Tributes to tragic South Shields school worker after sudden death

This is Lisa Kelly '“ the much loved school worker whose death has touched the hearts of people across the borough.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 6:26 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:52 am
Lisa Kelly with partner Gavin and twin daughters Scarlett and Jasmine.

Moving tributes have come flooding in for Ms Kelly, who died after collapsing in the car park of Bamburgh School, South Shields, on Wednesday.Floral tributes were laid in the school grounds today.The pictures, released by her family, show the 30-year-old education practitioner with her partner Gavin and twin daughters Jasmine and Scarlett CalvertThe school’s headteacher, Peter Nord, led the tributes to his colleague, who he described as being “loved by pupils, staff, parents and carers alike”.Tragedy struck the school when Lisa collapsed in the car park. She was airlifted to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary but later died. Since then, tributes have been left by both those who knew her and strangers, who have all been moved by the tragedy. James Lister said: “I didn’t know her nor did I go to that school. But it’s always sad when you lose someone especially when they’re as young as Miss Kelly was. “Makes you appreciate life even more as you never really know when your time is up. “Obviously my thoughts go out to her family and to her students that must be upset and not truly understanding what happened.”Beverley Sanyang wrote: “Absolutely heart-breaking. My son did all his schooling with her and she truly was loved by pupils and parents.“Always smiling. My heart goes out to her family and her two little girls, My memories of her will always be of our time together in special care baby unit when our little girls were in together.”Describing the school staff member as having a “heart of gold”, Steph Martin said: “Absolutely heartbroken. Lisa was such a loving woman and had a heart of gold. She helped me loads in school. “Fantastic woman all round. Thoughts are with her family right now xx”Ali Lazenby wrote: “She was a beautiful young woman inside and out taken far too soon. RIP Lisa, thoughts are with Gav and girls and her family xx”Diane Moll said: “My thoughts are with her twins and her family, so sorry for your loss. Lisa Kelly was very, very special lady to all her pupils and their parents, she will be truly missed.”A report has been prepared for the coroner in Newcastle, who has been made aware of her death.

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