Incredible turn out as community say goodbye to Isilda Lang

Isilda Lang 2002 by Richard Hanson

The funeral for the well-loved local resident Isilda Lang was held on Monday 21st March. Friends, family and the community came together to say goodbye as people lined the streets holding flowers for a daffodil farewell as she left her home for one last time. Her funeral then took place at Grenoside Crematorium, led by Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal.

Graham Jones said:

“It was extremely well attended and moving with lovely and brave contributions from Jamie, Jamito and Steven [her sons]. As expected, tears but laughter too. Inderjit Bhogal, who has lived round here for ages, conducted the service as requested by Isilda. A lot of old friends came back to Sheffield. I was so proud of our friends and of our community today. It was a fitting tribute to a wonderful person.”

As well as turning out to line the streets, many paid their respects on social media.

Jenni Smithson on Twitter said:

“Sad and special day today saying goodbye to Isilda Lang, local legend and abuelita (grandma) of Pitsmoor. A source of inspiration and hope for love, warmth and community.”

Kat Cowen said:

“Incredible turn out to say goodbye to a true pillar of the Pitsmoor community: Isilda Del Carmen Lang. Isilda cared for the children & parents of Pitsmoor, including my mum & I, and we will be forever grateful.”

BBC Look North filmed the Scott Road tribute and shared the video online: