THE family of Jennifer Batty who died after being hit by a car at a busy Amblecote road junction just before Christmas have paid a heartfelt tribute to her as they confirmed details for her funeral.

Jennifer, who ran the Totally Uniform shop in Kingswinford and was a popular member of the Amblecote and Wordsley community, suffered multiple injuries in the December 18 collision which happened as she walked her beloved dog Rebel but despite the best efforts of emergency medics who rushed her to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital she passed away.

Dozen of floral tributes have been placed outside The Maverick pub near the scene of the tragedy over the past few weeks and now relatives have released a poignant tribute to her.

Her brother David Pugh said on behalf of the family: "Tragically Jenny was taken away from us in her prime, and at a time of her life when she had so much to look forward to.

"Jenny was the successful local business owner of Totally Uniform in Kingswinford, supporting schools and local organisations since 1995.

"She was a larger than life person who has the respect and friendship of most of the schools locally in Dudley, Stourbridge, Kingswinford and South Staffordshire.

"A former governor, and chair of governors, of her local school, the Brook School, Audnam, she loved being in the centre of her community.

"Jenny was a caring and supportive person who would do anything for anyone to help them in their distress and need.

"Having lived all her life in Amblecote and Wordsley, she was a huge personality to a fantastic community of friends and associates."

The family say they have been left devastated at losing Jennifer, who was 59 and about to retire to look after her mum, but they are determined to celebrate her "full, colourful and respected life" at her funeral which has been arranged for Wednesday February 3.

It will take place at Stourbridge Crematorium at 11am but due to Covid restrictions only invited guests will be able to attend.

A video link will, however, be available for others to watch the service online. Friends and family requiring a link are asked to contact the family directly.

The family have requested no further flowers or floral tributes as many have been laid in Amblecote and Kingswinford.

Instead a JustGiving page has been set up to collect donations for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) – a charity close to Jennifer’s heart. To make a donation online go to

Alternatively donations can be given to Jennifer’s family or husband Gavin.

Relatives have also asked friends and family wishing to pay tribute on the day to wear something yellow – Jennifer’s favourite colour.