With a large Chapel of Rest and specialist washing facilities on site, we are able to offer the many different cultural communities specific facilities that will not be found at any other Funeral Directors in the Southend-on-Sea area.

From a traditional funeral service to a direct cremation, you have many different options with our bespoke funeral arrangements that are tailored to fit your personal preferences and requirements. Choosing a bespoke arrangement means you can ensure that their funeral service will be as unique as they were.

If you have a little bit more flexibility, then you could choose our essential package for a simple funeral at a lower cost. However, be assured that just because a price is lower doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the life a loved one with a simple funeral.

If you have a personal requirement or unique request, our compassionate and friendly team will be happy to discuss our funeral services with you and how we can best celebrate the life once lived.

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We have unfortunately had the need to use Stibbards on several occasions. The service has always been helpful, professional and first class.

- David Ewing

From start to finish the team were extremely professional, caring,kind, showed great empathy and gave us a funeral that our mum would have been proud of. Thanks go to Andrew, Louise, Rev John Standard, and Dan and his team on the day.

- Lorraine Taylor

We have used this director three times and have had. exelent service all the staff are most caring and followed our wishes to the core W lee.

- William Lee

Honestly can't of asked for more helpful people to have helped us with everything. Such lovely caring people.

- Gemma Mackinnon

Thank you stibbards. We found you to be really professional and helpful. You made the whole process simple for us and really put our minds at ease.

- Laura Gunn

Excellent service from Lisa in the office to Stuart and the team on the day. Dad had so many flowers an extra car was added at no charge. Very Professional exactly what my Dad wanted.

- Lee Whitehair

They could not have been more helpful and understanding and it was conducted beautifully Many thanks David.Lee and the whole Team

- Barbara Gibbs

We were amazed at the fantastic way all staff were with regards to our dads funeral, so kind and thoughtful nothing was a problem an excellent service all the way through. Thank you

- Stephen Cooper

Stibbards could not have done anything better. We were very well looked after and everything that we had asked was provided. We would highly recommend their services.

- Thomas ( Barry ) Willis

I couldn't rate them highly enough. Very professional, thoughtful and respectful. Nothing was too much trouble.

- Hazel Ryan

I was very happy with the professional way that all of the staff I dealt with handled the arrangements. They were very patient, understanding and caring. I would definitely recommend the Company.

- Margaret Frewer

Supporting You Along The Way

If you wish to have a discussion with one of our funeral arrangers, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can talk through yours and your loved one’s needs and discuss how we can best celebrate their life.