A HEARTBROKEN family have paid loving tribute to a “kind and funny” teenager found dead in her bed by her younger brother.
Bethany Davenport, 19, was found unresponsive by her nine-year-old brother Max at their home in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, last week.
Her mum Leanne and paramedics desperately made efforts to try to save her but, sadly, nothing could be done.
Bethany’s tragic death has left her family “absolutely devastated” and searching for answers.
Heartbroken mum Leanne has said she couldn’t make sense of losing her “kind and funny” daughter – known as Bet to friends and family.
She told the Shropshire Star: “The Tuesday night she was completely fine and her normal self.
“She was playing on the PlayStation with her uncle. She loved Disney so much and was colouring in her Disney colouring book.
“Her dad left for work at 4am and she was still awake. She said: ‘See you later Dad.’
“In the morning I asked her brother to check on her and I just heard him shouting: ‘Wake up!’
“My 16-year-old went in and she shouted: ‘Mum, she’s not breathing.’
“I went in there to shout at her because I thought she was messing around, but when I saw her, I knew she’d gone.”
Leanne added: “The paramedics worked on her for 45 minutes. They came out and said they were going to stop and did I want to go in and hold her hand when they did. She just looked like she was asleep.”
Bet leaves behind mum Leanne, dad Paul, siblings Max, nine, Isabelle, 11, Charlea-Ann, 16, Millie, 21, Georgia, 25 and Kelsey, 25, as well as boyfriend Matthew Marpole.
Leanne said: “She was with him nearly two years. He’s absolutely devastated. They were so in love and talked about marriage and babies when they are older.
“His family all loved her. I’m so grateful to him. I couldn’t have wished for a better person for her.”
And she told of Bet’s big heart and kind gestures to anyone who was in need.
Leanne continued: “She was so kind. If she saw an elderly person struggling she would be straight over to help them. I remember once there was a man in a wheelchair who dropped his shopping and his change. She just ran over and was picking it all up for him.
” Whenever we got a taxi she’d always say “have a nice day” to the driver. She would always say it to people. She always just wanted to make people feel a bit better.”
A cause of death was not able to be ascertained after an initial post mortem, so a further pathologist’s investigation will be carried out.
Leanne added: “She said she had some pain in her left leg but she hadn’t been ill. She was still doing her normal things.
“I can’t make sense of it. I just keep thinking she’s at her boyfriend’s.”
A fundraising page has been set up to give Bet the “best and brightest” funeral. To donate visit here.