R A Brooks & Son: Independent, family owned funeral service. Andrew and Julie Brooks.
Caring for the community for over 100 years.
The Brooks family business has been established in Newick since the late 1880s when J. A. Brooks and his sons began their building and undertaking firm. The business was run as a family concern. Tragedy struck the family during World War One when two sons were killed and one was left injured. The war took its toll on the family, as it did with so many at that time, and when J. A. Brooks died in 1927, his surviving son Fred continued the business.In 1946 Fred's son Roy joined his father in the running of the business until Fred's death nineteen years later. After this the building side of the business was disbanded and Roy concentrated solely on funeral directing.Andrew, Roy's son, joined the firm in the late 1970s. Together they continued to build on the foundations of the family firm, extending their services to cover the Mid Sussex area in the early 1980's with new premises in Haywards Heath. Andrew's wife, Julie joined the business in the late 1980's. Over 100 years after the firm's foundation, R. A. Brooks & Son is still a family run business.Sadly, Roy passed away on the 17th June 2013 at the age of 81, he served his community for over 60 years. He will be sorely missed by us all. We will continue running the business as he would have wanted taking it through the next generation of our family. We wish to maintain our caring, personal and friendly approach. We pride ourselves on retaining our traditional values combined with a high quality of service. Andrew, Julie and the staff are here to help and guide you through all the arrangements and to make a difficult time easier to cope with.
All of our vehicles are maintained to a high standard. We are proud to announce the arrival of a new fleet of funeral cars, the E class Mercedes hearse and limousine were delivered on 3rd June 2013 after almost a year’s wait for them to be custom coach built. The vehicles have a range of excellent new features, are fully air conditioned and offer a very high standard of comfort and safety for mourners and staff.Also in our fleet we have a specially equipped estate car for removal of the deceased to our chapel of rest.
Haywards Heath office:35 Wivelsfield RoadHaywards HeathWest SussexRH16 4ENTel: 01444 454391Opening hours:Monday to Friday 9am - 5pmSaturdays by appointment.
Welcome to R A Brooks & Son - Independent, family owned funeral service.