Memorial service for mum who was murdered with her son

Lisa Clay and her son Joseph Chadwick.
Lisa Clay and her son Joseph Chadwick.

Family and friends of a woman who was murdered at her home with her six-year-old son will be able to pay their respects at a memorial service.

Former Sutterton woman Lisa Clay, 40, was killed at her bungalow in Bolton-Le-Sands near Preston last month, along with her boy Joseph.

Lisa and Joseph Clay

Lisa and Joseph Clay

Lisa’s funeral was held in Lancashire on Friday, May 3, but a service has now been arranged in Boston for her family in the area and friends and former colleagues to be able to pay their respects.

Lisa grew up in Sutterton and lived locally before moving to Morecambe about nine years ago.

She worked at Jessops china shop for about 15 years, employed in Boston and later Lincoln.

A family member told The Standard: “It will allow family and friends to join together and time will be given to those who would like to say a few words.”

They added: “Since people found out we have heard from quite a few people in Donington who went to school with her.”

The service will be held at the Centenary Methodist Church on Saturday, June 1, at 1.30pm.

The date would have been one day before Lisa’s 
41st birthday.

It’s understood that Lisa last visited the area at the end of last year. Her parents Marlene and Joseph also lived in Sutterton, moving to Kirton when Joe died about 20 years ago.

A Home Office post mortem examination revealed that Lisa and Joseph died as a result of stab wounds.

Paul Chadwick, 34, of Lowlands Road, Bolton-Le-Sands, is charged with their murder.

Mr Chadwick is said to have been Lisa’s partner and Joseph’s father.

He has appeared at Preston Crown Court for a preliminary hearing and has been remanded in custody until a trial, which is expected to take place in October.