Lewis Solomon Funeral Service

103 reviews

Lewis Solomon Funeral Service, Kent, funeral director in Kent

A family-run funeral director in Gravesend that has been providing an independent funeral director service to the bereaved since 1870.

Latest Verified Reviews

Paramjit Beebeejaun 25th Nov 2021

This company was so helpful in our most difficult time.  Always very prompt when we had any queries.  Mel especially was so helpful and understanding.  Extremely difficult problem that occurred she dealt with it and kept us fully informed. Thank you 

Sheila Howe 24th Nov 2021

My family and I would like to say a big thank you for the way your staff conducted themselves, so thoughtful,dignified and helpful. Would highly recommend your company . Kind Regards Sheila Howe

David Theobald 22nd Nov 2021

Excellent from start to finish thank you

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
19 Darnley Road
Gravesend
Kent
DA11 0RZ

About Us

Lewis Solomon Funeral Service is the oldest family funeral directors in Gravesend, Kent, originally established in 1870 and now run by the 5th and 6th generation of the family.

Lewis Solomon Funeral Service is a truly family-run business who can provide any kind of funeral, from traditional services to any kind of bespoke funeral. They can include any special requirements that you may have, with a range of traditional coffins, modern American caskets, wicker and bamboo coffins, eco-friendly cardboards and even one-off coloured coffins printed with your own photo or design. They can provide a range of vehicles, owning a modern fleet of Mercedes hearses and limousines, and also facilitating any kind of funeral transport. motorcycle hearses, white, pink or silver hearses, VWs, Land Rovers or traditional black or white horse drawn carriages or even Shire horses are available.

The funeral home in Gravesend has its own calmly decorated chapels of rest, giving you and your closest loved ones the space to say goodbye in peace and quiet. Lewis Solomon are specialists in repatriation if your loved one died abroad, and can make any necessary arrangements in this regard. They also offer home visits if you would prefer to make the funeral arrangements in the comfort of your own home.

Call Lewis Solomon Funeral Service at any time of the day or night to begin working together to plan the perfect funeral for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Robert Christopher   Williams

Robert Christopher Williams

May 1960 - Nov 2021

June Kathleen   Day

June Kathleen Day

Feb 1934 - Oct 2021

Maurice James   Cox

Maurice James Cox

Sep 1934 - Oct 2021

Malcolm Lee    Jackson

Malcolm Lee Jackson

May 1948 - Sep 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 4 Paramjit Beebeejaun 25th Nov 2021

    This company was so helpful in our most difficult time.  Always very prompt when we had any queries.  Mel especially was so helpful and understanding.  Extremely difficult problem that occurred she dealt with it and kept us fully informed. Thank you 

  • 5 Sheila Howe 24th Nov 2021

    My family and I would like to say a big thank you for the way your staff conducted themselves, so thoughtful,dignified and helpful. Would highly recommend your company . Kind Regards Sheila Howe

  • 5 David Theobald 22nd Nov 2021

    Excellent from start to finish thank you

  • 5 Lynne Jeffrey 22nd Nov 2021

    Excellent compassionate friendly service. Mel was professional but totally understood the relaxed style we wanted for Mum 

  • 5 Jacqueline Wood 22nd Nov 2021

    Myself and my family were so taken back by the quality of service. I would recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Craig Jeffrey 14th Nov 2021

    All lovely people to deal with couldn't have for nicer people would recommend to everyone

  • 5 Peter Cox 7th Nov 2021

    A very personal service provided, not intrusive and always with the wishes of the family at the forefront. Staff are well turned out, presentable and respectful - so its difficult to see what more you can ask for. This is the second time I have used Lewis Solomon so that in itself is a high recommendation.

  • 5 Cheryl LeButt 6th Nov 2021

    A friendly, respectful service. Everything as expected. Thank you.

  • 5 Todd Miller 31st Oct 2021

    We’re just perfect 

  • 5 Tony Cuckoo 30th Oct 2021

    We cannot thank Mel and her colleagues for making the whole process effortless at the time family needed it most. Mel a bit heart felt thankyou from all our family

  • 5 Paul May 29th Oct 2021

    Handled with such professionalism and compassion. Every single detail was communicated and our requests catered for. We want to thank Mel who walked us through the entire process and gave our mum the most beautiful send off.  The high level of service we received and with such quick responses really was valued as a family 

  • 5 Patrick Moran 29th Oct 2021

    proper quality in every area from start to finish.used a couple of funeral directors lately but lewis solomom comes out the best by far.

  • 5 Aileen Gibson 28th Oct 2021

    I found the service from first enquiry reassuring and efficient. This continued throughout the organisation process and my husbands funeral.

  • 5 Linsay Vickery 25th Oct 2021

    Very supportive and understanding. All went well on the day.

  • 5 Gareth Evans 28th Sep 2021

    Lewis Solomon was also chosen by my late father based on a recommendation from a friend retired from the 'industry' - it is one of the few remaining locally owned funeral homes in the area and provides a high level of service and respect. My brother and I had an extremely positive experience during such a difficult time (we lost both parents within hours of each other). We were treated with respect and kindness, the end-to-end process was managed very well and everything was very well communicated. We would thoroughly recommend Lewis Solomon to anyone seeking such services.

  • 5 Karen Harris 20th Sep 2021

    From the very first telephone call Mel could not have been more helpful. Very efficient but courteous members of the company throughout. A very difficult time made easier by such professionalism.

  • 5 Joy Goddard 20th Sep 2021

    We were very happy with the personal service we received at a difficult time. Everyone was very kind and Mel was very helpful in planning the crematorium service. Although the Swanley traffic was a major headache we were able to reach the crematorium in time and the undertaker was very respectful to our wishes. There was no sense of being hurried and we would certainly recommend Solomon’s in the future especially as I have had the opportunity to play for other crematoriums in the past. Thank you so much. Mrs Joy Goddard

  • 5 Karen Cruse 17th Sep 2021

    Very caring and helpful  Nothing was too much trouble at what was a very distressing time 

  • 5 Maurice Midgeley 16th Sep 2021

    As I have never had to do this before all I can say is the people from Lewis Solomon are absolutely lovely in all aspects of what we wanted and made everything a little easier for us knowing that anything that we needed to know was at hand 24 hours a day and the service was very caring so many thanks from our family 

  • 5 Linda Turner 16th Sep 2021

    An excellent service from start to finish. Thankyou Mel for her professionalism and the rest of the team for making a sad time more bearable.

  • 5 Michelle Hunt 16th Sep 2021

    Arranging a funeral for a loved one is one of the hardest and most emotional things you will ever had to do.  when my father passed away suddenly last month Lewis Solomon (Mel in particular) made this heartbreaking journey so much easier. She looked after my father like he was one of their own and treated my grieving family with the upmost respect, compassion and professionalism. Thank you for all your support and care you showed us all. The  living family of Brian Holland..

  • 5 Julie Payne 11th Sep 2021

    Very professional service. Well managed and kept every word they said. Salvaged a pre paid funeral with coop and gave my dad the funeral he deserved. Nothing was too much too ask for. Eternally grateful.

  • 5 Tanya Green 7th Sep 2021

    The Service I experienced at Lewis Solomon was amazing. I have never used a funeral parlour before but Mel explained everything in fine detail with empathy, as well as going above and beyond to accommodate all of our family and friends requests. The funeral itself was overlooked by Steve who made sure everything was perfectly planned and dignified. I am so grateful to them for making such a life changing experience just that little bit more bearable, with such empathy and respect.I would truly recommend Lewis Solomon Funeral Service

  • 5 Christopher Boyd 24th Aug 2021

     Very understanding & helpful.

  • 5 Marge Waywell 22nd Aug 2021

    Trying to arrange a funeral is obviously a very emotional process. Trying to arrange a funeral when you don’t live in the same country adds to the emotional stress. The staff at Solomons went above and beyond to help me and support me every step of the way. Nothing was too much trouble.  I cannot thank them enough. 

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
19 Darnley Road
Gravesend
Kent
DA11 0RZ

Latest Verified Reviews

Paramjit Beebeejaun 25th Nov 2021

This company was so helpful in our most difficult time.  Always very prompt when we had any queries.  Mel especially was so helpful and understanding.  Extremely difficult problem that occurred she dealt with it and kept us fully informed. Thank you 

Sheila Howe 24th Nov 2021

My family and I would like to say a big thank you for the way your staff conducted themselves, so thoughtful,dignified and helpful. Would highly recommend your company . Kind Regards Sheila Howe

David Theobald 22nd Nov 2021

Excellent from start to finish thank you

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