A heartbroken mum cried herself to sleep after learning of the death of her son, only to wake up the news her second son had died.
Rosemary Davies’ world has been turned upside down over the tragic death of her sons Scott and Robert.
Robert Davies, who was affectionately known as Bobby, had come home to comfort his grief-stricken mum at her home in Wrexham after his younger brother Scott Bellis died.
Bobby and his mum stayed up talking into the early hours before Rosemary went upstairs to bed at around 5am.
However, she was woken to the sound of Bobby’s girlfriend Fallon’s horrified screams coming from downstairs, North Wales Live reports.
Bobby had blood coming from his mouth and despite the best efforts from paramedics and his stepdad Paul, he couldn’t be saved.
I found myself screaming in the street outside. I couldn’t believe I’d now lost my other boy.
Scott and Bobby were buried together after a joint funeral where their coffins were carried by heartbroken relatives, including their 18-year-old nephew Liam.
Mum-of-five Rosemary continued:
I don’t know how they did it, because after they carried one coffin down they had to go back up the aisle to carry the other one. It was heartbreaking.
She said how she ‘felt like jumping in the grave with them,’ but was forced to continue for Scott’s son, Leo, who is just six years old.
My heart is broken but he is going to fill it. I’m his legal guardian, but Scott absolutely adored him, as did his uncle Bobby.
Leo has lost both his daddy and a very close uncle. He loved him so much and would always take him to the park for a game of football.
Scott was feeling down the night before he died, and Rosemary recalls how she begged him to stay the night at her house. The 29-year-old wanted to go to rehab, according to his mum, but there wasn’t a place for him, so he went home to his flat in Wrexham.
The following day, May 29, she found out he was dead. It’s suspected the dad-of-one died of an overdose.
The night of Scott’s death turned out to be the eve of Robert’s death.
We talked until about 2am, then I went to bed. At 5am I was crying in my bed, trying not to wake anybody up as Bobby and Fallon were sleeping downstairs on the sofa bed.
But at 7.55am I heard Fallon screaming and I came downstairs to find thick blood had come out of Bobby’s mouth, and he was cold to the touch.
Rosemary said her son Scott struggled with alcohol, but she described him as ‘king and shy, adding that he and his brother were ‘little rogues together’.
I held their hands to do everything they needed to do, and most of the time they had me wrapped around their little fingers.
Scott lived around the corner would come and see me every day, and even though Bobby was settled with Fallon and was in a good place mentally, he still came round to see me for his Sunday lunch and every Thursday.
My other three, Michael, Dean and Donna, got on with their lives, but my apron strings had never really been cut from Scott and Bobby. We were inseparable.
In the wake of their sudden deaths, Rosemary is struggling to pay for her sons’ funeral, which cost in the region of £6,000. A JustGiving page has been set up to help support the family during this difficult time.
We just don’t have that kind of money, and we just don’t know how we are going to pay for it. It’s another worry on top of everything.
Inquests into the brothers’ deaths are yet to take place.
If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.
Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist who started her career by producing The Royal Rosemurgey newspaper in 2004, which kept her family up to date with the goings on of her sleepy north east village. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining Tyla (formerly Pretty 52) in 2017, and progressing onto UNILAD in 2019.