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Independent Family Run Funeral Directors, Caring For The Community For Over 60 Years

About R. Johnson Funeral Directors

At R Johnson Funeral Directors, we understand that the loss of a loved one is an emotionally challenging time. During this time, managing funeral arrangements while grieving requires the support of a dedicated team of professionals. With this is mind, our professional and caring funeral directors share in our mission to provide families in North Tyneside with the finest practical advice and support before, during, and after the funeral of their

loved one. R Johnson is an independent, completely family owned and run funeral directors. Jane Broadhead (nee Turnbull) is the sole owner.

With unrivalled experience and training, we tailor funerals to your requirements and budget, relieving you of the stress and anxiety of arranging the funeral at a time when you’re only just coming to terms with your loss. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen carefully to your needs and to provide expert advice accordingly to ensure your loved one has the send-off you desire and they deserve.

Our Premises

Conveniently located at 64 Howard Street in North Shields, R. Johnson Funeral Directors offers a relaxing, comfortable setting in which you can visit your loved one after their passing.

For total privacy and the opportunity to spend as much time as you desire with your relative or friend, our private viewing rooms are ideal. We always do our best to accommodate your preferred viewing times.

We recognise that a variety of religions, customs, and beliefs are a rich part of the country’s fabric, so our viewing rooms can be prepared to reflect your family’s culture if you wish. You can even incorporate some of your loved one’s favourite personal possessions to create a desired atmosphere which visitors may share and appreciate.

Meet Our Team

Sharon McRoberts

Sharon McRoberts

Manager and Funeral Director

Sharon is the first female funeral director and manager in the history of our company, and has a vast amount of experience, having worked for the larger companies and independently. This experience means that she brings an excellent reputation to R. Johnson Funeral Directors.

Martyn Watts

Funeral Director

Martyn has worked within the North Tyneside, Northumberland and Newcastle area

Julia Hopper

Julia Evans


Julia has joined the company in 2018 and she is the first point of contact for bereaved families informing us of a death.

All our staff are dedicated and committed, offering expert advice, a sympathetic ear and an extremely professional service to all our clients.

For further information on the services offered by our funeral directors, Call us, in North Tyneside.