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Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9am - 5:30pm, Saturday 9am - 12pm, Closed Sunday Closed on Bank Holidays
We are a three generation, INDEPENDENT family funeral directors extending unique and individual services to our local community.
The Searson family Funeral Service are a family owned and operated business extending thirty years of experience in all aspects of our profession. We firmly believe that each and every funeral should be a reflection of the life lost, depicting the personality, love and character. A funeral is more than just a time to say farewell, it is also an opportunity for all to gather as one, and to celebrate the memories and provide a fitting tribute. We take a great deal of pride in being able to tailor precisely the a service to meet the varied and individual needs of our families. We extend a vast range of options and choices, enabling our families to create something special, a memorable day that will be remembered with positive thoughts.
We have three Funeral Home Locations: Portsmouth, Southsea and Havant, all of which are managed by a member of the Searson family. Each Funeral Home is decorated to reflect an informal, comfortable and warm environment, a place that looks homely and inviting. Each Funeral Home has a lovely Memorial Chapel where time can be spent visiting a loved one in tranquil surroundings. We have extended opening hours, although we can be available at any time, any day by appointment. However, should you feel that a home visit would be more beneficial for you, we will happily come and see you.
Should you wish to make further enquiries regarding our family funeral service, please do not hesitate in taking a look through our website. It is a comprehensive source of information including detailed breakdowns of all our charges. You may also visit any one of our Funeral Homes, alternatively pick up the telephone and give us a call.
WE PROVIDE A UNIQUE SERVICE:
Not all funeral directors extend the same level of service, costs can very dramataccly, and it is important to ensure you receive, not only a full service experience but also value for money.
The Searson Family Funeral Service extend many benefits as standard which are not provided by other local providers. We create FREE Order of Service Books, FREE Commemorative Portraits, FREE Poem Cards, fully inclusive Mortuary Hygiene Services, FREE Video and Audio Facilities, many aspects we provide FREE and as standard that make a significant difference in making the funeral service individual and personal to you.
We can also extend other incentive benefits when the funeral account is paid in advance of the funeral day. You can find out more details regarding our FREE services by visiting our website and going to our 'FREE of CHARGE' section.
The Searson Family Funeral Service can boast some of the most comprehensive qualifications in the funeral industry. We have a QUALIFIED Funeral Director who gained a Diploma through the National Association of Funeral Directors. A QUALIFIED Embalmer who exceeds the requirements set by the National Examination Board of Embalmers and a QUALIFIED Funeral Service Manager gaining a Diploma in Funeral Service Management.
WE'RE NOT YOUR TYPICAL 'UNDERTAKER'
many people perceive the Funeral Director to that sombre image of yesteryear, dressed in balck, formal and lacking personality. The Searson Family Funeral Service are very much forward thinking in their approach, a modern business that embraces traditional values. Services have been developed to reflect a more celebrational approach to funerals, remembering lives, saying farewell in a way that affords a sense of pride.
When arranging a funeral we look at it more as creating a special day, one that will be remembered for positive reasons. We extend a wide range of options and choices in how that special day is put together. We recognise that each life lost represents a unique and individual character. That is why we ensure that every service reflects the personality of those who have passed away, it's their special day, it should be as unique as them.
VISIT OUR FLICKR PAGES
We have a comprehensive FLICKR Photostream that holds countless brochures, examples of all the FREE print items we provide, it certainly is a valuable source of information. Why not take a look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesearsonfamilyfuneralservice/
We provide all our families with a personalised, full colour order of Service book. We take your photographs, verses, poems and/or prayers for the service and produce something special that is as individual and unique as your loved one.
For every service we carry out, we offer a FREE Commemorative Portrait, on display during the service. These portaits provide a positive focal point during the service, framed and placed next to the coffin.
Many funeral directors do not openly promote their Costs, you will often find it hard to get a Price Guide. We, on the other hand, provide a fair price policy, one that makes our charges freely available.
Our family firmly believe that whichever coffin you select, they all serve the same practical function. Whether you opt for our lowest price coffin or the most expensive one, it is important you have a look at what is available.
When visiting a loved one in our Chapel of rest, we always try and encourage own clothes to be worn. However this is not always possible. In these situations, we offer a full range of funeral garments.
The option to keep your loved ones cremated remains at home are becoming more and more popular. We offer a large range of urns, caskets and scatter tubes.
Our SOUTHSEA Funeral Home
We are a family business extending services to our local community through three locations. The link here will show you images of our Southsea Funeral Home.
Our LEIGH PARK Funeral Home
Should you live out of Portsmouth, we have a new Funeral Home in Leigh Park, Havant. A beautifully decorated premises and completely designed to meet the needs of the disabled.
This useful tool is provided FREE OF CHARGE. The pack enables you to note down your ideas and thoughts as to your funeral wishes. The pack is available to download but should you require a PDF version please give us a call.
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Such nice people, easy to deal with, made a very difficult time so much easier to cope with. Would definitely recommend them to all. Their service is second to none and the charges they made were exceptional value.
I attended a funeral service for my friend the other day at the Southdowns Natural Burial Site near Petersfield. The Searsons Funeral Director provided all the arrangements, they even officiated the actual service. I have to say, and I will be placing this review around many sites because I was just completely blown away by the effort that must have gone into what can only be described as a truly amazing celebration of a life lived to the full. There were the rather wonderful, and colourful, booklet with lots of photos and meaningful words. Everyone who came got a copy and I will cherish mine. The actual service was very professional, light and free from all that formality one usually experiences. Mr Searson who conducted the service was warm, friendly, very informal, almost conversational and interacted with those attending. What was going to be a twenty minutes service ended up being nearly an hour, never experienced anything like it before in my life. Being of the ‘old school’ brigade, I’m now converted and certainly a celebration of my life when the time comes is the way to go. Even though a sad day, the warmth created by the service was so well received and I take my hat off to the Searson family for putting together a lovely, wonderful and, I have to say, the best funeral I’ve ever attended.
The Searsons carried out my late mum's funeral a few months ago, and i cannot thank them enough for everything they did. They made a very difficult time much easier to deal with. They were so kind, informal, real people, nothing like the starchy 'Undertaker' I've used before. They created such a wonderful farewell for my mum, she deserved the best and the Searson family made sure she got just that. Thank you all so much. Sandra
For any family wishing to settle the funeral account in advance of the funeral day, we afre able to extend a wide selection of incentive gifts. Please visit our website to view the range of gifts available.
Prompt Payment Incentives are subject to full payment of the funeral account, in full, as cleared funds before the day of service.