About Douglas Mercer & Son Funeral Directors
Douglas Mercer & Son Funeral Directors have been an integral part of St Leonards’ local community since 1897, founded by Douglas ‘Pop’ Mercer.
His original values of providing a personal and respectful experience have been upheld to this day. Keith Martin joined the funeral home in 1969 when his uncle, Fred Pomphrey, brought him into the funeral profession. Keith Martin then retired in 2010.
The team at our St Leonards funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one.
Here at Douglas Mercer & Sons Funeral Directors we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.
If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.
Meet the Team
Gillian has worked in the funeral business for 13 years, previously working for another local funeral director. She has an NAFD (National Association of Funeral Directors) certificate in funeral arranging and administration and has been part of our team since July 2010. Gillian also has extensive experience around end of life planning and pre-paid funeral plans, an essential requirement now for any progressive funeral director.
Nick has worked in the funeral industry for over 10 years.
He moved from London to St. Leonards-on-Sea in 2000 and says he loves living in the community.
Nick has six children and two grandchildren and likes nothing more than spending time with them.
We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.
Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.
We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.
Respect for everyone
We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.
We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.
We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.
We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.
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