Christopher Howard set up Payne & Sons Funeral Directors with his Mum & Dad, Donna & Rod Payne in July 2010, just 11 months after being severely injured by an IED whilst on foot patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Christopher lost 3 fingers on his right hand and his right leg through knee.
In April 2011 Christopher was awarded ‘Eastbourne Herald Achievers 2011 Mayor’s Award for Bravery’ and the ‘Eastbourne Herald Achievers 2011 Overall Achiever of the Year’ which he was very proud and honoured to receive.
We pride ourselves on ensuring the Funeral meets with all your personal needs and requirements, from the choice of coffin through to your chosen mode of transport.
Once you have entrusted your loved one into our team’s care they will stay with us at our modern premises until the day of the funeral.
We will be on hand to assist with all your requirements whenever you need us, our phone line is answered 24 hours a day, by a member of the team, we want you to know that whatever the time we will be on hand to help.
We undertake all of the arrangements with dignity and personal care, to ensure that all of your families individual needs are met within the Funeral arrangements.
If you require we can offer a driver to pick you up from your home, Register the death at the Town Hall, either taking you to our premises to arrange the Funeral or back to your Home. we can also visit you at your Home to make the arrangements if this makes it easier for you.
If you require any advice please feel free to contact us. Free and convenient parking at the rear of our newly acquired and refurbished premises.
Our Eastern Hall is available as alternative to holding the service of your loved one at the Crematorium, if you want a more personal ‘goodbye’ the service can take place in the ‘Eastern Hall’ at anytime that is convenient to you, we will then take your loved one to the crematorium or cemetery.
The Eastern Hall is currently used as a coffin showroom but is easily transformed into a beautifully spacious Hall to conduct a funeral or ‘celebration of life’ service. The Hall will easily seat 70 or more.