Tribute To Mother Who Died On The Alcester Road

The family of a Billesley mother-of-four who died on the A435 Alcester Road in Hollywood have spoken of their devastation and today paid tribute to her, describing her as a loving and outgoing character.

wmp__1387816164_DE_231213_Ceri_picCeri Williams, aged 35 from Billesley, died when she was in collision with a car while walking along the Alcester Road at about 7pm on Tuesday, 17 December. She was on foot at the time on the northbound stretch of carriageway between the M42 and the Becketts Farm Island. She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Ceri, who was single, was the mother of three daughters and a son, all aged between 9 and 12.

In a statement released on behalf of the family her mother Beverley Williams said Ceri had been brought up in the Billesley area and educated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School in Yardley Wood and then at Swanshurst School in Billesley.

Ceri enjoyed being around friends and family and watching soaps on television.

The statement said: “We are all devastated by Ceri’s death and we can’t believe this has happened.

“She was a loving and outgoing person and would do everything she could for her family. We are going to try to keep things as normal as we can and celebrate Christmas for the sake of her kids because that’s what Ceri would have liked.”

“Ceri had been shopping with friends and family at Becketts Farm earlier on the day she died and we believe she was trying to walk across the carriageway to a fuel station when it happened. We would ask anyone who noticed her there or saw what happened to help the police investigation by contacting them.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call officers at the Operation Patrol Unit at Rubery Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the incident reference 596-S-171213.