Funeral of Original Cottage founder

Tributes have been paid following the death of one of the founders of The Original Cottage Company based in Reepham.

Richard and Lesley Ellis, who in 1992 established what is now The Original Cottage Company.

Lesley Anne Ellis (nee Smith) passed away on 20 June 2019, peacefully at home surrounded by family, after a short but brave fight.
Beloved wife and best friend of Richard, adored mother of Will and Hannah. Cherished daughter of Peter and Joyce, much loved sister of Janette, Richard and Judith, and sister-in-law to Richard, Dawn and Tina. Loving Auntie to Laura, Jacob and Thomas. Treasured “Lolly” to James, Mel, Ben, Lucy, Tom, Sara, Oskar, Amy and Ralf.
Lesley will be sorely missed by all who knew her, not least all at The Original Cottage Company, which she co-founded with Richard.
Her funeral will be held at St Mary’s Reepham at 3 pm on Wednesday 3 July, followed by a private burial at Brinton. Anyone who wants to attend the funeral will be most welcome.
Family flowers only please, but donations if desired to Pancreatic Cancer UK, c/o Holt Funeralcare.