W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors, Littlethorpe

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Littlethorpe Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 24 reviews
Rating 4.8

About our Littlethorpe funeral home

Welcome to W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors in Littlethorpe, Leicester, where we provide the highest standards in funeral care and services to our cherished local community.

We are here to help you honour the memory of your loved one, whether that is a religious or non-religious service, or a contemporary funeral such as a woodland burial or a colourful celebration. We are here to help you through this difficult time, how ever we can.

Our funeral home on Cosby Road is ideally located to serve the local community of Littlethorpe and the neighbouring areas of Cosby, Narborough, Whetstone and beyond. We also have a funeral home in Oadby within Leicester and another in South Wigston.

We are never more than a phone call away, at any time of the day, on 0116 286 3216. We offer you our full support, along with any advice or guidance you may need.

What we offer

  • Support, advice and guidance available 24/7 through our phone lines
  • Funeral arrangements suited to your requirements
  • Over 100 years of local knowledge and expertise at hand to help you
  • Cremation or burial at a local site
  • Knowledge and expertise of funeral rites and wishes from different communities within Leicester
  • Access to chapel of rest to visit your loved one
  • Bespoke funeral transportation for you to choose from
  • Personalised memorials and tributes
  • Option to secure your future with a funeral plan
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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 £1,253 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,253 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 £1,253 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,253 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

10 Cosby Road
Littlethorpe
Leicester LE19 2HF
GB

Directions and Parking

Located on the corner of Warwick Road and Cosby Road, opposite the Beauty Salon.

There is free parking available at the 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 0116 286 3216

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 for W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors in Littlethorpe

Some of the families we have served have a left a review of our service, which you can read below:
4.8
Rating 4.8
based on 24 reviews
Rating 5.0
I am very happy how the funeral was carried out, through to the cremation, everything went very smoothly. My thanks go to everyone concerned, especially Bev who advised me how to sort everything that needed to be done. Thanks again,
Dave Box
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team and for entrusting us with the care of your loved one. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction and to hear the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
The team were great - empathetic and punctual and reliable!
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
Everything was dealt with in an efficient, friendly and professional manner. Having a funeral plan in place was good, as it made some decisions easier.
Bev was very efficient, kept us informed about arrangements and changed things when requested.
Overall, everything went smoothly, prior to and during the funeral.
Thank you
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. I am happy that the pre-paid funeral plan made it easier to arrange the service for your Aunt. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
The whole team made arranging my mums funeral simple and the support they give you as a family is invaluable. They made the worst situation more bearable and allowed us to give my mum the funeral and goodbye she deserved. The aftercare is also much appreciated.I would highly recommend their professionalism and compassion in our most difficult of times.
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Heighton & Son Funeral Directors. Our whole team are here to give the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
At such a devastating time in our lives Lydia at Heightons showed absolute sensitivity and compassion.
Nothing was too much trouble. She guided us through the process without putting any pressure on us. Lydia reassured us that our beloved Phill was 'in their care' and being looked after with absolute dignity. The funeral at the crematorium was exactly as we hoped.
The flowers were more beautiful than be could have envisaged, we requested some silk so that we could have a keepsake from the day.
Julie Tyler was a wonderful choice of celebrant, she spent a lot of time getting Phill's eulogy 'just right' for us and delivered it so sincerely.
Maggie(funeral director)showed great kindness and supported us wonderfully on the day.
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. Staff were compassionate and efficient, helpful throughout. Everything went smoothly.
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to look after your Father.
Rating 5.0
Thank you for a supportive and thorough service which was appreciated by the whole family, especially against the Covid restrictions. Your Funeral arranger was particularly understanding and efficient.

Paul Gimson
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
It’s never easy when a loved one
Pass’s.
This was my first experience of arranging a funeral.
Not knowing what to expect or what to do.
Bev took us through the procedure
explaining everything
Organising everything.
Helping us to make our own decisions
Of the ceremony we wanted.
Have to say my hubby had a lovely
Warm send off.
Many thanks Carol
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service, professional as expected on this profession but went the extra mile with regular updates, promised calls made, a deep sense of your loss when discussing details with you and fully informed you of everything at each and every step of the process. Lydia the liaison assigned to our case was always courteous, attentive and extremely helpful and even hand delivered details to our house out if hours which was appreciated. Cant fault Heighton at all, than you
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
The service was excellent from the start. Lydia, who looked after us, was exceptionally professional, sensitive to our situation, unflappable and organised. We were completely happy with the arrangements leading up to and on the day. First class!!
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
I received an exceptional service from Heightons in Littlethorpe. The service surpassed my expectations at what can only be described as a difficult and stressful time.
The service provided by Lydia was professional, friendly- helpful and demonstrated empathy and compassion. I was guided through all the practical elements involved in arranging a funeral that ensured everything ran smoothly and happened when it was supposed to.
I was very grateful and relieved to have received such a high quality service.
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
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. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Fantastic service from start to finish, very helpful throughout the whole process with great communication, Lydia had everything managed perfectly and made the whole process straightforward. Thankyou so much, will definitely recommend.
Response from W Heighton & 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 and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
The service was excellent, made fell relax when organising my husband funeral, alison made me feel I was a friend she was wonderful and very helpful, she nade the occasion painless, thank you all
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Very supportive throughout. Made everything so much easier at a very difficult time. Many thanks
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
All went as well as expected
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. 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.
Rating 2.0
The individuals (Sally) that dealt with me were excellent and very caring.

However I felt that the business represented and came across as a very corporate organisation. My expectations of a funeral service Is probably somewhat old fashioned but I expected a local service that actually felt local.

Whilst I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I wouldn’t recommend this provider I would probably say to anyone planning a funeral try and seek an independent operator

It would appear that most independent looking operators are in fact part of a larger corporate body so check before you part with your cash.

Absolutely no reflection on the individuals that dealt with me but the overall feeling was that of a cold profit making organisation.

Indeed prior to being sent this review request I was contacted by someone that had clearly been reading from a script to pre-empt a good review, a fairly transparent tactic and one which I did not appreciate.

I will be utterly amazed if this makes its way onto any platform.
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. We have always contacted our clients after the funeral to ensure we have given the high standard of service they should expect and appreciate your feedback on the service received – thank you for your kind comments about our staff. Leaving a review is completely optional and we appreciate you taking the time to do so.
Rating 5.0
We have sadly, in a matter of months, said goodbye to both our mother and father. Heighton's have been wonderful, very caring, great communication and on the day of the service looked after us magnificently.

Couldn't have asked for better in such sad circumstances
Response from W Heighton & 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 that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Both Nicola and Sally were very kind and courteous. Nothing was too much trouble and the funeral was well organised.
Response from W Heighton & 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.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by Sally and Nicola was superb, made what was a very difficult time for our family as stress free as it could have been. The day of the funeral passed without any problems with everyone made to feel as relaxed as possible.
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to help make things easier for you and your family at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
All the staff I dealt with during a period whilst I was emotionally and physically at my lowest point were absolutely superb at supporting us as a family holistically and dealing with every aspect of providing a service that met all our expectations for which we are grateful
Response from W Heighton & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you and your family at such a difficult time and that you were so well looked after by our team.
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