Her children, John Jeremiah Mugisha, aged eight, and daughter Annmarie Yiga, aged 12, spoke of their sorrow and admiration for their mother on a fundraising page set up on Tuesday. Almost £8,000 had been raised by Tuesday evening.
“In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still, in our hearts you hold a place no one will ever fill,” said Annmarie. “I love everything about her and miss everything about her. I love how she always took time to squeeze in her faith, no matter how tired she was.”
Her son mourned the passing of a mother “who loved me so much”.
Ubuntu Women Shelter in Glasgow, which launched the fundraising page, described Ms Naggayi, who had a social sciences degree from a university in Uganda, as “a devoted mummy to her two loving children who now walk alone, their heads held high, strong in their faith and always guided by the bright light of her deep love”.
She had no family in the UK but had made “a trail of memorable friends among children, young people and adults, touching lives and making true friends wherever she went”. Her only wish, before slipping into a coma, “was for her children to be happy and successful”.
Professor Austyn Snowden, her personal development tutor at Edinburgh Napier, paid his own tribute, saying: “Angella was diligent, hardworking and tried her best at all times. I found her to be polite and self-deprecating but with a great sense of humour and, while clearly juggling many different priorities, she really wanted to be a nurse. We will miss her.”
Ms Naggayi’s death is emblematic of a bleak milestone passed. All too tragically, it won’t be the last.