Mourners gathered to bear in mind the victims killed in the London Bridge terror attack at their funerals immediately.
A memorial service for Ms Jones was held in Stratford-Upon-Avon to have fun her life whereas Mr Merritt, 25, was remembered at a separate and personal service at Great St Mary’s in Cambridge.
Ms Jones’ mom Michelle Jones, her grandmother, and different relations attended the memorial.
They held a non-public funeral earlier within the day.
Reading the tribute, Rev Michael Price, deputy headteacher of Bloxham School the place she had studied, stated Ms Jones’ was a “life-shaper”, a lady of “courage” and “never forgotten”.
He stated: “If I’ve single narrative to inform, it’s of a younger girl who took time to know the skills and the strengths, the remainder of us might at all times see.
“A younger girl who by means of sheer dedication and laborious work put her abilities to good.
“And then used it on behalf of everyone else, that’s what she did. I watched it up close.”
He added: “It’s up to us to be sure that Saskia’a gentle burns on, brightly, on this world.
“I’m fairly positive she will likely be shining eternally within the subsequent.”
The buddies and household of Mr Merritt paid tribute to his “kindness” and “compassion”.
His tearful girlfriend Leanne O’Brien, who laid a hand on his casket as she walked to the entrance of the congregation of a whole lot, stated she and Mr Merritt had been “inseparable” and that he gave her “the very best two and a half years of my life”.
“He made me really feel it was doable to obtain something and every part,” she stated.
“I’ll miss your massive coronary heart and how cherished you made me really feel.
“Most of all I’ll miss a future that we had planned together.”
Amy Ludlow, who arrange the Learning Together prisoner rehabilitation programme on which Mr Merritt was a course co-ordinator, stated he was a “talented, vivacious and much cherished” member of its group.
She stated: “You had been the person who wore a politics of affection in your sleeve, who had extra ‘cool’ than we are going to ever know… and who embraced life’s many various and stunning riches, wholeheartedly, and at all times with buddies.
“We are heartbroken to lose you and we miss you a lot. We will take ahead your politics of affection, with renewed hope and braveness.”