Lynsey Jones was just 25 when she suffered a massive epileptic fit at her home, while recovering from a stroke
A young mum and bride-to-be died in her boyfriend’s arms less than a year after having a miracle baby.
Lynsey Jones was just 25 when she suffered a massive epileptic fit at her Midland home.
Her son Connor – the “spitting image” of his mum – was aged just 11 months when tragedy struck.
Lynsey and partner Ken Mole had earlier been told a medical condition may stop her conceiving.
She was also recovering from a stroke which happened as surgeons worked to remove a brain tumour.
Devastated Ken, now preparing for Christmas without his fiancee, said: “Lynsey was on the stairs going to bed when she dropped and died in my arms.
“She didn’t even make it to Connor’s first birthday.
“But the time she did spend with him was amazing for them both.
“I found it really difficult to cope with bringing up the little one on my own.
“He’s the spitting image of her, he has her eyes and her smile – it’s a blessing in one way, it melts your heart and breaks your heart.
“Lynsey was the type of person to put everybody else first.
“At her funeral we had to leave the doors open because more than 200 people were there.”
Lynsey, from Dorridge, fell pregnant despite problems caused by adhesions – abnormal skin growths in her stomach.
The stroke, in October 2012, robbed her of her speech and movement in her right side but she was able to walk with a stick and her speech was returning. The couple hoped to marry this year but had not set a date.
After losing his girlfriend of seven years on June 30 last year, 36-year-old Ken set up a charity in Lynsey’s memory called Baby Blue.
It will help Cancer Research and epilepsy causes.
And tomorrow a charity match in aid of Ken and Connor will be played at Sutton Town FC.
The match, to feature former Blues and Villa players, was set up by Ken’s neighbour and friend Steve Withe – the son of former Villa star Peter Withe.
Steve, 37, has signed up ex-Blues favourites Paul Devlin, Geoff Horsfield and Martin O’Connor, plus former Villa players Gareth Farrelly and Tony Daley.
He said: “Ken is alone with his son and theirs is a sad story.
“It’s difficult for him, he’s a single parent and can’t work.
“We want to celebrate Lynsey’s life and give something back to Ken and Connor.
“A lot of people really want to help.”
Tomorrow’s match kicks off at 2pm.
The gate price is £3 for adults and £1 for children.