Tom Parker’s heartbroken widow, Kelsey, pays a subtle tribute to her late husband by wearing a gold hair clip dedicated to The Wanted star at his funeral.
Kelsey, who she married in 2018, wore a stunning custom gold hair clip during the heartbreaking ceremony that had “Tom” spelled out in silver gems.
The mother of two also used The fugitive the singer’s silver wedding ring when she burst into tears and said goodbye for the last time.
Heartbreaking: Tom Parker’s widow, Kelsey, paid a subtle tribute to her ‘soul mate’ on Wednesday at his funeral in southeast London.
Flowers spelling out the word ‘Dad’ from Tom’s children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one, were carefully carried into the church after adorning the side of the carriage.
And in another moving tribute, the handprints of his two sons were placed on top of the hearse.
A flowery sign spelling out the word ‘Tom’ in red roses was attached to the front of the hearse as it traveled to the church.
Touching tribute: Kelsey, who he married in 2018, donned a personalized gold hair clip during the heartbreaking ceremony that had ‘Tom’ spelled out in silver gems
Tragic: Multi-colored flowers shaped to read the word ‘dad’ were carefully carried into the church after adorning the side of the carriage.
Kelsey joined her family, friends and fans in saying their final goodbyes to the singer who tragically died aged 33 last month after a battle with brain cancer.
She broke down in tears after paying tribute to her ‘soul mate’ at the pop star’s funeral on Wednesday, saying: ‘If only love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.’
Before the service, The Wanted star’s bandmates Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes were photographed carrying the star’s lily-adorned black casket to St. Francis of Assisi Parish Church in Petts Wood.
Saying goodbye: Tom Parker’s widow Kelsey broke down in tears after paying tribute to her ‘soul mate’ at the pop star’s funeral in southeast London on Wednesday
Loss: Tom’s The Wanted bandmates Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes were photographed carrying the star’s black coffin to St Francis of Assisi Parish Church in Petts Wood for his funeral on Wednesday .
Kelsey broke down as she left the service and kissed Tom’s casket, having led a horse and carriage funeral procession through the streets of the couple’s local community.
The fugitive The band member died on March 30 at the age of 33 surrounded by his loved ones and bandmates, following a two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma.
A pre-recorded message from Kelsey at his funeral was played in which she shared anecdotes about meeting in a nightclub before he rose to fame with The Wanted, adding: “From that moment on I told everyone I wanted to marry Tom Parker”. .’
Happier times: The Wanted band member died on Wednesday, March 30 at age 33 surrounded by his loved ones and bandmates, following a two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma
The congregation erupted in laughter when she said: ‘Tom told me he was going to be famous and he wouldn’t have time for a girlfriend, but he wouldn’t leave me alone.
I will treasure every memory because life with you was never boring. You were always coming up with new songs, game shows and we all know how much you loved an invention. I bet you were gutted because you never made it to Dragons’ Den.
“Marrying you was the best day of my life…soul mates, that’s what we are,” she said, ending the speech by telling Tom, “If only love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.”
Family: Kelsie and Tom married in 2018 and share two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one.