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

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

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
  • 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.

106 reviews on Google


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

56 reviews on Google

Houghton Le Spring

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

20 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 106 reviews View on Google Maps

Joe Sweeney

7 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

Susan Berry

3 months ago

Absolutely brilliant service from all staff at walker and Morrell in washington. They are very helpful, caring and understanding. Nothing was a problem I would highly recommend.

Mandy Hook

a year ago

Well where do I start, Walker & Morrell are an outstanding company, the care we have received on several occasions that we have unfortunately had to use them, has been wonderful! Joe looked after me and my family recently and I have to say he couldn’t of been more professional and caring ! He was genuinely understanding to how we all were feeling, he knew when I needed a hug, he took his time with us, he also laughed with us too ! We all felt so much at ease in his company, Joe and Walker & Morrell go that extra mile to help you through the very distressing times of your life. I have and always will use Walker & Morrell and would 100% recommend them to all. The customer service you receive is first class! Thanks Joe!

pauline michie

4 months ago

They made me feel at ease and were very comforting I have no problem in recommending them

Joe M

6 months ago

Aimee guided my wife and I from start to finish she was there every step of the way organising my father's funeral she took the time to listen to our wishes and carried them out professionally, cars were immaculate, driver's and pallbearers were smart and polite, thank you Joe.


Rating: 5 from 56 reviews View on Google Maps

Michael Aynsley

3 weeks 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

3 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!

Lee Glen

2 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

6 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

Craig Stobbart

2 months ago

Thank you to the whole Walker & Morrell team as you have all been perfect and we could not have asked for anyone better than you all. Dad looked great in your chapel of rest and will highly recommend your services to family and friends 💙

Houghton Le Spring

Rating: 5 from 20 reviews View on Google Maps

John Oxenham

2 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

2 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

Joanne Williams

a year 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.

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.