Coventry, Birmingham


Franklin Family Funeral Directors can help you with arranging a memorial as a tribute to your loved one, we have many options for you to chose from. A memorial is a headstone placed on a grave that is to remind people about a person who has passed. We understand the importance of the correct tribute a headstone will make so we offer as many options as possible to ensure it feels right and representative of your loved one completely. Memorials offer huge sentimental value to the family and friends as an eternal reminder of the life of the loved one.

We have a range of gravestones in different colours, shapes, styles and materials. You can personalise the words that you want on the gravestone with a phrase, commendation, song lyrics or a religious verse, whatever you have engraved is personal to you and your family. You may decide a gravestone is not right for you and a plaque or memorial stone would seem more fitting whether you want this at the burial plot, on a bench or a fondly remembered place. We have these in different colours and materials also with words and pictures again decided by you.

Becoming increasingly popular is ashes to glass memorials and jewellery. Ashes into Glass jewellery will remind you that your loved one is with you. In a fleeting thought or a fond memory, a favourite song on the radio or a conversation with a friend. Your loved one’s cremation ashes, coloured glass crystals and clear molten glass are expertly layered together, using traditional techniques combined with a patented process to create a beautiful, lasting tribute to the one you hold dear. With a choice of pendants, earrings, rings, cuff links, memorial vases or paperweights all in varying colours, just wearing it or just holding it in your hand, you will connect with your loved one and share these special moments together.

Alternatively for the free spirited who wish for their ashes to be scattered we provide scatter tubes and pouches, these can be customised to give a fitting farewell to your loved one.

You may decide that you wish to have funeral stationary at the service which may then be kept as a keepsake. These are often order or services or memorial cards, which have words, verses and pictures on them. Memorial frames and boxes are also a nice idea to keep as a reminder if you do not wish to keep ashes,  these often hold pictures, verses, objects that were precious to person being remembered, petals etc.

Whatever you decide to have to remember your loved one by we understand it has huge sentimental value to you and quality and respect are at the forefront of our minds when producing the products we offer. If you are still unsure and would like to discuss your options further then please just give us a call and we will be happy to help you.

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To find out more about gravestones and memorials simply contact us today on any of our branches as listed, we will be happy to discuss options for memorials and gravestones with you.

Remember that we can arrange a wide variety of funeral types, including woodland funerals and burials for the eco-concious.

Coffins & Caskets

At Franklin & Hawkins Family Funeral Directors we offer a wide variety of coffins caskets and urns from the country’s leading craftsmen and manufacturers. All are made from managed, sustained yield forests where management and replanting are government supervised.

Coffins and caskets are made from eco-friendly materials such as bamboo, willow and cardboard, and come in a variety of colours and finishes.

Working in conjunction with Colourful Coffins we can create personal, unique and very bespoke picture coffins that help celebrate and commemorate the life of a special person.

Although many families decide on a design direct from the Colourful Coffins catalogue or website, many choose to change the design a somewhat by adding an images or choosing a colour. In our experience many families also build a unique design by requesting us to source imagery or via using personal photographs. We are here to assist you in each step of the process, so simply contact us today for more info.

Below you can view just a small selection of the coffins and caskets we supply.



Flower Tributes

Floral TributesOur professional service can also include floral tributes, where we can arrange a personal tribute through our ranges of bouquets, sprays, wreaths and coffin displays. Flowers at a funeral are a fantastic way to pay a personal tribute, and never fail to add to the visual display in funeral services.

All floral tributes are created by professional local florists, and are hand delivered. We can even take orders for bespoke arrangements, incorporating specific floral displays and colour schemes.

Simply call us today for more information, and we will be happy to guide you through our services. All flowers are supplied by Andrea’s Garden of Eden (view website) who are locally situated on Coventry.