H Witham & Son Funeral Directors, Rayleigh

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Rayleigh Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 14 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Rayleigh funeral home

We are H Witham & Son Funeral Directors on High Street in Rayleigh.

We understand the challenges you and your family might be facing after losing a loved one. We will help you during this difficult time, guide and advise you when you need it and do everything we can to make every step a little more simple and easy..

Our team has the local knowledge and experience, passed down since before the 1960s when we relocated from up the road, to help you arrange the funeral service seamlessly.

Moreover, our kind and compassionate team are always available to ease any of your concerns and make you feel as comfortable as possible. You and your family are our priority, so please call us at any time. We are here for you.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

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.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,203 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,203 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,203 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,203 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where to find us

Address

16 High Street
Rayleigh SS6 7EF
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located on the High Street next to Berrys Arcade.

There is parking available behind our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01268 742154

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 14 reviews
Rating 5.0
Faultless from start to finish.
Linda who handled Mums funeral was a real pleasure to deal with, professional and compassionate to the very end when I collected Mum's ashes today.
Neil who performed the service was excellent throughout, patient while we got the details just right and presented so well on the day.
Jason, who organised the cars on the day, was again excellent and really looked after everyone, alongside his team on the hottest day of the year, provided plenty of water and umbrella's for shade.
The memory box received at the end was such a lovely touch.
Everyone said Mum's funeral was 'just right'.
Thank you so much.
Regards, Dean Morris
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your loved one. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable. We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother.
Rating 5.0
Everyone went the extra mile. Made the whole experience as good as it could be.
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Linda was very helpful arranging everything for us very friendly yet professional James the funeral director was also very helpful and considerate throughout the funeral
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Father. We are proud of the whole team. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you as we pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality of care for our families.
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us.
Rating 5.0
My family and I can't speak highly enough about the service we were provided by H Witham & Son when organising our mothers funeral.
From the moment we walked into your Rayleigh office, we was greeted by a lovely lady who treated us with compassion and sympathy, nothing was too much trouble for her, and this went right through to the lovey gentlemen who met us on the day of our mothers funeral and took us by car to her service.
The funeral service - which was a celebration of my mothers life went so well by the celebrant, that friends and family leaving the service said it was brilliant and even clapped at the end of it.
What a amazing send off for a wonderful mother...she would have been so proud.
This was all because we went to H Witham & Sons, and the people that work for them just listened to what we as a family wanted... and delivered.
It was a five star service.
Thank you one and all xx
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved,we take pride in giving outstanding service to our families. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Everyone from Witham's was totally professional and kind. We felt they genuinely cared about our family. We have recommended them to friends and family.
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Would love to thank Linda at Rayleigh branch for all her help in making sure we had all we wanted without any fuss or stress for her kindness caring and for listening before and after the funeral💜 and also Jason for excellent driving and sorting out the route that we wanted and taking time to call me to make sure we had all we needed and guiding me on the day.Thankyou
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Very Professional, Efficient and Caring Service from Start to Finish
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely Excellent service, really professional and helped us as a family through our very difficult time, we would thoroughly recommend them to anyone.

All the staff were really helpful from the initial arrangements, through the days leading up to the cremation, to the actual day itself and afterwards, at all times caring and efficient.
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
the service we received from H. Witham and son was exceptional, from start to finish. nothing was too much for them. Linda was so kind and caring,and it was a great comfort to know my mum was entrusted to such a caring and professional funeral directors. Every detail was discussed with us fully, and the day itself, although pouring with rain, went perfectly. I cannot thank everyone enough for their attention to detail and care in what was such a difficult time for us
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and we made a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
I found Linda and her colleagues to be very helpful and kind, Linda is a lovely lady and Vanessa who took our service for both my mum back in 2016 and my dad is excellent in what she does.
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service I received from Linda was very supportive and caring, I felt that if I needed anything, all I needed to do was ask.
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Whitams were very understanding and took care of my mum and us we could not of wished for a better service than they gave us
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Sensitive, professional service end to end. Took all the stress away. Informed us at every stage about what happens and what we need to do. Thank you so much.
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service throughout from all the team
Response from H Witham & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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