Beestons Funeral Directors
Serving Southampton since 1906
The Beestons name has been a part of Southampton since 1906. Founded by a doctor, the first funeral home was located in the Six Dials area, which was also home to the city's first roundabout.
Following the doctor's retirement from the funeral business, the funeral home was acquired by the Ray family. This was the same family that had also taken on W Cornish Funeral Directors in nearby Woolston, as part payment of an outstanding debt. Under the new management, both businesses began to grow and would continue to do so until the Six Dials area was marked for redevelopment, meaning Beestons would have to relocate.
They did so in 1988, to the W Cornish site in Woolston, where Beestons stands today. Eleven years later, the second Beestons was opened in Shirley Warren, although originally under a different name. When Dignity acquired this second branch in 2007, it took on the Beestons moniker, giving us the two funeral homes renowned locally to this day.
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Funeral Services with distinction
Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.Find out more