Funerals

How I can support you? Deb Reed Celebrant Essex dandelion logo

Saying goodbye to a loved one is a difficult and emotional experience. Grief can be overwhelming, but as an independent celebrant I will be there for you and your family to offer support and guidance during this time. I am passionate about listening to you with compassion and empathy to create a meaningful and personal ceremony that captures the essence of your loved one and reflects their unique personality, values, and beliefs. I am skilled at creating services which are inclusive, respectful, and centred around the stories and memories that make an individual’s life so special. My aim as a celebrant is to provide comfort and solace, bring together family and friends, share memories and celebrate a life well lived.

Deb Reed Celebrant Colchester Essex, officiating at a funeral ashes internment.
Deb Reed Celebrant Colchester Essex, walking through the woods after officiating at a funeral ashes internment.

Tailored ceremoniesDeb Reed Celebrant Essex dandelion logo

I take great pride in crafting unique ceremonies that celebrate life and provide a sense of closure. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral service, a non-religious ceremony, or something more alternative, I am here to accommodate your wishes.

Taking time to listenDeb Reed Celebrant Essex dandelion logo

During the planning process, I’ll meet with you as many times as required and take the time to learn about the life of your loved one – their passions, accomplishments, and the relationships they cherished. This knowledge allows me to weave together a heartfelt tribute that truly reflects the individual they were.

  • I will support you with choosing readings, music, poetry and any other creative elements.
  • I can write the eulogy or support you or family members with eulogy writing.
  • I will work with your funeral director and other suppliers.

Deb Reed Celebrant Colchester Essex, a white heart painted on a tree at a funeral ashes internment.
Deb Reed Celebrant Colchester Essex. A charm pinned to a tree at a funeral ashes internment.

Delivering your ceremonyDeb Reed Celebrant Essex dandelion logo

On the day of your ceremony I will greet guests and explain to them, what, when and how things will happen. I’ll be there to support any readers or speakers. I will then deliver your ceremony with empathy and compassion taking into account all we have discussed. After your ceremony you will receive a presentation copy of the funeral script.

Pre-planned funeralsDeb Reed Celebrant Essex dandelion logo

When it comes to your final arrangements, pre-planning can be one of the most thoughtful decisions you make for yourself and your family. I also offer a service to work with you before your death to plan a ceremony that reflects your wishes and values. By making decisions in advance, you can ease your family from the emotional stress of arranging your funeral during a difficult time. Your loved ones can focus on grieving and healing, knowing that your wishes have been respected.

I believe that love lives on through the memories we cherish, so if I can help you create a beautiful tribute for your loved one do get in touch.

Deb Reed Celebrant Colchester Essex, the plaque for Michael Skerritt after officiating at his funeral ashes internment.

Funeral packages from £230