MOURNERS of a young school girl who died suddenly have been asked to wear her favourite colours – green or orange – to her funeral.
Jessica Howarth, 12, was in her final year at Kirkburton Middle School when she tragically died on December 27 from pneumonia.
Students, many of whom have flooded social media with condolences for the popular Emley youngster (above), returned to school yesterday, the first school day since the tragedy.
They are being supported by the school.
Jessica, who had a twin-sister Josie, loved animals and boy band One Direction.
The youngster’s funeral will be held on Saturday at St Michael’s Church, Emley.
Mourners are requested to wear something green or orange as these were Jessica’s favourite colours.
The service will commence at 11.30am by Rev John Marsh.