Susan Whymark Funeral Service Ltd, Harleston

89 reviews

Susan Whymark Funeral Service Ltd, Harleston, Norfolk, funeral director in Norfolk Susan Whymark Funeral Service Ltd, Harleston, Norfolk, funeral director in Norfolk Susan Whymark Funeral Service Ltd, Harleston, Norfolk, funeral director in Norfolk

Independent funeral directors in Harleston, run by mother and daughter team Dianne and Susan Whymark.

Latest Verified Reviews

Howard Farmer 17th Jan 2022

Susan and her team were excellent

Richard Self 24th Dec 2021

Excellent service. Many thanks.

Mr S Novis 7th Dec 2021

Fantastic service with every detail taken care of


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


Ley House
11a London Road
IP20 9BH

About Us

Susan Whymark Funeral Service is an experienced firm of independent funeral directors in Harleston. Established in 2004, the firm is run by mother and daughter, Dianne and Susan Whymark.

Susan has been a funeral director since 1996 and gained the National Association of Funeral Directors diploma in 1998. She is one of the few female funeral directors in the country to start her own business from scratch. Dianne comes from a nursing background, with 21 years’ experience in palliative care.

At Susan Whymark Funeral Service you can expect a warm welcome from the family and experienced members of staff. Everything is carried out under one roof, from arranging the funeral to visiting the chapel of rest.

They also offer free transport for all those necessary appointments relating to the funeral, should you need it. Alternatively, their kind and compassionate staff can visit you in the comfort of your own home to make the arrangements.

At the Harleston funeral home there is off-road parking directly outside the front door. All premises wheelchair-user friendly.

Call Susan Whymark Funeral Service in Harleston now to find out how they can help you and begin making arrangements for your loved one’s funeral service.

Latest Obituaries

Lilian   Winifred Emily Smith

Lilian Winifred Emily Smith

Aug 1926 - Dec 2021

Clive   Brassington

Clive Brassington

May 1935 - Dec 2021

Carol   Roos

Carol Roos

Jul 1961 - Dec 2021

Peter   Self

Peter Self

Dec 1933 - Nov 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Howard Farmer 17th Jan 2022

    Susan and her team were excellent

  • 5 Richard Self 24th Dec 2021

    Excellent service. Many thanks.

  • 5 Mr S Novis 7th Dec 2021

    Fantastic service with every detail taken care of

  • 5 Alan Stribling 3rd Dec 2021

    Couldn't have asked for a better service. Susan and her team were truly wonderful at such a difficult time.

  • 5 Linda Cooper 23rd Nov 2021

    Staff were very welcoming and made myself and mum feel as comfortable as we can be while going through this sad time. Everyone was so supportive. Willing to help as much as possible and even come up with lovely new ideas. My mum came into the funeral parlour nearly every day for just over 3 weeks to see my dad. My mum said lovely cups of tea. We even got the chance to have my dads fingerprints to keep and copies of his hand prints which we will treasure for many years to come. Everyone looked after my dad and us so well wr couldn’t ask for more we have been telling friends and family how amazing you’ve all been many thanks. 

  • 5 Joe Kerrison 11th Nov 2021

    From the very first phone call, to them collecting and caring for Mother, then arranging the funeral, and the funeral itself, the family have nothing but praise for all the staff at Susan Wymark’s. They are wonderful, so kind and compassionate. Nothing was too much trouble for Kelly, our arranger, who spent as much time as we needed with us, to make sure that we got everything just as mother wished for. And on the day, attended by Susan and her crew, and assisted by Jan, the celebrant they recommended, everything went so smoothly and was the perfect goodbye to Mother. I hope, when my time comes, I will be as well looked after. Thank you from all of us

  • 5 David Rush 3rd Nov 2021

    Kind helpful good humoured and very happy to make sure we had all that we needed   Just couldn’t ask for more. Thank you all 

  • 5 Mrs J Chipperfield 20th Oct 2021

    Wonderful service. Very helpful and caring. Thank you

  • 5 Mr P Haynes 19th Oct 2021

    In a time of great stress & uncertainty, I approached Susan Whymark to look after my dear wife's funeral. I did so based on the recommendation of a friend. Having experienced their human-centred, empathic, supportive and professional service at first hand; I would unreservedly recommend Susan Whymark to anyone who asked me. As far as I am concerned, they are the Gold Standard in funeral services.

  • 5 Mr P Eldridge 19th Oct 2021

    To all at Susan whymark the service help and care I received was second to none everyone there were so wonderful especially Kelly it was very sad for me and the children we were made to feel so special and looked after I would recommend your business to anyone thank you so very very much xxx❤️❤️❤️

  • 5 Paul Mba 17th Oct 2021

    They are such lovely people made a hard time easier

  • 5 Miss E Yearley 21st Sep 2021

    From start to finish the level of attention given to us was outstanding, we never felt rushed when we popped in without an appointment. All our wishes and requests were met to a very high standard. The plans we made with Sue Whymarks help, were very hard as it was a funeral for our 14 month daughter. We as a family were very greatful to have a family run funeral directors on our door step, but I would have been very happy to travel to have them in the future.

  • 5 Mrs J Honour 24th Aug 2021

    very professional and understanding service

  • 5 Richard Self 30th Jul 2021

    Excellent all round service.

  • 5 Ms N Rogers 12th Jul 2021

    Susan Whymark's team did a superb job managing the funeral for my late mother. This is the second time we have called on their services over the past six years, and on both occasions they very patiently listened to our wishes and showed understanding and compassion throughout. I can't recommend them highly enough.

  • 5 Ms P Miller 9th Jul 2021

    Your kindness and compassion shown to me and my family on the passing of my husband at this difficult time has been second to none 

  • 5 Mr B Carlile 8th Jul 2021

    Kelly and the whole team at Susan Whymark (Harleston) were nothing short of outstanding on the recent passing of my mother. They were kind, compassionate, and at no time did we feel rushed. Nothing was too much trouble, and the day itself was a beautiful tribute to mum, and exactly what we had hoped for. Thank you all for everything you did. 

  • 5 Ms J Helsby 18th Jun 2021

    We received excellent support from Kelly of Susan Whymark funeral services when planning Mum’s funeral. She gave us all the time we needed, explaining everything fully. We felt listened to and she made suggestions that helped us have a unique and personal farewell. All the staff we met were    polite, smart and efficient. My sister and I strongly recommend using their services.

  • 5 Mrs C MacKenzie 13th Jun 2021

    Obviously a very difficult time but everyone was very supportive and nothing was too much. Fantastic support and service. Thank you all

  • 5 Ms M Ward 11th Jun 2021

    Thank you to Susan Whymark Funeral Service, especially Kelly and Louise for there support and understanding when arranging my Uncle’s funeral. 

  • 5 Mrs J Wright 20th May 2021

    Excellent, professional yet personal service. Nothing was too much trouble. Very highly recommended.

  • 5 Mr N Mayhew 18th May 2021

    It's true to say we have found Susan Whymark Funeral Services to exceed our expectations. Susan and all of her staff have provided us with a caring, compassionate and very professional approach to all of our wishes. We could'nt be more thankful for all they have done for us at this very sad time.

    Susan Whymark replied
    Thank you for your kind review, you and your family were very easy to look after. With best wishes Susan
  • 5 Mr J Debenham 1st May 2021

    Excellent care and the team looked after us when we needed it most.  We will always be grateful. Nothing was too much trouble with a complete understanding of mums wishes and what she wanted.

  • 5 Mrs A Batchelor 22nd Apr 2021

    Complete high quality preparation and service. Nothing was too much trouble. Brilliant.

  • 5 Mr D Bliss 19th Apr 2021

    Everything went so smoothly and made a stressful time that bit less stressful.

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

Ley House
11a London Road
IP20 9BH

Latest Verified Reviews

Howard Farmer 17th Jan 2022

Susan and her team were excellent

Richard Self 24th Dec 2021

Excellent service. Many thanks.

Mr S Novis 7th Dec 2021

Fantastic service with every detail taken care of

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