East Ham pupils say sad farewell to legendary lollipop lady

Pupils in East Ham lined the streets to say goodbye to their much-loved lollipop lady who devoted her life to looking after children.

Mavis Meyers, 68, was a lollipop lady for 41 years and lived in Streatfield Avenue in East Ham before she lost her battle with cancer.

She lived in Newham her whole life and she left three children, four grandchildren and her husband Frank.

Mavis’ granddaughter Danielle Hothi said she loved being around children and she was extremely dedicated to the pupils of Altmore Infant School in East Ham who lined the streets to watch the funeral procession to show how much she would be missed.

Danielle, 23, said: “She went into the school and listened to the children read, she went on the school trips - the school were even voting for her to be Lollipop Lady of the Year. I had no idea until I went on to the website and saw it.

“She loved being around children and she was working right up until the day she died.”

Danielle described her grandmother as “bubbly” and “hardworking.”

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Mavis had previously worked as a lollipop lady at St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in East Ham.