Pelsall Branch

Commonside Funeral Home
63 Norton Road,
West Midlands

Telephone: 01922 685999 -24 hour service
Fax: 01922 685977


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Halliwell Pelsall Branch

A caring, professional funeral service for Pelsall and the surrounding area

Halliwell Pelsall funeral home

Our comprehensive range of services covers bespoke funerals, monumental masonry, floral tributes and printing of order of service sheets.

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

Based at Heath Hayes, Dave Thomas is Halliwell's regional manager.

He has lived in Hednesford all his life and is well known in the local community. Dave entered the funeral profession in 2007, joining Tamworth Co-operative Funeral Service seven years later. Prior to that he worked as a prison officer and was a security manager with Boots for several years.

He says nothing compares with working in the funeral industry. “It’s about caring for the families and treating them with professionalism and empathy to ensure their loved ones get the send-off they deserve. To me a simple thankyou from families is the greatest reward I could ever get.

“At Halliwell I feel privileged to manage and work alongside a dedicated and caring team of highly professional funeral arrangers and operatives.”

Dave is married to Lisa and has four children and a dog called Jax. He is a passionate entertainer and loves hosting snooker and darts games in his man cave at home.

Dave Thomas, Halliwell operations manager

Funeral arranger Gemma Cooper divides her time between Heath Hayes and Pelsall funeral branches. She loves organising all aspects of a funeral from helping families choose an appropriate headstone to fulfilling any individual requests.

When on duty at Heath Hayes she also attends funerals.

“It’s a very rewarding job with a real sense of purpose,” says Gemma who previously worked in customer services.

“I enjoy the contact with families and the IT side of my job. It feels special to be able to help people when they most need support.”

Looking forward Gemma’s ambition is to achieve all the necessary qualifications to become a fully-fledged funeral director.

In her spare time, she is passionate about travelling and has visited many countries including Italy, The Netherlands and the USA. However, her favourite destination to date has been the Isle of Sky because of the sheer beauty and solitude she experienced there.

Gemma, who studied fine art at Wolverhampton University, also enjoys taking on creative projects at home.

Gemma Cooper, Halliwell Pelsall funeral arranger

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.”

Jan Hollies Halliwell Pelsall Funeral Service