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.
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.
Sarah Watson has recently joined our team at Thomas Ely & Sons, previously working for Co-operative Retail, so she has customer service experience and has already excelled in providing one of our newest services Remembered Forever to our clients.
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’.