The heartbroken family of Kelly Wilkinson have remembered the Gold Coast mother-of-three as a “strong, fierce woman with an enormous heart”.
Hundreds gathered in Parkwood on Monday afternoon to pay tribute to the 27-year-old, who was allegedly murdered by her estranged husband last Wednesday.
The crowd, many wearing green – Ms Wilkinson’s favourite colour – included her father Reg Wilkinson and sisters Natalie and Emma Wilkinson and Danielle Carroll.
Local state MP Sam O’Connor read a statement on behalf of Ms Wilkinson’s family that described her as a “beloved daughter, sister and mother”.
“She had always said that being a mother was the best job in the world, and loved nothing more than watching the kids play,” he said.
“Kelly was a strong, fierce woman with an enormous heart.