Tributes were paid to a ‘kind and supportive’ mother-of-three who died suddenly at the age of 34.
Jay Griffin from Hertfordshire was diagnosed with cervical cancer and underwent grueling treatments before she was given the all-clear.
She then campaigned for women to get their smear tests done after she missed hers by six months because of stress.
Jay unexpectedly died on August 10, leaving behind her three sons, Brandon, 11, Jamie, 12, and Louis, 16.
Her best friend, 26-year-old Kellie-Amanda Swanton, said: “She was just an all-round nice person. She was a very good mother to her three children, she’s a very good friend and she was always so kind to everybody.
“Even when she was going through her cancer treatment, she was a single mum, she was so supportive of other people in their times of need.”
“That’s one thing everyone has said about her, her kindness and support won’t be forgotten by anybody,” Swanton continued.
“One of my favourite memories of her is when she was pregnant with her first child. She came to our house and we were trying to get her to go into labour with the baby and we put her in the swimming pool.
“Me and my sister were pulling around the swimming pool and trying to get the labour started, and then my mum coming out and saying, ‘Don’t you have that baby in my swimming pool!’ So I think that was one of my funniest memories.”
Family and friends came together to celebrate her Jay’s life and pay their respects.
“Her three children, she absolutely adored them,” Swanton went on. “She was a single mother and she did everything she could to ensure they had the best of everything. She took the boys everywhere so they could experience things.
“That was her main goal, to be a good mum. I really want to emphasise how much of a wonderful mother she was.
“Even through times of struggle and no matter what, she’s always made sure her children should be as they should be and she’s always so selfless and thinking of others.”
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