Funeral services held for construction worker killed in accident
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Carolyn Lovett spoke publicly for the first time about her 26-year-old son Mark Lovett, "No matter what I needed, he was there and I was there for him."
The grieving mother said a final goodbye to her youngest son at Palm Mortuary Saturday.
She added, "He was my pride and joy. He was my movie buddy. He was the person who shared fancy dinners together. He was the person who went out and had fun."
Mark was a welding inspector, who fell to his death Tuesday at a Summerlin construction site. His older brother Mike said, "He was such a careful person. The fact that he passed so tragically on something that should have been a normal day at the job, it hurts."
Emotions were raw as the Lovetts greeted friends with tears and hugs. They shared stories and memories of a young man taken too soon.
Mark was described as an adventure seeker, who was nicknamed Robin Hood for his awesome archery skills.
The service was an opportunity for loved ones to celebrate Mark's life, but there are many who are angry over his senseless death. A longtime family friend, Tom Rios, said Mark's death, "Upsets the heck out of me. This is somebody's fault. This was carelessness and it cost him his life."
An investigation is currently underway, but answers could take months.
For now, his mother is grateful for everyone's support, and that last hug she got from her son.
"If you've got a child, you hug them and tell them how much you love them because you may never see them again," said Carolyn.
The family said they will spread Mark's ashes over the Pacific Ocean because he loved the water so much.
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