MELANIE WILSON: Family's grief after loss of 'precious' daughter

The family of Melanie Wilson have told of their 'special' girl, who will leave a huge hole in their lives.

Tuesday, 8th November 2016, 5:42 pm
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 12:21 pm
Melanie Wilson, found dead on Thursday, November 3, aged 22.
Melanie Wilson, found dead on Thursday, November 3, aged 22.

The body of the 22-year-old from Mansfield was found in Sutton on Thursday, November 3 and the community is in mourning by the shocking death of such a 'special' young woman.

Her brother, Peter Wilson, 31, said: "I'll think of her and I'll light a candle for her every day.

"I'll remember how she used to laugh, her sense of humour was famous.

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"We're keeping strong and trying to do our best for Melanie. We're all grieving. We can't believe she's gone, it's devastating. She was my mum's entire life - she always wanted a girl, and Melanie was her precious, precious daughter."

"She was a huge lover of dancing and mum and dad supported her with that. She went to a dance academy at the old Venue 44 building and was always performing shows growing up.

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So it's such a 'tragedy' that she was 'robbed of life' at such a young age, her brother added.

"She's struggled growing up, and me and her have always supported each other. We've understood each other.

A public service has been set up at New Cross Community Church in Downing Street, Sutton on Thursday, November 10, 3pm-8pm. Peter is hoping to attend as all are invited to light a candle and show support for the family.

There is also a charity football match and fun day organised on November 26 in aid of Melanie's family. Contact the pub on 01623 431952 to take part - After the game, join in for a family fun day at the Rose & Crown from 1pm with live bands, face painting, kids activities, charity auction and raffle. For more information contact Kirsty on 07969 054 651.

You can make a donation to the In Memory of Melanie Wilson Fund on GoFundMe here.