Serving Families In The North East For Over 38 Years

A full service funeral directors

An independently run business with an enviable reputation and attention to detail.

Service 24 hours each day
My daughter Kelsey and I provide a 24 hour service to all of our customers with an open and honest approach. We have between us 48 years of experience and knowledge. We show integrity, confidentiality, empathy and provide an exceptional level of service.

We are a truly independent funeral service. We are not part of any larger national company and not incorporated.

Mark Wait


Every funeral I take care of is personalised
to each and every client.


We work with families to create
an everlasting memorial of your
loved one.

Pre Payment Plans

I appreciate that the decision to
buy a funeral plan is not something
taken lightly.

I was put at ease. In a very difficult time

“From the first contact with Mark, I was put at ease. In a very difficult/stressful time, it was reassuring that Mark had the patience, understanding and professionalism, to ensure that all of our requirements were catered for. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark to anyone, every detail was covered, all of this and a very competitive price, what more could you want.”

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Phone: +44 (0) 191 2856635
Address: Mark Wait Funerals, 19 Arlington Ave, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4TS, United Kingdom
Google Reviews

    review rating 5  Mark & Kelsey are a professional outfit & they handled my mams funeral superbly. I don't have experience in dealing with anything like this and feel fortunate that Mark Wait funeral services had been assigned to my mams funeral plan. Mark and Kelsey took such a friendly, professional & caring approach during what was & still is the toughest time of my life. From the minute my mam was in Mark's care she was treat with the upmost dignity and respect. She was dressed in her familiar comfy clothes which I'd picked out for her to wear. She looked so peaceful when I visited her in the Chapel and the environment was so serene and comforting. I was guided through each step of the funeral process by Mark who was friendly and empathetic throughout. Mark reassured me and took away any of the stresses which may have been involved. He has even taken our remember me pendants to fill with some of mams ashes. A first class service received, from the first phone call with Kelsey right through to the handling of mams ashes. A real heartfelt thanks to both Mark & Kelsey from all of our family, mam would have been proud. If you ever find yourself in the awful position of having to arrange a loved ones funeral I would highly recommend Mark Wait funeral services.

    thumb Mark Richardson

    review rating 5  What a wonderful service these great people offer. They really looked after my sister recently and my family.Apart from being incredibly professional and caring they were incredibly organised. Kelsey just sorted everything out and was at hand with advice at every point. Wonderful people. I would definitely recommend these guys to look after the people you love.

    thumb Gary Snowdon

    review rating 5  Like most people I’d never shopped around for a funeral director, but when my dad died I knew that I didn’t want to use one of the big, impersonal ‘funeral machine’ companies. Mark Wait impressed me from the very first meeting with their professionalism, thoughtfulness and attention to detail. What everyone wants at such a difficult time is someone to take some of the stress away and they certainly did that. I highly recommend them.

    thumb Malcolm Hogg