W. Lauderdale & Son Funeral Services is an independently-run, family funeral firm. It was founded by William ‘Billy’ Lauderdale Senior in 1946 and is now in its third generation, with grandson William at the helm of the business today. Together with his wife, Shauna, William strives to maintain many of the traditions set by his father and grandfather before him, whilst embracing change and new developments in the profession.

The family funeral director takes pride in serving the people of Gateshead. Its aim is to provide the highest standards of funeral care and professional advice when it is needed most.

W. Lauderdale & Son Funeral Services is pleased to offer a complete range of funeral services, including a selection of locally packaged and priced funeral pre-payment plans for those who wish to plan ahead.


Choosing your funeral plan – important information

You can buy a plan for yourself or on behalf of someone else. The funeral plans offered are designed to cover the funeral director's own costs. As long as they carry out the funeral and the requirements don't change, neither you nor your family will be asked to pay a penny more for these costs, regardless of when the plan is needed or what happens to costs in the meantime.

The plans can also include a contribution towards any third party costs (also known as disbursements), such as burial or cremation costs. Terms and conditions apply to funeral plans.

Funeral director with hands crossed
Couple discussing funeral plan with funeral director