A.W. Lymn Derby

155 reviews

A.W. Lymn is a family-run funeral director firm serving bereaved families from Derby City Centre and all across the South Derbyshire area.

Latest Verified Reviews

Kyla Hough 24th May 2024

They handled my mums funeral with such dignity and respect nothing was to much trouble could thank them enough thankyou 

Carmen Bloomfield 6th May 2024

This is the first time we have experienced the loss of a loved one so close to us and being involved with planning a funeral. Kevin took care of everything and involved us all the way. Giving us information and any actions that we needed to do. The kindness and compassion we received was exceptional. Kevin handed over to Neil who we met on the day of the funeral. He introduced himself and lead us to the car. We felt like VIPS in the Rolls Royce. He treated us with dignity and respect.Showing his respect to my Dad on his final journey. I saw Neil walk with my Mum holding her arm to reassure and support. That was nice to see.We couldnt have asked for a better service and we thank you both.

Jamie Whelan 5th May 2024

The most lovely people from start to finish.they helped in every way they could. I will not use any other funeral service now they really do care and take there time with everything they do.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Derwent House, Becket Street
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 1HT

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 01332 348800

About Us

A.W. Lymn's Derby office was originally opened by funeral director David Meek in 1986 and the premises are located in the City Centre, at Derwent House, on Becket Street.

The office features garaging for a new fleet of Rolls Royce Phantom cars and also displays a hearse from the 1890’s. Derwent House includes a reception, off-street parking, a family room, a visitation room, cold room facilities and washing facilities for Asian and African / Caribbean funeral rites.

Kevin Hall, the senior funeral director who manages the surrounding area, has been with A W Lymn since 2003 and is aided at the branch by funeral director Neil Reeves and funeral arranger Greg Martin.

The office opening hours are 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday, and 9 am to 12.30 pm on Saturday. You can call anytime of the day, seven days a week to schedule an appointment outside of these hours if you would prefer.

This branch covers Derby city centre and its surrounding areas including Allestree, Alvaston, Belper, Breadsall, Chaddesden, Darley Abbey, Duffield, Littleover, Mackworth, Markeaton, Osmaston, Pride Park, Sinfin, Spondon and beyond.

Nigel Lymn Rose along with his son Matthew and his sister Jackie own and manage A W Lymn The Family Funeral Service.

Latest Obituaries

Elaine   Smith

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Kyla Hough 24th May 2024

    They handled my mums funeral with such dignity and respect nothing was to much trouble could thank them enough thankyou 

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    It was a pleasure to work with your family to make a fitting tribute to your much loved mum. Thank you, Greg.
  • 5 Carmen Bloomfield 6th May 2024

    This is the first time we have experienced the loss of a loved one so close to us and being involved with planning a funeral. Kevin took care of everything and involved us all the way. Giving us information and any actions that we needed to do. The kindness and compassion we received was exceptional. Kevin handed over to Neil who we met on the day of the funeral. He introduced himself and lead us to the car. We felt like VIPS in the Rolls Royce. He treated us with dignity and respect.Showing his respect to my Dad on his final journey. I saw Neil walk with my Mum holding her arm to reassure and support. That was nice to see.We couldnt have asked for a better service and we thank you both.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    It was my pleasure to take over from Kevin as he was going on annual leave. I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed the service that I gave and it’s the little things that stand out the most. Thank you, Neil.
  • 5 Jamie Whelan 5th May 2024

    The most lovely people from start to finish.they helped in every way they could. I will not use any other funeral service now they really do care and take there time with everything they do.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Thank you for your lovely words, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you all to look after Bridget. Knowing that she had the funeral she wanted was such a privilege. Greg
  • 5 Colin Clayton 28th Apr 2024

    Right from the start this was an event I was uncomfortable in taking part in. However, Neil and his team were friendly, understanding and so compassionate that I soon soon relaxed, listened to what was being explained and my anxiety disappeared.
    We (the family) are so happy how the funeral was organised and so smoothly carried out. Nothing seemed to faze this team; they are the ultimate professionals and a credit to Lymns. Neil, Kevin and Greg are the men we met and each and every one was courteous, helpful and kind. Thank you for your skills and empathy. My wife, who was so special in so many ways, was well served in her death. Thank you, Colin.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    It was my pleasure to look after you and your family through this difficult time. I'm so pleased we lived up to your expectations and that you felt at ease with us. Thank you, Neil.
  • 5 Alan Fearn 19th Apr 2024

    Thank you for your care and professionalism 

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    You are most welcome, it was a pleasure to work with you to put Kath to rest and give her the send-off she deserved. Greg.
  • 5 Sue Bland 14th Apr 2024

    Can't thank the team enough, not just for all the funeral arrangements run smoothly but for all the understanding and compassion showed throughout this very difficult time. Couldn't ask for a better send off for my Dad. Thank you so much especially to Greg and Kevin, everything was managed with the utmost respect and kindness 💖

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    It was a pleasure to work alongside you to organise your dad’s funeral, thank you for your kind works. Greg.
  • 5 Dawn Wilkinson 28th Mar 2024

    From our first contact with A.W.Lymn Derby we felt fully supported through the difficult process of arranging our Mum’s funeral. We were treated with care and compassion throughout. We felt we were in safe hands especially when we met with Greg our funeral arranger. He assessed our needs perfectly and provided an amazing service personal to us. He listened to some concerns we had and advised he knew the best person to help. Greg introduced us to Fr Liam who was amazing.Greg found the perfect solution for our issues for which we will be eternally grateful. Neil led the funeral on the day and prepared us well for how things would proceed with care and kindness. All staff at A.W.Lymn were professional and caring. We would not hesitate to recommend A.W.Lymn Derby.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    It was an absolute pleasure to get to know you Dawn and your family while arranging Maria’s funeral. Through memories shared it was good to hear that Fr Liam was able to provide a fitting tribute to Maria. Thank you for sharing your worries at the start of the arrangements surrounding mums final days, because it meant that I was able to put into place the Catholic traditions so greatly needed. Look after yourselves, Greg.
  • 5 Brenda Murfin 23rd Mar 2024

    Very polite and respectful, explain everything very clearly about arrangements of funeral and cost of extras. Service excellent and beautiful , very respectful to the carrying of coffin into crem lovely service.Thank you for everything you did which was very calm and peaceful.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words – it has been a pleasure to look after Jonathan while he was in my care and get to know both you, Brenda, and Sarah along the way. Take care, Greg
  • 5 Stephen Stockwell 2nd Mar 2024

    Absolutely amazing, This is the second time I have been with them, The care and support you receive all the way through is so meaningful, they all go above and beyond for you and your loved ones in your time in need. I would recommend A.W.Lymn to everyone. Thankyou once again Neil.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    It was once again our pleasure to offer our services to your family and once again I’m glad that we met your expectations. Thank you, Neil.
  • 5 Susan Wesson 1st Mar 2024

    Would highly recommend. Faultless service by a very caring, understanding and professional company.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    It was a pleasure to work with you and Adam, while you planned your friends funeral. I thought we worked closely together to produce a thoroughly personal funeral for a dearly missed man. Thank you, Greg
  • 5 Harry Knowles 17th Feb 2024

    Highly professional, compassionate and understanding from start to finish. We had the good fortune to have Greg deal with the organising of my brother’s funeral. Anthony brought him to the service.  We were advised to use John Else as a celebrant, he too was brilliant. We could not fault the support given throughout from A W Lymn. 

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Thank you for these kind words. It was a pleasure to look after and guide you through the funeral process and I've passed your kind words onto John so he can see them too. Greg.
  • 5 Barbara Cunningham 22nd Jan 2024

    I cannot speak more highly of AW Lymn for all their help and advice . Nothing was too much trouble and their sensitivity was very much appreciated, especially on the day of the funeral.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Mrs Dunwell, it was a pleasure to look after you and your family and I'm glad that we exceeded your expectations with our services. Thank you, Neil.
  • 5 Julia Hooper 1st Jan 2024

    Thank you for your service for the funeral and the due diligence to the finer details. The kindness and consideration of looking after our loved one was truly appreciated and we will forever be grateful. Happy New Year to Neal and all the team at Lymns Derby.
    Kyria and Julia Hooper

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    It was our pleasure to once again look after your loved one during this sad time , I'm so pleased that the service that we delivered again exceeded your expectations.
  • 5 Pearl Braham 12th Dec 2023

    My dad has been looked after so well. Thank you to all of you guys
    Love and respect from Ewart Braham and family

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words, it was lovely to work not only with your family, but also the community. An absolutely beautiful send off to a gent so greatly loved and indeed missed. Greg 
  • 5 Tracey King 9th Dec 2023

    Friendly staff, very professional and compassionate. I would highly recommend.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Thank you for the recommendation, it was an absolute pleasure to work for your family. Greg.
  • 5 Maureen Hulett 2nd Dec 2023

    Everything was perfect. Lymns kept me informed and helped me all the way through the funeral of my husband. My husband wanted an unusual ceremony and Lymns were happy to go along with our wishes and at the end of the day we had many compliments.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    We were more than happy to help you, Mrs Hulett, with the funeral for your late husband and to make the service as personal as you could for him. Thank you, Neil.
  • 5 Julia Hooper 11th Nov 2023

    As a family, we would like to thank wholeheartedly, Greg, Neil, and the whole of A W Lymn who looked after and cared for Beatrice. In addition to the emotional support we had throughout the whole process. Nothing was too much and all we wanted was fulfilled to a beautiful celebration of a deeply missed member of our family. The professionalism paired with personable service is commendable and I would encourage everyone to use A W Lymn to provide care for their loved ones.
    Thank you everybody you are fantastic.
    Best Wishes,
    Kyria, Julia and Michael 

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was a delight getting to know you all and helping guide you through this difficult time, and I'm really glad that we were able to work together to create such a beautiful celebration. Thanks again, Greg and all the team at Derby.
  • 5 Michele Haslam 2nd Nov 2023

    Greg and the whole team were kind/understanding/sympathetic and respectful towards us following the loss of our Father. Nothing was too much trouble and they made the process stress free- this leaves us with good memories of arranging his final farewell. Forever grateful , we can highly recommended the company and team .

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words and sharing your memories of Gerald. it was an absolute pleasure to work with you during such sad times and I'm glad that you were so pleased with all me and the team did for you. Thank you again, Greg.
  • 5 Ruth Elliott 5th Aug 2023

    Words can't describe the way I feel. People always say nobody is perfect. But for me these funeral directors are. They were outstanding very compassionate caring and kind. I know its their job but they made me feel so special they took great care of my mum she looked so peaceful and beautiful at rest.

    From the very first meeting with Greg at the office to the heart wrenching final goodbye they were there patiently. This was so touching and soothing as I felt there was no rush and this above everything helped me cope better
    Kevin took the time to introduce himself and listened so patiently There are many things to say and I know this review is very long but I can't stop writing and remembering.

    The celebrant, Claire was so good at writing that it felt like she knew my mum she took great care to get everything just right. I dreaded going to see my mum in her coffin as I didn't want to say goodbye but Greg made it better there were candles and I remember thinking my mum loved candles I wish she could see them silly I know. Then the dreaded moment of seeing mum it was a shock because she looked so peaceful I had expected she would have a pained expression. I had asked that she have subtle makeup and her red dress and she had been dressed and everything to the smallest detail had been done. This was a great comfort to me as
    it will remain in my mind forever. This is what is makes Lym funerals in my mind perfect and outstanding. I will forever have that beautiful image of my mum on my mind.

    The funeral is too too hard to write about but it's important for me to say if your looking for your sad day to be as perfect as possible please choose these. They care its more than a job I know lots say this about funeral directors nurses doctors and others in caring professions but I felt cared for and I can't find any words to express this
    Thank you for making my mum look beautiful. Thank you for all of your kindness care and compassion
    Ruth, daughter of Denise Elaine Elliott

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Thank you Ruth for your kind words, they really do mean such a lot. It was an honour and a privilege to work with you, and some of the memories that you shared of your mum will last with me. We pride ourselves on details, and the subtle make up was important not only to you, Ruth, but also to your mum. You did her proud with all that you organised for her funeral. Neil.
  • 5 Bryan Andrew Dawson 5th Aug 2023

    I would recommend them to has many people I can very helpfull and polite people.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Thank you to you Fiona, and your family, for entrusting Billy into our care. Throughout our meeting you shared with me your love for Billy and made me laugh on many an occasion with your anecdotes of what Billy used to get up to. Thank you and keep on smiling. Greg.
  • 4 Hilary Disney 30th Mar 2023

    AW Lymn's Kevin (Funeral Director) was attentive to all our requirements and needs and thought of things we could not have thought of. Quietly Efficient!

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Dear Hilary and Family, It has been an honour for me to assist you through all of the arrangements for Dave’s Funeral and to have been with you all on the day and at the Memorial service after. Thank you, Kevin.
  • 5 Phil Walker 11th Mar 2023

    A truly professional company from first contact throughout. Their fleet of RR cars standout and make the final journey a lot more special.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    It was a privilege to look after yourself and Jean during this undeniably difficult time. We are glad that the fleet was to your expectation, and the staff were able to assist with any queries. Neil & The Team at Derby.
  • 5 Marie Chadwick 8th Mar 2023

    Phenomenal, personal support.  From the initial telephone conversation.  Care was taken so all communication went through the amazing Kaitlyn.  Down to Neil’s empathic support during our brother service.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Dear Mrs. Chadwick,
    It was a privilege to look after you, your family and Kev during this undeniably difficult time. We are so glad we were able to offer a service that Kev deserved, and a send off appropriate for such a lovely gentleman. – Neil & Kaitlan.
  • 5 Brian Harris 18th Feb 2023

    A very well run organisation. Great attention to detail and great staff. 

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Dear Brian, thank you for such lovely feedback. We are glad we were able to give Jacqueline the send-off she deserved, pink ties and all! – The Team At Derby
  • 5 Janet McCann 23rd Jan 2023

    For the second time in six months our family lost a relative; the second of my wife's parents left suddenly. We had been to Lymns of Derby for the funeral of my wife's mother in July/August last year when she passed away, and were so impressed by their experience and caring, honest & helpful attitudes that there was really no question of going to someone else. And again they did us proud. Both Neil the funeral director and Kaitlan the arranger went out of their way to provide everything we would need, and kept us up to date with every development in the process. Their kindness & down to earth humanity helped us through the sadness & loss-yet they never lost their sense of professionalism. We would wholeheartedly recommend Lymns of Derby especially Neil & Kaitlan, but also the drivers/bearers who looked after us on both funeral days. All the staff we met have an amazing attitude & pride in the service they provide, and we would like say a huge heartfelt thanks to everyone there.
    From all of the family of the late John & Doris Kilner, our sincere thanks to you all at Lymns of Derby.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Dear McCann Family, It was an honour and a privilege to look after both Doris, John and your family during both undeniably difficult times. We are so glad we were able to provide the same level of service that you expected from us previously. Whilst it was a tragedy that you have had to use our services so recently after already experiencing a loss, we are appreciative that you found comfort in our guidance and advice and are hopeful we were able to lift some stress off you and the family. – Neil, Kaitlan & the Drivers at Derby

Address
Derwent House, Becket Street
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 1HT

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Kyla Hough 24th May 2024

They handled my mums funeral with such dignity and respect nothing was to much trouble could thank them enough thankyou 

Carmen Bloomfield 6th May 2024

This is the first time we have experienced the loss of a loved one so close to us and being involved with planning a funeral. Kevin took care of everything and involved us all the way. Giving us information and any actions that we needed to do. The kindness and compassion we received was exceptional. Kevin handed over to Neil who we met on the day of the funeral. He introduced himself and lead us to the car. We felt like VIPS in the Rolls Royce. He treated us with dignity and respect.Showing his respect to my Dad on his final journey. I saw Neil walk with my Mum holding her arm to reassure and support. That was nice to see.We couldnt have asked for a better service and we thank you both.

Jamie Whelan 5th May 2024

The most lovely people from start to finish.they helped in every way they could. I will not use any other funeral service now they really do care and take there time with everything they do.

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