‘Inspirational’ Dagenham mum dies aged 35
PUBLISHED: 15:04 25 July 2016 | UPDATED: 16:38 25 July 2016
Tributes have been paid to an “one-of-a-kind” mum, who died in the early hours of this morning at the age of 35.
The death of Dagenham resident Rebecca “Becky” Warren shortly before 1am at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, marked the end to of a nine-year battle with a terminal spinal illness.
Sister Jakki Warren remembers a selfless baby sister who did not let her misfortune get her down.
“She was the bubbliest, most beautiful, kind-hearted person I have ever met,” said Jakki, 46.
“It was inspirational the way she ploughed through the illness, she was one of a kind.”
Becky, who lived in Cadiz Road with her parents and three children, spent around 10 weeks over the past year at St Francis Hospice, Romford. Even there, wheelchair-bound and undergoing pain relief for her deterioriating condition, spinal ependymoma, she managed to stay positive.
“She was giving and loving, she was worrying about people in the hospice, about everyone apart from herself,” said Jakki, who often visited her sister from her home in Bennetts Castle Lane along with their two other siblings, Mark and Jenny Warren.
Weeks before her death, a joint fundraising effort allowed Becky to experience the holiday of a lifetime – a trip to Disneyland Paris with 21 other members of her family.
“She loved it, it was magical,” said Jakki, who has four children. “We had some amazing times. The highlight was watching fireworks in the castle.”
She added: “I don’t know how we are going to live without her.”
Becky is survived by her daughters Remaya, 16, Aaliyah, 14 and Brooke, eight.
Did you know Becky? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 477 3886 to pay your tribute.
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