'Little angels' died with mum by their sides

Noel Lister, 9, and Zac Lister, 13, died in a traffic crash on the Warrego Highway last night. They were travelling with their mother Christina Walker.
Noel Lister, 9, and Zac Lister, 13, died in a traffic crash on the Warrego Highway last night. They were travelling with their mother Christina Walker.

TWO "little angels" and a loving, generous mother are the latest victims of the region's growing and tragic school holiday road toll.

Christina Walker, 38, and her two sons Zac Lister, 13, and Noel Lister, 9, died when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck on the Warrego Hwy at Glenore Grove last night.

The boys' father, Oakey's Peter Lister, said the crash had robbed the community of a perfect mother and two boys with bright futures.

"They were great lads - they'd give me a hand to do anything."

Mr Lister said Zac had the makings of an "A-grade mechanic" and Noel was thinking about joining the army when he finished school.

In their hometown of Oakey, Zac played for the local cricket club and Noel was about to join Oakey's soccer team.

He described Ms Walker as a mother who would do anything for her sons.

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"I couldn't fault her - she was a great mother who always put her kids first," he said.

"I'm still trying to get my head around it all."

Oakey's Lorna Honnery often cared for the two boys and had forged a strong friendship with Ms Walker, who grew up around Toowoomba.

She thought of Zac, who was born in Kingaroy, and Noel, born in Toowoomba, as her own.

She was so close to Ms Walker they considered each other family.

"We were so close we were starting to call each other sisters," Ms Honnery said.

"I'm in so much shock today.

"Christina was so good to me, we got on so awesome - we had so many good times.

"Her boys meant the world to her.

"This is just so sad."

Ms Honnery said Ms Walker and her sons had recently spent time in the Lockyer Valley caring for Ms Walker's mother.

"That's the kind of person she was - very caring and generous."

The family was most recently living in Oakey.

On Wednesday night they were on their way to Logan when the tragic crash took place.

Tragically, the impact was so severe - and the inferno so intense - that they did not stand a chance at survival.

Ms Honnery, battling through the shock of the incident, said Zac and Noel were like brothers to her six children.
"We were one big family."

She said the boys loved to play Xbox games and were always on their iPads.


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