A funeral service was held today for TV presenter Michelle Watt, who would 'light up every room she was in'. 

The daughter of boxing legend Jim Watt died last month, aged 38.

Around 400 mourners filed in to St Mary's Church in Kirkintilloch to pay their respects. A white and silver coffin arrived on a white carriage pulled by two white horses. 

A lone piper played 'Amazing Grace' as the coffin was carried in before 'The Rose', by Westlife, was played. 

Grief stricken family members had to be helped down the aisle as they approached the alter where there were black and white framed photographs of Michelle. 

A sparkly pink bag was also placed at the front of the church, near the coffin. 

Among the mourners in the packed church was TV personality Michelle McManus, Jim Watt's co-commentator on Sky Sports, Ian Darke, and human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar. 

The order of service handed out at the church entrance, which was finished with a white ribbon affixed by a diamanté buckle, had a picture of a smiling Michelle on the front and the words: 'She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten. Fly high Michelle'.

On the back was a picture of Michelle with her husband, Paul, and five-year-old daughter, Jaymi.

Mourners were also handed an embossed card with a picture of Michelle and a passage she wrote about life, complete with emoticons, which was read out during the service by church minister, reverend Mark Johnstone. 

'Life your life like a movie; write it; perform it; carefully select your fellow cast members; make edits when required; and don't forget to stop for a break along the way and take time to watch and appreciate it,' she wrote.

The TV presenter was best known for presenting 60 Minute Makeover and also fronted the National Lottery Daily Play and the Live New Year Show.

Delivering the eulogy, Reverend Johnstone said the former Lenzie Academy pupil, who moved to Kirkintilloch with her family when she was three-years-old, always loved to perform.

He said: 'You could see her relishing opportunities to shine, to sparkle and to light up the very room she was in. Even at a young age her talent was clearly apparent.'

Reverend Johnstone said Michelle discovered a talent and passion for interior design and went on to achieve a degree in the subject before amassing more than 2000 hours of live television during her career on the small screen. 

He told the congregation Michelle was also a 'wonderful mother' and spoke of 'soulmate' Paul's marriage proposal at the top of the Eiffel Tower. 

He closed the tribute by saying Michelle would 'light up a room and sparkle'. 

The reverend added: 'Her energy lifted others. May we now lift her memory, finding comfort in our mind's eye. For we are sad that she is gone but grateful that, even for a time, she lived among us.' 

After the service Michelle's family gathered at the Auld Aisle Cemetery where she was laid to rest. 

In a message to mourners in the order of service, Michelle's family said: 'All our family would like to thank each and every one of you for the incredible support and love you have shown us all at this horrendously sad time'. 

She was found dead at the Stirlingshire home she shared with husband Paul Kerr, 43, and daughter Jaymi, 5, on Wednesday June 24.

Jim Watt - whose son died in a car crash 20 years ago - revealed recently that constant pain following a spinal operation plunged his daughter into a depression and drove her to take her own life.

He said his daughter had been unable to eat or sleep properly after having a lumbar puncture last year.

The operation is believed to have resulted in a cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leak, a chronic condition that leaves sufferers in agony with loss of sight, hearing and numbness.

The fluid surrounds the brain so that it "floats" inside the skull. A CSF leak causes the brain to sink.

He said: "She was in constant pain and wasn't sleeping. It knocked the stuffing out of her.

"Her appetite went and the weight was falling off her. She had no enthusiasm - she didn't want to see anyone or go anywhere. The spark just went. She just ceased to be Michelle."

Watt said the problems "compounded into a deep depression", with his daughter not contacting friends and shutting "the whole world out".

He added: "Michelle at her best - everybody loved her. We'll love her for the rest of our lives. We're all totally devastated by this."

Watt became world champion in boxing's lightweight division in 1979 and has since worked as a commentator, currently with Sky Sports.

In October 1995, the youngest of his three children died in a car crash aged 17.

Speaking in 2010 about the death of Jim junior, he said: "It was a horrendous time, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. It was just terrible and tragic."