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Welcome to AJ Lloyd Funeral Directors

What to expect from us

At AJ Lloyd Funeral Directors Coventry, we perform a unique and indispensable role in society. It is a role part professional and part vocation.
Our Funeral Directors are always available in time of need. We provide emotional support, expert and practical advice.

We will listen to you, the bereaved, as you decide what sort of funeral you want for your loved one.
We will be honest with you and inform you of the options available and any grants that you may be entitled to.

Our Funeral Homes in both Allesley and Keresley are open for you to visit. If this is inconvenient then we can arrange for a home visit if you prefer. No one knows when they will suffer the loss of a loved one.
As your Funeral Director we will be there to provide support, guidance and comfort.

We have been helping and supporting families with bereavement by offering a more personal approach to funeral directing.
That is that we incorporate ‘traditional values, with a modern approach’.

We aim to arrange a funeral with a date and time you have in mind. We can normally arrange a time within ten working days this can be a full Church Service, Catholic Mass or a simple cremation service. We will not keep you waiting unnecessarily.

However, sometimes it is best to wait for family members to return from prearranged journeys so funeral times can be longer, but this is your choice.


We guarantee that:

  • The bereaved person or family will have our full personal attention, 24 hrs per day;
  • We will advise on all aspects of the funeral arrangements, including the legal and administrative details;
  • We will co-ordinate and carry out the funeral arrangements as requested or as agreed;
  • We will treat the deceased with respect and dignity and show sensitivity towards those who grieve;
  • We will perform our services efficiently, unobtrusively and to the highest professional standards

Once contacted, we will help and guide you through all the funeral arrangements.
We offer a wide choice of services which can be tailored to the needs and requirements of each individual.

All arrangements can be carried out in the comfort of your own home or at one of funeral homes in Allesley or Keresley.


The Government’s lockdown guidance for England, which becomes law on Wednesday 6 January (but which the Prime Minister said should be followed immediately), confirms that mourners can continue to attend funeral services in England up to the venue’s COVID-secure capacity – and subject to a maximum of 30 people.

Linked events such as ritual washing and funeral receptions can go ahead with up to six people. This remains unchanged for those areas previously in Tier 4 – but now applies across the whole of England.

Staff working at the funeral service or linked event are not included in the numbers.


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Funerals in the Near Future

Geoffrey Michael Franklin

29/06/2021 11:45 am

Passed away suddenly on 5th June 2021, aged 73 years.

Geoff was a respected and well liked fireman, who joined Warwickshire Fire and Rescue in 1965, as a retained fireman at Bedworth. He became a wholetime fireman in 1965 joining Nuneaton station, but still riding the retained appliance at Bedworth on his days/nights off. One of his last incidents attended with Bedworth was the train crash at Nuneaton. Rising through the ranks, he worked at Sutton Coldfield (then in Warwickshire) and Nuneaton, before moving into the Fire Safety Department. In the 1990’s he transferred to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue as a Station Officer.

He will be sadly missed by his son Mike and daughter Tracey and all of his family, friends and past work colleagues.

Funeral service to take place on Tuesday 29th June at 11:45 am in Heart of England Crematorium Chapel followed by burial in Oaston Road Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance in the Chapel is by family invitation only but mourners are welcome to follow the service outside, adhering to social distancing regulations.

All are welcome at the committal in Oaston Road Cemetery, again adhering to social distancing regulations.

Family flowers only please but donations in memory of Geoff for the Fire Fighters Charity can be made via www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/donate


Anthony James Nicholas Gartside (Nick)

22/06/2021 3:00 pm

Former proprietor of The Spinney Care Home, Brownshill Green Road, Coventry.
Much loved husband to Joan, passed away 7th May 2021, aged 80 years, after a brave battle with cancer.
Funeral service to take place in Cannon Hill Chapel on Tuesday 22nd June at 3:00 pm.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance in the chapel is by family invitation only, but if you wish to pay your respects to Nick you may attend Canley at the appropriate time.
Family flowers only please, but donations in his memory for Cancer Research UK can be made directly to the charity or via www.funeral-notices.co.uk if desired.
No black clothing please, but smart and respectful.

Margaret Mary Mulligan

15/06/2021 11:00 am

Passed away on 21st May 2021, aged 86 years. Wife of the late Martin much loved mum of Mary and Margaret and son-in-law Les. Devoted granny to Katherine, Hannah, and treasured great-granddaughter Clara. Family flowers only please by request. Donations if desired for Children with Cancer UK may be made direct to the charity or via justgiving.com/margaretmulligancoventry. Requiem Mass to be held in All Soul’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 11:00 am, followed by the committal at Canley Garden Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendance at the service is by invitation only.