Arranging a Funeral

Have you recently lost a loved one and don’t know where to begin when it comes to arranging a funeral for them? Let J Lawrence & Sons help you through this difficult time. Call us today on 02380 554 801 and we will talk you through all of your available options, so you will know exactly what to expect and think about.

Making funeral arrangements with help from qualified professionals

Welcome to J Lawrence & Sons. For more than 147 years now, we have been offering tailored services to customers in the Hampshire area. Arranging a funeral can seem like a daunting process and, without help from experts, it often can be.

J Lawrence & Sons is managed by John and Chris Lawrence who will work together and ensure an easy process during what is obviously a very difficult time for any family. Saying goodbye in the right way is incredibly important, so we are very flexible when it comes to our tailored funeral plans.

When you feel ready to begin discussing the process for arranging a funeral, reach out to us. An initial consultation is offered at whichever location is convenient to you – our offices or your premises.

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Please fill in our form below or give us a call on 023 8055 4801 and we will get back to you.

    The first choices to make before arranging a funeral

    An initial decision needs to be made regarding whether the most appropriate option would be a burial or a cremation. Religious beliefs may have a bearing on the choice that is made, so we are ready to facilitate either request when arranging a funeral.

    The service can be held in a church beforehand. In case a church service is considered to be inappropriate, the speakers – whether religious or non-religious – can also attend the chapels at the cemetery or the crematorium.

    Where appropriate, hymns can be sung or, if preferred, recorded music can be played upon request instead. The list of available music can be browsed online and is provided to J Lawrence & Sons by Wesley Music.

    Next steps when making the funeral arrangements

    Here at J Lawrence & Sons, we can arrange flowers for you if that’s part of your requested funeral plans. In case you would prefer to use your own florist, we ask that the arrangement is delivered at least two hours before the funeral service is scheduled to begin.

    When it comes to transportation, we have a modern Jaguar hearse and limousine as well as a traditional classic Daimler limousine available. Our bespoke funeral arrangements can also include a horse drawn hearse if requested.

    Of course, clients are welcome to use their own vehicles instead. The limousine can seat up to seven people and additional cars can be hired upon request. The hearse can be met at the venue or you can follow it there – whichever is more convenient.


    At J Lawrence & Sons, we have a comprehensive range of coffins available. This includes many traditional style solid wood units and veneered coffins to more modern designs, including but not limited to the following options:

    • Colourful Coffins
    • Daisy Coffins
    • Natural Woven Coffins
    • Somerset Willow Coffins
    • And Many Others!

    Reasons to choose J Lawrence & Sons when considering different funeral plans

    First established all the way back in 1870, our company has been servicing the local area for longer than any other team of funeral directors. We take great pride in the way we do the very best for families who are experiencing a loss.

    Contact us today if you need professional advice about arranging a funeral

    To contact us, just call 02380 554 801 or fill in our online enquiry form. We will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss arranging a funeral in the best way that benefits you.