at work. She’ll be missed by so many people.
“She was the rock of our family and kept us all going. None of us have a clue how we’re going to cope without her.”
As the cortege left the church, crowds broke into applause.