Hundreds pay respects to 'perfect daughter' Becky Unett, 21
HUNDREDS of mourners gathered to remember a young woman who lit up their lives all too briefly.
There was standing room only for the funeral service of Becky Unett at Holy Trinity Church, Longlevens, yesterday, where a congregation of more than 300 relatives and friends was dappled with pink ties, shirts and tops.
It was her favourite colour.
Reverend Canon Tim Newcombe said Becky brought life and joy to her dad Richard, mum Beverley, brother George, boyfriend Martin Robertson, her Sainsbury's colleagues and many more she met in her short life.
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Her white coffin was carried into the church to a recording of The Greatest Love of All, sung by Whitney Houston, where it was laid next to a photograph of Becky and a painting of her favourite place – Shaldon in Devon.
"In Shaldon, and in Becky, there is a glimpse of the glory of God," said Rev Newcombe, who told the congregation she "went from strength to strength" at Sainsbury's where she met Martin almost five years ago.
She was highly regarded at the Barnwood branch where she was a team leader in electrical goods and clothing.
A former Churchdown School pupil, she enjoyed hockey and netball, and continued playing netball with the Hucclecote club after she left school. She was also a Brownie and a Guide, and was a familiar sight walking her dogs in Longlevens.
Among floral tributes to her was a touching message which, for many, summed her up.
"Twinkle twinkle little star, you are the brightest star by far," it read. "Sleep tight."
The 21-year-old fell unconscious at her family's Longlevens home on Saturday, September 1, and died later that day at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
The cause of her death is not yet known.
Earlier this month her mum and dad told The Citizen she was the "perfect daughter", whose love of her family meant they at least spent as much time with her as they could before her unexpected death.
A coroner's inquest has been opened and adjourned.