THE partner of a murdered dad today paid tribute to her “soul mate”.
Lee Willingham, of Tranmere, was stabbed to death in Park Road, Tranmere, on January 14.
His partner, Sharon Gardner, said she will miss him immensely.
She said: “Lee was one of the most loving and caring people I will ever know, my soul mate.
“His two sons will miss their daddy. He was their hero in life, their guide.
“After 16 years of life with Lee, I cannot imagine it without him. A huge part of his family and friends was taken away too soon.”
Mark Collins, 35, of Park Road, Tranmere, was charged with Mr Willingham’s murder.
He will appear at Liverpool crown court on February 4.