About us

Jennifer Ashe & Son Funeral Directors was founded by Jennifer, John and Richard.  As a family we know and understand what the loss of a loved one feels like, we are here to help and support you as much as you need us.

Serving families across the whole of the West Midlands we feel truly honoured when a family choose us to care for their loved one. You can rely on Jennifer Ashe & Son to carry out your wishes and those of your loved one, ensuring they have a Funeral that honours their life and the precious memories they leave behind.


Head Funeral Director, Richard was born and raised in Lichfield, upon leaving school Richard joined The Royal Air Force serving his country at home and abroad, Richards last posting was in Germany, a country he likes to return to several times a year.

Since leaving The Royal Air Force Richard has joined the funeral profession, Richards high attention to detail and caring nature means our families can be confident all aspects of their loved ones funeral will be carried out with dignity and compassion.

In his personal life Richard loves football, enjoys returning to Germany whenever he can and spending time with his friends and family.


John first became interested in the funeral profession at 14 when his Grandfather passed away,  that same year John completed his work experience at the same funeral directors that had cared for his Grandfather, John’s caring and compassionate nature along with his ability to put those he meets was an easy fit for the role of a Funeral Director and John knew within days that this was the profession he wished to work in when he left school. 22 years later John achieved his dream of opening his own Funeral Directors alongside Mother Jennifer.

Responsible for overseeing the day to day operation of the funeral home, John’s duties are varied, from taking care of your loved ones to arranging and conducting their funeral, he is on hand to help and support you through the whole process.

In John’s personal life he is an active member of his local church, he enjoys spending time with his own family and friends and likes to travel when he can.


Managing Director of Jennifer Ashe & Son Funeral Directors, Jennifer managed several successful businesses before moving into the Funeral Profession, she is on hand to support families in planning and arranging their loved ones funeral, having lost a brother at a young age and both parents, Jennifer knows and understands the sense of grief and loss a death can bring.

In her personal life Jennifer is Mother to John & Emily and a Grandmother of two boys, both of whom enjoy spending time with ‘Nanny’ and keeping her on her toes.


Funeral arranger Karen recently joined our team after a successful 20 year career with The John Lewis Partnership, Karen’s last management role as a Personnel / HR Manager means she brings with her a wealth of experience in planning, organising and administration. Karen is on hand to offer help and support in arranging your loved ones funeral.



Joe chose to join Jennifer Ashe & Son Funeral Directors in 2017 after gaining previous experience in the profession.

As a valued member of our team Joe is on hand to support our families both in the planning of their loved ones funeral and the funeral itself.

Our Values and Commitments

At Jennifer Ashe & Son, our Values are simple:

We believe in being open and transparent

We believe the most important people in our Funeral Home are your loved ones.

We believe in fair prices and are committed and signed up to The Fair Price Charter

We treat all our families and their loved ones with the same dignity and respect that we would wish for.

Jennifer Ashe & Son Funeral Directors