A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Yeovil

30 reviews

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Independent Family Funeral Directors in Yeovil, Crewkerne Somerset providing families with a dignified and caring funeral service for over 100 years.

Latest Verified Reviews

Beverley Perry 29th Apr 2021

Very professional and extremely supportive. I would highly recommend them.

Jacquie Archer 29th Apr 2021

From start to finish Matt and his team were amazing. Everything was clearly explained. Extremely professional but with a warmth and friendliness which was needed by us. Thank you for giving my mum the send off she deserved.

Sue Phillips 29th Apr 2021

I was dealt with in a kind and sympathetic manner being given the time to think about choices unhurriedly. Nothing was too much trouble and on the day of the funeral, despite certain time constraints we felt we could take our time in a manner which was fitting. Clive Wakely and Anita were both patient and kind during the preparation of my husbands funeral, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for enabling me and my family to give Mike the farewell we felt he deserved. Sue Phillips

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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
33 Sparrow Road
Yeovil
Somerset
BA21 4BT

About Us

A.J.Wakely & Sons is an independent family funeral directors, in Yeovil and its surrounding areas in Somerset.

Established for over 100 years, across four generations, A.J Wakely & Sons have developed a reputation for providing a dignified and caring service for Yeovil's bereaved families whilst helping local community groups, charities, and churches.

The office is overseen by director Clive Wakely who has worked within the family business for more than 40 years, managed by Matthew Paterson and supported by his friendly team; Frank, Anita and Gill.

With over 100 years of funeral directing experience and local knowledge, Clive Wakely and his caring staff are here to help guide you through the whole process of making funeral arrangements. They will provide you with all the advice necessary to create a lasting and personal tribute to your loved one, through what can be an overwhelming time.

A.J.Wakely & Sons are proud members of the Industries Professional bodies and adhere to the high standards set by the NAFD ( National Association of Funeral Directors) and SAIF (The National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors).

The staff are on hand 24 hours, 365 days a year to support you. Please call to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Beverley Perry 29th Apr 2021

    Very professional and extremely supportive. I would highly recommend them.

  • 5 Jacquie Archer 29th Apr 2021

    From start to finish Matt and his team were amazing. Everything was clearly explained. Extremely professional but with a warmth and friendliness which was needed by us. Thank you for giving my mum the send off she deserved.

  • 5 Sue Phillips 29th Apr 2021

    I was dealt with in a kind and sympathetic manner being given the time to think about choices unhurriedly. Nothing was too much trouble and on the day of the funeral, despite certain time constraints we felt we could take our time in a manner which was fitting. Clive Wakely and Anita were both patient and kind during the preparation of my husbands funeral, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for enabling me and my family to give Mike the farewell we felt he deserved. Sue Phillips

  • 5 Heide Warman 28th Apr 2021

    We were very pleased with such a professional, high standard service from Wakleys, Matt was really very comforting at such a difficult time.I would highly recommend them. And thank you Wakleys.

  • 5 Gill Allen 13th Apr 2021

    Myself and my family were very happy with the service given by Wakely and Sons it was both professional but friendly, everything we wanted was provided but we were not pushed into anything we didn’t want, the whole funeral was made less traumatic with their help.

  • 5 Melissa Lock 13th Apr 2021

    We would whole-heartedly recommend A. J. Wakely's. Nothing was too much trouble. We really appreciate the time and care that the team provided at such a difficult time, particularly with the extra Covid restrictions.

  • 5 Hiilary Knight 13th Apr 2021

    Excellent empathetic customer service, great communication throughout the process with clear information. Always available for us to make contact and talk things through. Would definately use them again when needed and highly recommend

  • 5 Elaine Preston 12th Apr 2021

    Thank you to everybody who was involve with my husband Raymond Preston funeral thank you to Clive wakely for helping me with the funeral everybody who came to the funeral said it went very well.. Me and my families would like to thank you all very much Elaine preston

  • 5 Fiona Darey 12th Apr 2021

    They have been kind, always respectful and so helpful to us during the whole process. We are very grateful to them for their sensitivity and professionalism.

  • 5 Natalie Quinn 2nd Apr 2021

    Frank was absolutely amazing and gave first class service to us from our first meeting to the smooth running of the procession on the day.. He put us so at ease and everything ran so smoothly. Top class...thankyou Natalie Quinn 

  • 5 Darren Quinn 25th Mar 2021

    Could not have provided a better service 

  • 5 Jackie Crook 25th Mar 2021

    The kindness and understanding given at this difficult time was very much appreciated. Thank You.

  • 5 Michelle Freke 25th Mar 2021

    We received an excellent service very professional

  • 5 Maria Greening 24th Mar 2021

    The support and kindness from the team at A J Wakely and Sons has been incredible at this difficult time. When my sister sadly passed away suddenly in February we decided to use wakelys from previous experience with friends and family members also having used them before. I spoke with a lovely gentleman called Frank who was very kind and helpful, he advised us on what to do next and arranged an appointment to come to see us very promptly after to start arranging my sisters funeral. He was very patient and companionate also very knowledgeable. The office team were very helpful with any questions we had to ask. Frank made sure I had a briefing the day before the funeral so we know exact timings and what to expect on the day. He and the celebrant at Yeovil crematorium (Philippa) provided a beautiful service for our precious sister, granddaughter, daughter, niece, cousin and friend which we as a family will be forever grateful for. Due to the current restrictions we was restricted to 30 people allowed to attend the service but we was able to have the service webcast so that people that wasn't able to be there in person had the opportunity to pay their respects still. Wakelys always let us know any updates when needed and we just knew that she was in safe hands and she would be looked after like one of their own. I would highly recommend A J Wakely and Sons to look after your loved ones and you throughout the the difficult times. Many thanks, the Greening + Wood family.

  • 5 Kim Wheeler 24th Mar 2021

    From start to finish Matt and Tracey gave excellent service with great compassion to our family especially with the current pandemic. The service was lovely and  had some lovely comments from family and friends who were able to attend . Many thanks to all who supported us. Kim &Dave

  • 5 Angela Osmond 24th Mar 2021

    I couldn’t have asked for a better funeral directors. You were all so kind and pleasant and reassuring in all what was happening. And it was never to much trouble for you to keep moving mum about so we could come and see her and you didn’t mind how long we stayed . Thankyou wakelys your the best x

  • 5 Nick Forest 24th Mar 2021

    Frank offered a very caring service much appreciated

  • 5 Dawn Banfield 11th Mar 2021

    From the initial phone call you have been supportive, compassionate and understanding which has made this process at a very difficult time much easier to process. So I would like to thank everyone at A J Wakely for the respect that you have given me and my family.

  • 5 Marie Clements 11th Mar 2021

    Brilliant service from planning the funeral to the service. Cannot fault AJ Wakelys. Very caring and easy to deal with. Would highly recommend.

  • 5 Kevin Howe 10th Mar 2021

    Excellent all round.

  • 5 Eric Evans 4th Mar 2021

    Wonderful support and service all the time thanks to all of your staff 

  • 5 Anthony Rawlin 3rd Mar 2021

    Very understanding giving support and explaining all that is required with empathy and making the experience as easy as possible 

  • 5 Lorna Porter 3rd Mar 2021

    They are brilliant, helpful in every way. Always at the end of the phone. They was very professional and looked after Dad in the most respectful manner. They treated us just like their family.

  • 5 Kelly Score 2nd Mar 2021

    From the first point of contact and throughout entire process I found the staff to be courteous and professional, yet at all times delivering the personal touch ,I cannot thank Matt and the staff enough for the entire service that they gave to my mum .

  • 5 Gail Sinclair 23rd Feb 2021

    We were treated with kindness and respect at every stage of the process following the passing of my dad. I can’t thank them enough. They were outstanding.

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
33 Sparrow Road
Yeovil
Somerset
BA21 4BT

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Beverley Perry 29th Apr 2021

Very professional and extremely supportive. I would highly recommend them.

Jacquie Archer 29th Apr 2021

From start to finish Matt and his team were amazing. Everything was clearly explained. Extremely professional but with a warmth and friendliness which was needed by us. Thank you for giving my mum the send off she deserved.

Sue Phillips 29th Apr 2021

I was dealt with in a kind and sympathetic manner being given the time to think about choices unhurriedly. Nothing was too much trouble and on the day of the funeral, despite certain time constraints we felt we could take our time in a manner which was fitting. Clive Wakely and Anita were both patient and kind during the preparation of my husbands funeral, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for enabling me and my family to give Mike the farewell we felt he deserved. Sue Phillips

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