Customer Reviews of our Services

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Paul J King

 

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  • Truly grateful

    07/04/2021 - Essex
    5 Stars

    I and my family would like to thank Paul King Funeral Directors very much for a wonderful send off for my husband and my soul mate Bernie, who was taken from us far to soon. My son phoned Paul King in South Woodham Ferrers to make arrangements, but after an hour we had a phone call from my lovely friend of mine, Wendy, who said she would love to arrange everything for us, I was very happy and pleased that Bernie would be in good hands with Wendy. From start to finish Wendy was kind and supportive. Wendy arranged the service at Bentley Crematorium, and was conducted by Nigel Catchpole. I have had family and friends phone me to say what a lovely man and service it was, Nigel made us fill like he was a family friend. The cars and flowers were amazing. Bernie would of been very happy with his music and for people wearing bright colourful shirts and West Ham tops. Thank you once again for the support during a very difficult and sad time for us all.

    Holahan Sharon

    Thank you for taking the time to write this testimonial Sharon. Wendy will undoubtedly be pleased to read it and know that you were very happy with the help and support she provided. I will pass your kind words to Nigel Catchpole for the service. We are pleased that people wearing bright colours and West Ham shirts would have been appreciated by Bernie. A truly personal touch. Kind regards.

    Paul J King 07/04/2021
  • Unreservedly Recommended

    28/03/2021 - Essex
    5 Stars

    I cannot thank Paul King Funeral Directors, South Woodham Ferrers enough for the dignified send off they gave to my husband and soul mate Wayne, who was cruelly taken from us far too soon and unexpectedly in January 2021. I have nothing but praise to bestow on staff, who were so supportive and respectful every step of the way, despite my being so specific in my requests when making arrangements. Everything was personalised to the 'nth' degree, even though restrictions were in place at the time. An unusual and unexpected choice, I ordered a bespoke photographic casket from colourful coffins. This was so that friends and family, unable to attend due to restrictions, were represented at the service visually. It was absolutely stunning and I can highly recommend this alternative, even under normal circumstances. I didn't realise the finish would be in gloss which really made it shine. It was indeed a work of art! Never have I seen a more beautiful coffin! With our photos surrounding our beloved Wayne, it genuinely felt that we were with him every step of the way. The use of web cam meant that a large number of friends and family were able to join us virtually. In addition a personalised visual tribute was an easy process to upload, with our choice of music added by the company used by Paul King. This was a real bonus! I would also like to thank Paul King for allowing our close friend Steve to drive the beautiful, gleaming hearse. That Steve could do this meant a huge amount to us. Thank you to the pall bearers who were so smart, dignified and respectful. A special thank you also to Lesley for her excellent organisation and for her understanding and display of empathy during my emotional outbursts! A special thank you to Daniel Curley a close friend who was our Celebrant, facilitated by Paul King. (One final note: Since Paul King is a smaller, more local business rather a larger nationwide funeral directors, I expected the costs to be higher. I was therefore pleasantly surprised when they were not. So an extremely personalised service at lower costs.) I can unreservedly recommend Paul King Funeral Directors and thank them sincerely for helping to make our Wayne's send off one he had planned and so deserved.

    Marilyn Whiskerd

    Marilyn, what a kind Testimonial and thank you so much for taking the time to write it. As you say, Wayne was taken far too soon and we appreciate how difficult this must have been for you. We are pleased you were happy with the coffin, your input to the design made it just right of course. Steve was honoured to drive the hearse and we knew how important this was for you. You clearly put a lot of effort into ensuring that Wayne had the funeral he deserved, and we are pleased that our services met your expectations. Thank you.

  • Caring and professionalism

    27/03/2021 - Essex
    5 Stars

    Can’t thank everyone enough involved in the funeral of my father . Caring and professionalism from start to finish and a beautiful tribute send off for a very deserving.father . Thank you all very much Wendy Purcell .

    Wendy Purcell

    Thank you very much Wendy, we are pleased that everything went as you would have wished. We feel sure that your Father would have been very proud of the send-off you provided for him. Very special.

    Paul J King 28/03/2021
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