TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular mother and grandmother from Blacon who was found dead in her home.
The body of Jill Louise Nevitt, who lived most of her life in the Chester area, was discovered in her new home in Oswestry, Shropshire on the evening of Tuesday, December 14.
Police were called to her home in Oswestry at about 7pm where they found Miss Nevitt dead.
Brian Woodmass, aged 58 of Orchard Street, Oswestry, appeared in Shrewsbury Magistrates Court on Friday (December 17) charged with her murder.
Miss Nevitt, who has four children and a number of grandchildren, had worked at the Spar shop on the Parade in Blacon for about six years before moving from the area. It is believed she moved away to be with her new partner.
Lyn Scanlan, who was manager at the shop and worked with Miss Nevitt for about four years, said: “She was a supervisor, and she was very good at it.
“She was really good with people and got along with everybody.
“She was a very sociable and popular woman, and very well known in the area. She was always out and about and would go to the Highfield (pub) regularly.
“She was very focused on her family, her children and grandchildren.”
Miss Nevitt left the area about18 months ago, but would regularly return to visit Blacon.
“She would come in the shop with the children and have a chat. She was often babysitting and have one of the children with her.
“She was a lovely woman and will be terribly missed.”
Paul Horton, current manager of the Spar shop on the Parade said staff were saddened and all ‘very shocked’ at what had happened.
Many of Miss Nevitt’s family members still live in the Blacon area.
West Mercia Police is appealing for anyone with information on the incident to come forward and call 0300 333 3000.