Commonside Funeral Home
63 Norton Road,
Telephone: 01922 685999 -24 hour service
Fax: 01922 685977
Halliwell Pelsall Branch
A caring, professional funeral service for Pelsall and the surrounding area
In December 2018, the Pelsall funeral home was extensively refurbished with new carpets and an updated heating system to provide a warm and welcoming environment.
The spacious facilities include a reception area with comfortable sofas, two chapels of rest and a room where families can discuss funeral arrangements in private.
The focal point of the arrangement room is a stone fireplace which adds to the homely atmosphere. At the same time natural light floods in through an opaque window.
The inclusion of a second chapel of rest gives us more flexibility in allowing relatives and friends to view their loved ones. A feature wall carved out with lit alcoves displaying beautiful ornaments forms the centrepiece of the room. There is also a quiet area outside the chapels of rest where you can sit after a viewing.
We have a wide selection of headstones and other memorials, some of which can be seen in the reception area.
The use of energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the building creates a bright and uplifting ambience.
The improved interior also means there is easy access to the toilets and disabled facilities.
Hours of Business
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday closed
Pelsall Branch Funeral Staff
Trevor Palmer, who heads up the Halliwell funeral division, was a director of an engineering company before deciding to sell up the business and switch careers.
That was seven years ago. Now, after extensive training in all aspects of the job, he is using his management experience to ensure our branches in Coseley, Great Wyrley, Heath Hayes and Pelsall maintain their high standards.
Trevor also has a hands-on role as the face of Halliwell, conducting virtually every funeral in the area.
“It was my wife Susan, who works in head office for the firm, who suggested I go into this because I also do a lot of driving and it seemed a good fit. In the manufacturing business I always dealt with members of the public. So I knew I could adapt, and I wanted to be able to give something back to families at their lowest point. I love the role.”
Funeral arranger Jean Rogers guides families in difficult times through the process of organising the send-off of a loved one from start to finish. She also liaises with ministers and other officials.
Jean has a wealth of experience, having joined Halliwell in 2005, and is a familiar face in Pelsall, where she has lived and worked for many years.
She says people like to know who they are dealing with, and most of the funerals she arranges come from the recommendation of previous customers who have appreciated her kindness and support.
One of the more unusual funerals she arranged was for a lorry driver, who was taken on his final journey on the back of a truck, flanked by police outriders because he was also a special constable.
“I like the caring aspect of what I do here. There’s nothing nicer than when someone comes in with a thank you card or a bunch flowers. That’s when you know you’ve done your job properly.”
Funeral administrator Jan Hollies deals with all the paperwork in the branch, in addition to arranging funerals.
Jan has great experience of the funeral profession, having also worked at our Heath Hayes and Great Wyrley funeral homes.
Jan has also helped with the Open Arms bereavement group at the Heath Hayes branch. She has become a companion to many people who go there for help and support.
“It’s so nice to see people gradually getting better after being so utterly devastated by the loss of someone close,” she said.
“I find working in the funeral profession so rewarding as families really do need our support and are very appreciative of what we do.”