HUNDREDS of people turned out to pay their final respects to a youngster who died in a moped accident.
St Peter’s Church in Stapenhill was yesterday packed with friends and family of 17-year-old Bradley Lloyd, who was tragically killed on May 18 in Grafton Road, Stapenhill.
Bradley’s coffin was brought in as Heart to Heart by James Blunt played, before Canon Geoffrey Willett began the service.
Those who knew Bradley well sported specially made T-shirts in his memory, as did his colleagues from tyre company Pit Stop.
Others came in casual clothes, as requested by the family.
The church was reminded of the young age at which Bradley lost his life, as a tribute written by his friend George Smith was read out by George’s sister, Lisa.
It said: “We went through so much together – starting school, leaving school, going into town for the first time, and now you’re gone.
“Who am I going to get into trouble with now?
“Bradley was my brother and my best mate. Blood makes you related but loyalty makes you family. Love you forever, bro.”
In his eulogy, Canon Willett spoke about Bradley’s work life. He said: “He had much to look forward to, having started his course at Burton and South Derbyshire College and his work for Pit Stop, who are well represented today because they appreciated his contribution.
“He was a friendly person and a bit of a joker.”
The songs Hey Brother by Avicii and Feel the Love by Rudimental were both played.
Following prayers, Bradley’s coffin was carried out to Never Forget by Take That.
Mournerss moved on to The Stapenhill Institute after the ceremony for refreshments and to share their memories of Bradley.