F M & J Wait Funeral Directors, Lichfield

Our Lichfield Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
F M & J Wait Funeral Directors in Lichfield
BASED ON 26 reviews
Rating 4.9
F M & J Wait Funeral Directors in Lichfield

About our Lichfield funeral home

F M & J Wait Funeral Directors have served the community of Lichfield for over 200 years, through five generations of the Wait family. We are here to help you to arrange the perfect farewell for your loved one, ensuring a funeral service that is exactly as you want it to be.

Our funeral professionals are dedicated to makings things a little bit easier for you during a difficult time, and they are on hand to give you any advice or guidance you might need.

Our funeral home is situated in a grade two listed building, originally built with ship's timber, complete with Stoke porcelain signage, and the interior is tastefully decorated, to help you feel at ease when you visit us.

Whenever you need us most, we will never be more than a phone call away. We are always here to offer you our full support.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • 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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • 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 costs from
    £2,935
    Current restrictions might mean that you can’t have a funeral today how you imagined it to be. However, we can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later.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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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £2,935

    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.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01543 263138, or read more about our dignified funeral now, and service later.
  • Simple Funeral Service in Lichfield

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    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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    Simple Funeral Service in LichfieldOur costs from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01543 263138

Where to find us

Address

25 Bird Street
Lichfield WS13 6PW
GB

Directions and Parking

We are a short walk from the George Hotel and the Kings Head public house.

There is parking at the rear on Sandford Street (WS13 6QA) with public parking off Bird Street.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01543 263138 if you require our services outside of these hours.
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

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 26 reviews
Rating 5.0
The service provided by F M & J Wait was second to none whilst arranging my Dad’s funeral recently, under the extremely difficult circumstances we are all currently experiencing.
From the start everyone was professional and respectful, acting swiftly and considerately whilst understanding that I wasn’t always able to make a decision due to grief. I never felt hurried and there was always a listening ear at the end of the phone.
Response from F M & J Wait 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
Professional and caring, hassle free service.
Delivered what they promised.
Response from F M & J Wait 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. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
I can't thank them enough for the service they provided. No question was too big or too small. Linda helped arrange the funeral and she made sure all of our wishes were dealt with, she was a great help. The team on the day of the funeral were great too, they were very friendly but also professional.
Response from F M & J Wait 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
I found them to be helpful, caring and personal. Would highly recommend.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
A very professional and courteous service at a time of sadness to the family
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Linda who organised it was very thoughtfu & sensitive to my feelings, sorry I cannot remember the names of the staff but the day went very well.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very professional service.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
Cannot fault the service provided during a very difficult time for me.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We chose Wait's a s they were the only funeral director in the local are open on the sunday. From start to finish they were caring and compassionate. Communication was regular but not over zealous, and we were never pressurised into making decisions given the time constraints.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Everything passed as smoothly as possible.The communication was good and left us feeling looked after from beginning to end.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The ultimate professionals, Linda for making all the arrangements go smoothly and Scott and his colleagues on the day for the care they showed all our family. Nothing was to much trouble for any of them , no one could have asked for more, thank you .
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 4.0
We had an excellent service from FM&J Wait Funeral Directors. They handled my Uncle's funeral, Alfred Barker. From the beginning they were caring and efficient. They provided us with all the information we needed and they took care of everything. The funeral ran very smoothly.
They offered us a service whereby all the details of the service and the wake could be emailled to all family and friends. Initially there were some problems about getting this ready to send but then it worked well.
We were very grateful to all involved.

Jan Willenbruch.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. 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
All the staff were brilliant. They handled everything with compassion and care. All my worries and concerns were covered. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I thank everyone for their support and looking after mum with dignity.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the 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 ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
Seamlessly professional, gentle and sensitive management and about as good as could be hoped for in the circumstances.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The staff helped us to arrange Mother's funeral. It was done very easily with help and advice given when needed. The cremation ran seamlessly into the thanksgiving service. At all times the service was faultless. Thank you for making a difficult day easy for us.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Extremely caring and helpful staff,from first contact to inform of bereavement and right through the sad and difficult time of arranging the funeral evry bit of advise and help was first class.On the day itself again everyone involved very caring,respectful and helpful.First class,highly recommended.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Outstanding service: the whole team at Lichfield where respectful and caring & Linda in particular was a pillar of support with a can do attitude and offering much appreciated thoughtful suggestions Jan M-K
Response from F M & J Wait 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
We dealt with 2 members of staff Wendy did most of the work but was away the first day we booked to make arrangements for Mums funeral but she was very good and started the planning, everything went very well all as plan,a very friendly sympathetic service from Wendy in particularly,also must mention the Hearse and Car people one of whom we knew Five star
Response from F M & J Wait 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.
Rating 4.0
Handled the arrangements beautifully.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service we received was excellent. Everything was dealt with with great care and patience. Wendy particularly had just the right level of care with a bit of humour which made a difficult situation much easier!
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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