Your best interests are the priority of everyone who works with us
In a modern world of big business and corporate companies it is sometimes difficult to maintain the personal touch and give the service that was once expected from everyone. Payne & Sons Funeral Directors try to preserve that standard that was set by our predecessors. To that end, our staff are all local residents who know the local traditions and are familiar with the Eastbourne & Hampden Park Churches and Clergy. It helps us to help you when you are arranging a funeral service for someone special and who is dear to you.
Meet the team:
Lee has been with Payne & Sons Funeral Directors since 2010, and is the younger brother of Christopher Howard who set up the business with Lee’s parents Donna & Rod Payne. He previously worked in a local leisure centre and before that trained in the military.
In the past seven years he has ensured that every funeral has met the personal needs and requirements of every family and became Funeral Director in 2015. He says he enjoys “Helping families through one of the hardest times in their lives, it’s very rewarding.”
Acting Funeral Director
Dean has been with Payne & Sons Funeral Directors since 2015 years as an Acting Funeral Director.
Previous roles include a Homemaker and a DJ.
What Dean enjoys most about his job is being able to offer support and guide people through what can be an incredibly difficult time.
In Dean’s spare time he likes to train in Martial Arts with his wife and 4 boys as well as sharing an interest in music and historical weapons.
Donna Marie Payne
Funeral Service Operator
Donna rejoined Payne & Sons Funeral Directors in 2018 after setting up the business with Christopher Howard and Rod Payne. Before that she worked as a mortuary technician.
Donna says she most enjoys ‘Helping people through one of the hardest times in their lives’.
She has a keen interest in horses and enjoys spending time with her family.