Your local female, independent funeral director. Supporting and empowering you in celebrating a loved one’s life, at the end of their life, however you choose.

We offer a truly personal service at this difficult time, with one point of contact from the moment you call us, to the day of the funeral and beyond.

We enable what is possible, can advise on what is appropriate and work with our families to deliver whatever is wanted, making sure the individual is at the heart of the ceremony.  We are open minded and welcome new ideas to create the meaningful funeral you want, however and wherever you want it, in a way that matters most to you. click here for inspiration. 

Each funeral is bespoke, we won’t ask you to fit into a package. Please click here to see what the funeral may cost.

Funeral directors are required to publish a standardised price list, so you are able to compare their costs with other providers. Please click here for our standardised price list.

We believe everyone deserves a fitting funeral, including families on low incomes. Contact us to discuss all the available options to create a dignified funeral for your loved one.

Funeral directors are required to publish a Standardised Price List and Confirmation Statement alongside our Full Terms & Conditions. This is so you can identify who you are dealing with, see their conditions of business and compare their costs with other providers.

We’re here to help

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Our promise to you

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The White Feather difference

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Meet your funeral director

Welcome to the White Feather Funerals website, I hope you find the answers you need here. There is a lot to consider when arranging a funeral, but my job is to listen carefully and let you know all the options open to you; so together we can create a truly unique funeral.  Here you will find the key information that you need to know. Anything else can be explored with a phone call, email or in person. I am always happy to have a chat about how White Feather can support your family.

My name is Lucy Atabey and I started White Feather Funerals with another local lady in 2020, after a long-term interest in working in the profession. Some years ago, I lost a dear friend and his funeral (like his life) was like no other funeral I had ever attended. It showed me how unique and personal funerals could be, so I decided to make my idea become a reality. I now put my heart and soul into helping families create a truly personal funeral, as unique as the person was. From traditional to modern and everything in between, whatever is best for YOUR family. Their funeral, their way.

Now running the business on my own and supported by a team with over 30 years experience in the profession, I can assure you of my personal attention from start to finish as a small, female led, independent and privately owned funeral director.

Wherever possible, it will be me and my team that will bring your loved one into our care; me that will meet with you and arrange the funeral and me that will take care of them at our premises in Heathfield. And on the day, it will be me that conducts the funeral.

This means you will have a consistent point of contact, with someone you know and trust, with a familiar face on the day of the funeral.


We’re here to help

From practical steps to talking things through, we’re with you in every way.

We’re here to talk

When you’re ready, you can give us a call on 01435 408650 or come and visit us at The Barn, Station Approach, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8LG. We’re here, at the end of the phone 24 hours a day.

We’re here to listen

If you’d prefer to email, you can write to us at

We’re here to guide

If you’re wondering where to start, read our step by step guide.

Step-by-step guide

Our promise to you

We’ll listen to you carefully, support you fully and guide you compassionately, so you can create the funeral you want.


We’ll help you explore all the choices available, and explain things simply, so you’re empowered to choose what’s right for the person you loved.


We’ll do everything we can to help you say goodbye in a way that’s truly special to them and supportive to you.


We’re an independent company built on being kind and compassionate, fair and true.

The White Feather difference

Each person has their own individual life story, and together with your friends and family, we can help you celebrate the life they lived, in the way you want.

  • I need to hear the stories
  • And the tales of days gone past
  • I need for you to understand
  • These memories must last.
  • Speak their name, Sophie Jewett.

Association of Green Funeral Directors

We believe the funeral industry should like other industries and be concerned about their carbon footprint, which is why we offer a full range of coffins to our families, from the traditional wood and wood veneer, to natural alternatives like willow, wicker, bamboo and cardboard.


We are probationary members of this organisation for independent funeral directors. They ensure the highest standard in funeral care is offered by their members, providing peace of mind for bereaved families.

Get in touch

The Barn, Station Approach, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8LG.

Our guide

If you’ve lost a loved one, find out what to do next.

Step-by-step guide


When you’re ready to talk, give us a call on 01435 408650 (24 hrs)


You can reach us at this address.