Portrait of Lillian Mudzivare

Lillian Mudzivare

Lillian Mudzivare was 41 when she died in mid-May 2020 after a long battle with COVID-19. She lived in Birmingham with her husband Moses and their daughters, and had been a nurse at the Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for two and a half years.

In a statement, her family said: “Lillian was such a beautiful mother, wife and friend – she was always there for others. She loved her children, her family and friends dearly and was a very proud nurse always caring for those who needed her help.

“We are all devastated to lose such a wonderful person; she will always be in our thoughts.”

Lillian Mudzivare was also an important part of Forward Thinking Birmingham, and is said to have had a bubbly, vibrant and bright approach and have touched the lives of everyone who knew her.

Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive, is reported to have paid tribute to her commitment to mental health and young people: “Lillian was a much loved member of our Forward Thinking Birmingham team. Her commitment to the mental health and well-being of young people always shone through and she was working hard towards becoming an advanced practitioner where she knew she would be able to make even more of a difference. Lillian, thank you for everything you did for the young people of Birmingham, our thoughts are with your husband and beautiful children now and always.”

Elaine Kirwan, Deputy Chief Nurse for Mental Health Services, said: “We are so sad at Lillian’s passing – she was a much loved member of the team.

Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones.

We will remember Lillian Mudzivare.

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