Post from Redcar Beacons:
As most, if not all of you reading this page will now know, one of the two women murdered this week in Redcar was Lynne Freeman, a Redcar Beacon. Her caring attitude both on the streets of Redcar as a Beacon and also working in a charity shop will be greatly missed as will the smile with which she greeted everyone.
One of our Beacons has already commented that she was full of life as well, doing an impromptu karaoke outside the Deck last Saturday night, inspiring other Beacons to join in the fun. She was a joyful and loving Christian, one whom it has been a privilege to know.
Press Article - Redcar murders: 'Caring' Lynne Freeman gave up her weekends to help others
Lynne's children Sarah Helm, 28, James Helm, 27,Kimberley Helm, 25, and Lauren Freeman, 18 said in a statement issued by Cleveland Police on Friday night: "We shouldn't have to be writing a tribute to our mother who was taken from us so early; she should still be here to watch her four kids and grandkids grow.
“She was thriving in life and loved the volunteer work that she did in her church, and as a street angel for Redcar Beacons, always putting others before herself. She adored every one of her children and loved being a Grandma.
“She wore her heart on her sleeve, always made an effort for people and she really would go the extra mile. She gave so much and never asked for anything in return and we'll always be proud of her.
“You are loved beyond words and an amazing soul never dies, you'll never understand how much you will be missed. Our mother was always the angel looking after others but now the angels are looking after her. We love you so much mam."