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. 

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.

Matthew Streater

Matthew Stretcher

Funeral Director

Matthew Streater joined our team in December 2017. He previously worked as a funeral director in Newcastle for many years, caring for bereaved families and their loved ones, gaining him valuable experience, which not only benefits our company, but the many families he helps on a daily basis.

Julia Hopper

Julia Evans


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.