Family pay tribute to “joyful, kind-hearted and affectionate daughter”

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Tue 19th March 2024

The family of a woman who died after an incident in a Derbyshire village recently have paid tribute to the 21-year-old.
Christine Everett-Hickson passed away last month following an incident in Riddings.
A spokesman for Derbyshire Constabulary said on Friday (March 15): “The family of Christine Everett-Hickson have paid tribute to her following her death after an incident in Riddings on Saturday, February 18.
“At the scene Christine was found with life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. In the early hours of Friday, February 23, the 21-year-old died.”
The spokesman continued: “Christine’s family have issued the following tribute:
“Christine was a joyful, kind-hearted and affectionate daughter. She was one of four beloved sisters, who describe her as having one of life’s purest hearts. Her charming nature always sought out the best in everyone and everything.
“Her bubbly though occasionally shy personality highlighted her passion for animals, creativity, music and art.
“She had the most infectious smile and a laugh that could brighten up even the darkest of days.
“Losing her will forever leave a void in our family that will never be filled as she really was one of life’s true blessings and she will be missed beyond words.”
The Derbyshire Police spokesman further stated: “Kain Tailby, of Greenhill Lane, Riddings, was charged with murder and today (Friday 15 March) appeared via video link at Derby Crown Court and pleaded not guilty. He has been remanded in prison custody and will stand trial on July 29.”

Pictured is the late Christine Everett-Hickson. Photo issued by Derbyshire Constabulary.