A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Yeovil

54 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

Sandra Pope 16th Oct 2021

Very helpful and caring service at a time when it is most needed.  I felt totally assured that the funeral I wanted and planned for my mum would be taken care of.  And it was.  I would highly recommend A J Wakely.

Stella Payne 5th Oct 2021

Any passing is very sad but when it's your dad/husband devastating but you were absolutely amazing the best thing for us there was no pressure everything we asked for was catered for and the service itself was just beautiful. N

Vicky Freeman 4th Oct 2021

A very kind, caring and professional service throughout the whole process. Matt was exceptional, nothing was too much trouble as he guided through the arrangements.

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
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 Sandra Pope 16th Oct 2021

    Very helpful and caring service at a time when it is most needed.  I felt totally assured that the funeral I wanted and planned for my mum would be taken care of.  And it was.  I would highly recommend A J Wakely.

  • 5 Stella Payne 5th Oct 2021

    Any passing is very sad but when it's your dad/husband devastating but you were absolutely amazing the best thing for us there was no pressure everything we asked for was catered for and the service itself was just beautiful. N

  • 5 Vicky Freeman 4th Oct 2021

    A very kind, caring and professional service throughout the whole process. Matt was exceptional, nothing was too much trouble as he guided through the arrangements.

  • 5 Helen Housley 23rd Sep 2021

    Personable, caring, efficient and empathetic. 

  • 5 Becky Voizey 23rd Sep 2021

    A kind, caring, professional service at the most difficult time. Many thanks to Clive and his team.

  • 5 Lorraine Colledge 20th Aug 2021

    From the initial meeting with the family, through all the communications and advice, and then to the funeral  itself, Wakely’s were invaluable.It was so helpful to receive such a responsive, warm, and professional service at such a difficult time. Thanks to everyone, especially Matt.

  • 5 Fiona McCrae 16th Aug 2021

    Professional, informative and calm.

  • 5 Zoe King 10th Aug 2021

    We couldn’t thank Wakelys enough.  Very professional company with caring compassionate staff.  Matt was excellent and came to the house to plan the funeral and arranged a motorbike hurst.  Matt assisted with decisions and the funeral ran smoothly.  All staff on the day were smart, respectful and professional.   Staff in the funeral directors were also excellent and always made mum feel welcomed when she went in to see Dad.   The price was also very responsible. 

  • 5 Rosie Till 26th Jul 2021

    Very helpful and kind to us all at this sad time

  • 5 Katherine Thomas 21st Jul 2021

    We have been so well looked after  by Matt and all at the firm They have treated us with kindness,consideration and patience,through this very difficult time Thank you.

  • 5 Caroline Sharp 7th Jul 2021

    Cannot thank Clive and his staff enough for the proffesional and caring attitude in dealing with all the proceedings of my parents double funeral. Making the un bearable more bearable especially on the day of the funeral.

  • 5 Robin Green 7th Jul 2021

    Matthew was a prime example of sensitivity and utter professionalism. When he visited us initially he went through the choices of service, coffin and flowers. He also gave us an excellent idea of how the whole process of the funeral would go, covering every possible movement before, during and after the service. It was as though we had had a rehearsal. He was very reassuring on the day which had a calming effect on what was an emotional day for us.  Thank you Matthew. 

  • 5 Elizabeth Brown 30th Jun 2021

    At a time of great sadness the whole team at A J Wakely and Sons helped us through the arrangement and service process with dignity and compassion.  Thank you so much!

  • 5 Nick Cheesman 2nd Jun 2021

    Super professional and approachable and respectful. Everything went according to plan on the day and can’t fault the whole team. Thank you. 

  • 5 Barnaby Ingram 29th May 2021

    Very professional and helpful throughout. Guided me through the process of arranging a funeral at a difficult time and treated us all with dignity and respect. Wholly recommend. 

  • 5 Susan Seeley 28th May 2021

    Extremely helpful and sensitive in all they did for us. Thank you for your kindness at such a difficult time.

  • 5 Kirsty Smith 28th May 2021

    Very professional and helpful when we asked questions. The service was beautiful. Thank you to everyone who took part

  • 5 Simon Wilcox 28th May 2021

    A very professional personal service

  • 5 Jacqueline Dean 28th May 2021

    We have nothing but praise for the service provided by A.J. Wakely and sons.  From the outset, they were warm, sensitive and caring, visiting us at home, offering the necessary advice, accommodating our wishes and explaining options in the most dignified, yet friendly manner which proved so fitting for the circumstances.  Simply Outstanding. Thank you. 

  • 5 Jo Stott 28th May 2021

    Great service, they treated my late mum with upmost dignity and care. I would recommend to everyone.

  • 5 Jo Manuel 27th May 2021

    The support we received was excellent, considerate, professional but very friendly and approachable.

  • 5 Martyn Brown 27th May 2021

    From the moment Wakely's were asked to look after my mum, the service they provided was nothing short of excellent. The communication was second to none, and nothing was too much trouble. Wakely's and their team (in particular Frank Stubbins) are a credit to themselves and their profession.

  • 5 Denise Titherigton 27th May 2021

    The staff were so helpful and made us feel confident with the arrangements as everything had to be arranged by the telephone or e-mail . Outstanding service and everything run smoothly on the day although we hadn’t meet in person.

  • 5 Mark English 25th May 2021

    All of us who attended the funeral service for my mother were very impressed with the dignity, courtesy, efficiency & respect with which the occasion was handled. I would have no hesitation in recommending A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Yeovil to anyone who has need of a funeral director.

  • 5 Beverley Perry 29th Apr 2021

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

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
33 Sparrow Road
Yeovil
Somerset
BA21 4BT

Latest Verified Reviews

Sandra Pope 16th Oct 2021

Very helpful and caring service at a time when it is most needed.  I felt totally assured that the funeral I wanted and planned for my mum would be taken care of.  And it was.  I would highly recommend A J Wakely.

Stella Payne 5th Oct 2021

Any passing is very sad but when it's your dad/husband devastating but you were absolutely amazing the best thing for us there was no pressure everything we asked for was catered for and the service itself was just beautiful. N

Vicky Freeman 4th Oct 2021

A very kind, caring and professional service throughout the whole process. Matt was exceptional, nothing was too much trouble as he guided through the arrangements.

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