Walker & Morrell Funeral Directors

Walker & Morrell Funeral Directors’ experienced and dedicated team provide a personal service to the bereaved with a reputation for being the very best at what we do.

Our Funeral Plans

Unattended Cremation Plan

A simple, dignified and low-cost cremation without the formalities of a funeral, with no service at the crematorium.


Choice Essentials Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services

From £2,650

Choice Plus Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services plus embalming and a chauffeured limousine for up to six passengers

From £2,925

*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on 255 branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Feb 2024) and includes our lowest priced coffin. Funeral prices vary and may go up or down in the future.

Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services are not included in the Choice Essentials and Choice Plus Plans. Certain Third Party Fees (burial or cremation fees and doctor’s fees, if required) must be paid in order for the funeral to take place, in addition to the funeral plan cost.

With a Choice Funeral Plan

Our Funeral Plan enables you to prepay for certain elements of your funeral in advance and fix the cost of Funeral Director Services, protecting you from the risk of these rising.

  • The Funeral Director Services are included
  • For Choice Essential and Choice Plus Plans you have the option to make Voluntary Contributions towards Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services
  • You will not require a medical assessment
  • You are able to record your wishes to help your family make decisions when the time comes

Choose a Branch to buy your Funeral Plan


4, West View, Washington, England, NE37 2DT, United Kingdom.

114 reviews on Google


10, Old Durham Road, Gateshead, England, NE8 4AS, United Kingdom.

59 reviews on Google

Houghton Le Spring

3, Sunderland Street, Houghton le Spring, England, DH4 4BD, United Kingdom.

20 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 114 reviews View on Google Maps


3 months ago

Walker and Morrell took care of all my mothers funeral arrangements and they helped us every step of the way. They gave us plenty of time to make decisions, they all had a very friendly and caring manner. A big thank you to Aimee and Carolyn and the rest of the team.

Ann Partington

2 months ago

Lovely, considerate people. Natalie, our funeral director, was very patient with us as we didn't make decisions in a hurry. Nothing seemed to be a bother to them. Everything on the day went extremely well. We couldn't have asked for better service

Andrea Maddison

a month ago

Excellent funeral directors used by the family several times and would not hesitate to use again. Thanks to Martin and his team who were impeccable throughout.

Arthur Todd

2 months ago

Walker & Morrell are most considerate Undertakers I have experiences, with Natalie Holywell being exceptional in terms of support and consideration

Joe Sweeney

11 months ago

Martin and his team at Walker Morrell arranged a beautiful service for my late husband Joe. From the start of the process to the very end, Martin was professional, understanding and very helpful with all the planning. Martin was always available to speak to and nothing was too much trouble. What was an extremely difficult day was made as smooth as it could possibly be and I will always be grateful for that. I would have no hesitation in recommending Walker Morrell - they are a fantastic company. Diane Sweeney


Rating: 5 from 59 reviews View on Google Maps

Michael Aynsley

4 months ago

Nicola and her colleagues helped us to arrange my wife’s funeral. They were professional, empathetic and helpful from our first contact with them. Nicola clearly set out the options available to us and showed great patience and understanding whilst we made our decisions. Her attention to detail was excellent and she gave us sound advice and support. She was always available to answer queries and to fine tune our arrangements. Nicola and her team ensured that my wife’s funeral went exactly as we had envisaged and we would highly recommend Walker and Morrell.

Angela Patterson

6 months ago

Nicola, Sarah and the team at Walker & Morrell, Gateshead provided an excellent service to me and my family in arranging my mam's funeral. I felt very supported and was taken through each part of the process in a caring and compassionate way. Nicola always got back to me very quickly if I had any questions and was always happy to help. The attention to detail was outstanding, which really helped to put my mind at rest at such a difficult time. Thank you!

B. Mcdonald

3 months ago

I would like to thank Walker and Morell for their professionalism. They kept everything with dignity. They looked after my husband until the day of the cremation in the chapel of rest.They answered all my questions and helped me, gave me support whilst visiting the chapel of rest. Special thanks to Nicola and Connor who were the listening ears. They organised livestream for people that could not come and even allowed a change on the day of service. I would recommend them.

Lee Glen

5 months ago

On the passing of my lovely little Mam on 5th November 2021 we found a plan had been put into place by herself and my Dad for their funeral arrangements with Walker and Morrell after both being very impressed, with the care and respect they had shown when they conducted her sister and brother in laws funerals a few years earlier. We met Nicola who came to our house at the drop of a hat and sorted everything, to our whole families total satisfaction. Then again in November this year, 2023 when my Dad also passed, a quick phone call to Nicola’s office and she was there in a crack, at short notice, back to our house sorting the whole job out faultlessly, just as if she’d done it a thousand times before. Nothing was too much trouble for her and her team. We were left in no doubt that we could call her at any time, day or night with any concerns we had and our minds would be put at rest instantly. She sorted everything, from picking Dad up within an hour of his passing, taking the utmost care of him, to getting him ready, paperwork, visits to the chapel of rest, even out of hours, everything. Then taking him on his final journey, again, with total dignity and respect, keeping us informed of everything every step of the way. A one hundred percent professional service from the absolute nicest of people. I could never thank them enough.

Brian Waites

10 months ago

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Nicola and her amazing team for their professionalism, support, and empathy regarding our Mother Margaret's recent funeral. This is the second time we have used Walker & Morrell following our late Father, Brian's funeral six years ago. On both occasions, the overall service and attention to detail were faultless and truly outstanding. We would have no hesitation in recommending Walker & Morrell. Thank you, Nicola, and everyone involved from all of our hearts

Houghton Le Spring

Rating: 5 from 20 reviews View on Google Maps

John Oxenham

3 years ago

Aimee Hughes of Walker and Morrell provided a first class, professional service in dealing with all aspects of my parents' funerals. She provided a caring approach and made an extremely difficult situation much easier, putting us at ease. Nothing was too much trouble and we were kept up-to-date with all the arrangements. Everything was handled efficiently throughout the process, with a warm and thoughtful manner, ensuring all our needs were fully met. Aimee is a credit to the firm and we can't praise her highly enough. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aimee and Walker and Morrell Funeral Directors.

Karen Baglee

3 years ago

My family used Walker & Morrell Funeral Services to take care of the arrangements for my Dad and my parents in law. On each occasion, we have been looked after with respect and care. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything was dealt with in a calm and professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Aimee and her colleagues to anyone looking for Funeral Directors to trust with their loved ones.

Victoria Lynch

3 years ago

Walker and Morrell were the right choice of funeral director service for us and I would recommend them above all others I've seen. As a professional service they are a real class act, and so very fitting for our Mam's final send off. The smartness of the team, the look of the cars, their complete professionalism was so important to us. At a time that is probably the hardest in your life to have to deal with Aimee made it more bearable, her caring, knowledgeable and professional approach put us at ease immediately, the team were so accommodating with all our requests and really did take away the stress and anxiety. At a time when you are feeling at your very worst Walker and Morrell put their arms around us and made sure we were completely looked after and cared for. We are extremely grateful for the fantastic service they gave us. Thank You

Julie Humble

3 years ago

I have attended several funerals over the past couple of years organised by Walker & Morrell and noticed how all of the staff have carried out their duties in a very professional manner. Afterwards, the families have always said how pleased they were with their choice of funeral director, in particular, Aimee, with her caring attitude and attention to detail throughout. When the time comes that I need to use the services of a funeral director, I will have no hesitation in contacting Walker & Morrell based on their recommendations.

Joanne Williams

2 years ago

We were comforted by the service provided by Walker and Morrell. Aimee was extremely professional and considerate at every stage, not only helping us to plan the funeral arrangements, but also being available to advise and assist with matters that helped to make the service personal and specific to our wishes.