Funeral of co Derry pedestrian Patricia Campbell to take place today

Patricia Campbell (48) died as she made her way home during the early hours of Monday

THE funeral is due to take place today of a Co Derry woman killed as she walked home from a fundraising event for victims of the recent flooding.

Family and friends are expected to gather to say their farewells to Patricia Campbell from Drumahoe, who died on Monday.

The 48-year-old was understood to have been walking back from a hotel on the outskirts of the village during the early hours when tragedy struck.

It is believed she had been attending an event to raise funds for victims of the flooding in the north west when she was hit by a vehicle on the Glenshane Road.

Tributes have been paid to the mother-of-seven on social media , with her daughter Alice describing her as the "best woman ever".

"Today I lost someone very close the best woman ever anyone could of ask for," she said.

"I really can't believe she is gone, it's really shocking and I didn't think I was ever gonna (sic) see the day my mummy died but now she is up in heaven and no-one can hurt my mummy any more.

"I love you mummy until we meet again, I love you so much please remember that mummy."

Another tribute described her as "a lovely woman in and out, so, so sad heaven has gained another angel".

Ms Campbell's funeral is due to take place at her home today at 2pm followed by burial in Ballyoan Cemetery in Derry.

She is survived by her partner David, children Kylie, Noel, Jennifer, Sharon, Amanda, Terri-Lee and Alice and family circle.

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