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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Karen Gardner 26th Sep 2021

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

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

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.

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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

Alyson

Alyson "Aly" Moore

Jun 1971 - Sep 2021

Jindriska

Jindriska "Hendra" Krupicka

Mar 1951 - Sep 2021

Rose-Marie   Hunt

Rose-Marie Hunt

Aug 2021 - Mar 1964

Eric   Hayman

Eric Hayman

Sep 1924 - Sep 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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

  • 5 Cathy Maund 22nd Jul 2021

    Excellent help and support in arranging the funeral and on the day of the service they were prompt, efficient and very helpful. Couldn't fault them.

  • 5 Susan Butcher 4th Jul 2021

    John and his brother Chris have been the most helpful people to deal with during one of the most difficult periods in our lives.   Their sympathetic and practical approach has been outstanding.  I could not have asked for more.

  • 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.

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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View all our products and services

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Karen Gardner 26th Sep 2021

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

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

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.

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