The funeral of murdered teenager Jay Whiston is taking place in Essex today.
The cortège left Jay's mother's house in Aster Close in Clacton at 9.30am on its way to Weeley Crematorium.
The flowers next to his coffin said angel and my son.
His coffin was painted to resemble the Cookie Monster from the TV Show Sesame Street. Jay had a tattoo of the character. After his death more than 60 of his friends and family had the same tattoo as a tribute.
Six weeks after a Clacton teenager was stabbed to death at a house party, his mother has launched a new campaign against knife crime.
Family and friends light lanterns in memory of murdered teenager Jay Whiston
Detectives investigating the death of a Clacton teenager in Colchester are continuing to look for the murder weapon.