Jefferies Funeral Directors

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Family run funeral directors in Portslade, serving bereaved families in Portslade, Southwick, Brighton & Hove and all areas of East & West Sussex

Latest Verified Reviews

Susan Jones 20th Oct 2021

When my husband passed away in hospital a piece of valuable advice I was given: make sure you visit a few funeral directors as it has to be the right one for you. After visiting the local funeral directors where I live I truly was unsure who to go with, that's when I was recommended to speak to Jefferies. After a brief telephone call to find out some details as Jefferies was a little further away, I booked an appointment to speak to Maria the following day. After the meeting there was no hesitation in booking Jefferies as they were everything I was looking for even with recommending Paul the Celebrant who was amazing. The team at Jefferies are wonderful, very friendly, helpful, comforting and very patient when it came to us making decisions. Chris spoke about Ed with such warmth and I knew he was being well looked after. We went to visit Ed and he looked so peaceful and Chris being so attentive to detail and with huge respect had attached a remembrance poppy to Ed's top what with Ed being ex service. The day of the funeral came and everything was just perfect. I cannot recommend Jefferies Funeral Directors any higher.

Terry Kirby 18th Oct 2021

Our special thanks to Chris,Maria and your team for ensuring all went perfectly on a difficult occasion.Your care and professionalism were very much appreciated.       Family and friends of Keith Hughes Deceased.

Trevor MacNeill 14th Oct 2021

Excellent service 

Reviews

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

Address
15 Carlton Terrace
Portslade
East Sussex
BN41 1XF

About Us

Jefferies Funeral Directors is a family run independent funeral directors in Portslade, Sussex, helping bereaved families throughout Portslade, Southwick, Brighton & Hove and all areas of East & West Sussex, providing a compassionate and personal service, supported by diligent care throughout the entire arrangement process.

Simon Jefferies and Chris Sarson have both been funeral Directors for 36 years. After working with multi national companies Simon decided to open his own Funeral Directors in 1982, and since then Simon and his wife Kim have built a reputation of care and service, whilst working to keep funeral costs fair and affordable.

The company is owned and run by Simon and Kim Jefferies, with Funeral Manager Chris Sarson and Funeral Arranger Maria Zekayouski having over 80 years of funeral service experience between them. The caring team can cater for all denominations including non religious funerals.

Call Jefferies Funeral Directors in Portslade today to find out more about the services they provide and begin making the perfect funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Susan Jones 20th Oct 2021

    When my husband passed away in hospital a piece of valuable advice I was given: make sure you visit a few funeral directors as it has to be the right one for you. After visiting the local funeral directors where I live I truly was unsure who to go with, that's when I was recommended to speak to Jefferies. After a brief telephone call to find out some details as Jefferies was a little further away, I booked an appointment to speak to Maria the following day. After the meeting there was no hesitation in booking Jefferies as they were everything I was looking for even with recommending Paul the Celebrant who was amazing. The team at Jefferies are wonderful, very friendly, helpful, comforting and very patient when it came to us making decisions. Chris spoke about Ed with such warmth and I knew he was being well looked after. We went to visit Ed and he looked so peaceful and Chris being so attentive to detail and with huge respect had attached a remembrance poppy to Ed's top what with Ed being ex service. The day of the funeral came and everything was just perfect. I cannot recommend Jefferies Funeral Directors any higher.

  • 5 Terry Kirby 18th Oct 2021

    Our special thanks to Chris,Maria and your team for ensuring all went perfectly on a difficult occasion.Your care and professionalism were very much appreciated.       Family and friends of Keith Hughes Deceased.

  • 5 Trevor MacNeill 14th Oct 2021

    Excellent service 

  • 5 Duncan Neighbour 5th Oct 2021

    The service provided by Jefferies was excellent, both before the cremation service, when explaining about, and dealing with, the arrangements, and on the day when providing support and guidance for the service. I found their presence and support to be positioned very well from the point of view of being discreet, supportive and friendly yet not familiar. I had made enquiries to several other funeral directors and chose Jefferies for the simplified approach to the offer of services which meant there was no pressure for additional services to be added and set clear definitions of where the services started and stopped. I also very much appreciated the more personal, patient and understanding responses to my questions when compared to the other companies. Thank you Chris and the team at Jefferies.

  • 5 Barrie Golds 1st Oct 2021

    Losing our father was a very hard ordeal. So having then to deal with the funeral and collection was a thought to far. The guys at Jeffery of Hove where wonderful from being very supportive and informative throughout and help send my dad off in style I be forever grateful.

  • 5 Janet White 27th Sep 2021

    Chris was so kind and helpful. Along with the other staff that I spoke to over the phone. Everything went very smoothly at this very sad time. The day of the funeral was very special. Chris was very friendly and professional, on a very difficult for my family, when we were saying goodbye to my 96 year Mum. Thank you . 

  • 5 Sharon Weddon 22nd Sep 2021

    5*

  • 5 Juliet Prodger 21st Sep 2021

    Chris and Marie were very helpful from start to finish understanding and kind and did my dad's Peters funeral and I will go back to them highly recommend this funeral directors there 24 hours and was helpful

  • 5 David Cheale 13th Sep 2021

    Most professional and well organised. 

  • 5 Sally Smith 4th Sep 2021

    i was treated with diginity and sympathy it was a great service they treated my dad with the send off he deserved would reccomend them to anyone

  • 5 Alice Philbrook 4th Sep 2021

    Chris and Maria provided outstanding service at a very difficult time in our lives. The sudden loss of my Dad completely threw our family and we did not know what to do. We looked at several different funeral directors, wanting to find somewhere local who we could trust to look after Dad. I cannot express our gratitude for their compassion and understanding. They helped us every step of the way, listening to us and guiding us to make the right decisions. Chris was always ready to offer advice and Maria was so friendly and supportive, always available at the end of the phone answering all my questions, big or small. We felt as if we’d known Chris for years and appreciated his humour and empathy. It was really important for us to have one consistent point of contact, someone we knew and felt like we had built a relationship with.  I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jefferies Funeral Directors to anyone going through the loss of a loved one. They could not be in better hands. Thank you Chris and Maria, for everything. 

  • 5 Dawn Constable 27th Aug 2021

    We were very pleased with the service from Jefferies. The whole team worked extremely hard to deliver the funeral to a very high standard. Their attention to detail could not be improved, and this was at a very reasonable price.

  • 5 Lynsey Clark 24th Aug 2021

    I received an absolutely fantastic service from start to finish, staff were exceptional and extremely helpful.

  • 5 Nadine Yeandle 26th Jul 2021

    Fantastic service, such lovely kind people, would highly recommend! A*

  • 5 douglas Hill 13th Jul 2021

    The service we received was outstanding. All the pressure was taken out of our hands. Everything went smoothly, they could not do enough for us. A big thank you to Maria and Chris.

  • 5 Mark Tuckwell 25th Jun 2021

    All the staff at Jefferies  were professional, understanding and took into account all our preferences regarding our Fathers funeral arrangements. Everything went to plan. Thank you . Tuckwell family

  • 5 Carly Macdonald 23rd Jun 2021

    Maria and Simon were warm and caring and nothing was too much to ask of them, we felt that we were cared for as if we were a member of thier families and felt nothing but love was shown to us in regards to the planning of the funeral, the care of us and our mum as well as the after care. Thank you all so much from the whole family.

  • 5 Darren Halford 13th Jun 2021

    I would like to thank Jefferies for such a well prepared and lovely service.  Also special thanks to Chris and Maria for helping to make such a difficult time for us as a family seem easier with all their help guidance and support

    Chris Sarson replied
    Hello Darren, nice to know Maria and myself have been able to look after you and your family during this sad time, your kind words are appreciated. Chris & Maria
  • 5 Ivor Darby 12th Jun 2021

    At this very sad time for me after the loss of my Wife I was lucky to chose Jefferies Funeral Directors The help and the care they gave me in all aspects when I was AT my wits end was just amassing they sorted everything for me The also made my Wife look really lovely. I will never be able to thank them enough. MT I K Darby

    Chris Sarson replied
    Thank you for your Kind words Ivor, we gave Wendy a lovely send off which I'm sure she would of been proud of. Your always welcome to pop in whenever you are near. Glad you were able to come and see her in our chapel before the funera. Kind regards Chris & Maria
  • 5 Alan Stride 11th Jun 2021

    I have used Jefferies on a number of occasions and as a family we have faced very difficult times in recent months, having lost Mum and Brother Michael in a short space of time, who were very close, dearly loved family members. The team at Jefferies Funeral Services, Simon, Kim, Chris and Maria have provided wonderful support and help throughout theses extremely default and upsetting times. Their kindness and understanding have been exceptional as always, and I thank them all most sincerely for helping myself and my family through this particularly painful time.

    Chris Sarson replied
    Thank you for your kind words Alan, lets hope your family have no more loss. you know we are always here for you and the family. Chat soon, Chris & Maris
  • 5 Christina Rawson 10th Jun 2021

    Couldn't have wished for better service, efficiency & above all kindness. Maria & Chris organised everything perfectly at this difficult time. The funeral was so lovely & the celebrant they use Paul Cousens gave the most beautiful service. Many thanks to them all. You did my lovely mum proud.

    Chris Sarson replied
    I'm so glad we were able to give Sheila the send off she wanted and also that Celebrant Paul took a lovely service, Chris & Maria
  • 5 Sonya Randall 8th Jun 2021

    Having never organized a cremation before, I was talked through the steps I needed to do. C

    Chris Sarson replied
    It was our pleasure to help put Morris and Jan to rest the way they wished, Chris & Maria
  • 5 Theresa Taplin 20th May 2021

    At a time of need they put themselves out to help me and very friendly and understanding thank you

    Chris Sarson replied
    Your kind words are appreciated Theresa, Chris & Maria
  • 5 Nicholas Pegden 18th May 2021

    Chris and Maria were very thoughtful and helpful at a difficult time.

    Chris Sarson replied
    Thank you for your kind response, Chris & Maria
  • 5 Danny Dwyer 18th May 2021

    Losing someone so important in your life is one of the most daunting experiences I have ever had to face ! Chris & Maria were so supportive to me & my family and I/we can't thank them enough for their patience & understanding during this devastatingly emotional time .. DD x

    Chris Sarson replied
    It was our privilege to look after Betty and even more so that you entrusted her in to our care, we are always here for you xx Chris & Maria

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

Read more: What are disbursements

How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
15 Carlton Terrace
Portslade
East Sussex
BN41 1XF

Latest Verified Reviews

Susan Jones 20th Oct 2021

When my husband passed away in hospital a piece of valuable advice I was given: make sure you visit a few funeral directors as it has to be the right one for you. After visiting the local funeral directors where I live I truly was unsure who to go with, that's when I was recommended to speak to Jefferies. After a brief telephone call to find out some details as Jefferies was a little further away, I booked an appointment to speak to Maria the following day. After the meeting there was no hesitation in booking Jefferies as they were everything I was looking for even with recommending Paul the Celebrant who was amazing. The team at Jefferies are wonderful, very friendly, helpful, comforting and very patient when it came to us making decisions. Chris spoke about Ed with such warmth and I knew he was being well looked after. We went to visit Ed and he looked so peaceful and Chris being so attentive to detail and with huge respect had attached a remembrance poppy to Ed's top what with Ed being ex service. The day of the funeral came and everything was just perfect. I cannot recommend Jefferies Funeral Directors any higher.

Terry Kirby 18th Oct 2021

Our special thanks to Chris,Maria and your team for ensuring all went perfectly on a difficult occasion.Your care and professionalism were very much appreciated.       Family and friends of Keith Hughes Deceased.

Trevor MacNeill 14th Oct 2021

Excellent service 

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