Double tragedy as mum's two sons die within 24 hours of each other

A mother who went to bed mourning the death of her son was woken the next morning to screams after another son died.

Rosemary Davies was left devastated after her son Scott Bellis, 29, died of a suspected overdose, although an inquest is yet to take place to determine the cause of death.

Her other son Robert Jones, 36, rushed to his mother’s house to console her after hearing the news and the pair stayed up talking into the early hours of the morning.

Mrs Davies went upstairs and finally fell asleep but was woken by the sound of screams coming from Robert’s girlfriend Fallon, at her home in Bradley, Wrexham.

The mother ran downstairs and to her horror found Robert with blood coming from his mouth and was cold to touch.

Despite his stepdad Paul and paramedics’ attempts to save Robert, known as Bobby, they couldn’t revive him.

Mrs Davies said: ‘I found myself screaming in the street outside. I couldn’t believe I’d now lost my other boy.’

A funeral, held for Scott and Bobby at Holy Trinity Church in Wrexham, saw their two coffins carried into the church by grief-stricken family members, including Mrs Davies’ 18-year-old grandson Liam.

‘I don’t know how they did it, because after they carried one coffin down they had to go back up the aisle to carry the other one. It was heartbreaking,’ she added.

The mum-of-five, in her 60s, said she noticed Scott was down the night before his death in May and begged him to come and stay with her.

Scott, who had struggled with alcohol addiction, had previously wanted to go into rehab but there had not been a place for him, added the mother.

That night he instead went home to his flat round the corner but the following day Mrs Davies found out he had died.

She added: ‘The night of Scott’s death turned out to be the eve of Robert’s death.

‘We talked until about 2am, then I went to bed. At 5am I was crying in my bed, trying not to wake anybody up as Bobby and Fallon were sleeping downstairs on the sofa bed.

‘But at 7.55am I heard Fallon screaming and I came downstairs to find thick blood had come out of Bobby’s mouth, and he was cold to the touch.’

The mother described Scott as ‘kind and shy’, adding that he and Bobby had been ‘little rogues together’.

She added: ‘I held their hands to do everything they needed to do and most of the time they had me wrapped around their little fingers.

‘Scott lived around the corner and would come and see me every day, and even though Bobby was settled with Fallon and was in a good place mentally, he still came round to see me for his Sunday lunch and every Thursday.

‘My other three, Michael, Dean and Donna, got on with their lives, but my apron strings had never really been cut from Scott and Bobby. We were inseparable.’

On the day of her sons’ funeral, Mrs Davies said she ‘felt like jumping into the grave with them’, but had to carry on for Scott’s son, six-year-old Leo.

‘My heart is broken but he is going to fill it.

‘I’m his legal guardian, but Scott absolutely adored him, as did his uncle Bobby. Leo has lost both his daddy and a very close uncle.

‘He loved him so much and would always take him to the park for a game of football.’

She says she now has the added worry of how to pay for her sons’ funeral, which has cost around £6,000.

‘We just don’t have that kind of money, and we just don’t know how we are going to pay for it. It’s another worry on top of everything,’ she said.

A fundraising night at the Gwersyllt Working Men’s Club is to be held on July 20 at 7.30pm and a Just Giving page has also been launched.

An inquest into her sons’ deaths is yet to take place.

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