J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors

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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

Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
Providing the highest standards of care
Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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 34306401702 343064
any time you require our services.


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

It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. This guide and checklist will explain the first steps you need to take so you can start making any necessary funeral arrangements.
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Your choices for a funeral service

From the moment you get in touch with us, we can begin to arrange the most fitting funeral for your loved one with the utmost compassion and care. Read through some of the decisions you will need to make for the funeral service.
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Meeting your needs

We believe a funeral should be as unique as the individual that has passed away, and we understand that everyone has different wishes when it comes to saying farewell. See how we can tailor your loved one’s funeral to suit any requirements you may have, creating a personal send-off that meets your needs.
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After the funeral

Once the funeral service is completed, there are often other matters that will need to be dealt with. This could be regarding legal affairs of the deceased, arranging memorials, or coping with grief. Our funeral professionals can advise you on all of these matters.
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