Resting at Home

When you have just lost someone close to you

Searson Portsmouth Funeral Directors

Viewing your loved one at home

Many years ago, it was quite natural that a loved one who had died, would stay at their home until the day of the funeral. An undertaker never had a "Chapel of Rest", and so viewing a deceased person at their home was normal. Since that time, the funeral profession has changed, and for that matter so have many common practices. However, there will be times when families still favour the need for viewing their loved ones in the privacy and comfort of their own homes.

The Searson Family Funeral Service openly support families who wish to have their loved ones rest at home. We have the flexibility and ability to provide a sustainable, aesthetic and comforting period of rest.

Your loved one can rest on their bed, in their own room, or in a more formal room in the coffin. We provide the technical support through the use of Hygienic Treatment, and monitor any changes that may take place on a daily basis. We do encourage families to allow their loved one to come to our facilities initially for preparation before returning them home as soon as possible.

Should you feel that having your loved one rest at home meets your individual needs, speak with a member of our family. We will do all we can to make things happen the way you want them.

Require help?

At an awkward and difficult time like this, you can always speak to one of our family members who will be sympathetic and help you to deal with organising your loved ones funeral.


About Us

Searsons Family Funeral Services take great pride in offering a service which focuses very much on family values. Look at any other funeral business for miles around and see how many of one family work in the business!

You can read more about us, and should you require further information, help and advice about a recent bereavement, then please contact us for free and impartial advice.

Funeral Planning Services Award 2013

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Searson Funeral Services

Portsmouth Branch
319 Copnor Road, Portsmouth,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9266 5795
Southsea Branch
105 Winter Road, Southsea,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9273 8922
Havant Branch
25-29 Park Parade, Leigh Park,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9247 7190

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