Meet The Team

Richard Hill

Diploma in Funeral Directing

In 1986, after spending seven years in the building trade, Richard joined his mother and father in the funeral business. He then followed in his father’s footsteps by studying and passing the diploma in funeral directing in 1988. Richard was born and bred in Pershore and is passionate to serve the people in his community and surrounding area in their time of need.

His hobbies include keeping fit by swimming and walking. He also enjoys travel and has a passion for skiing.

Henry Oakes
Funeral Director
Paula Hill

Diploma in Funeral Directing

In 2000, after spending ten years working for a local building society, Paula joined her husband Richard in the funeral business. Paula is local, born and brought up in the village of Peopleton. She studied and passed the diploma in funeral directing in 2008.

Her hobbies include yoga, walking and holidays in the sun.

Joanne Tolley
Experienced Funeral Director

Diploma in Funeral Services and Funeral Arrangement, Aministration

Henry joined E Hill & Son in June 2016 after gaining experience with an independent funeral directors in Plymouth. He has successfully gained his Diploma in Funeral Services and Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration.

His hobbies include playing and watching rugby. He also enjoys live music events.

Gary Hunt
Senior Funeral Operative

Foundation Certificate in Funeral Service.

Gary lives in Worcester and came to E Hill & Son in October 2009, after having over 20 years’ experience with a Funeral Director in Droitwich. Since joining E Hill & Son he has passed the foundation certificate in funeral service and is a very loyal and committed individual.

Hobbies: He is a committed Christian and attends Mucknell Abbey. He also likes visiting places of religious and national interest.

Wayne Gormley 
Funeral Operative

Wayne lives in St. John’s, Worcester and joined the team in 2014 after leaving his former job as a supervisor at Bosch, Worcester. He has a great sense of humour.  He is very keen to help the families we serve.

His hobbies include mainly music as he was a former disc jockey

Jo joined E Hill & Son in April 2018, after working as a Funeral Director for 17 years for the Dignity group in Worcester. Before she left, she had aspired to managing three of their branches. Jo has come home in a way, as she was born in Pershore and still has family here. To demonstrate her commitment to her vocation, she has also moved house back to Pershore.

Hobbies: She is very fashion conscious and loves to collect shoes, she also likes to keep fit and has run in the London Marathon.

Deborah Robinson
Funeral Administrator

Deborah is a local lady coming to this area when she was nine. She joined E Hill & Son in February 2003. Deborah is a very calm and loyal individual and is a great asset to the team in her role as administrator.

Her hobbies include keeping fit and spending time with her grandchildren

Roger Rawle
Funeral Operative

Roger lives in Worcester and has just joined our team. (Nov 2018)

He brings a wealth of experience having worked for different funeral businesses for over 30 years. He also worked in the mortuary at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

His hobbies are following football, motor racing and anything to do with history.