A DEFIANT mother is determined to commemorate Christmas for her late son despite thieves stealing lights from his grave.
Myra Grant, of Furzton, put them at her son Sheridan Weaver’s headstone around three weeks ago and shortly after, when she went to visit him in Bletchley’s Selbourne Avenue cemetery, she noticed the solar powered lights had gone.
She said: “I pulled up outside the cemetery on the week we had the heavy rain. I couldn’t get out of the car because it was raining so heavily and there was mud everywhere.
“I looked over and couldn’t see the lights and I remember thinking it was strange.”
Myra has questioned what is going through the minds of these people this close to the festive period. She said: “How can anyone enjoy Christmas knowing they have done this? I wanted to put them on for him in the first place but I can’t afford to keep putting them back on if they keep getting stolen.
“The people who did this clearly have no conscience and I hope they feel ashamed, especially at this time of year. We hope they get a feeling of guilt and take them back.”
Myra looked after Sheridan for six years after he fell ill with emphysema.
He died in September of last year and the family, including his sister Michelle and brother Jason, has just marked the one year anniversary of his death.
However, brave Myra, who visits the site regularly, has vowed that she will continue to put decorations on his grave as a mark of respect for him.
She said: “I have things to go on there and I won’t let the thieves stop me from doing it.
“I have to do it for my own happiness and for him. Until I know they are safe I will replace them with cheaper ones but eventually I will restore it properly.”