Melville Morgan is one of Ulster’s longest serving independent funeral directors, assisting bereaved families across 3 centuries. Our experienced staff are available 24 hours a day throughout the year and will attend to all requirements respectfully and in a dignified manner.
When a bereavement occurs, we will guide you through the process of arranging a funeral, ensuring that your wishes are carried out ‘to the letter’. You can have confidence in our wealth of experience and we will assist you with every query and concern to ensure your needs are met.
Melville Morgan was established in 1858 as ‘Melville & Company Limited,’ operating out of premises in Townsend Street, North Belfast. It was passed down through generations of the family, before being sold in the 1960’s to another local family, the Johnsons. They continued the tradition on, as a family business providing professional funeral services to the people of Greater Belfast and beyond. In the 1980’s the Morgan family (perhaps better known in those days for the old established business John Morgan & Sons Ltd or Morgan Removals) acquired Melvilles from the Johnson family. An entirely different business, but still in the service sector, Morgans brought their own experience and professionalism to the funeral industry in NI. By keeping the business family based and so maintaining the personal service, Melvilles has continued to serve NI people to the highest possible standard.
Moving its Head Office from the old Bedford Street premises to larger premises on York Road, the Morgan family began to invest heavily in the business, and have continued to do so consistently over the last thirty years. New funeral homes were built on Lisburn Road and Holywood Road, then Clandeboye Road in Bangor and Ballysillan Road in North Belfast.
A new fleet of Daimler limousines and hearses were introduced shortly after the purchase of the business, and renewed again, in 1999, with a brand new fleet of Mercedes E Class vehicles. In 2015, the fleet was refreshed once more, this time with the family opting for a brand new fleet of Jaguar hearses and limousines.
Raymond Morgan, Chairman of the John Morgan Group, has overseen Melvilles since its acquisition. His son in law Nick Berryman now runs the business, assisted by son William, daughter Rosemary-Anne and nephew David Dunlop on the Board of Directors. With a close family unit at the helm, the business rebranded in 2017 as ‘Melville Morgan.’ The family remain keen to keep the public aware that whilst we have a number of branches, ours is still a family firm, with our family values at the core of all that we do. In this regard we are unique in our service offering, as we are the largest independent funeral directors in the greater Belfast area.
A funeral business is like no other business. Attention to detail, coupled with understanding and a genuine desire to help by delivering the very best possible service and assistance to families who are bereaved, underpins every decision we make. As a completely independent firm we can ensure that our prices remain at an affordable level, so that that the highest standard of service continues to be readily available to everyone.
Melville Morgan. are Members of the National Association of Funeral Directors and follow its strict Code of Practice.
Raymond Morgan, Chairman
Nick Berryman, Managing Director
William Morgan, Director
Rosemary-Anne Berryman, Director
David Dunlop, Director