Schoolboy killed in crash ‘was perfect wee man’

The funeral of Jackson Turner in Carrickfergus

The funeral of Jackson Turner in Carrickfergus

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Mourners at the funeral of tragic seven-year-old Jackson Turner have heard how he was his mother’s “perfect wee man”.

Lynsey Turner paid tribute to her son – who died after a three-car crash in Newtownabbey on Boxing Day – at a thanksgiving service at Irvine’s Funeral Home in Carrickfergus on Saturday.

Pictured is Lynsey carrying the coffin of her son Jackson Turner

Pictured is Lynsey carrying the coffin of her son Jackson Turner

He was later taken for committal to Roselawn Crematorium.

Ms Turner said Jackson was “never in a hurry”, had a great sense of humour and wanted to be “friends with everybody”.

The primary four pupil at Sunnylands Primary School in Carrickfergus had been travelling with his little sister Ally and his grandmother Margaret to his mother’s home at the time of the crash.

He died that night in the Royal Victoria Hospital with his parents by his side.

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