Mourners line the streets for funeral of mother 'murdered' at sleepover

Mourners line the streets for funeral of mother 'murdered' at sleepover
Mourners line the streets for funeral of mother 'murdered' at sleepover

Mourners today watched on in tears as a horse and carriage carried the coffin of a mother who was allegedly killed with her two children and their friend at a sleepover.

Well wishers packed the streets outside St Giles Church in Killamarsh, near Sheffield, for the funeral of Terri Harris.

The 35-year-old was found dead with her children John Paul Bennett, 13, Lacey Bennett, 11, and Lacey's friend Connie Gent, 11, after the massacre last month.

Damien Bendall, Ms Harris' boyfriend, is charged with all four murders and has been remanded in custody. The 31-year-old is due to stand trial in March.

Mourners today watched on in tears as a horse and carriage carried the coffin of a mother who was allegedly killed with her two children and their friend at a sleepover

Mourners today watched on in tears as a horse and carriage carried the coffin of a mother who was allegedly killed with her two children and their friend at a sleepover

Well wishers packed the streets outside St Giles Church in Killamarsh, near Sheffield, for the funeral of Terri Harris

Well wishers packed the streets outside St Giles Church in Killamarsh, near Sheffield, for the funeral of Terri Harris

Ms Harris' coffin is carried into the church off the carriage after it passed through crowds on either side of the street today

Ms Harris' coffin is carried into the church off the carriage after it passed through crowds on either side of the street today

The 35-year-old was found dead with her children John Paul Bennett, 13, Lacey Bennett, 11, and Lacey's friend Connie Gent, 11, after the massacre last month

The 35-year-old was found dead with her children John Paul Bennett, 13, Lacey Bennett, 11, and Lacey's friend Connie Gent, 11, after the massacre last month

The West Ham supporter had a blue and claret themed service in a nod to her beloved team

The West Ham supporter had a blue and claret themed service in a nod to her beloved team

The carriage was decorated in West Ham colours because Ms Harris supported the Hammers

The carriage was decorated in West Ham colours because Ms Harris supported the Hammers

Terri Harris

Lacey Bennett with her brother John Paul Bennett and their mother Terri Harris

Pictured: Terri Harris (left) and (right) with her children Lacey Bennett with John Paul Bennett

Pictured: Connie Gent, 11, was at a sleepover where she was found dead alongside friend Lacey, John and their mother Terri Harris

Pictured: Connie Gent, 11, was at a sleepover where she was found dead alongside friend Lacey, John and their mother Terri Harris

Ms Harris' coffin was pulled through Killamarsh to St Giles Church in a white carriage pulled by two horses.

Flowers were laid on top of it as well as on top of the casket while flowers were also put down outside the chapel.

The West Ham supporter had a blue and claret themed service in a nod to her beloved team.

Mourners bowed their heads as the procession went by and many appeared to be sobbing.

One card read: 'My lovely friend Terri, I will treasure the memories we made. May you and your babies rest in perfect peace.'

Two white doves and blue and pink balloons were released at the end of the service, which began at 2pm.

Only close family and friends were able to attend the church service, but it was relayed on loudspeakers which could be heard within the church grounds.

The service was followed by a private cremation in nearby Chesterfield.

Ms Harris, a care worker, was born in the east end of London where she lived until she was 17, when she moved to Sheffield with her mother.

Her family said she would regularly to Essex to spend time with her father.

Ms Harris' coffin was pulled through Killamarsh to St Giles Church in a white carriage pulled by two horses

Ms Harris' coffin was pulled through Killamarsh to St Giles Church in a white carriage pulled by two horses

Flowers were laid on top of it as well as on top of the casket while flowers were also put down outside the chapel

Flowers were laid on top of it as well as on top of the casket while flowers were also put down outside the chapel

One card read: 'My lovely friend Terri, I will treasure the memories we made. May you and your babies rest in perfect peace'

One card read: 'My lovely friend Terri, I will treasure the memories we made. May you and your

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