My name is Deborah Gearing. I am a funeral celebrant with Humanists UK,  creating funerals and memorials for people in the Southampton and Hampshire areas.

Farewells matter.

The funeral or memorial of a person we have loved may be one of the most significant occasions we encounter in our lives.


If you are the person arranging a funeral, the responsibility at such a sensitive time can weigh heavily.  A humanist celebrant can  support and help you to craft a ceremony that is a fitting and memorable tribute, as individual as the person you have known.

‘When we all met she listened carefully to our stories and got a great feel for who my dad was. Everyone commented on how good a job Deborah did with the celebration of his life.’  –  Steve’s funeral, 2021

I can work with you to create a unique and personal non-religious ceremony that reveals the story of the person you knew and allows you to say farewell in your own, meaningful way.

You can contact me for a chat on 07599387957, or email me at: deborah.gearing@humanistceremonies.org.uk

The following pages will tell you how I can work with you and a bit more about me.