We use the word independent to demonstrate that we are a family business not a branch office of a large company. Many apparently family owned funeral directors are actually part of large organisations, always make sure you know whose business you are supporting with your custom. Jonathan Whiting Independent Funeral Directors is owned and run by Jonathan and Julie Whiting. We aim to provide the highest level of personal care to the people of Lincoln and surrounding villages, we believe that an independent family business is best able to achieve this. In todays changing society the values of tradition, dignity and respect count for so much during a bereavement and our policy is to offer the same level of service to our clients as we would expect to receive for a member of our own family. As a small business we have the flexibility to respond to your needs and to provide truly personal care, we are readily available and can be contacted 24 hours a day as we live on the premises.
We are both qualified Funeral Directors, holding the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Directing and are members of the British Institute of Funeral Directors. Both organisations require their members to abide by strict Codes of Practice, thus ensuring the highest standards to the bereaved.
I have been a qualified Funeral Director for over 25 years, I worked for a long established firm in Grantham before Julie and I took the opportunity to open our own business in Lincoln. Our aim is to provide the highest level of care always associated with the funeral profession, using modern equipment and facilities blended with traditional standards. I hold the Diploma in Funeral Directing and I am a member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors
Julie has been a qualified Funeral Director since 2004 and is a fully qualified embalmer. She is involved in all aspects of the business, arranging funerals, admin and care of the deceased.
Julie holds the Diploma in Funeral Directing, the Diploma in Embalming and is a member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors and the British Institute of Embalmers
Debbie has worked in the funeral profession full time since gaining her degree at Lincoln University, she worked part time for us while studying as well. She holds the Diploma in Funeral Directing and has wide ranging experience in all aspects of funeral work.
Our premises here at 1-5, Queen Street was built in the early 1860s, the first occupants of No 5 were Fullalove Brothers, Agricultural Engineers, Builders and Undertakers. We know they worked from Queen Street until the early 1930s, possibly longer. It was purely by coincidence that the premises we bought include their house and workshops. It seems fitting that we have taken these buildings back to their original use. We have two receipts for funerals carried out by Fullalove Brothers in 1911 and 1923, things have certainly changed a lot over the years.