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Heritage Funeral Service


A Legacy Honored, a Life Celebrated

For over 118 years, E White & Son Funeral Directors has stood as a haven of compassion and care in Taunton. Our Heritage Service is the culmination of generations of dedicated service, a testament to our unwavering commitment to honouring lives with dignity and celebrating their memory with grace.

Each year of service etched with stories of lives cherished and legacies remembered. At E White & Son, we’ve woven these stories into the fabric of our Heritage Service, a tribute as timeless as tradition itself, yet graced with the gentle touch of today, creating a farewell that truly befits the extraordinary life of your loved one.

The heritage Funeral service is an example of everything we as Funeral Directors can do for you our family, Incorporating the technology of today with the reverence of Ernest Whites traditional approach, it shows the very pinnacle of over 100 years of service.

This is just a glimpse into the service, their are many other arrangements and aspects we can provide and help with, which, intern will give us a service that truly reflects your loved one’s life and brings comfort and solace to your family in this difficult time.

This is just a starting point. We invite you to contact us to discuss your loved ones specific needs and and your thoughts and ideas on how to truly celebrate their life. Together, we shall create a farewell that bridges time and legacy, honouring tradition while embracing the present, as we celebrate the extraordinary life of your loved one.

An E White & Son Heritage Burial or Cremation Funeral Service provides the following:

An initial meeting with you to attend to all relevant and legal paperwork, to discuss all options and aspects of the funeral arrangements.

We ensure your loved one’s transition to our Chapel of Rest is marked by reverence and utmost care. Our dedicated team performs first offices with meticulous attention to detail, respecting your faith and beliefs.

Solace in the Chapel of Rest: We offer you a haven of peace, bathed in soft light and hushed tones, where you can connect with your loved one, surrounded by cherished memories and the comfort of time-honored practices. Whether you choose a private moment of reflection or a gathering to say goodbye, we honour your preferences regarding viewing your loved one.

The “Chesterfield” Solid Oak Coffin: This symbol of enduring respect whispers stories of timelessness, its classic craftsmanship adorned with understated fittings and a personalized engraved nameplate. The interior, lined and frilled, offers comfort and dignity.

A Journey of Grace: Your loved one’s final journey begins from a place of your choosing, conveyed with elegance and grace in a stately Jaguar Hearse. Your loved ones funeral cortege will be joined by two dedicated Jaguar limousines and chauffeurs ensuring a seamless transition for your family as you arrive at your loved ones final resting place. As they reach their final destination, your loved one is accompanied by your dedicated funeral director, a final act of respect and unwavering support.

Your Dedicated Guide: Throughout the day, your funeral director remains with you, ensuring everything runs smoothly and your wishes are meticulously fulfilled. The funeral service blends classic elements, such as eulogies and hymns, with contemporary flourishes like personalized music playlists or slideshows, creating a tapestry of memories that celebrates your loved one’s unique spirit. We seamlessly integrate technology to enhance the service, allowing for virtual participation or live streaming, connecting loved ones near and far in this time of shared grief.

Your preferred minister will officiate the service, creating a meaningful spiritual dimension. The Traditional funeral service blends classic elements, such as eulogies and readings that your preferred minister will aid you in creating, with contemporary flourishes like personalised music playlists or slideshows, creating a tapestry of memories that celebrates your loved one’s unique spirit.

If your loved one had an express wish for cremation then we can book and arrange a 40-Minute Chapel Service and subsequent cremation, The cremation takes place at the reputable Taunton Crematorium, ensuring respectful care.

Should your loved one have decided on a particular resting place, we can arrange a dignified burial in a cemetery, complete with all necessary preparations.

Church Service and Technology Integration (if opting for Burial at Church): We transform the church into a space of remembrance, utilising live streaming, photo tributes on screens inside and outside, and amplified music to resonate both within and beyond the church walls. We prepare the grave space, handle all necessary paperwork with the church members, and assist the clergy in any way needed.

We place a dignified obituary in the local Somerset County Gazette, informing loved ones of the bereavement and when the service will be, We design, print, and bind a personalised four-page order of service, capturing cherished memories (100 copies included). We also create a touching photo tribute, blending images of your loved one with their favourite music, adding a personal touch.

Your Funeral Directors attendance and a professional team to support you on the day of the service and ensure your loved ones service is conducted in keeping to the 118 year standard we have held. A list of mourners would be taken to inform you of mourners, friends and family that attended the service. Following cremation, your loved one’s ashes are returned to you in a beautiful polished oak cremated remains casket.

Fees & Disbursements

£2,190.00 – Funeral Directors Fee’s

Including Conveyance of the deceased, the performing of first offices and care of the deceased, the provision of our chapels of rest where your loved one will rest while in our care, a traditional oak veneered coffin, the provision of a hearse and two limousine’s to convey your loved from an address you have given us to the crematorium on the day of the service, our professional fee’s to guide you through the process of arranging a funeral service, all paperwork and admin costs, a professional team throughout the process and on the day of the service that will also take a list of mourner’s, unlimited communication with your dedicated funeral director. Ashes returned to you in a polished oak cremated remains casket.

£1,690.00 – Disbursements

Including Cremation Certificate, Officiant Fee’s, Chapel Service and Cremation and Taunton Crematorium, 100 orders of service, Somerset County Gazette announcement and a photo tribute. – For prices of technology that can be placed in church and church fee’s please contact us.

Key Points:

Saying Goodbye with Strength and Comfort.

We believe that farewell can be a space where sorrow mingles with strength, where cherished memories weave through shared stories. Our Heritage Service fosters both, allowing you and your family to grieve with warmth, celebrate with love, and navigate this difficult time with unwavering support and guidance.

E White & Son’s Heritage Service is not just a farewell, it is a promise. A promise to create a lasting tribute that reflects the unique life of your loved one, a promise to provide exceptional care and support in