J.B. Shakespeare Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons

J.B. Shakespeare Ltd was founded in 1877 and
has been proud to serve Croydon families as an
independent family run business ever since.

Our head office at 67 George Street is an early 1830's house which has been home to us since the turn of
the 19th century.

We are close to good transport links with the Tram
Link and East Croydon station close by as well as
bus services to all parts of the borough. For drivers
we have our own parking and we are situated within
a few minutes’ walk of the Croydon Registrar of Births and Deaths at Mint Walk.

We offer a professional and caring 24-hour-a-day
and deal with all aspects of funeral
arrangements from burials, cremations,
repatriations, pre-arranged funeral plans and
all types of monumental and stone work.

If you need help with funeral arrangements please
do not hesitate to contact us.

Meet our staff

Peter Bryant - General ManagerPeter Bryant
General Manager

Tim Hussein - Selsdon ManagerTim Hussein
Selsdon Manager

Mark Rouse - Funeral ConductorMark Rouse
Funeral Conductor

Derek Mortimer - Funeral ConductorDerek Mortimer
Funeral Conductor

Luke Dighton - Funeral ArrangerLuke Dighton
Funeral Arranger

Chris Dighton - Managing DirectorChris Dighton
Managing Director


What to do if someone dies

We can offer advice on what to do in every possible scenario, whether this is a death at home, a sudden death or a death in hospital.

We will tell you exactly what to do about the
coroner and making arrangements for the funeral.

Click here to find out more...

Arranging a funeral

You will need to decide:

Where the body is to rest while awaiting the funeral
The time and place of the funeral

How much you intend to spend on the funeral

Whether to have flowers, or to make any donations
to a named charity



We firmly believe in treating people in the same way we would like to be treated and are often humbled by the many kind letters and cards we receive after carrying out a funeral.

Here are a few of those kindnesses we have received:

"You and your staff were so very polite, respectful, professional and made the day easier for us to get through. Your kindness and professionalism has touched our hearts..."

"We couldn’t have wished for a better send off for Dad."

"It felt more that we were guided by a friend throughout the ordeal. You treated us with the utmost respect making us feel that we were your most important customers."

"Mum looked beautiful and would have been proud to have left this world with such dignity."

"Our father was a stickler for doing things properly and we’re sure he would have been impressed."

"The team made a sad occasion so much easier to cope with - and again, they were wonderful with Mum - which was a marvellous help to us."