'He loved life': Distraught sister of Henry Meacock, 19, who fell to death in Mexico remembers him as 'playful'
WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY: A distraught sister of an Ohio State University student who died in Mexico over spring break described him as "raw, playful, genuine." Ellie Meacock, Henry Meacock's sister, told a crowded church in their Westfield, New Jersey hometown early on Saturday, March 25 that the 19-year-old "made the most of every day, whether that included golfing, playing soccer, family game nights, or hanging out with his friends."
According to the Jalisco state attorney general and medical examiner, Meacock from Ohio State University died at the Melia Hotel in Puerto Vallarta on March 15 while attempting to leap from one balcony to another to assist a girl who had lost either her phone or ID.
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What did Henry Meacock's sister say?
"His presence was something to celebrate," Ellie Meacock said, adding, "I adored every single moment I spent with him." Mourners, mostly young people, began to show up at 7.30 am to Henry's funeral. Some people hugged before the service started at Saint Helen Roman Catholic Church, as reported by New York Post.
'Henry, I will love you forever'
The heartbroken Ellie paid tribute to her brother as her parents Colleen and Will Meacock watched. "Whenever he was in a room I found myself wanting to hanging out with him," Ellie stated. "I wanted nothing more than to make him laugh. That is truly the best sound in the world. Although he was my younger brother, I looked up to him."
She went on and said, "He never argued and he always listen even when we thought he wasn’t. He knew exactly who he was and he loved himself for it." "My most treasured moments in this life has been with Henry," Ellie continued. "He loved life and he loved everyone in his life, specifically the love he had for our parents — raw, playful and genuine. We were blessed to have our parents and our close relationship. Henry, I will love you forever." Henry was laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery & Arboretum in a procession led by police officials. His parents gave his coffin a final farewell touch at the cemetery.
The obituary stated that Meacock was also a golf caddy, a former soccer player, and a devoted supporter of Queens Park Rangers Football Club in West London. His death was reported shortly after his senior, Liza Burke, tragically died from a brain hemorrhage while traveling to Mexico for Spring Break.