Family raises money for Welwyn Garden City mum's funeral
PUBLISHED: 13:38 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:51 14 September 2017
Family and friends of a Welwyn Garden City mum are raising money for her funeral following the 30-year-old's unexpected death.
Kellie Sutton, 30, of Pollards Close, died on Saturday, August 26, leaving behind her three children aged 14, 11, and four.
Kellie’s mum Pamela Joy Taylor has started a Go Fund Me page to raise funds to cover funeral costs and to get her daughter a headstone.
Generous donations have so far topped £1,500, not far off the family’s target of £2,000.
On Wednesday, August 23, Kellie stopped breathing and was rushed to Lister Hospital, in Stevenage, by land ambulance.
Kellie spent three days in the critical care ward but sadly passed away.
Close friend Leeann Doherty, 30, of WGC, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “As well as covering funeral costs we would like to use the money to get Kellie a pink coffin.
“She was obsessed with pink and always wore it just like a real life Barbie.”
Any extra money raised will be going in trust funds for her three young children.
Leeann, Kellie and Alexia Spathas, 30, met in their first year of secondary school at Sir Frederic Osborn.
Leeann added: “We were typical teenagers.
“I don’t know how our parents coped.
“We were always having a laugh.
“Kellie was truly the life and soul of the party, she was nuts.
“She was so caring and if you ever needed anything you knew you could always go to Kellie.
“If you had nowhere to stay, needed dinner or anything she’d be there.”
Alexia said: “I have so many good memories with Kellie.
“It would be impossible to talk about them all.
“Kellie was so kind hearted, fun loving, extremely funny, and a bit scatty.
“That’s what made me love her.
“I will miss her dearly.
“My life will definitely never be the same without her in it.”
The family have been told an inquest will take place in due course.
If you would like to donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/kelly-sutton-funeral-and-head-stone