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'Rest easy, baby boy' - Floral tributes to Tavis Spencer-Aitkens ahead of Ipswich teenager's funeral service

PUBLISHED: 11:39 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 05 July 2018

Floral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTER

Floral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTER

Tom Potter

Floral tributes lined an Ipswich funeral home on the morning of a service in memory of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens.

Floral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTERFloral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTER

Rows of heartfelt messages for the 17-year-old were displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors ahead of the service at St Augustine’s Church on Wednesday.

Floral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTERFloral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTER

One tribute to Tavis, known by the nickname ‘Biggz’, who died from a stab wound after being attacked by a group of males in Packard Avenue on June 2, read: “Goodbyes hurt the most when the story was not finished.”

Tavis Spencer-Aitkens. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILYTavis Spencer-Aitkens. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY

Another read: “The day you died changed my life, Biggz.

Floral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTERFloral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTER

“I swear all these sunny days have been grey.”

Floral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTERFloral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTER

Other floral tributes came from friends and members of Tavis’ family, including his mother, Sharon Box, whose words read: “I will miss you every day. I will love and think of you every day for the rest of my life.

Floral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTERFloral tributes to Ipswich 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens displayed at Michael Smy Funeral Directors in Felixstowe Road on the morning of his funeral service. Picture: TOM POTTER

“You were a joy to have for 17 years and I will see you again. Until then, rest easy baby boy.”

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