J Lawrence & Sons (Undertakers) Ltd

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J Lawrence & Sons (Undertakers) Ltd, Hampshire, funeral director in Hampshire

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150 year old independent family funeral directors in Southampton, providing bereaved families with compassionate funeral arrangements for 4 generations.

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Tracy Ely 27th Nov 2021

John was very professional and friendly from the start. He guided us with what was needed to be done as we had not had to arrange a funeral before. Everything from the first initial call to the funeral was outstanding. Would highly recommend J Lawrence & Sons. Thank you for giving my mother in law the best send off and for all your help and support. 

Kerry Holt 23rd Nov 2021

Couldn't be more professional and patient - would definitely recommend

Cathy Maund 21st Nov 2021

Very helpful with arranging everything. Highly recommended

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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

Address
17 St. Denys Rd
Portswood
Southampton
Hampshire
SO17 2GN

About Us

Established in 1870, J. Lawrence & Sons (Undertakers) Ltd. has been a trusted funeral director in Southampton for over 150 years. Independently owned and family run, J. Lawrence & Sons are one of the oldest independent businesses in Southampton.

The home is currently run by John and Chris Lawrence, who have been working for the family business ever since they left school. Combined they have over 60 years experience, and they are proud to carry on the legacy of service, helping families to honour and celebrate the lives of loved ones.

J. Lawrence & Sons (Undertakers) Ltd offer fully tailored funeral arrangements, that range from traditional religious services, of any faith or denomination, to modern celebrations of life led by a qualified celebrant. There is a huge choice of coffins, caskets and urns, ranging from traditional materials to green and eco-friendly options. J. Lawrence have a wide selection of funeral transport vehicles available, with modern Jaguar hearses and limousines as well as a traditional Daimler limousine. Horse-drawn hearses are also available on request.

If you wish to, J. Lawrence & Son can arrange for you to view your loved one in a peaceful chapel of rest that will be set aside for your use, making sure that you can say goodbye in private.

Call J. Lawrence & Sons (Undertakers) Ltd. now to find out more about the services they provide across Hampshire and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Sheila   Adcock

Sheila Adcock

May 1931 - Nov 2021

Barry William   Elsey

Barry William Elsey

Jul 1940 - Nov 2021

Hazel   Thomas

Hazel Thomas

Aug 1934 - Nov 2021

Leonard Archie   Chalk

Leonard Archie Chalk

Jan 1926 - Nov 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Tracy Ely 27th Nov 2021

    John was very professional and friendly from the start. He guided us with what was needed to be done as we had not had to arrange a funeral before. Everything from the first initial call to the funeral was outstanding. Would highly recommend J Lawrence & Sons. Thank you for giving my mother in law the best send off and for all your help and support. 

  • 5 Kerry Holt 23rd Nov 2021

    Couldn't be more professional and patient - would definitely recommend

  • 5 Cathy Maund 21st Nov 2021

    Very helpful with arranging everything. Highly recommended

  • 5 Susan Davis 18th Nov 2021

    They are very good and comforting

  • 5 Catherine Brunnen 14th Nov 2021

    Couldn't have asked for better service. John has been wonderful through the whole process, keeping us all updated as needed. On the day he made sure everything went smoothly, which obviously made it a much easier day for us.

  • 5 Barry Graves 14th Nov 2021

    J Lawrence and son's...I would highly recommend this funeral directors...from the day of losing my dad until the day of my dad's funeral they guided and helped me through these such hard times..they work very hard and will always have time to talk or listen when ever I needed help...A special thankyou to Chris for making my dad's funeral perfect .....

  • 5 Steve Jaques 8th Nov 2021

    Very professional and sympathetic. 

  • 5 Gary Wake 6th Nov 2021

    Very good service, Helpful understanding and very polite.

  • 5 Nicola Hunt 26th Oct 2021

    Can not fault their service they was amazing, helpful and caring and took excellent care of our dad.

  • 5 Kevin Reynolds 26th Oct 2021

    Wonderful, kind, professional service, listened to our particular requests & followed these through really well. Nothing was too much trouble. We have previously used their service for another relative & was impressed then also.

  • 4 Joan Johnson 24th Oct 2021

    We were disappointed that the newspaper notice of my husbands death was delayed but their performance on the day of the funeral was excellent.

  • 5 Ian Moore 19th Oct 2021

    They dealt with me and alys sisters with respect and professionalism throughout right from the get go. Right up to the end

  • 5 Simon Oldham 19th Oct 2021

    v gentle and helpfull

  • 5 Nicola Lane 5th Oct 2021

    John and his staff were just wonderful. They took care of everything so we didn’t have to worry and helped us to give our Mum the most beautiful send off.  Cannot recommend enough. 

  • 5 Karen Gardner 26th Sep 2021

    Thank you for everything you did too make it feel easier for us as a family 

  • 5 Karen Mist 21st Sep 2021

    Thankyou for giving our farther a wonderful service and respecting our wishes regarding not wearing masks as we have plenty of family's who attended with hearing problems thankyou and they could hear

  • 5 Patricia Sims 10th Sep 2021

    The service given was excellent. All the staff especially Chris were kind and extremely helpful and considerate and nothing was too much trouble. I was kept informed all the time of the funeral arrangements and the organization on the day was carried out to perfection. I cannot praise J. Lawrence & sons enough and would recommend them to anyone looking for a good reliable and caring funeral director.

  • 5 Kevin Gray 28th Aug 2021

    Very professional approach in all aspects of the arrangents and proceedings. But also very friendly and easy to deal with.

  • 5 Howard Medway 16th Aug 2021

    Superb service.  Mr John Lawrence guided us through the whole process and everything went according to plan.  He was empathetic and professional throughout his dealings with the family for which we are very grateful.

  • 5 Tracy Parker 11th Aug 2021

    Where do I start! J Lawrence and sons have been superb! after my father passed away they guided us through the whole funeral process from start to finish . Their professionalism shone through but mostly the care and attention they gave us was top class, nothing has been too much trouble and they have helped us so much , the dignity and respect they showed was also outstanding, I could never thank them enough ! 

  • 5 Cathy Layton 9th Aug 2021

    Kind and caring service throughout the whole process. Would wholeheartedly recommend

  • 5 Trevor McCrisken 9th Aug 2021

    John and the rest of the staff at J Lawrence & Sons were extremely supportive and helpful. Even when there were glitches they found solutions swiftly and made sure that we had a wonderful send off for our lovely Mum. 

  • 5 John Natt 6th Aug 2021

    Excellent service from a family owned firm

  • 5 Graham Short 3rd Aug 2021

    Very professional service, supportive, kind and compassionate staff. Nothing was too much trouble. All arrangements ran very smoothly. All at a very reasonable cost. Highly recommended.

  • 5 Dean Hoy 31st Jul 2021

    Helped us when we didn't have a clue, answered questions we asked an didn't ask very professional

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

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View all our products and services

Address
17 St. Denys Rd
Portswood
Southampton
Hampshire
SO17 2GN

Latest Verified Reviews

Tracy Ely 27th Nov 2021

John was very professional and friendly from the start. He guided us with what was needed to be done as we had not had to arrange a funeral before. Everything from the first initial call to the funeral was outstanding. Would highly recommend J Lawrence & Sons. Thank you for giving my mother in law the best send off and for all your help and support. 

Kerry Holt 23rd Nov 2021

Couldn't be more professional and patient - would definitely recommend

Cathy Maund 21st Nov 2021

Very helpful with arranging everything. Highly recommended

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