THE family of a well-known teenager, who died earlier this month, have paid tribute to their much-loved son.
Lloyd Short, who lived in Shirley, died of an epileptic seizure while on holiday with his family in France. The 18-year-old - who was studying at Reynalds Cross sixth form - was this week described as a popular lad who everyone remembered.
Mum Julie said: “Everyone seemed to know him around the Woodlands area, from the people who he met at local schools through to the butcher round the corner. He always got on well with people.
“He had lots of interests. He always used to like going to the Coronation Youth Centre on Green Lane and cheering on his younger brother at local football matches. When he turned 18 he started going to the Woodlands Rest pub and he really enjoyed it there as well. He was a very sociable person.”
Family and friends will be paying their last respects to Lloyd at his funeral which is taking place at the Robin Hood Crematorium on Monday. The service begins at 3pm. His family have asked for people not to give flowers, instead they will be collecting donations for charity.