Family memorials to Flintshire car crash victim Jordan

Reporter:

Matt Jones

LASTING tributes are being created for an 11-year-old boy killed in a car crash.

Mum Karen Evans has vowed her son Jordan will not be forgotten, three months on from his death in a one-car crash on the A55 on April 29.

A memorial bench and two plaques will now be placed next to his grave, while a garden has also been created in his memory.

Karen, 36, from Mancot, who herself suffered serious injuries in the accident, said: “The money has been raised and we have ordered it. In the next couple of weeks it will be there. It is a lasting tribute to him.

“It is going to be somewhere for them to go and think and when they are adults they can take their kids there and say 'this is what we did for our friend'.

“It is there for everyone to go and talk to him.”

A former pupil of St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School, Flint and Sandycroft Primary School, Jordan was laid to rest after his funeral at St Deiniol’s Church in Hawarden on June 22.

Money for the bench was raised by friends who took part in fundraising activities including a fun run and members of Buckley Boxing Club, where Jordan was a popular figure, and Buckley Jujitsu Club.

Karen said: “Everyone loved him so much. When we go to visit his grave it is never empty. I just wish he was here to see it.

“Every time we have gone up one of his friends from Sandycroft school or Richard Gwyn is up there. He has not been forgotten.

“There are always young kids up there. We have been up every day.”

Jordan’s sisters Levi, 18, and Lilly May, four, were also involved in the accident.

On the last day of term the family visited Jordan’s classmates at St Richard Gwyn, where a memorial garden has been opened in his memory, to thank staff and pupils for their support.

Karen said: “He was a special boy because he made everybody laugh. If he saw someone down he would try to put a smile on their face.

“Each week that goes by it gets harder.”

She added: “Lilly May goes up there every day she likes to sit and talk to Jordan. It is not a cemetery, it is a garden of angels.”

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