Gooding Funeral Services

83 reviews

Gooding Funeral Services is an independent, family-run funeral service that provides professional, warm and caring service to bereaved families across Yorkshire

Latest Verified Reviews

Kulvinder Hundal 11th Apr 2024

They were very supportive and went the extra mile to make sure everything went smoothly

Randolph Morton 11th Apr 2024

It was a very stressful time like all families who have to arrange a funeral for their loved ones but from the onset we were made at ease. Just like everything in life there are bumps so has death but Goodings funeral service made our mums home going service (although a sad occasion ) a joyous one. Every member of the team was professional yet comforting to the family A joy and job well done Celia Morton On behalf of Esmie Morton family

Carmelita Tavares-Black 10th Apr 2024

I can’t fault the service we receive the care and understanding.  We were vey happy with everyone that works at the funeral parlour. Thank you for all the care showed towards us. 

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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

2A Newton Road
Potternewton
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS7 4HE

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 0113 320 6779

About Us

Gooding Funeral Services is a family-run service in Leeds that has been a part of the community for three generations, caring for bereaved families in Leeds and across the North.

The warm and friendly team works closely with families to provide a funeral which meaningfully reflects the life, tradition and beliefs of their loved one.

As a trusted independent funeral home based in the heart of the city, Gooding believes that every person’s funeral should be distinct and special, whether it’s a traditional ceremony, a contemporary celebration of life, or the simple and fuss-free occasion they wished for.

Their inclusive funeral service caters to people of all faiths, as well as people of no religious belief and those who cared for the environment. Gooding can also provide specialist bathing facilities for communities where these observances form an important part of religious funeral rites and customs.

As an independent company, Gooding’s strength lies in listening, understanding and arranging things according to each person's wishes. They are here to help, every day of the year and around the clock – and are happy to provide obligation-free advice and estimates.

Gooding offer a wide range of services, including in-house bereavement support from a dedicated grief recovery specialist, and advice about matters such as registering a death and who must be notified when someone dies.

From natural and contemporary funerals to more time-honoured affairs all with the option of funeral finance; Gooding's broad selection of options and services cover every aspect of arranging a funeral. This level of choice includes a wide range of coffins, caskets and urns, a choice of beautiful floral tributes, transport including limousines and hearses, catering and dove releases, traditional and contemporary cremations, memorial services, memorial masonry and keepsakes.

Gooding Funeral Services in Leeds will ensure an occasion which truly reflects the memory of the person you have lost. Please call today to find out more about the wide variety of funeral services and options on offer.

Latest Obituaries

Ervine   Newbold Liburd

Ervine Newbold Liburd

Apr 1939 - May 2024

John Kimachia   Chege

John Kimachia Chege

Jun 1959 - Apr 2024

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Kulvinder Hundal 11th Apr 2024

    They were very supportive and went the extra mile to make sure everything went smoothly

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Kulvinder,

    Thank you so much for your five star review.

    It was my absolute pleasure to have cared for Gurdev and for you all as a family.
    Should you ever need us, the team and I are always here for you.
    I wish you and your family all the best for the future.

    Sonia and the team at Gooding Funeral Services
  • 5 Randolph Morton 11th Apr 2024

    It was a very stressful time like all families who have to arrange a funeral for their loved ones but from the onset we were made at ease. Just like everything in life there are bumps so has death but Goodings funeral service made our mums home going service (although a sad occasion ) a joyous one. Every member of the team was professional yet comforting to the family
    A joy and job well done
    Celia Morton
    On behalf of Esmie Morton family

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Randolph,

    Thank you for your kind review of our services and for entrusting us with the care of your dear Mother. It was a great honour to have been there for you and to have helped you and your family arrange such a beautiful send-off for someone you all treasured so dearly.

    If we can be of any further help, please do get in touch. We are always here for you. With warm regards, Joshua and the team at Gooding Funeral Services
  • 5 Carmelita Tavares-Black 10th Apr 2024

    I can’t fault the service we receive the care and understanding. 
    We were vey happy with everyone that works at the funeral parlour. Thank you for all the care showed towards us. 

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Carmelita,

    Thank you so much for your lovely 5* review. It was my absolute pleasure to direct the funeral for your Daughter Ginalda. The amount of love that was shown on the day of the funeral was magical.

    Listening to all the tributes from friends and family was beautiful too.

    All the team at Gooding Funeral Services are always here for you and your family. Please pop in for a hot drink whenever you are in Leeds.

    All the best for the coming future.

    Kindest regards Sonia & the team at Gooding Funeral Services.
  • 5 Michelle Walker 10th Apr 2024

    Goodings have been extremely caring and efficient.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Michelle,

    Thank you for your very kind review of our services.

    As you know, our families are very close and it was a solemn honour to have been able to care for your Father and provide a service to your family.

    Please don't hesitate to get in touch if we can be of any further assistance.

    With warmest regards, Peter and the Gooding Funeral Services Team
  • 5 Kiran Kalsi 7th Feb 2024

    Everything was handled in a sensitive way, taking into account cultural differences. The whole process was very dignified.

    Thank you Joshua and Team at Gooding Funeral Services

    Dr Kiran Kalsi

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Mrs Kalsi,
    Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave a review of our team and service. We are pleased to have met with your expectations.

    It was an honour to have attended to a such a well respected member of the community and his family.

    If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help.
    Kind regards, Joshua and the Gooding Funeral Services Team
  • 5 Sylvia Morton 6th Jan 2024

    Where do I begin.... from the first meeting at the nursing home with Joshua and colleague, who came to collect mum. The respect, mindfulness, care and love was there. This was their 'mother' and she go the most respect any mother would desire from her children. Viewing mum was even more pleasurable than we thought. Her make up was immaculate and she looked so at peace – Thank you Amanda -. It was never any problem to visit mum when we wanted during her time at the chapel of rest. The funeral arrangement meeting was second to none - Joshua covered everything, spoke with clarity, and ensured all our needs were met, Including the beautiful white horse, white cart, and white feather plumes making us all feel comfortable at the meeting. The day of the funeral was great, and Steven was there to relax my brother. Gooding Service came through strong, caring and loving all the way. Their service is above 100% and the words 'thank you’ does not seem anywhere enough for all that was done. For some people the saddest day is the funeral, this was not so for the Morton. As a family, we said goodbye to mum with the help of Gooding Service in such a special respectable way.
    Once again a Huge massive thank you to all t Gooding Serice, Steven, Joshua Amanda and the drivers of the limousine’s

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Good Morning Sylvia, Thank you so much for your kind words - for which I am extremely grateful.  Ensuring a smooth and beautiful day for your dear Mother, was of the utmost importance.  If I or indeed any of my colleagues at Gooding, can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch. With thanks once again, Joshua and the GFS Team.
  • 5 Joseph Oke 22nd Dec 2023

    Hi. Very professional, helpful, give good advice. Easy to deal with. Keeping you updated.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Joseph

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a kind review, it is much appreciated. We are honoured to have been entrusted to carry out these arrangements on your behalf. If we can be of any further assistance to you or your family, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
    Peter and the GFS Team.
  • 5 Kate Dwinfuor 19th Dec 2023

    This was a repatriation and the service delivered was optimum. Will highly recommend to others.

    Thank you.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Kate, Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review of our services.
    As you know, Thomas was known to me and it was an honour to take care of him and assist you and his family in repatriating him as per his wishes.
    Please don't hesitate to get in touch if we can be of any further assistance.
    Peter and the GFS Team.
  • 5 Kenneth McDowall 19th Dec 2023

    Professional caring service. Highly recommend.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Kenneth,
    It was an honour to take care of your Father, Ronald, and we hope the Memorial Service in Scotland went well also. Should you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here for you. Kind regards, all the team at Gooding Funeral Services
  • 5 Delia Clarke 19th Dec 2023

    Professional, Caring, Supportive, Good Listeners, Passionate and Patient.
    Excellent service would highly recommend 

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Delia, Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure to help you and your family in your time of need. Ensuring that Mr Rochester was given the best send off possible was of the utmost importance. It was a pleasure to work with a family and witness so much love and fond memories. If you should need any further help or assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. With warmest regards, all the team at Gooding Funeral Services
  • 5 Ray Philip 18th Dec 2023

    Excellent service..Would highly recommend 🙏🏾

    Peter Broderick replied
    Dear Ray
    Thank you for your kind review of our services. It means a lot to us to receive positive feedback. As you know, Rupert was very dear to us as a family and to be trusted with his care was an honour.
    Please get in touch if we can be of any further assistance to you or your family.
    Peter.
  • 5 Samantha Silcott 4th Nov 2023

    Everything turned out well. The evening before the funeral we were able to do a viewing just as Goodings was closing which was nice showing how considerate the receptionist was.
    Whenever I had a query and called in, the different people who answered were very helpful. Also, Peter was organised with plans and allowed the family to make changes with certain details.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Samantha

    Thank you for your very kind review of our services. It is much appreciated.
    It was our honour to serve your family and take care of Pamela. The eulogy at her service was truly touching and it was wonderful to hear about Pamela's passion for singing.
    Please don't hesitate to get in touch if we can be of any further assistance.
    With warmest regards,
    Peter.
  • 5 Susan Lister 23rd Oct 2023

    Caring, Supportive, Passionate, Professional, Excellent Service! Thank you Gooding Funeral Services.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Sue, Thank you for your kind words. It is of the utmost importance to the team and me to care for a loved one and to also make the funeral process as smooth as possible for their grieving family and friends. I am happy we were able to live up to your expectations and were able to inspire such a lovely review of our services. If we can be of any further help, please let us know, we are always here for you. With warmest regards, Joshua and the GFS Team
  • 5 Rajinder Kaur Palahe 22nd Sep 2023

    A well managed and effective funeral with immaculate time management and travel arrangements.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Auntiji, Thank you so much for your kind review of the service that my team and I provided for your Father's funeral.

    I'm pleased we met with your needs and expectations and that your Dad received the very best send-off and one which was so well deserved.

    If we can be of any further help to you or your family, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Our dedicated team are always on hand and will be there to assist you. Kindest regards Sonia.
  • 5 Judith Jarrett 15th Sep 2023

    I would just like to say the services was excellent throughout the day I would recommend their business 

    Peter Broderick replied
    Dear Judith

    Thank you so much for your kind review of our services. You and your family put together a wonderful service for your Mum and I'm glad that we were able to assist.

    Please don't hesitate to get in touch if we can be of any further help to you or your family.

    Peter.
  • 4 Alan Burgess 7th Aug 2023

    Simple to deal with, walked me through the process and did what I asked for. Cannot ask anymore than that. Thank you.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Mr Burgess, Thank you for your review of the service you received from us. We are pleased that you found the process easy to navigate and our service met with your requirements. If we can help you in any way further, please do get in touch. With our warmest regards, all the team at Gooding Funeral Services.
  • 5 Jacqeline Jordan 24th Jul 2023

    The service was conducted in a very professional manner. They were above 5 star. I highly recommend Gooding Funeral Services!

    Peter Broderick replied
    Dear Jacqueline. Thank you for your wonderful review of our services. It was our absolute honour and privilege to take care of Sophia and to serve you and your family. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if there's anything further we can do to be of assistance. Warm regards

    Peter
  • 5 Surinder Sambhi 20th Jul 2023

    Very good 

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Surinder,

    Thank you for your review of our services and for your lovely card and gift too! It was an honour to have been able to help you and your family arrange the send-off you'd hoped for.

    If we can be of any further help or you need support, please don't hesitate to contact us - we are here for you.
    With warmest regards, all the team at Gooding Funeral Services.

  • 5 Sophie Scott 9th Jun 2023

    The service was excellent I couldn’t of asked for a better funeral service to give my little boy the send off he deserved thank you for everything you did 

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Sophie,
    Thank you so much for your very kind review of our service and for your lovely card too. We are pleased to have been able to help you to create the send-off you truly wanted for your dear little boy. Thank you for choosing us to support you. It was an honour for us to do so.
    If we can be of any further help to your, please let us know.
    From all the Team at Gooding Funeral Services
  • 5 Amarjit Kaur Soor 11th May 2023

    A very professional service with a warm and compassionate touch. There was nothing they could have done more for us as a family. Respect and dignity was always maintained and upheld. Nice to know that they were aware of all the Sikh traditions.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Amarjit, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was our honour to look after your Mother. We are glad that all the Sikh values and traditions were maintained throughout the whole service. We wish you and your family all the best for the coming future. Please do let us know if we can be of any further assistance to you. From Sonia and all the team at Gooding Funeral Services
  • 5 Elaine Gentles 11th May 2023

    GOODING funeral service went above and beyond in meeting our needs at an emotionally very challenging time.  They set out all the options clearly and were empathetic in their practice.  My loved one wanted his body to be repatriated to the land of this birth and this was undertaken effortlessly.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Elaine

    Thank you for your wonderful review of our services. Brother Neville was a dear friend to us here at Gooding Funeral Services and we were honoured to be able to assist him on his final journey - back to the place he cherished.
    Please get in touch if there is anything we can do to further help you and your family - we will always be here for you. From all the team at GFS
  • 5 Orville Cole 16th Mar 2023


    Sonia and the other members of the Goodings team both attentive and receptive to our family needs while handling our funeral.



    Goodings have been empathetic and coufteous through the whole process and always ready to help with any issue. They have our heartfelt thanks and full recommendation.
    M. Cole, Leeds.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Orville,

    Thank you so much for your kind 5* review.

    It was our honour to look after your Dad's funeral arrangements. We are glad to have been by your side when you needed us most and able to give your Dad the best send off that he deserved.

    Please do let us know if the team at Gooding Funeral Services can be of any further assistance to you in the coming future.
    Until then, please accept our best wishes,
    Sonia and the Team at Gooding Funeral Services
  • 5 Euleen Maynard 15th Mar 2023

    Overall, I found the staff very supportive.and would recommendedthe sevice to family and friend.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Euleen,

    Thank you so much for your kind 5* review.

    We are pleased you felt supported by our team and we thank you for saying so.

    Please do let us know if we can be of any further assistance in the near future.

    All the best from Sonia and all the team at Gooding Funeral Services
  • 5 Geneva Burke 14th Mar 2023

    Excellent service very professional  and understanding 

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Ms Burke,
    Thank you for your lovely words and for taking the time to leave your 5* review of our services.

    It was an honour to have cared for Mr Hanley and a pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet and work with his wonderful friends - even more so because we were able to gain a real insight into just how much he was loved and treasured by you all.

    May we take this opportunity to wish you and all Mr Hanley's friends, the very best and if the meantime we can be of any further help, please do get in touch.

    With warmest regards,
    Gooding Funeral Services Team
  • 5 Ian Hall 21st Feb 2023

    We found Goodings to be thoroughly professional and very accommodating to all our requests. We would definitely recommend their services to anyone. Thankyou Sonia for everything.

    Gay Gooding Kershaw replied
    Dear Mr Hall,

    Thank you ever so much for your 5* review.

    In truth, 5* should be given to both you and Jackie for the beautiful service you conducted. Mr Perkin would have been so proud of you both.

    As always please do let us know if we can be of any further assistance in the near future.

    All the best to you both and the family. Sonia

Address
2A Newton Road
Potternewton
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS7 4HE

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Kulvinder Hundal 11th Apr 2024

They were very supportive and went the extra mile to make sure everything went smoothly

Randolph Morton 11th Apr 2024

It was a very stressful time like all families who have to arrange a funeral for their loved ones but from the onset we were made at ease. Just like everything in life there are bumps so has death but Goodings funeral service made our mums home going service (although a sad occasion ) a joyous one. Every member of the team was professional yet comforting to the family A joy and job well done Celia Morton On behalf of Esmie Morton family

Carmelita Tavares-Black 10th Apr 2024

I can’t fault the service we receive the care and understanding.  We were vey happy with everyone that works at the funeral parlour. Thank you for all the care showed towards us. 

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