Vicar says funeral service will help friends and family celebrate life of schoolgirl killed in road tragedy

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THE vicar leading the funeral of a girl killed when she was hit by a car has said today’s service will allow people to both mourn and celebrate her life.

The service for Jasmine Allsop, 14, of Gosport, who was killed alongside best friend Olivia Lewry, 16, when she was hit by a car on November 3 at 4am, will see mourners wave glowsticks in the air to the music of DJ Cammy.

Mother Carrie Thompson

Mother Carrie Thompson

It is being held at Saint John the Evangelist Church, in Forton Road, Gosport today at 1pm.

Mother Carrie Thompson said: ‘We’re here today on what is a very sad occasion as we conduct the funeral for Jasmine Allsop who was tragically killed only a few weeks ago.

‘But the church is looking very different. Jasmine was a very bubbly and outgoing girl.

‘She particularly loved Barbie and all things pink and as you can see we’ve gone town a little bit as Jasmine’s family and friends were very keen today should reflect the person that she was.

‘There’s lots of bling around and as well as what will be a very sad occasion as people come together to mourn, hopefully we’re also going to celebrate her life and give thanks for her.’

After the service at the church the family will then go on to a private burial at Ann’s Hill cemetery.

Jasmine’s many friends are invited to sign a book of condolence at Saint John’s after the funeral from around 2pm. The church will be open until 10pm.

A 20-year-old man from Gosport has been charged with manslaughter and is due to appear in court in January.

Church decorated for service

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