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School pay tribute to 'popular' 15-year-old Jayden Parsons

Coventry Editorial 12th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WHITLEY ACADEMY has joined the growing tributes to beloved schoolboy Jayden Parsons, who died suddenly on Sunday evening.

The 15-year-old pupil at the school and avid Coventry City fan died unexpectedly at his home at the weekend.

Leading the tributes, Whitley Academy Principal, Lorraine Allen said: “Students, friends and staff are all deeply shocked and saddened by the death of Jayden.

“He was a very popular, lively boy with many friends in all year groups.

“He was academically bright in the top sets for his studies, and had a promising future ahead of him.

“He will be sadly missed by many.

“Our deepest sympathy goes to Jayden’s family and friends.”


The schoolboy, described as a ‘Block 15 regular’, was known by many at Coventry City games and had been a fan of the club since a young age.

In an official statement from CCFC, the club said it was saddened to learn of the death of one of its young supporters.

The club added: “Jayden was a loyal supporter of the club and held a season ticket for a number of years, as well as being a JSB throughout his childhood.

“He passed away suddenly on Sunday evening and as a mark of respect, the club will be holding a minute’s applause during the 15th minute during the Crewe Alexandra home fixture on Tuesday, August 18th, with kick-off at 7.45pm.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jayden’s family at this incredibly sad time.”

Respects for the youngster have poured in on CCFC fan sites, forums and on social media.

Sky Blues defender, Ryan Haynes, who posed for a photo with Jayden earlier this year shared his condolences on Twitter, saying: “Sorry to hear, thoughts go out to his family and friends.”

Jayden’s mother Kellie Parsons co-owns Vanity beauty nails tanning salon on Dawlish Drive in Stivichall.

Paying their respects, Kellie’s co-workers Shelly and Lyn said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Kellie’s beautiful son Jayden.

“As can be understood, Kellie, Mark and the family need time to grieve.”

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