Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors, Felixstowe

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Felixstowe Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 16 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Felixstowe funeral home

We are Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors, your local funeral home in Felixstowe since 1971.

The Rodwells used to be carriage masters and provide vehicles for other funeral directors. Gordon then decided to open his own funeral home to provide high standards of care to the people of Felixstowe, Trimley St Mary, Walton and beyond.

Although Mr Gordon is now retired, he regularly pops into the office for a cup of tea and to ensure that the families in our care are looked after with the same compassion and care as before, if not more.

It is from these humble beginnings that we now endeavour to help you and your family through this difficult time. We promise to take good care of your loved one and to honour their memory by organising a farewell exactly the way you think would be best.

No detail is too small to take into account, everything from the type of funeral to the flower arrangements will be personally taken care of.

Our funeral home has a private chapel of rest, one that can be made available out of normal working hours, should you wish to spend some time with your loved one before the day of the funeral.

Your and your family's comfort is our priority so we are always available to come see you to make the arrangements in the privacy of your home. You can contact us at anytime you need, our team is always available to offer help, advice or a listening ear.

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 £1,163 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,163 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 £1,163 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,163 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

79 St Andrews Road
Felixstowe IP11 7BW
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located on St Andrews Road, off the High Street in Felixstowe.

There is parking available at our funeral home and on the surrounding streets.

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 01394 671999

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 16 reviews
Rating 5.0
The loss of a loved one is a heart wrenching occasion but as a family we have all been lifted and helped immensely by the staff at Gordon Rodwell. Sam helped us from the first visit even now and then Carl and his attendants on the day were so respectful and kind, the saddest day went smoothly. I must also mention our Celebrant Tina who worked with us so well for the service. Many thanks.
Barry Darnell and family.
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
From the moment we contacted Samantha at Rodwells regarding mums' funeral we received nothing but the best care,sympathy and consideration. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt we could contact her if we had any problems or queries. She arranged everything that was required to enable the day to go ahead smoothly and with the dignity that was befitting our our mum.
On the day, nothing was too much trouble for Carl and his team with regards to the journey to the crematorium. They assisted us at every turn and took great care of our 93 year old father.
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Was very impressed with the care & attention we received with the friendly staff it was an upsetting time for my family but was treated with compassion.
Response from Gordon Rodwell 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.
Rating 5.0
Supportive, helpful service from beginning to end by a friendly team - thanks Sam and James! Covid restrictions did change the way things were done at the funeral but everything had been clearly explained and all went to plan. We could not have asked for a more friendly, personal and efficient service than that we received from Gordon Rodwells.
Response from Gordon Rodwell 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
I work in a care home and the girls that work there recommended Gordon Rodwells. And I must say I found them to be most kind. Family members commented on the kindness and respect shown. Even say that when their time came they have told their next of kin to use Gordon Rodwells. I found the staff friendly and helpful. The way they looked after my husband was beautiful, and I had no worries, they took away the stress.
Response from Gordon Rodwell 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 to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family at this time.
Rating 5.0
Sam at rodwells in felixstowe was amazing. She went above and beyond her duties to make the process of our brothers funeral much easier to bear her attention to detail is second to none we would definitely recommend rodwells to anyone going through such a difficult time.the service the whole team provided made the day run smoothly and nothing was to much trouble your felixstowe team are truly amazing and my sister and I feel we have made a new friend in Sam.thank you and well done everyone xx
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
An excellent level of care demonstrated from start to finish. Your Funeral Director, Tom, in particular was very good and a real asset to the business. Within minutes of speaking to Tom on the phone, my family and I felt that everything was under control and that with Grandad in Gordon Rodwell's care, he would be in safe hands. Thank you once again for the personal and compassionate service that you provided.
Response from Gordon Rodwell 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 arrangements for your Grandfather were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I have left instructions to my family to use Gordon Rodwell funeral directors for my funeral as they were wonderful at dealing with all aspects of my partners funeral.
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
I was totally happy with the service provided. Everything was arranged as requested and nothing was too much trouble. Tom was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. All of my dealings with him were professional and respectful. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gordon Rodwell to anybody in the same situation. I have used Gordon Rodwell for both of my late parents and my late partner over the course of the last 5 years and have had extremely good experiences each time.
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Gordon Rodwells of Felixstowe buried my father with such care and sensitivity that when my mother died we knew exactly who to turn to.

They made sure that our every wish was carried out, and we were never left feeling that we were 'just another funeral'.

I'm delighted to take this opportunity to recommend them.
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views 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.
Rating 4.0
Tom was very pleasant to deal with at a difficult time.
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
Thank you for 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 5.0
We were so pleased with the sensitive and efficient service provided by Rodwells at this difficult time for the family. We had every confidence that Tom would ensure that everything went smoothly and he exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much. We would recommend Rodwell to anyone
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us 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
Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors provided us with first class and dignified service. The staff were knowledgeable, courteous and helpful in every part of their service. I therefore have no reservation in recommending them.
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
All the staff were really caring, respectful and helpful. They liaised closely with us before and on the day, ensuring we had the funeral that we wanted for our family member.
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and caring staff, took care of everything during our difficult time and nothing too much trouble. Highly recommend.
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review.
Rating 5.0
Staff are excellent.
Response from Gordon Rodwell Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team.
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