Some 500 people attended the funeral yesterday of a young Co Londonderry care worker who died in a car crash.
Leanne Dripps, 23, from the Upperlands area of Maghera died on the Agivey Road in Kilrea on Thursday. Her funeral in Culnady Presbyterian Church was conducted by Rev Tom Conway.
“It was one of the three biggest funeral’s in my time,” he said. “The mood was very sombre but at the same time her uncle Tommy caused laughter when he paid tribute to Leanne. And her family were keen to use bright hymns and flowers as a celebration of her life - they said she was the life and soul of the party. Her aunt and cousin read the ‘Footprints’ poem because it was one of her favourite things,” he added.