The heartbroken fiancee of Craigavon murder victim Nathan Gibson has paid an emotional tribute to a “doting dad and protective partner”.
Joanna Black, who has a child with Mr Gibson, said love of her life was taken “when the three of us had so much to look forward to”.
“Nine and a half years of getting through all life’s hurdles together, planning 2020 to be our best year yet, looking forward to taking John to Legoland and organising a wedding,” Joanna posted on social media.
“We’d just made a piggy promise to have another baby at 30 if we hadn’t already by then.
“You were the most sweetest, gentlest, selfless and kind person I could have ever met with a heart of gold, the kindness and support shown to me the last few days by all the many people who’s lives you touched shows just what a wonderful person you were.
“We said it ourselves our hands were the exact same size and we matched perfectly, even looked alike because we were soul mates, first and only ever love.
“I know you would be so proud of me and I’m going to continue to make you proud everyday in every way, your legacy lives on in John and I know you are forever looking down on us.
“I Love you, forever perfecto, one and only forever the many times you tortured me with football talk and videos and you’ll never walk alone, now I know that John and I will never walk alone, forever in our hearts with us, the most loving, doting dad and protective partner. Broken and devastated doesn’t even describe.”
On Sunday detectives investigating Nathan’s death charged a 40-year-old man with murder.
He is expected to appear before Lisburn Magistrates Court this morning (Monday).
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