Naggayi Angella’s children have penned moving tributes to their mum, with son John writing: “Mummy was a nice caring person who loved me so much”.

Tributes have been paid to a trainee Glasgow nurse and “devoted mummy” who passed away from coronavirus, leaving behind two children she had been raising alone.

Naggayi Angella, who was also known as Grace, died on Monday after being in a coma for two weeks.

The mother of two, from Uganda, lived with her children Annmarie Yiga, 12, and John Jeremiah Mugisha, aged eight, in the Parkhead area of the city with no other family members in the UK.

She worked part-time in community integrated care while studying mental health nursing at Edinburgh Napier University.

Her two children penned moving tributes to their mum, with daughter Annmarie writing: ““In life, we love you dearly, in death we love you still, in our hearts you hold a place no one will ever fill” and son John writing: “Mummy was a nice caring person who loved me so much”.

Glasgow-based charity Ubuntu Women’s Shelter confirmed news of her tragic passing on Monday, and have set up a fundraising page to help Grace’s children “fulfil their Mum’s last wish” to be buried in Uganda and to help provide them some future financial stability.

So far nearly £24,000 has been raised for Grace’s children since the fundraiser was set up two days ago by the charity.

A tribute to Grace on the fundraising page reads: “We, the friends and family of Naggayi Angella ‘Grace’, from across the world in Kampala, Glasgow, London, Ireland, Canada have set up this fundraising appeal on behalf of her two beloved children, Annmarie and John.

“We mourn the loss of our Amazing Grace, our soul sister and spiritual guide to COVID-19. Angella was a devoted mummy to her two loving children who now walk alone, their heads held high, strong in their faith and always guided by the bright light of her deep love.”

To contribute to the fundraiser for Grace, click HERE

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