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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Myles Wheeler 6th Jun 2021

I cannot speak highly enough of the compassionate way they operate, very considerate and wishing to fulfil your requirements to your satisfaction every step of the way. Thank you so much.

Zita Eckett 2nd Jun 2021

I cannot recommend J Lawrence & Sons enough.  I was treated with courtesy, just the right amount of sympathy and help throughout, at what was the most awful time.  I don't know how Louise does it but to keep calm when I was asking inane questions and probably repeating myself, was amazing.  Thank you J. LAWRENCE & Sons

Bev Pearce 25th May 2021

Mum had used Lawrence's for other family members, so on her wishes we went to them for her funeral. We dealt with Chris and Louise who were both very helpful, kind, caring and compassionate giving clear advice and sensitive support with all the arrangements. Their service on the day was respectful, efficient and discreet, there when we needed them but standing back to give the family time and space at the graveside. From start to finish nothing was too much trouble, which relieved a lot of stress at a difficult time

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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

Albert Robins

Aug 1931 - Jun 2021

Mavis McBride

Jan 1938 - Jun 2021

Christopher Ryan

Nov 1938 - May 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Myles Wheeler 6th Jun 2021

    I cannot speak highly enough of the compassionate way they operate, very considerate and wishing to fulfil your requirements to your satisfaction every step of the way. Thank you so much.

  • 5 Zita Eckett 2nd Jun 2021

    I cannot recommend J Lawrence & Sons enough.  I was treated with courtesy, just the right amount of sympathy and help throughout, at what was the most awful time.  I don't know how Louise does it but to keep calm when I was asking inane questions and probably repeating myself, was amazing.  Thank you J. LAWRENCE & Sons

  • 5 Bev Pearce 25th May 2021

    Mum had used Lawrence's for other family members, so on her wishes we went to them for her funeral. We dealt with Chris and Louise who were both very helpful, kind, caring and compassionate giving clear advice and sensitive support with all the arrangements. Their service on the day was respectful, efficient and discreet, there when we needed them but standing back to give the family time and space at the graveside. From start to finish nothing was too much trouble, which relieved a lot of stress at a difficult time

  • 5 Stewart Catterall 22nd May 2021

    John and the team were very understanding and compassionate. They picked up on how we were feeling throughout, which made the decisions we had to make much easier. Thanks John

  • 5 Kate Stephenson 16th May 2021

    Kind, compassionate, efficient 

  • 5 Gillian Wedge 10th May 2021

    Kind and effici

  • 5 Sue Wheeler 10th May 2021

    Once again , considerate kind efficiency with advice on all aspects of funeral arrangements. 

  • 5 Jeanette Crabb 4th May 2021

    I found them very sympathetic and professional throughout. Nothing was too much trouble. Very clear throughout and extremely helpful in explaining the steps we needed to take in arranging my mum's funeral.

  • 5 Maree Wheeler 21st Apr 2021

    A lovely, family funeral directors that took care of everything for me at such a difficult time. Thank you

  • 5 Derek Barnes 20th Apr 2021

    As family we have used J Lawrence and Sons for generations. On this occasion they looked after my wife. From start to finish the service was impeccable, they looked after her beautifully and the care was second to none. Thank you all very much. Regards, the Barnes family.

  • 5 Marion Rogers 16th Apr 2021

    I cannot fault them. They were prepared to help in any way, shape or form, which they did a lot of! Many many thanks to Chris and his fabulous team for a seamless and calm funeral. xx

  • 5 Lorraine Short 5th Apr 2021

    At a very difficult time, I found all those I came in contact with very respectful, empathetic and professional. The kindness and consideration shown to me made the whole process a lot easier than I expected. The help and support given in planning the service was outstanding and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this excellent company.

  • 5 Chris Hawes 25th Mar 2021

    Very helpful, professional and efficient throughout 

  • 5 Claire Bartlett 14th Mar 2021

    Very good service and advice received throughout the process of arranging my mum's funeral.

  • 5 Donald Eaves 8th Mar 2021

    The Service provided could not have been better.

  • 5 Yvonne Dunn 23rd Feb 2021

    A very professional service. Extremely helpful & very supportive. 

  • 5 Sue Bennett 20th Feb 2021

    Professional and efficient service from start to finish. Clear communication and suitable, respectful manner from their staff. Straight forward information about costs.

  • 5 Elizabeth Fuller 17th Feb 2021

    I was really impressed with Chris Lawrence and the way in which he handled everything to do with my husband’s death and funeral. He was kind and respectful always , and patient and helpful. I felt he was a friend in  a very sad  and difficult time and I am very grateful to him.

  • 5 Richard Broadberry 11th Feb 2021

    A very big thank you to Chris Lawrence and his associates for a very smooth funeral service in light of the damp conditions and Covid related issues. Right from the start when I contacted J Lawrence and Sons they made me feel that nothing was too difficult to ask which took the stress out of the whole funeral process. On the day Chris wisely suggested staying on the path near the grave rather than squelching on the muddy grass. This is the second time that we have asked J Lawrence and sons to take care of the funeral process after the funeral of my mother in 2006. I would recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Keith Naish 9th Feb 2021

     Very good service friendly and helpful 

  • 5 Alan Dicks 8th Feb 2021

    J Lawrence & Sons were very caring and compassionate, all our questions were answered gracefully. We were very grateful for their up to date methods and advice under what is a very stressful time. Our grateful thanks to Chris and his staff for making this event run so smoothly.

  • 5 Adam Martin 6th Feb 2021

    I can't be more apreiative of the care help and support given at a tough time. I would recommend Lawrence's to anyone. Louise in particular was so helpful and profesional A massive thank you to you all. Adam Martin

  • 5 Kevin Wake 11th Jan 2021

    An exceptional level of caring, compassion and sensitive guidance to make our lost manageable. John was our lead person, he was brilliant which helped us to put together a loving farewell to our loved one. Thank you all. Kevin.

  • 5 Niki Jerram 9th Jan 2021

    The most stressful and upsetting time of my life was eased by the undertakers who treated my family and my mum with the upmost dignity and empathy

  • 5 Yvonne Saint 21st Dec 2020

    Kind, caring and sensitive. Impeccable service. 

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Latest Verified Reviews

Myles Wheeler 6th Jun 2021

I cannot speak highly enough of the compassionate way they operate, very considerate and wishing to fulfil your requirements to your satisfaction every step of the way. Thank you so much.

Zita Eckett 2nd Jun 2021

I cannot recommend J Lawrence & Sons enough.  I was treated with courtesy, just the right amount of sympathy and help throughout, at what was the most awful time.  I don't know how Louise does it but to keep calm when I was asking inane questions and probably repeating myself, was amazing.  Thank you J. LAWRENCE & Sons

Bev Pearce 25th May 2021

Mum had used Lawrence's for other family members, so on her wishes we went to them for her funeral. We dealt with Chris and Louise who were both very helpful, kind, caring and compassionate giving clear advice and sensitive support with all the arrangements. Their service on the day was respectful, efficient and discreet, there when we needed them but standing back to give the family time and space at the graveside. From start to finish nothing was too much trouble, which relieved a lot of stress at a difficult time

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