TRIBUTES have poured in for a Wantage mum with a ‘heart of gold’.

Pamela ‘Pammy’ Hall, who lived in Springfield Road, has been hailed as ‘a lovely, caring lady’ who could make anyone laugh.

The 50-year-old died on the morning of July 6, 2018, but an inquest into her death only concluded last month.

Daughter Porsche Hall said: “My mum wasn’t just my mum. She was my best friend.

“I could talk to her about anything. I love her so much, she’ll be in my heart, and my thoughts until we meet again.”

Close friend Cassie Hands recalled: "Pammy was a lovely, caring lady. More like an aunt than a friend to most, more like a mum to me, she would always listen and help with anyone who had a problem, such a shame some people would use her kindheartedness to their advantage.

Hannah Melanie, another friend, said: "I’ll always remember her smile and ability to make you laugh. She’s left a hole in the hearts of those closest to her and I know she will be deeply missed."

Last month,Oxford Coroner's Court heard how her son Jamie Hall, who was also her full time carer, performed CPR on his mum before ambulance crews arrived to help the unsuccessful attempts to revive her.

Coroner Darren Salter said: “The verdict should simply be ‘drug related death’ - that is the appropriate conclusion for a case of this type."

Adding that he was unable to give a precise time of death, he explained: “She was very cold when she was found by paramedics, which would indicate that she had been dead for at least an hour (after) she was discovered at 3pm."

Various other friends have also paid tribute to Pammy's love of life and cheerful nature.

One, Steve Stratford, said: "Pammy was always smiling, always one to help anyone she could - heart of gold."

Naomi Johnstone saw Pammy, who was unemployed and well known in the community when she died, as 'like an Auntie to me', who was 'always there whenever I needed her'.

Ashlie Steptoe added: "Pammy was one you could always have a laugh with.

"Even with the problems she faced, she was always happy."

A wake was held in September of last year.