Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, has been laid to rest after the coroner finally released her body to the family – three months on from her death.
The mother of two was at a concert for popular Nigerian artist, Asake at the Brixton Academy when a stampede occurred and she ended up being crushed. She was rushed to the hospital but died of her injuries days later.
Her family told the Evening Standard: “It has been so, so difficult to comprehend what we’ve been through as a family… we only just got Rebecca’s body back.
“Why did it take so long? We are a patient family and we will fight as we wait for justice.”
A four day service was held for the nursing graduate starting on Thursday 23rd March for the wake-keeping, Friday 24th for the funeral, Saturday 25th was her celebration of life and thanksgiving was held on the final day, Sunday 26th.
Hundreds lined the streets to pay respect to the girl dubbed a “special person” as her coffin in a carriage led by white horses left her family’s home in Stratford, East London.
A GoFundMe page was set up to put into trust fund for the two boys, accessible when they are 18 years or over.
The 02 Academy Brixton remains shut as police investigation into the tragedy continues with it expected to conclude next month.
Image Courtesy: Rebecca Ikumelo’s mum