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.

Latest Verified Reviews

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

Yvonne Saint 21st Dec 2020

Kind, caring and sensitive. Impeccable service. 

Katie Vear 8th Dec 2020

I cannot thank everyone at Lawrence & Sons enough, such lovely people and done everything absolutely perfect for my dear late sister. She couldn't have been in better hands.

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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

Colin   Short

Colin Short

Dec 1961 - Jul 2021

Jennifer   Mary West

Jennifer Mary West

Mar 1946 - Jul 2021

Hazel   Hoy

Hazel Hoy

Mar 1943 - Jun 2021

Janet   Fisher

Janet Fisher

Dec 1940 - Jun 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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. 

  • 5 Katie Vear 8th Dec 2020

    I cannot thank everyone at Lawrence & Sons enough, such lovely people and done everything absolutely perfect for my dear late sister. She couldn't have been in better hands.

  • 5 Rebecca Cozens 2nd Dec 2020

    John always gives the best service possible and I would never go anywhere else thank you!

  • 5 Marie Smith 24th Nov 2020

    It went as well as it could of lovely people never rushed us and very helpful and polite will definitely recommend your services to anyone who needs it in the future thank you for everything. Marie

  • 5 Catherine Russell 23rd Nov 2020

    Louise was very helpful and patient as we planned mum's funeral. Not having to worry about music or the obituary because everything was explained clearly. On the day, the staff were respectful and showed mum utmost respect. Thank you .

  • 5 Pamela Paull 3rd Nov 2020

    You were most helpful and very respectful at a time when we were grieving. You made a stressful time easier to bear. Thank you from me, Pam, and also Sue and John.

  • 5 David Bennett 27th Oct 2020

    Excellent says it all

  • 5 Stephen Russell 19th Oct 2020

    The services delivered by J Lawrence and Sons are excellent.

  • 5 Jacqueline Stevens 3rd Oct 2020

    I really can’t thank John and everyone enough for the service they provided at such a dreadful and overwhelming time. My husband’s death was unexpected, so arranging a funeral was not something I expected to be doing so soon, but from the very start, the genuine care and compassion was evident, and not once did I feel like I was ‘just another client’. My options were clearly explained, and John completely understood the atmosphere I wanted for Roger, arranging the perfect celebrant for the service. I visited Roger in the chapel of rest, and the care with which he had been treated was clear to see, and was certainly comforting to see. The day itself went off without issue and I’m confident that I was able to give Roger a fitting send-off - complete with Iron Maiden. I’d like to finish my review by thanking everyone involved for not just looking after Roger, but after me too - you certainly made an extremely difficult time that bit more bearable.

  • 5 Elaine Kent 30th Sep 2020

    We received an excellent service from J Lawrence & Sons. They took care of all arrangements with professionalism, empathy and kindness. They made everything seem straightforward and helped us make decisions. I was very grateful to them for tracking down a particular celebrant I had met 5 years earlier and who I wanted to conduct the ceremony for my father. They also helped with photos, music and flowers. We felt very comfortable about leaving our beloved father in their care. The funeral itself ran smoothly and was just what we wanted. All conducted with care and kindness. Highly recommend. 

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

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

Yvonne Saint 21st Dec 2020

Kind, caring and sensitive. Impeccable service. 

Katie Vear 8th Dec 2020

I cannot thank everyone at Lawrence & Sons enough, such lovely people and done everything absolutely perfect for my dear late sister. She couldn't have been in better hands.

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