Nell Jones was the daughter of Jayne and Ernie Jones and sister of Sam, Joe and William.She was 14 years old at the time of her death on 22nd May 2017.
Nell was gifted in very many ways. She excelled in English and maths and was placed on the “gifted and talented register”. She was described as a “sheer delight” to teach and a “fabulous role model for others to look up to”.
Alongside her academic ability, Nell had a passion for drama. She shone on stage and loved entertaining others.“bright, bubbly, vibrant personality” and she put her heart and soul into every performance she gave. She stood out as a star right from the start.She had a
A number of Nell’s friends told of the fun times they had shared: shopping, trips to the park, trying to ice‑skate, birthday meals out; every story filled with joy and happy memories for them.“wicked sense of humour”. Her best friend said, “If I searched the world over I would never find a friend as loyal, caring, funny or as full of life as Nell was. She was one in a million and she will live in my heart forever.” Nell’s parents are right to be very proud of her.Nell was described as the fun one in the friendship group, with a
Events of 22nd May 2017
Nell was not a huge Ariana Grande fan, but was so excited to be going to the concert that night with a friend.Her mother Jayne had given her some money to spend at the merchandise stalls and told her to have a lovely time. Nell’s friend recalls how much they enjoyed the concert and that they were singing and dancing from the very first song. They left after the final song and entered the City Room at 22:30:43.