Funeral Directors in Colchester, Clacton and Brightlingsea.

John J Smith Funeral Directors is a family run business with an excellent reputation for providing funerals and memorials for over 200 years. We offer Comprehensive funeral services, including funeral vehicles (we also hire out), headstones and access to our chapel of rest. 

Simple or elaborate funerals, non-religious or religious funerals or direct cremations we can help.

“Our Family Caring For Your Family”

A family firm, dedicated to looking after yours.

You can put your trust into John J Smith Funeral Directors to provide the perfect funeral that reflects your hone. We’re dedicated to providing professional, caring funerals as shown by winning Funeral director of the year for 2022 and 2023.

2022 Funeral Directors of the Year

Caring Funeral Services

We’re a family firm, dedicated to looking after yours. You can count on us to plan a send-off that’s as personal to you.

Funeral Transport

Transport for the last journey.
We have a fleet of vehicles at our disposal to transport your loved one and family.

Dedicated Funeral Directors

We offer guidance, support and practical advice throughout the entire process of planning a funeral.

Pre-paid Funeral Plans

Worried about the cost of a funeral? Contact us in Colchester for tailored funeral plans.

Let us take care of every detail.

Whether you would like a traditional burial service or a cremation, we’ll help you create the perfect send-off for your loved one. We are here to ease the burden of your loss by taking complete care of the funeral arrangements respectfully. We can organise every detail of your funeral to your requirements.

What our customers have to say

From start to finish, Hayley, John and family were super! They made us feel like family, and looked after Dad so well. Knowing we were in the best hands gave us great comfort.
- Hannah
Always heard extremely good reports of this company and would not hesitate to use.
- Doreen
We have a had a few funerals through John J Smith and they have been wonderful. They are so supportive of all our choices and wants for the services, and are so compassionate.
- Sophie
I would like to send our thanks and love to the Smith family. My wife, Cheryl, and brother-in-law, Duncan, lost their mother and father in 5 months of eachother. Duncan used the Smith’s services for both funerals and nothing was too much trouble for Hayley and her team.
- Andrew