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Best 5 Funeral Directors in Southend-on-Sea

Discover funeral directors located in Southend-on-Sea. See pricing details and information regarding the inclusions offered. Also opening hours and contact details. Find comprehensive details below of NAFD & SAIF approved funeral directors.

Rosy Company


Open 24/7

Penrose Funerals

Penrose Funerals


94 Bridgwater Drive, Essex, SS0 0DH

Open 24/7
Co Op Funeralcare Southend

Co Op Funeralcare Southend


15 Queensway, Essex, SS2 6JJ

Open 24/7
Co Op Funeralcare Leigh On Sea

Co Op Funeralcare Leigh On Sea


27 Glendale Gardens, Essex, SS9 2AT

Open 24/7
D J Cotton Sons Funeral Directors Shoeburyness

D J Cotton Sons Funeral Directors Shoeburyness


10 The Vanguards, Vanguard Way, Essex, SS3 9QJ

Open 24/7

Opening Times

All Funeral Directors in Southend-on-Sea operate 24 hours 7 days a week for emergencies this includes bank holidays.


You can use public transportation to reach Penrose Funerals, Co Op Funeralcare Southend, Co Op Funeralcare Leigh On Sea, D J Cotton Sons Funeral Directors Shoeburyness. See the following link to find parking:

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The closest train station to these funeral directors is Prittlewell Railway Station with local taxis operating outside.

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Southend-on-Sea is famous for its long pier, the Southend Pier, which is the longest pleasure pier in the world. The town is also known for its vibrant seaside amusement park, Adventure Island. The death rate in Southend-on-Sea is 2,132 according to the Office for National Statistics 2021. With a population of 183,809 people.

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How many funeral directors in Southend-on-Sea?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 23 Funeral Directors in Southend-on-Sea On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Southend-on-Sea?

The typical cost of funerals in Southend-on-Sea typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 25% and cremation accounting for 75% of the amount of funerals taking place in Southend-on-Sea. However, the actual expense for a family can vary based on specific requirements and choices. For instance, if a family prefers a local celebrant, such as 'Vince Hawkes Rustic Celebrant' found on thecelebrantdirectory.co.uk, rather than a minister or pastor, the cost would be higher.

When calculating the overall expenses of a funeral, it is important to take into account the additional cost of funeral flowers. Local florists like Meades Florist by Christina (Located on 57 London Road, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA SS1 1PF, Essex) or Hamstel Road Florist (Phone number 01702 460777) typically charge approximately between £75 up to £461 for funeral flower arrangements.

The cost of a funeral can rise considerably if you choose to include a headstone, whether for a burial or cremation, with prices in Southend-on-Sea typically ranging from £1043 up to £2466 as per local providers. Drawing upon our local insights, we've compiled a list of 2 memorial masons in Southend-on-Sea. Please find the following details: Twilight Memorials Address: Unit 5 Robert Leonard Industrial Site, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 5QD. Abode Stone Ltd Address: Unit 5 131-133 Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6EL.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Southend-on-Sea?

Funeral directors such as Rosy (Southend-on-Sea), Penrose Funerals and Co Op Funeralcare Southend all offer funeral plans as an intermediary (reseller) for funeral plan providers such as Golden Charter and Golden leaves in Southend-on-Sea. In 2024 ‘Rosy Funeral Plans’ will be launched by Rosy to help bring more variety of choices for bereaved families in Southend-on-Sea.

What Crematorium do Funeral Directors use in Southend-on-Sea for Traditional and Direct Cremation?

Within 10 Miles off Southend-on-Sea there are 2 crematoriums offering a variety of services such as direct and traditional cremation. The 2 main crematoriums frequently used by funeral undertakers in Southend-on-Sea: Sutton Road Cemetery and Southend Crematorium, Basildon and District Crematorium, which could potentially be your loved one's final resting place. While you have the freedom to choose your preferred crematorium, it's advisable to consult with your local funeral director. Their expertise will be valuable, especially considering that crematoriums availability can often be unpredictable and busy. See the list of crematoriums in the area:

Sutton Road Cemetery and Southend Crematorium, Sutton Road SS2 5PX Phone: 01702 215015 with a fee of approximately £857 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 14 days. Basildon and District Crematorium, Church Road Bowers Gifford SS13 2HG Phone: 01268 584411 with a fee of approximately £785 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 18 days.

What happens in the event of a death at a care home in Southend-on-Sea?

In the event of a death at a care home, your local funeral director is responsible for collecting the deceased and transporting them to their funeral home with care. According to the Office for National Statistics, approximately 23 % of all deaths in Southend-on-Sea take place in care homes such as Bradbury Home or Melrose House. At Rosy, we offer prompt collection services for your loved one, irrespective of the care home where the passing occurred. For immediate assistance, please contact us at 0800 260 6922.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any Funeral Directors offering Natural/Green burial Funerals in Southend-on-Sea?
Yes there is 3 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Southend-on-Sea. As funeral directors in Southend-on-Sea we are committed to providing support and guidance in arranging Natural Burial funerals to commemorate your loved ones in the local area. We take great pride in endorsing environmentally-friendly traditions. See details below of 3 most popular Natural Burial Sites within 20 miles off Southend-on-Sea.

Deerton Natural Burial Ground located at Deerton Natural Burial Ground ME9 8QL. Herongate Wood located at Herongate Wood CM13 3SE. Crouch Valley Meadow located at Crouch Valley Meadow CM3 6BZ.
Where can you scatter ashes in Southend-on-Sea?
The Southend-on-Sea Borough Council enforces particular guidelines concerning the scattering of ashes in public spaces, which may be revised at any point. For the latest information and guidelines, we recommend visiting the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council website at www.southend.gov.uk. As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Thames is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Southend-on-Sea near Southend University Hospital?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Southend University Hospital. If someone has recently died at Southend University Hospital in Southend-on-Sea then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Southend-on-Sea?
The main newspaper is the Southend Echo. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Southend Echo allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Southend-on-Sea) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Southend-on-Sea?
Absolutely, in Southend-on-Sea, Rosy, in particular, features expert Jewish Funeral Directors ready to assist during your time of need.Whether your needs involve arranging a service at a Funeral Synagogue like 'Southend and District Reform Synagogue' or at the graveside, or a funeral home, we are equipped to provide guidance. In Southend-on-Sea there are 2 Jewish Notable Synagogues that could be used for a funeral.
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Essex?
Indeed, several funeral directors in Southend-on-Sea specialise in Hindu funerals with the majority of ceremonies conducted in temples such as BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Southend-on-Sea.
Are there any Funeral Directors in Southend-on-Sea who provide catering services for wakes?
Typically, funeral directors do not commonly provide catering services. Therefore we would recommend contacting a local catering company such as Hospitality 1st Catering. Via email at hospitality1st@hotmail.com. Visiting their Kitchen/Office located at Southend, Southend-on-Sea, SS2. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Southend-on-Sea?
Indeed, there are Sikh funeral directors based in Manchester who can offer their support during the period of mourning. To organise your Sikh funeral service, you can reach out to Rosy (Southend-on-Sea) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Southend-on-Sea?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Southend-on-Sea. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam. Typically the funeral would take place at one of the following mosques/locations Southend Mosque and Islamic Trust, Faizane Madina Southend.