The company of Walker & Morrell was started when John Morrell established John Morrell Funeral Directors in 2002. Lynne Walker, a former colleague of John’s, joined as business partner a year later and they moved forward together, renaming the business Walker and Morrell.
Whilst neither Lynne nor John have come from family’s of funeral directors, both have had long and successful careers in the industry, John working for Co-op funeral services for 30 years, and Lynne for 17 years.
Their original premises were in Washington and building upon their growing reputation they opened a second premises in Gateshead six months later, followed by a third in Houghton-le-Spring in July 2014
The name of Walker & Morrell quickly became synonymous with a caring, personal, bespoke service that was really highly-valued in their local communities in the Tyne and Wear area.
“Accepting to move forward with Funeral Partners was the best decision we could have made and has totally lived up to our expectations. We can rest assured that they will look after our much-loved business, and that makes us very happy indeed” – Lynne Walker.