Robert Prescott's funeral St Aidan's Parish Church in Coulsdon attended by more than 200 mourners at
More than 200 mourners came together to pay a last farewell to a "one a million guy" killed in a car crash.
Family, friends and colleagues paid emotional tributes to 38-year-old Robert Prescott, of Birchfield Close, Coulsdon, at his funeral in St Aidan's Parish Church in Portnalls Road on Thursday.
Mr Prescott died when he was struck by a car after stepping off a bus in Coulsdon Road on October 8.
Father Josef Doetsch, priest at the church, where Mr Prescott volunteered, led the tributes to the railway enthusiast and Liverpool football fan "with a heart full of gold".
Father Doetsch said: "Robert would meet everyone when they came into church. Somehow it seems strange that he is not here.
"When I last saw him he shook my hand and said, 'See you on Sunday, Father.' It was not to be."
Robert's father, John Prescott, 65, made a tearful dedication to his son.
He said: "This is something no parent should ever have to do. He was the perfect son; my best mate.
Robert is now in heaven with his grandparents. He is in peace.
"Robert, I miss you and I will always love you."
The funeral was held at St Aidan's Parish Church, where Robert volunteered
Ian Mackinson, partner of Robert's mum Rita Short, read out a tribute on her behalf.
It remembered his "childlike innocence", finishing: "Rest in peace sweet Robert, my angel."
A former colleague at Marks and Spencer received applause from the hundreds of mourners after standing to deliver a touching tribute to Robert, a popular shop assistant at the North End store.
He said: "Robert had a massive heart. He was a guy with a heart full of gold, a true character who would stop to speak to everyone.
"I will never forget the last time I saw him. As you know, he was a big Liverpool supporter and the week before they beat my team, Crystal Palace. He was giving me a bit of stick for that. He was always joking, a really good laugh.
"We will always have a place for Robert in our hearts."
Robert's uncle, Peter, added: "To me he was an icon, a person you could never fault. Always caring, always loving. He was a one in a million guy."
Robert's body was taken from St Aidan's by hearse before being buried at Bandon Hill Cemetery in Wallington.
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