The funeral service was held on Wednesday 21st April at GreenAcres Chiltern.
Due to limited capacity, attendance was by invitation only, however a film of the service is shared below.
Jo, like an angel you graced us with your energy, creativity, infectious enthusiasm and zest for life. In the short time you had on this world you lived more, loved harder and felt more keenly every high and low. Fleeting was my time with you, but the memories and colours you leave me with are vibrant and radiant. Thank you for visiting my heart and leaving a little piece of your magic there to treasure always.
The sun lights up the sky, it brings joy to our hearts, it warms us and makes us smile. You were my Sun , not just in my “Creation” but in every class you danced. I will never forget your smile, your energy, your enjoyment of performance! So many people loved you Jo just the way you were,
We still love you ❤️
In memory of my little unicorn, glitter filled, ray of sunshine, with the biggest smile.
Jo what a big hole you will leave in this world. No one can fill your furry boots, or your golden heart. You were a true original.
Thank you for being such a wonderful, kind and loving friend. For always looking out for me. For inspiring me creatively and spiritually. For the laughs and hugs that we shared. And for all your words of wisdom that helped me when times were tough.
I just know, my sparkly friend, you will warm the heavens above with your amazing personality and shining light.
My thoughts go out to your sister Becky, your mum, Davie and the rest of your family and close friends.
Until we meet again, goodbye my lovely. You may have sadly left us. But the memories will live forever more in the hearts of those who love you 💗 xx
Will send more but just wanted to say
I am sure we all rather be in Epcot
JoJo, we were friends throughout our school years at Teddington, and at Esher. Your bubbly nature, huge smile, bright hair and ‘that giggle’ were just magnetic! I was also in constant awe of your unbelievable talent for the creative arts – especially that amazing fashion scrap book you would carry EVERYWHERE in college! We all were. Jo, you were a kind, sweet, gorgeous friend and will be missed greatly by all your school friends, undoubtedly. Every time I see a pair of glittery shoes – I shall think of your bright smile and warm hugs. Rest in peace baby girl. Love Gemma xxx
Jo, although you have been taken much too soon, I shall always remember your smile that lit up the classroom and playground. Your enthusiasm was an inspiration to others, and your friendship was valued. There is now another star in the sky.
Jojo, the most heartbreaking news has just reached me across the globe.
I will never forget your inspiration, your care, your wisdom, your humour – oh my gosh your humour – your whimsy and your love.
I’m sure I can speak for our entire group of misfits when I say – we’ve lost our shining star.
Thank you for simply being you.
Jojo you were an amazing and compassionate person and we will all miss you dearly.
Our thoughts are with your family.
Craig & Natalie x
I am missing you being here already. I remember when we first met – I couldn’t see properly or walk properly and you talked me through. It was meant to be, I don’t know why but I am sure. It was also years ago now!!
So smart and interesting, I value your opinion. Sometimes your one liners are epic, I still have them and they will always be yours. Our chats were cool, I love your stories, your perspective and you are simply the best massage therapist in the whole wide world. What a given gift and what a personality. I genuinely have never met anyone else who actually broke a bone helping a blind man cross the road. So thoughtful and kind, a very very special human.
Your positivity and creativity is infectious and your kindness catching. Darling has her little dress and now the sun is shining this week she can wear it for the first time. Loretta is gutted she didn’t send you the photo of her in it so you could see it but we will take it anyway.
I am so incredibly glad I met you. You were brilliant in the set up of Curative – taking initiative, learning new things and styling out the public speaking. Rallying a team, actually excellent at sales!!, organised and driven. Moreover the bottles and the hoodies and the values and the time we spent was fun…
Darling’s Vivienne nappy bag makes me think of you every time i go past it in the spare room and Westwood will be my JoJo reminder forever more. I still have all the potions in the bathroom and they smell of you!
Our long conversations about religion – (and you actually went to church last year!!). The debate never finished but I shall light you a candle in that space of peace we spoke about when it is safe to go. I guess you know the answer now and I hope it is the one you wanted!! If I’m right I’m sure you will be smiling at this one….
I figure I should do something in honour of you – I actually finally met Davie – he is lovely! I said about my sewing machine so when I get it I shall make a promise to make something for Darling on it as my ode to JoJo – it will be a disaster no doubt but I will persevere as you did with all those little brown curative envelopes. I also hope that whatever we achieve with pirkx – you will be proud of the team and me. You were my inspiration for that and a lot more. And I promise to look out for your mum and sister and Davie wherever I can as I know how incredibly important and special they are from all our chats. And also I will ask them for Disney agenda inspiration when I get there with Darling so I make sure I do as you told me…..
Darling is asleep next to me and Loretta is upstairs as I write this but both of them and me are sending love and wishes for the spirit of you and your next crazy adventures.
Jojo – most of all you are my friend and I shall miss you tremendously being on this earth with me and us.
With so much love, always.
Stella, Loretta and Darling xxxx
little red corvette… couldn’t describe Jo better. Small, stylish, flame haired and full throttle. We bonded over our obsession with Prince… I didn’t think anyone could love him more until I met Jo. And it wasn’t just Prince. She was my soul-sister, d’angelo, Eryka and I remember all the concerts and gigs and clubs that we would tear up.
Jo was a very bright star and she has gone to be with all the other beautiful, creative spirits that left us too soon.
Baby you’re a star (Prince circa 1990)
I didn’t know you for that long, but working with you was a pleasure. You brightened our days and you were a master of your art. A beautiful, cheerful and caring person. You had been through adversity but you were always up and had something going on and having fun. From our chats I came to know you as a very creative and resourceful woman. As well as kind- I still have the headscarf that you wrapped my present in. Rest in Power Jojo, Shine on sweet lady. Xxx