J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors in Westcliff

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J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors in Westcliff on Sea, Southend

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About Us

J W Tate & Son was established in 1898 by the Tate family. We have been serving families local to Southend for over 100 years. In the beginning we were builders, and many of the homes surrounding us in North Street were built by our founders. Our rich heritage and care for our community is embedded in our practices.

Our funeral home in North Street has always been a funeral directors. We have disability access in the form of a slope to the front door, and all of our rooms are on one level to make the whole building accessible to every visitor.

We want nothing more than to help you to arrange a funeral service beffiting of your loved one. If you need any help or advice we are always here for you. You can reach us by telephone 24 hours a day.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01702 343064 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

Our Services

At J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Simple Funeral

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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Full Service Funeral

Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
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Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us


74 North Road Westcliff on Sea Southend SS0 7AH GB

Parking and Directions

There is car parking at the rear of the funeral home.
We are situated next to the North Road Cemetery.


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01702 343064 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 17:00

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’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.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our 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.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This 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.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 3 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Tates listened to what we, as a family, wanted for my husband's funeral and were happy to support and enable our wishes to be carried out.
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    Response on behalf of J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
    We appreciate you leaving a review online for J W Tate. I am glad that you were well cared for by our team.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The service they provided was excellent,Tina was very pleasant she greeted us in a lovely manner was very helpful what a lovely lady, The funeral was carried out excellently, I would recommend them.
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    Response on behalf of J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    I found all of the staff to be knowledgable and helpful. On arrival my son and I were treated with care and compassion sometimes things had to be explained to me several times but this was not a problem to the staff.i was talked through everything. I had two visits to me at
    home firstly the person who would take the service so I could tell her about my husband. She then emailed me what she would be saying we made a few tweaks on this and then good to go. The second visit was from the gentleman who would be looking after my husband to explain what the procedure would be and asked my whishes and if I would like to make any
    changes which I did. The whole process went off without a hitch. All of the staff evolved made my son and I feel very special as if we were the only people saying goodbye to a special person. Thank You All.
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    Response on behalf of J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.