Great-grandmother, 99, taken to final resting place with Harley-Davidson funeral procession
Roaring Harley-Davidson motorcycles joined a 99-year-old for her final journey.
Before thrill-seeker Kay Matthews died on October 13 she arranged for a procession of Harley-Davidsons to lead her funeral procession to St James the Great Church in Norton Canes on Friday.
WATCH: Harley-Davidsons prepare for procession
She then arranged for a motorcycle hearse to transport her to her funeral, which was held on Friday.
Around 100 people attended her funeral, and the riders stood in a guard of honour with their helmets in hand as they reached the church.
Mrs Matthews was a self-declared thrill-seeker who had planned to do a wing walk when she turned 100.
Back in 2016 she confided in her hairdresser, Kaye Jenkinson, that she had always wanted to go on a Harley-Davidson, so Kaye went away and spoke to her husband Shaun, who is a member of the Wolfruna Chapter Harley Owners Group.
The pair organised a surprise for Mrs Matthews that saw 30 Harleys turn up at the home ready to take her for a ride.
GALLERY: Harley-Davidsons lead funeral procession
Chris Matthews, Mrs Matthews' son, said her funeral was 'absolutely astonishing'.
He said: "She had a funeral plan but I didn't know until one of her neighbours told us about the procession after she died and we thought it was wonderful."
Mrs Matthews had two sons, two granddaughters and one great-grandson.
She moved to Cannock with her late husband Dennis in 1993 from their home in Barlborough to be closer to their sons.
Mr Matthews added: "It was a real celebration and so many members of family and friends came, and all the residents from the flats where she lived. Cannock was the perfect place for her."