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Mourners say farewell to tragic young Gillingham mum Jade Glen at funeral at The Garden of England Crematorium in Bobbing

12 June 2014
by Jenni Horn

Mourners wore pink to say goodbye to a "crazy, beautiful, larger-than-life" young mum as her family wait to find out why she died.

Jade Glen was found dead along with her unborn daughter - who she was going to call Dolly May - at her parents' home in Gillingham after being treated for a suspected blood clot.

More than 100 people gathered at The Garden of England Crematorium in Bobbing yesterday.

The coffin of Jade Glen is carried into the Garden of England Crematoriam in Bobbing

The coffin of Jade Glen is carried into the Garden of England Crematoriam in Bobbing

Everything about the funeral was arranged to suit 22-year-old Jade's personality.

As her family arrived in cars behind the hearse, her closest friends arrived in a bright pink limo.

The order of service was bright pink with a leopard print border and the songs played included Beautiful by Eminem and Run by Leona Lewis.

Jade Glen, who was eight months pregnant, died at 22

Jade Glen, who was eight months pregnant, died at 22

Life celebrant Maria Spark read the eulogy and spoke of Jade's larger-than-life character and why she was loved by so many people.

She also spoke about Jade's struggle with mental illness, but described how she had turned her life around since meeting partner Michael Arnold.

Jade was looking forward to the birth of her second child and being a family with Michael and young son Mickey, aged 18 months.

Mourners clutch roses at the funeral of Jade Glen and Dolly May

Mourners clutch roses at the funeral of Jade Glen and Dolly May

One of many floral tributes to Jade Glen at her funeral

One of many floral tributes to Jade Glen at her funeral

A soft toy left in memory of Jade Glen and her unborn baby Dolly May

A soft toy left in memory of Jade Glen and her unborn baby Dolly May

Her friend Will Davidson described her as his sister and best friend.

He said: "She was a nightmare, but she was our nightmare."

Mourners were asked to bring a single rose. As the final song, Rihanna's Diamonds, was played, people placed them on top of her cream coffin, alongside a pink and white display which spelt Mummy.

Jade with son Mickey, who was with her when she died

Jade with son Mickey, who was with her when she died

Jade was found dead on the bathroom floor at her parents home in Cobham Rise, Gillingham, on Monday, May 26. Her son Mickey was with her at the time.

Jade had been admitted to hospital at the beginning of May and treated for a suspected blood clot before being discharged eight days later.

She returned to hospital two days before she died because she was feeling unwell, but was sent home after being checked.

Tragic Jade Glen with partner Michael Arnold

Tragic Jade Glen with partner Michael Arnold

A post-mortem examination has proved inconclusive and further tests are being carried out the establish the cause of her death.

Medway Maritime Hospital is also conducting an investigation into Jade's care.

A fund has been set up for Jade's son Mickey. To donate, click here.

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