A friend of a Mercy Baguma has paid a touching tribute to the "hardworking woman who tried her best, lived large and loud". 

Last weekend, well-wishers gathered in Elder Park in Glasgow to remember the life of the asylum seeker. 

Mercy was found dead in her Govan flat next to her baby son in August.

A funeral has taken place in her home town Bugiri in Eastern Uganda. 

One of the woman's friends, who prefers to stay anonymous, wrote a heartbreaking eulogy for Mercy. 

She wrote: "To those that knew her, Mercy (Mina) Bamuga was a beautiful soul, fun loving and loud. You immediately knew when she was around.

"A distinct voice and laugh that filled the room. Mercy would call out your name first, laugh then hug you. Always dressed up, our pretty sassy lady was always on point. Hospitality came easy to her, life of the party, her home was a gathering when opened to others.

"A heaven of endless laughter, entertainment and joy. She was not your ordinary girl."

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The woman, who found herself homeless, revealed Mercy had welcomed her into her home when she most needed help.

"With the little she had, I was welcomed into her home for 8 months," she added. 

"Mercy gave up her own bed for me and she took the sofa for the duration I lived with her. I will never forget this gesture.

"When no one could take me in, family, or institutions, this beautiful soul took a homeless girl in, she gave me refuge, food and a roof over my head. I could breathe for a while..."

The eulogy continues: "Mercy Bamuga, a life cut short too soon a life of potential yet to become all its was meant to be. A hardworking woman who tried her best, lived large and loud.

"Unapologetically beautiful , black and proudly Ugandan, miss Mina, a music loving dancer who made hearts happy with epic stories, you gave the best hugs and I will miss them on this side of Heaven.

"Yours will be a life remembered not forgotten. Your son will know who you were to us. Praying for comfort to his tiny heart and your family.

"Am praying for resolution to every system that failed you. Praying for recognition for all the hidden help you gave to others is acknowledged.”

Priti Patel has confirmed there will be an investigation carried out by the UK Government into the death. 

More than £25,000 has been raised Mercy's one-year-old son Adriel, you can donate HERE.