About Woodville Co-operative Funeralcare

The Co-operative Funeralcare branch in Woodville is conveniently located in Granville Street, with free car parking at the side of the building.

Facilities include a spacious reception, with a display section for headstones and a hallway leading to an arrangement room where you can meet us to discuss your requirements in confidence. There is also a purpose-built mortuary, two private chapels of rest and a screened off area with seating for families to take a rest after saying goodbye to a loved one.

We acquired the premises 20 years ago and since then extensive refurbishment work has been carried out to create a homely atmosphere which is also bright and airy. Comfortable sofas, plush curtains, lace nets, furniture, chandeliers, pictures, mirrors, decorative wall recesses, ornate coving and feature fireplaces all combine to create a comforting atmosphere.

The funeral home, with access for the disabled, offers a comprehensive monumental masonry service, bespoke funerals, floral tributes and a printing service. We also organise press notices and orders of service.

Our friendly staff can visit you in your home to discuss funeral arrangements, if you prefer.

Dealing with burials and cremations across a wide area of South Derbyshire and North West Leicestershire, our funeral arrangers, Jaymee Russell and Karen Wood, take the pressure off bereaved families. Before and after the funeral, they take charge of all the practicalities and liaise with the coroner and other authorities when necessary.

Under their wing, families can be confident that they will receive the very best care, attention and advice. They care as much about your wellbeing as preserving the dignity of the deceased and giving them the send-off they deserve.

107 Granville Street, Woodville, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 7JH

Telephone : 01283 217237 | Fax : 01283 217237

Email : funeralservices@woodville.coop

Hours of business

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday and Sunday closed

Woodville Funeral Home Staff

Funeral arranger Jaymee Russell joined a small independent funeral firm on work experience when she was just 16 and instantly knew she had found the perfect career for her.

She ended up working part-time for the same firm for the next two years, before taking up a full-time position in the Coventry area with one of the UK’s biggest funeral groups.

At the age of 20, Jaymee was proud to become the youngest fully fledged funeral director in her local area.

She joined Woodville Co-operative Funeralcare in 2022 after moving from Rugby to the Derby area with her partner.

“My love of the job comes from a place of wanting and needing to support people at a time when they need it most,” she explains.

“There is no rehearsal with funerals, so it has to be perfect first time and I love striving for that level of perfection.”

Outside work Jaymee is known as the ‘jokester’ in her circle of friends. She enjoys playing pool, travelling, hiking and going to the gym. A big passion in her life is her black Suzuki Swift and she enjoys catching up with fellow enthusiasts at car meets.

Jaymee Russell, Woodville Co-op funeral arranger

Prior to becoming a funeral arranger, Karen Wood enjoyed a varied and colourful career, including a 13-year stint as a security officer at Birmingham Airport.

Many of her past roles were in a caring capacity, including a 17-year spell as a psychiatric nurse. In addition to helping older adults with mental health issues, Karen has also worked with children with diverse needs.   

In the early 1990s she spent an ‘unforgettable’ 18 months helping to transform a Romanian orphanage as the result of a ‘Challenge Anneka’ TV programme.

A friend alerted her to a job opportunity with Woodville Funeralcare after suggesting she would be perfectly suited to the funeral industry.

“I feel privileged to have this role and to be in a position where I can treat families and the people they have lost with respect and dignity.”

A committed Christian, Karen moved to Overseal from Sutton Coldfield with her husband Graham in 2014. They love the area and have become active in village life.

Karen has two English Bull Terriers and is the owner of Field of Dreams, a two-acre site in Overseal which provides a safe environment for training and exercising dogs.

Karen Wood, Woodville Co-op funeral arranger