F M & J Wait Funeral Directors, Lichfield

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Rating 4.9
based on 21 reviews

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

  • 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

We understand how special life is with those that you love. 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.
  • Full Service Funeral in Lichfield, 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
  • Simple Funeral Service in Lichfield, 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

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Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 21 reviews
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.
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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
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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.
Rating 5.0
Fantastic service
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very Professional service
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.
Rating 5.0
The staff at Waits acted in a thoroughly professional manner during this difficult time and were always available
to answer questions and make changes to the funeral arrangements. The advice we received on our initial visit was invaluable and made the whole process easier and less traumatic.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The funeral of my father was coordinated by F M & J Wait of Lichfield. Waits liased with all parties concerned who were located in Leicestershire and the Cotwolds and as part of the Dignity network were able to call upon a local Dignity member close to the church. They handled procedings sensitively and were very thorough with the arrangements and kept us informed.
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 and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
From the initial contact through all the proceedings and the funeral service the staff were helpful compassionate and professional.
A credit to the company!
Response from F M & J Wait 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 at this difficult time.
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