Our funeral services and monument services are always delivered with a personal and detailed touch. James Henry Funeral Services, Ballymena aims to honour your loved ones with care and personal attention.
Why Choose James Henry Funeral Services?
Our staff are experienced and knowledgeable in funeral customs. We will assist and work together with your clergy to ensure your loved one is honoured personally.
One tradition that has endured the passage of time is giving flowers to express sympathy. Flowers create special memories by adding warmth and comfort to the service, thus making those memories beautiful and meaningful. Our creative floral expert will assist you in selecting arrangements to suit your needs and to assure your family’s wishes are fulfilled.
Pre-arrangement is not a requirement but it does make good common sense. It enables the family to make thoughtful important decisions and to put in writing certain directives to be carried out when a loved one passes away. Pre-funding is not required but it does have the cost saving advantage of a price guarantee. To receive more information about pre-arrangement or to schedule an appointment.
Our directors will help you obtain, fill out and file forms for insurance, pensions, social security, union and veteran benefits etc. These matters are always handled in strict confidence. An in-house notary public is provided for your convenience.
When a death occurs outside of the borough you can rely on us to handle all the details. We arrange all the details to transport your loved one home, so you avoid duplication of effort and expense.
Domestic & International
With only one phone call, we provide you with our services anywhere in the world. James Henry Funeral Services is the local funeral director with the global ability to handle every circumstance that can arise.
Funeral Changes due to COVID-19
Due to COVID-19 there are significant changes with regards to arranging funerals and public gatherings at funeral services.
This advice may change and we will update as and when necessary.
The main changes are as follows:
Our Funeral Parlour is available to facilitate a family service with the approval of the Clergy involved.
For your safety and the safety of others, it is advisable to wear a facial covering (will not be provided).
We are required to record all visitors to our parlour for Track and Trace purposes.
A maximum of 25 people is permitted.
Mourners should ensure that they remain at least 2 metres away from others. Physical interactions including shaking hands and hugging should be avoided to reduce the risk of spreading infection. They should follow the advice on social distancing when travelling to and from the funeral.
Any mourner displaying symptoms of COVID19 disease should not attend a funeral as they pose a risk to others.
Mourners who are clinically vulnerable are also permitted to attend should they wish to do so. Other mourners should be advised that a clinically vulnerable person(s) is attending and to be respectful of the need to avoid close contact at any point and to adhere to the 2m social distancing measures.
It is recommended that coffin ‘lifts’ should not take place unless pallbearers all reside in the same house. It is unlikely that pallbearers would be able to maintain a 2m distance from each other, and such practices should not be permitted.
These are uncertain times for us all but we will continue to provide our professional and caring assistance.
Our office remains open to the public but measures have been taken to secure customer and staff safety.
Funerals may be arranged by phone or by appointment at the office.