Rest in peace, Jayde

SADDEST WALK: Jayde’s mother, Michelle Inggs, walks behind the coffin as it is carried by family at the Mater Dei Catholic Church. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI
SADDEST WALK: Jayde’s mother, Michelle Inggs, walks behind the coffin as it is carried by family at the Mater Dei Catholic Church. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI

Hundreds share husband’s emotional tribute to his ‘love, life and light’ at overflowing church

MOURNERS at slain Riebeek College teacher Jayde Panayiotou’s funeral sobbed quietly yesterday as her husband paid a moving tribute to her.

In an extremely poignant moment, he also read out her “bucket list” of things she had wanted to do before she turned 30 in November.

The list, which she compiled on January 6, included getting a seventh tattoo, running on the beach, going overseas again, learning “a little Greek”, volunteering for charities, and writing an autobiography.

The Mater Dei Church in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, was packed with friends, family and members of the public, with at least 200 more people sitting outside on chairs that had been provided so they could share in the service, broadcast through three large speakers.

-Zandile Mbabela and Gareth Wilson 

Father Jerry Browne comforts Jayde's distraught husband, Christopher, after the funeral service. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI
Father Jerry Browne comforts Jayde’s distraught husband, Christopher, after the funeral service. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI

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