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Funeral held of grandmother killed in Tunisia attack

The 51 year old was on a holiday with friends when the attack took place. Credit: Gwent Police / Family Photo

The funeral of a Blackwood woman who was one of the victims of the Tunisian beach massacre has taken place in her home town.

Hundreds attended St David's Church in Fleur-de-Lis was full, whilst more than fifty people waited in the rain outside to hear the service.

Mourners wore bright colours amongst their black clothes in tribute to such a bright character. Her coffin was surrounded by flowers from her children and grandchildren.

Father Mark Owen, who led the service, says the family have been so grateful for the community's support following her death:

Trudy was an incredible person that gave a lot to the community

– Father Mark Owen

Watch: Megan Boot reports from Blackwood

The funeral of Trudy Jones is underway in her hometown of Blackwood Credit: ITV Wales News

Trudy Jones, 51, was on holiday with her friends on the resort of Sousse when a gunman opened fire, claiming the lives of 38 people.

Wreaths bearing the words "Trudy" and "Mam" featured among the floral tributes. One read: "We're missing you so much. We would give anything in the world to have you with us now. Don't know what we're going to do without you."

Another added: "To my Mam, my best friend, my everything. I love you more than words can say."

Following the terror attack, her family said that 'she didn't deserve this' and that she was 'such a caring person who put everyone else before herself.'

Mourners have been seen arriving at the funeral in St David's Church in Blackwood wearing bright colours as a tribute to Trudy Jones' 'bright character.'

Trudy Jones' family have described her as a 'caring person.' Credit: Wales News Service

Ms Jones' family also described her as their 'rock' and said she will be 'missed by so many people.'

A national minute's silence was held last week to remember the victims of the attack at the beach resort that claimed the lives of 30 Britons.

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