Andrew hasn’t always been a funeral director, but he’s felt drawn to being one ever since he worked for one when he was a teenager. He set up his business in 2011 when he left the Army. He has a Masters degree in forensic psychology. When he’s not working, Andrew is the proud and extremely busy father of three little girls. His wife Lisa shares his interests in film, fitness and food.
His premises are warm and welcoming. There’s plenty of free parking round the back.
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Tends towards the traditional, but will dress down if asked. He says, “Tradition is important, it offers a central foundation to what we do as people, family and communities.” As an ex-Army man, he knows how to run a smart funeral.
Your call will be answered by Andrew, and he will see the whole process through with you and be there for you on the day. Will recommend embalming if he thinks it advisable, but only if. He can arrange for a same sex funeral director to wash and dress the body if you like. And if you want to come in and do this yourself, he’ll support you, recognising how helpful it can be for the grieving process. If you would like to care for the person who has died at home, he will offer you all the help you need. He will visit you at home if you wish. Good secular celebrants on his books. After the funeral, pop in any time. Andrew is very keen to offer all the aftercare he can, and the kettle’s always on.
Utterly decent, straightforward, kind and honest. A very high degree of personal service from someone who knows how lucky he is to be doing this work.
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Thursday 27th April 2017 at 9:36 am
Andrew Johnson Funeral Service provided us with an excellent Service after my mum passed away April 2017. They helped us though this very tough time. he took care of everything from start to finish. this was all new to us but Andrew guided us through the process and is still helping us cope. I would recommend his services. definitely over 5* service
Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 2:06 pm
Andrew and Chris supported my family with my Father’s funeral on 20th March 2017. From the absolute beginning both Andrew and Chris were always kind, compassionate and helpful with every part of the process; always on hand for any enquiries which they dealt with both with the utmost respect and thoughtfulness. Without their help, it would have been a longer and more painful process to be able to complete the paperwork and their knowledge and support got me through this very difficult time. Andrew absolutely went the ‘extra mile’ to make sure the most significant last journey of my Father took place exactly as we, and my Father, would want.
My Father, being a biker, had a Triumph Bike and Sidecar and I cannot praise Andrew enough that on the day of the Funeral he rode alongside my Father on his last journey. This meant so very much to me and my family and was an amazing sight and for this memory I will always be grateful to Andrew.
Andrew is always approachable and professional and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone trying to deal with the difficult and devastating task of arranging their loved one’s funeral. I don’t think anyone else could have done it better.
Sunday 20th September 2015 at 9:03 pm
We had Andrew Johnson look after our mothers funeral and in all honesty we couldn’t have wished for more.
Andrew & his father Chris are extremely professional, caring & compassionate, and so friendly & approachable, as were all their staff.
They guided us through the entire process helping us with absolutely everything, even with the things we had to do ourselves with how & when to do them. Even in the days after the funeral they telephoned and visited us to make sure we were all ok & coping, and made every one of us feel valued and special.
Nothing was too much trouble for them at any time.
it actually felt like dealing with family they are that good.
We obviously don’t want to become regular customers (!) but Andrew Johnson Funeral Services will always be our only choice in the hopefully distant future.
A superb service that’s second to none; we can’t thank them enough for what they did for our mum and us.
Friday 18th April 2014 at 11:41 pm
my first dealings with Andrew Johnson Funeral Services was for my Mothers funeral,I was truly touched by the genuine compassion, extreme professionalism and superb service we had for Mum and our Family, so when Dad suddenly passed away there was no one else we wanted for Dads last journey, Andrew makes a very difficult and emotional situation so much easier to deal with, they offer a listening ear, support and information and as much time as you need during the arrangements and after the funeral itself. Andrew and his Family will always have a special place in my heart and I cant thank them enough for all they have done for our family and especially Mum and Dad
Friday 18th April 2014 at 6:03 pm
Andrew Johnson looked after my mothers funeral, he listened to what my father wanted. Was very professional and approachable. When my father suddenly past away, in shock I thought what do I do. I turned to Andrew for help he listened and carefully explained the whole process with the Coroner etc he explained who I needed to talk to. I left with a lot more knowledge and was able to deal with my fathers death. A few days later I went back to Andrew to discuss the funeral arrangements. Andrew is the ultimate professional, extremely friendly and caring not just about the funeral arrangements but about the whole process and the whole family even after the funeral he is still making sure we are coping. A true Gent