Farewell to a lady who was loving, loyal and loved life

The funeral will be held on Tuesday of a well-known Bexhill woman who loved life and lived it “to the full.”

Paula Brown was just 51 when she died unexpectedly last Tuesday, April 8, at the Conquest Hospital. She lived in Eversley Road with her fiance Stephen Roy.

This week her son James Stanger paid tribute to a woman who will be “sorely missed”.

He said: “She was a really well known person with lots of friends in Bexhill. She used to work in different care homes over the years. Lennox Lodge and Arden house are just a few she worked at for a number of years. In the last few years she was unable to work due to Osteoporosis. She used to go in the Trattoria in Devonshire Road on a weekly basis with her Stephen.”

He added: “She was a kind and loving person who loved life and lived life to the full. She was a fantastic mother and grand mother. She was a loving and loyal partner to Stephen. She had lots of friend and a large family. She is going to be sorely missed by all that knew her or meet her in her short life.

Special thanks to the all the staff at the intensive care unit at the conquest hospital, They all worked beyond their duty of care and fought effortlessly for hours to try and save my mum. I know the outcome was not positive but the care and support the staff gave me and my family was faultless and helped us immensely through the most difficult time of our lifes. I am planning to do a charity event for the unit later this year in memory of my mum, and to say thank you.”

Paul was born and grew up in London with four sisters Jane, Susan, Pat, June and brothers Keith and Steven. She has two sons, Sam as well as James, and two grandsons, Harvey and Jack.

Anyone who knew Paula is invited to the funeral at Eastbourne crematorium on Tuesday April 22 at 1pm, which will be a celebration of her life, and then a wake will be held at Sidley Working Men’s Club.