James Brothers Funeral Dierectors offer a
professional funeral planning service from a caring
and reliable team, established for over 150 years.
We are able to help you arrange the funeral you want for your loved one, giving support and aid when it comes to the paperwork and legalities that need to be adhered to.
We can help in the traditional manner, overseeing all the arrangements in conjunction with yourselves, or we can offer advice and support depending on how much you want to do yourself.
We source coffins from a number of different companies, ensuring that there are a good selection available to suit your requirements. From traditional wooden, through to their modern alternatives, to the eco-friendlier including cardboard, bamboo, wicker and banana leaf. There are other alternatives too, including coloured coffins, picture coffins, shrouds and even glitter coffins.
We work in conjunction with a number of local florists, from the long established, to the newer stores, to the small home run businesses. As such we are more than happy to recommend any of them or, if you have a florist you have used for years please feel free to recommend or use them and have the tributes delivered to us on the day of the funeral.
Although there is still a need for a church service, it is becoming for more people to request a simple service at the crematorium. In some cases, these are still conducted by a religious minister, and if you do not have anyone in mind we have a small group of excellent ministers who can carry out the service to suit your requirements. If there is anyone specific – a local vicar, for example this can easily be arranged as well.
It is also a more modern trend for people to opt to have a non-religious service. In this instance they can use what are called funeral celebrants. Generally, they will conduct a service in celebration of the deceased’s life, with little or no, religious connection. We work closely with several celebrants and are happy to recommend if required.
Although there are a number of excellent stonemasons available, we have a long term working relationship with Martin & Sons located very close to Efford Crematorium in Plymouth. We are able to arrange gravestones or simple slate markers as needed or put you in contact with the stonemasons themselves so that they can see to all your needs.