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Hillcrest Primary Jumping castle victim Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones remembered at Tasmania funeral

Tragic Tasmanian jumping castle victim Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones, 12, was a ‘little mum’ to the younger kids, dozens of mourners were told at her tear-stained funeral. 

Dozens of family and friends gathered to say goodbye to the youngster described as ‘one of God’s angels and a perfect star’ by her heartbroken grandparents.

Jalailah was one of six children who died during end-of-year celebrations at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport on December 16, when a freak gust of wind picked up the castle and several inflatable zorb balls. 

Celebrant Tracey Bruce read out tributes written by family, friends and teachers for Jalailah, who was known affectionately as ‘JJ’.

Tragic Tasmanian jumping castle victim Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones, 12, (pictured) was a ‘little mum’ to the younger kids, mourners were told at her tear-stained funeral

Dozens of family and friends gathered to say goodbye to the youngster described as 'one of God's angels and a perfect star' by her heartbroken grandparents

Dozens of family and friends gathered to say goodbye to the youngster described as ‘one of God’s angels and a perfect star’ by her heartbroken grandparents

A keen dancer, swimmer and kayaker, her mother Rhianna Goodson described JJ as a ‘little mum’ to all of the younger kids in her life.

She was ‘joined at the hip’ to her younger brother and would often sing and create dances with her siblings. 

‘Though our hearts are broken and your life was way too short, we thank you baby girl for all the happiness you brought,’ Ms Bruce said, as she read the tribute.

Male family members all wore white shirts to the service as a tribute to the youngster. 

Jalailah was one of six children who died during end-of-year celebrations at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport on December 16, when a freak gust of wind picked up the castle and several inflatable zorb balls

Jalailah was one of six children who died during end-of-year celebrations at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport on December 16, when a freak gust of wind picked up the castle and several inflatable zorb balls

Celebrant Tracey Bruce read out tributes written by family, friends and teachers for Jalailah, who was known affectionately as 'JJ'

 Celebrant Tracey Bruce read out tributes written by family, friends and teachers for Jalailah, who was known affectionately as ‘JJ’

Male family members all wore white shirts to the service as a tribute to the youngster

Male family members all wore white shirts to the service as a tribute to the youngster

A keen dancer, swimmer and kayaker, her mother Rhianna Goodson described JJ as a 'little mum' to all of the younger kids in her life

A keen dancer, swimmer and kayaker, her mother Rhianna Goodson described JJ as a ‘little mum’ to all of the younger kids in her life

Hillcrest Primary School teacher, Miss Duff, said JJ had an ‘infectious grin’ and brought a spark to her day.

‘The love and protection you showed for your family, especially your littler brother, was beyond words,’ Ms Bruce said.

‘Your classmates couldn’t help but want to be around you.’

Jalailah’s small coffin was adorned in flowers with a single purple balloon tied to it at the end of the service.

Jalailah was 'joined at the hip' to her younger brother and would often sing and create dances with her siblings.

Jalailah was ‘joined at the hip’ to her younger brother and would often sing and create dances with her siblings.

Jalailah's small coffin was adorned in flowers with a single purple balloon tied to it at the end of the service

Jalailah’s small coffin was adorned in flowers with a single purple balloon tied to it at the end of the service

More than $1.4 million has been raised for the families via an online fundraising page, while the federal government has committed $800,000 to counselling and support for the region

More than $1.4 million has been raised for the families via an online fundraising page, while the federal government has committed $800,000 to counselling and support for the region

It follows the funeral of Peter Dodt in Devonport on Wednesday, whom family and friends remembered as a ‘little hero’ that tried to save others caught up in the jumping castle tragedy.

Jye Sheehan and Zane Mellor, both 12, were farewelled last week, while 11-year-old Addison Stewart’s funeral will take place on Friday. Chace Harrison, 11, became the sixth victim three days after the incident.

More than $1.4 million has been raised for the families via an online fundraising page, while the federal government has committed $800,000 to counselling and support for the region.

Devonport City Council is collecting countless tributes left outside the school to create a permanent memorial

Devonport City Council is collecting countless tributes left outside the school to create a permanent memorial

Hillcrest Primary School teacher, Miss Duff, said JJ had an 'infectious grin' and brought a spark to her day

Hillcrest Primary School teacher, Miss Duff, said JJ had an ‘infectious grin’ and brought a spark to her day

Devonport City Council is collecting countless tributes left outside the school to create a permanent memorial.

The coroner is investigating the circumstances around the accident and will receive reports from Tasmania Police and WorkSafe Tasmania.

The coroner is investigating the circumstances around the accident and will receive reports from Tasmania Police and WorkSafe Tasmania

The coroner is investigating the circumstances around the accident and will receive reports from Tasmania Police and WorkSafe Tasmania

Jye Sheehan and Zane Mellor, both 12, were farewelled last week, while 11-year-old Addison Stewart's funeral will take place on Friday

Jye Sheehan and Zane Mellor, both 12, were farewelled last week, while 11-year-old Addison Stewart’s funeral will take place on Friday

Chace Harrison, 11, became the sixth victim three days after the incident

Chace Harrison, 11, became the sixth victim three days after the incident

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