A four-parent family’s matriarch was discovered dead close to her three-year-old daughter.
After Nicole Barnes, 29, neglected to pick up her elder children from school, she was found at her Bootle house.
When her boyfriend Craig Sharnock, 36, was called by instructors to explain why she wasn’t at home, they discovered her dead on a sofa.
Delilah, her three-year-old daughter, was OK but now she and her siblings Tom, five, Nieve, 10, and Scott must deal with life without their mother.
While waiting for the paramedics, Ms. Barnes’ friend Gemma attempted CPR but was unsuccessful.
A post mortem is pending in order to determine the mother’s cause of death and explain the untimely tragedy.
Mr. Sharnock, who was training to be a carpet fitter, was laid off a few weeks ago.
He is now a single father to his children, one of whom is autistic, and he is unsure if he will be able to work again.
Kim Jowett, a relative of Ms. Barne, has created a fundraising website in an effort to assist him in providing for both himself and the kids.
She reportedly said: “She was simply waiting around to go back and pick her children up after picking Delilah up from childcare at 11.30am.
She recently died while lying on the sofa. She was a very beautiful young lady. She was flawless from head to toe.
She was a very wonderful mother who handled everything with great elegance. She was a far better mother than I could ever be.
She had several difficulties enrolling her five-year-old son in services and school due to his autism, but she persisted.
She battled tooth and nail until he had all he could possibly need.
According to the Liverpool Echo, her family is awaiting the findings of the autopsy to learn the cause of her death.
She was described as “fit, healthy, and never had any problems.”
Nicole, a stay-at-home mother, has a GoFundMe campaign, which has attracted more than $10,000.