Welcome to Co-operative Funeralcare, Willenhall - Thomas Ely & Sons

At The Co-operative Funeralcare Willenhall - Thomas Ely and Sons, we're part of the UK's leading funeral director with over 70 local funeral homes throughout the West Midlands, Oxforshire, Swindon and Gloucestershire. Our professional and caring staff are available to help you with every element of your funeral. 

Opening Times
Monday: 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 17:00
Friday: 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Thomas Ely & Sons have been established and serving the local community since 1884 providing 24 hour support, 365 days a year. In 2003 the business was taken over by the West Midlands Co-operative that has since developed to the Midcounties Co-operative.

The traditions of the funeral service have been maintained over the years with each part of our service being carried out with care and diligence. Supporting our local community is both an honour and a privilege at such an emotional time and our trained staff will guide and assist you in all areas of the funeral process.

We offer a variety of services to suit and personalise each funeral. This includes colourful coffins, green funerals, Non-Religious ceremonies and a Horse drawn hearse. You will also find memorial masons W.E. Jones who were also established in 1884 on the same grounds. They offer a professional monumental masonry service to ensure you secure a memorial that is both personal and professional providing a fitting and lasting tribute to your loved one.

Our Thomas Ely and Sons - Willenhall Funeral Directors

Managed by Senior Funeral Director Gary Lewis, our experienced team at Thomas & Sons provide a caring and sympathetic service for families in the local area. Gary lives in the area and is a qualified funeral director with over 11 years experience. He holds a National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma and a CTLLS qualification.

  • Gary Lewis
    Gary Lewis
  • John Fellows
    John Fellows
  • Sue Hunt
    Sue Hunt
  • Linda Griffiths
    Linda Griffiths
  • SarahWatson
    SarahWatson

Funeral Director John Fellows lives in the area and has been in the profession for over 30 years.

Assistant Funeral Director Sue Milne has 8 years experience in the profession and holds a Level 2 NVQ in Customer Care.

Assistant Funeral Director Sue Hunt lives locally, has 13 years experience in the profession and holds a Level 2 NVQ in Customer Care.

Assistant Funeral Director Linda Griffiths has 23 years experience in the profession and holds a Level 2 NVQ in Customer Care.

We provide 24 hour support, 365 days a year. Our branch is conveniently located in Somerford Place, Willenhall (next to the Sikh Temple), but we are happy to come to your home or office if this is more convenient. Our team can explain any of the services we offer including traditional funerals, green or humanist celebrations, monumental masonry and our range of prepaid funeral plans.

Our mission is ‘to be a successful consumer co-operative working towards creating a better, fairer world and to enhance the lives of our colleagues, members, customers, and the communities we serve’.

Funeral Home Facilities

Chapel of Rest

We have a very peaceful chapel of rest where friends and family can visit to pay their respects.

Chapel of Rest
Quiet family room

We have a quiet room where families are able to spend time with each other and their thoughts.

Quiet Family Room
Monumental masonry

For your peace of mind, we combine our Funeral and Memorial services.

Our combined Funeral and Memorials Masonry Service is designed to ensure that you receive the highest service levels and complete peace of mind. From the time when you are forced to make funeral arrangements for a loved one to the placement of their memorial to celebrate their life and to serve as a lasting tribute.

Find out more about memorial masonry here

Memorial Masonry
Cremated ashes keepsakes

We have examples of cremated ashes keepsakes on display and our experienced colleagues would be happy to discuss the latest ways of creating a personal memorial of your loved one. 

Cremated Ashes Keepsakes
Burial caskets & urns

We have a range of burial caskets and urns on display and can provide samples and photos of items we do not have in the funeral home.

Burial Caskets and Urns
Pre-paid funeral plans & advice

Our experienced colleagues can advise you on any questions you have about planning a funeral and put in place an appropriate pre-paid funeral plan so you can be confident your wishes will be carried out when the time comes.

Our History and Community

Thomas Ely & Son have always enjoyed very good relations with the community, local Churches and Burial Authorities.

Thomas Ely & Son hold an annual Remembrance Service at St Giles Church in Willenhall and support the Wednesday Lunch Club at St Andrews Church in Willenhall.

The Midcounties Co-operative are proud to be at the heart of the community & provide support to local organisations communities we serve. Find out more here.

Micounties Co-operative colleagues get actively involved through our volunteer programme. Find out more here.

Contact Details
Address
Ely House,
Somerford Place,
Willenhall,
West Midlands,
WV13 3DT

Manager
Gary Lewis

01902 605091

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