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Funeral of Wolverhampton Windrush campaigner Paulette Wilson to be held next month

By Thomas Parkes | Heath Town | News | Published:

The funeral of prominent Wolverhampton Windrush campaigner Paulette Wilson will be held next month.

Paulette Wilson

Ms Wilson, who was one of thousands affected by the Windrush scandal, died last month at the age of 64.

Now her daughter Natalie Barnes has announced the funeral will be held on September 4 in the city.

A statement on a GoFundMe page, which has raised almost £17,000 to cover the funeral costs, said: "I would like to thank you all for your support, donations and condolences towards me and my family.

"It is with deepest regret to tell you all my beloved mothers funeral will be September 4 in Wolverhampton. Further details of the arrangements will be announced nearer the time."

The campaigner made her home in Heath Town, having arrived in Telford from Jamaica as a 10-year-old in 1968, but was nearly deported – despite having lived in the UK for almost 50 years.

Natalie added: "My mother would of been in her element to know the love you all had for her throughout the fight she fought and even in death she still has the love of her supporters.

"So, from Paulette Wilson, thank you all again for the love she will never forget what you guys done for her in advising her to saying hello, to chatting with her – to just showing her love."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Senior Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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