Funeral Services Southampton

Are you mourning the loss of a friend or loved one? Have you been placed in the position of planning their funeral? Then we at J Lawrence & Sons are here to help ease your burden in these difficult times. We are an experienced, family-owned and run funeral parlour with a history stretching back 150 years. We’re one of Southampton’s oldest independently run businesses. 

Over the last century and a half, we’ve helped plan countless funerals and can handle a wide range of arrangements, from burials to cremations. Plus, we can handle the particulars of any funeral, from the music and flowers to the obituary arrangements. Our funeral directors will plan a funeral that will serve as a fitting tribute to the dearly departed.  

We approach every funeral service request with compassion and empathy, helping families and friends achieve some measure of closure. To get started, call us now on 023 8055 4801

The Best Funeral Services Southampton  

When the worst thing that can happen to anyone – losing a loved one – happens to you, it can leave you feeling a lot of things. Such a loss can take time to process, and planning a funeral service is usually the last thing you want to be dealing with. For some people, it can be too painful to deal with. The good news is that J Lawrence & Sons are here to lend a helping hand. 

Our Southampton funeral directors have a great deal of experience providing the best funeral services. For the last 150 years, we’ve planned modest and elaborate funeral ceremonies tailored to the wishes of the deceased and their families. We can help in a wide range of regards, from procuring flowers to handling the music arrangements. 

We just need a few important details from you to get started. You can also purchase a coffin from us, or, if opting for cremation, we have a range of urns available. You can even elect to scatter the ashes in a location of your choosing. Whatever your request is, we’ll endeavour to make it happen, easing your burden while you process your grief. 

And with pre-paid funeral plans available, you can even spare yourself the expense – funerals are expensive occasions, and our plans ensure that you have one less thing to worry about. For more information, keep reading or get in touch with J Lawrence & Sons today. 

Planning a Funeral  

We recognise that discussing funeral arrangements may be the last thing you want to do, especially if the pain of losing someone is still fresh. When you’re ready to talk, just pick up the phone and give J Lawrence & Sons a call. You can come and visit us to discuss funeral arrangements. Or, if it’s easier for you, we can come to your home. 

We’ll present you with the various options and discuss your wishes and the wishes of the deceased. This information will help us plan a funeral service that is in keeping with these wishes, that will offer the perfect send-off, helping you and others say goodbye properly. We’ll arrange a tailored celebration that serves as a fitting tribute. 

To that end, we can help with planning every detail, including: 

Whether you require burial or cremation, a religious or non-religious service, etc., you can trust us to make the arrangements as per your instructions.  

Get in Touch

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

Funeral Financing Options  

Financing a funeral can be a daunting task. You want to give your loved one the send-off that they deserve, but funerals are not cheap to fund. We’ve seen it before, family members or friends stretching their finances to breaking point to fund the necessary arrangements. This only adds to the stress and upset you’re likely already experiencing. 

That’s where our funeral financing options can be a godsend.  

Pre-Paid Funeral Plan  

We offer pre-paid funeral plans courtesy of Golden Charter Funeral Plans. You simply set up the plan and make monthly instalments, accruing the funds necessary to pay for your funeral in full or in part at the time of your death. With a pre-paid funeral plan, you can even organise the entire funeral. Upon your death, we’ll follow the plan when making the arrangements. 

Not only does a pre-paid plan spare your loved ones any financial burden, but it also enables us to proceed with planning your funeral service in accordance with your wishes. 

Other Areas We Cover   

In addition to Southampton, we provide funeral planning services in other areas, too, including: 

  • Portswood 
  • Hedge End 
  • Romsey 
  • Eling 
  • Totton 
  • West End 

Why Choose J Lawrence and Sons  

J Lawrence & Sons was founded 150 years ago by Jonathan Lawrence. Since 1987, the business has been in the capable hands of the fourth generation of the Lawrence family – John and Chris. We still abide by the same traditions that the business was founded on a century and a half ago. 

If you require tailored funeral services and a fitting send-off for a loved one or friend, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll handle your request with the compassion and empathy that it warrants. And our funeral directors will ensure that your loved one is provided with a fitting tribute that commemorates their life. 


If you’d like to get a feel for things, including the history of our funeral parlour, the best way is to click on our gallery. Here, you’ll find a selection of images taken of our funeral directors, vehicles, and parlour over the years. 


We have been helping plan funerals in Southampton for the last 150 years. In that time, we’ve helped thousands of families achieve closure. 

A few family members have been kind enough to leave us a testimonial; reading these should help put your mind at ease when deciding whether to call. 

Contact Us Today 

It’s never easy losing someone you care about and add to this the pressure of planning the funeral, and it can often prove too much. It’s nice to have a helping hand during these trying times, and that’s what the funeral directors at J Lawrence & Sons aim to be – a bright light in dark times. We’re the ones to call for trustworthy, friendly, compassionate funeral planning services in Southampton. 

We’ve planned thousands of funerals in Southampton in our many years of service, so we’ll take care of the arrangements, leaving you with one less thing to worry about. To learn more about how our team can help you, get in touch with our funeral parlour today. 

The quickest and most direct way to get in touch with us is to call us on 023 8055 4801. Alternatively, if you’d like to get in touch with us using a written method, either complete our contact form or email