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About Us


Cooksley’s Independent Funeral Services was established early in 2016 by Jean Cooksley, who had been arranging and conducting funerals for over 30 years. Jean offers her invaluable experience to the business, with a firmly established background in large corporate Management within the Funeral Industry, Jean felt it was time to branch out on her own, in order to fully uphold her own business values. Jean’s own perception of the profession demands that her team work diligently and responsibly, and under her guidance uphold her traditional values of dignity and respect.

Cooksley’s is now the only remaining Independent Funeral Director’s in Wellingborough. We are dedicated to providing the highest standard of funeral care, services and facilities to every family in our local community.

We pride ourselves on our involvement within the local community and the relationship we have built with many Wellingborough families, and those living in surrounding towns and villages.

When a family requires the services of a Funeral Director they need to know that they have chosen one which will deal with their wishes sympathetically and professionally.

Our team of professionals will guide you through the process of arranging a funeral for your loved one. Making this emotional time as straight forward as possible, fulfilling every wish and honouring every detail.

Cooksley’s Independent Funeral Services is a member of both the National Association of Funeral Directors and the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors. HE

Meet the Team



Jean

Jean

Jean

Proprietor & Funeral Director
DIP N.A.F.D.
Jeans vital involvement in the business and her constant supervision ensures the highest standards are always met. Her extensive experience in all aspects of the work has been invaluable in the training and development of the staff. Jean’s sensitive and compassionate approach over the last 30 years of working within the funeral profession have awarded her and her team an impressive local reputation. Jean holds a Diploma from the National Association of Funeral Director’s.

Micheal

Micheal

Michael

Proprietor, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Michael established Cooksley’s Independent Funeral Services with Jean and Sonia in January 2016. He has seven years’ experience working in the profession as a Funeral Director, where he has covered every aspect of the industry, including Embalming. Michael brings to the business a fine attention to detail and this shows in the quality of his work. His main priority is to work closely with the families, guiding and supporting them in arranging and conducting funerals to suit their specific requirements. Michael also works on behalf of HM Coroner, supporting Northants Police in the attendance of sudden deaths in the county of Northamptonshire, working closely with bereaved families in their time of loss.

Sonia

Proprietor & Funeral Director
Sonia established Cooksley’s Independent Funeral Services with Jean and Michael in January 2016 and is dedicated to providing a service which is both professional and kind-hearted. Her position covers all aspects, from the administration and smooth running of the business to caring for the deceased and arranging and conducting funerals. Sonia also works on behalf of HM Coroner, supporting Northants Police and assists in the attendance of sudden deaths within the county of Northamptonshire, working closely with bereaved families in their time of loss.

Wayne

Trainee Funeral Director
Wayne joined Cooksley’s in September 2017 from the local Crematorium where the opportunity arose to train in the funeral profession. Wayne has always had a dream to work within the funeral industry and is now fulfilling that ambition. His dedication to the role and his commitment to the families is an asset to the business. He has completed his training for funeral arranging and caring for the deceased, and he is fully trained in the Mortuary. He is currently learning to become a Funeral Director and this role covers all aspects of the profession. Wayne also works on behalf of HM Coroner, supporting Northants Police in the attendance of sudden deaths in the county of Northamptonshire, working closely with bereaved families in their time of loss.

Kieran

Kieran

Kieran

Funeral Service Operative
Kieran joined Cooksley’s in May 2018 and has much experience in working within the funeral profession. He is a fully qualified Funeral Service Operative and Mortician technician, and has been fully trained in every aspect. He is an Advanced Chauffeur Driver, fully accredited and competent in driving Hearses and Limousines. He is dedicated to his role and his commitment to our families. Kieran also works on behalf of HM Coroner, supporting Northants Police in the attendance of sudden deaths in the county of Northamptonshire, working closely with bereaved families in their time of loss.