THE funeral of teenager Leonne Weeks, who was found dead on a footpath, will take place today (Thursday).
There will be a procession through Dinnington, where she lived, followed by a funeral service at the town’s St Leonard’s Church.
Leonne (16) was found stabbed to death on a footpath just off Lordens Hill on January 16.
Her family said in a statement: “Today, we are laying our beautiful daughter Leonne to rest and celebrating her life with family and friends.
“She is loved and sadly missed by all her family. Leonne was a twin and was close to all of her brothers and sisters.
“We are grateful for the ongoing support shown by the community and other groups which have links to the family.
“As a family we would appreciate that our privacy is respected as we mourn the loss of Leonne.”
Shea Peter Healey (18), of Doe Quarry Lane, Dinnington, will appear at Sheffield Crown Court next week, charged with her murder.