About Desmond L Bannon & Sons

Desmond L Bannon & Sons are now one of the only independent family funeral directors left in Liverpool, other such family firms have sold out to multi national company’s loosing their local identity and knowledge. “Bannon’s” is owned and run by the Bannon family, Avril, Andrew, Laurence, Michael, and Sarah Bannon are our family here for your family. Established in 1920 on Smithdown road in Culshaws, Bannon’s over the years has grown, developed and moved with the times to offer family’s all you would expect from a modern funeral service laced with the tradition and knowledge of times gone by. We currently have offices and chapels of rest at 4 locations throughout the city. We offer a full quality range of funerals from the most elaborate of arrangements to the simplest, all taken care of with the utmost respect and dignity under the care of the Bannon family.

Being independent in the funeral trade means that a funeral director is family owned and run by local people who have served the community, often for generations. We are proudly in our 3rd generation of family run funeral services and care about the people we serve as our neighbours and local community. Big corporate groups are run by prioritising efficiency and profit margins and cannot offer the same personal service.

Independent funeral directors feel that they offer a more personal service to the local community in which they too reside.

Larger corporations that operate under their brand name or often under the name of a family firm they have purchased, have shareholders to answer to, operate with a cold business like efficiency and commission sales, not to mention their much higher prices comparative to independents.

We believe that we truly will go further and and do extra if it means that the funeral is exactly how the family wish it to be, whether that be regarding choice of music, small details on the day or any other unique personalisation of the funeral.

Some large international corporations in the early and mid nineties purchased many independent family funeral directors, maintaining the family name, thus deceiving the general public as to ultimate ownership.

Our Homes

Broad Green

The White House, Broad Green Rd Liverpool L13 5SF
0151 228 2272

Smithdown Road

1 Smithdown Rd, Liverpool L7 4JB
0151 735 0115


1 Halewood Rd, Liverpool L25 3PH
0151 428 3885


13 Old Farm Rd, Liverpool L32 7QY
0151 548 4399

John Rotherham House

59 Burlington St, Eldonian village, Liverpool L3 6DG

Here for you

Funeral arrangements should be unique to each family, and as independent funeral directors we can give a personal service and offer a unique funeral for a unique life. We would be your personal contact, from the moment you ask for our support, to beyond the day of the funeral. We will guide you through your choices, deal with all legalities and make all the arrangements. We believe that our relationship should continue beyond the day of the funeral in guiding you through post-funeral arrangements.

Our Team

Andy BannonDirector

Andy Started with the business back in 1985 he worked along side his dad (Desmond) and took over the day to day running in 1997 after the passing of Desmond.


Lol BannonDirector

Lol joined the business in 1995 he followed in the footsteps of his brother Andy, Lol now works alongside Andy with the day to day running of the business.


Avril BannonFuneral arranger

Avril started the business with Desmond L Bannon, Avril now looks after our Gateacre Home and also arranges Our Funerals.


Mike BannonFuneral arranger

Mike started at Bannons back in 2016, Mike conducts all our funerals working closely with the rest of our team to ensure