F M & J Wait Funeral Directors, Lichfield

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Lichfield Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 29 reviews
Rating 4.9

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

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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,078 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,078 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,078 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,078 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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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

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 01543 263138

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 of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 29 reviews
Rating 5.0
The service we received was FIRST class. Anything and everything that we needed to know we explained, clearly. From ordering the pre funeral arrangements to the actual ceremony 5 STAR . We would recommend Wait funeral service, in making a sad day into a pleasant day to remember. A special thanks to a lady called Linda , she helped from the ordering to the service. Thank you all
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
From the very beginning Linda was very helpful and compassionate and did everything she could to help us through our grief particularly in these very difficult times,
Response from F M & J Wait 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
Absolutely first class, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable service from all the staff at F M & J WAIT. From the day of bereavement, to the funeral, to the aftercare, everyone at Waits conducted a dignified, empathetic service. Linda in the office arranged the funeral service perfectly along with our Minister. The flowers and Order of Service booklets were exquisite. Linda arranged a videographer to live stream and video the service, enabling many who couldn't attend to watch at home be with us in spirit. This made a tremendous difference and huge thanks for putting us in touch with Ian Wilkinson.

Mark and his team provided a dignified, graceful service at the Crematorium and helped us afterwards. I appreciated a call from Mark the previous day, reassuring me of the Covid measures and exactly what we should do on arrival. It was all truly dignified.

Linda was in touch the next day to find out how we felt and a lady from Dignity rang 2 weeks later to see if we were still alright. We were so impressed that they all went the extra mile, knowing how busy they are in the pandemic.

I have huge praise and thanks to FM & J Wait staff for their care.Thank you.
Response from F M & J Wait Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
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.
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