THE family of a youngster who lost his life in a tragic moped accident have said his death has ‘inspired them to live life to the full’.
Bradley’s Lloyd’s father, brothers and sisters all gathered around to pay tribute after he lost his life following an accident on Sunday, May 18, in Grafton Road, Stapenhill.
The youngster, who lived in Cumberland Road, was described as being ‘always full of energy’ and someone ‘his friends always looked up to’.
His dad Kevin Lloyd said: “He had so much energy from the moment he got up until the moment he went to sleep.
“He had so many plans. He was looking forward to taking his driving test, having his 18th birthday and getting his passport so he could go on holiday with his friends.
“He was the leader in the group. People looked up to him.
“Since he died, we have been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of grief. We never knew so many people loved Bradley.”
He went to Paulet High School before heading to the Swadlincote campus of Burton and South Derbyshire College to undertake a course in joinery.
He was also making his first steps in the world of work at Pit Stop, in Wellington Street, Burton.
Sister Sallie said: “He was cheeky but in a lovely kind of way.
“He was proud of the way he looked and also enjoyed singing, he always joked that he wanted to go on the X-factor.”
Sister Nicky said: “He was 110 per cent at the end of day. He never will be forgotten by anyone and his life and his memory will live on in all of us.
“His passing has spurred me on to make something more of my life and I am sure everyone else feels the same.”
His funeral will take place from 11.30am on June 12 at St Peter’s Church, in Stapenhill Road.
The family will then be heading to Stapenhill Cemetery before moving on to Stapenhill Institute Club.
There is no dress code and people are being urged to come as Bradley would have known them.
He is survived by parents Christine Found and Kevin Lloyd and brothers and sisters Sallie Prescott, Nicky Prescott, Ricky Prescott, Michelle Prescott, Charlie Lloyd and Mitchell Lloyd.