Meet the Team
At Murrant Family Funeral Services, each team member plays a crucial role in ensuring that your loved one’s farewell is a meaningful and dignified tribute. We invite you to get to know our team better through their bios, where you’ll discover the passion, expertise, and unwavering commitment that drives us to serve our community with care and compassion.
Michael Murrant – Director and Civil Celebrant
Michael has a long history within the ambulance service and, in 2006, decided to open Murrant Family Funeral Services with his wife Lynn after seeing a need within the Martham area and the surrounding villages.
Michael has extensive knowledge of the funeral industry and is able to offer guidance and support to families both in our branches and in their own homes, as well as being available to conduct funerals.
Michael became a qualified civil celebrant in 2014 and, as such, is able to offer a personalised funeral service with full support in the lead-up, with funerals taking place both at our branch on Northgate Street in Great Yarmouth and at local crematoriums.
Lynn Murrant – Director
Lynn has a background in management and has been involved in the business along with her husband, Michael, from the beginning. As the driving force behind caring for families in the way we would wish to be cared for, she maintains a strong role in both our branches, assisting families throughout the funeral arranging process and conducting funerals.
Lynn is available to see families in our branches and in their homes for all funeral arrangements.
Lynn also runs our ‘Solo group’. We meet once a month and are a group of people who have all experienced bereavement in some form. The group is designed to offer support and friendship to those who know how it feels to lose a loved one.
Lynn takes care of all financial administration for the business and follows up with families after all of our services to maintain our ethos of continued support and care for everyone we assist.
Jennie Barham – Funeral Operations Manager
Jennie joined Murrant Family Funeral Services in 2019 after a long teaching career.
Jennie cares for the deceased, arranges and conducts funerals, and is a caring and empathetic point of contact for families. Jennie also provides pall bearing at funeral services.
Jennie oversees our branches and is available to meet families both in the branch or in the comfort of their homes for all aspects of the funeral arranging process and beyond.
Robert Cannon – Funeral Operative
Robert joined us in 2017 and is primarily based at our Great Yarmouth branch.
Robert is responsible for all aspects of deliveries and maintaining standards of our coffins as well as caring for the deceased in a compassionate and respectful manner.
Robert is available to offer support to our families both in branch and by telephone and provides pall bearing at funeral services to offer a friendly face and ensure continuity to the families we care for.
Sandra Abbott – Funeral Operative
Sandra joined the team in 2020 and shares her time between both of our branches.
Sandra is available to offer support and guidance to families both in the branch and by telephone. She continues to contact families after a funeral by overseeing charitable donations in memory of loved ones.
Sandra is a key member of the team dealing with administration and finances and a kind ear to families needing support.
Charlotte Boarder – Funeral Operative
Charlotte has recently joined the team after several years of front-of-house hotel employment. She is learning all aspects of the funeral industry and is able to meet with families in our Northgate branch in Great Yarmouth, as well as offer support over the telephone.
Lola – Bereavement Dog
Lola is a Jack Russell cross who belongs to Michael and Lynn. She can sit with families in our branches, arranging funerals to offer comfort and cuddles. If you’re lucky, she may even do her circus trick of begging!
Lola spends much of her time curled up snoozing but is still up for a ball being thrown for her when the opportunity arises!
Contact Murrant Family Funeral Services
Now that you’ve had the opportunity to meet our dedicated team at Murrant Family Funeral Services, we invite you to reach out and speak with us in person. We understand that every family is unique, and we are here to provide personalised guidance and support during your time of need. Whether you have questions about our services, need assistance with funeral planning, or simply want to have a conversation, we are here for you. Our compassionate team is ready to listen, offer guidance, and ensure that your loved one’s farewell is a fitting and meaningful tribute. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to stand by your side with care and empathy.