Family in tribute to Denise Glenn (49) killed in tragic accident
The family of a Co Antrim grandmother, whose body was recovered from Carrickfergus Marina on Mother's Day, say she was "the glue which held them together in good times and bad".
Denise Glenn (49) from Castlehill Place, Ballymoney, went missing while on a shopping trip to Carrickfergus on Saturday.
She was last seen in the High Street area of the town at around 6pm that evening. Her body was found the following day.
Her family say she died as a result of a tragic accident and have paid a warm tribute to her.
Ms Glenn is survived by her partner Derek, daughter Kelly-Anne, son-in-law Micky, granddaughter Reeva and siblings Carol, Alan, Yvonne and Stanley. She was predeceased by her brother Hamilton.
Ahead of her funeral today, a spokesperson for the family said: "It is with deep and profound sadness that we have lost such an important member of our family. She was the glue which held us together in good times and bad.
"Denise lived for others and was hugely loved and respected by friends and work colleagues outside the family.
"She doted on her daughter and more recently her little granddaughter who she was also extremely proud of and loved to spoil. Despite having one child, Denise was seen by the extended family as a mother figure by her nieces and nephews.
"The tragic circumstances of Sunday have just gone to show us that we can never be too sure what is just ahead of us and the outpouring of grief to the news of Denise's death to the family both personally and across social media has been humbling and extremely comforting at a horrendous time."
Ms Glenn's funeral service takes place today at Millbank Gardens, Killyrammer, Ballymoney at noon with burial afterwards in First Kilraughts Presbyterian Graveyard.