Family of Adam Vincent thank 'generous people of Grimsby' for helping lay him to rest
THE family of murdered Scartho man Adam Vincent have thanked the "generous people of Grimsby" for helping them to finally lay him to rest.
As reported, donations in memory of the popular 33-year-old were collected to help meet the cost of his funeral and purchasing a proper headstone.
And now, following a private family ceremony held on Sunday, September 2, Adam is in his final resting place in the cemetery at St Giles' Church, Scartho.
The interment followed a moving service at the village church, held on Wednesday, August 29, when friends and family gathered to celebrate his life.
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Up to his interment, his father Keith had kept Adam's remains with him at his home, adding that "leaving him behind" after the service had been "very hard".
However, he said he was glad Adam had finally been laid to rest and thanked all those who had contributed towards it.
He said: " I would like to thank Steve at Memorial Memories in Waltham. The headstone looks wonderful.
"I must also thank my mum Violet and all the people of Grimsby who contributed."
The simple inscription reads: "Adam Lee Vincent. 22-06-1977 – 28-02-2011. Beloved son, brother, uncle and grandson. Now resting in the arms of the angels."
Keith also said he wished to thank Father Edward Martin at St Giles', who had provided the plot for Adam's resting place in the shade of one of the cemetery's trees.
He said: "I can't thank Father Edwards enough. He's been absolutely fantastic.
"It's lovely here – nice and quiet.
"I will come to see Adam every Sunday and whenever I am feeling well enough to on top of that."
As reported, Adam was killed by Lee Griffiths, his sons Thomas and Luke Griffiths and his step-son Mark Jackson, who were all jailed for his murder. A fifth man, Matthew Frow, was also jailed after being cleared of murder, but found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and perverting the course of justice.