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Bill Reid

Funeral Director/Manager

The Manager, one of the Funeral Directors and with his wife Anne and Ronnie Thompson one of the Directors in the firm. Bill and Anne are both actively involved in the day-to-day running of the company. They became involved in the funeral business in 1991 with the purchase of Douglas Funeral Directors, Ballynahinch, which having been in Bill’s mother’s family since 1926. Involvement in Ronnie Thompson’s commenced in 2007.

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David Jess

Funeral Director

David has been working in the funeral industry for ten years and within Ronnie Thompson’s his duties include arranging and conducting funerals. A Lisburn man, he was educated at Tonagh Primary and The Wallace High School.

Having gained experience with a large funeral firm in Belfast since 2010 and the imminent sale of the company to another multinational organisation, David joined our team here on the Ballinderry Road, in July 2018.

On reflection he feels it has been a positive transition from day one.  David says, “That as independent, family owned funeral directors who take great pride in what we do, we offer a sincere and professional service, with continuity of personnel, together with a personal touch.”

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John Wallace

Funeral Director

John is the most recent member of the Ronnie Thompson and Douglas Funeral Director’s team.  An experienced funeral director, John’s family members have been involved in the funeral industry for over forty years in the Dromore and Dromara areas.  John has worked in a supervisory capacity in the construction industry for most of his career.  His role, since 2018, as a full-time funeral director gives him immense job satisfaction.  He considers it a privilege to arrange and conduct funerals, and to assist and provide guidance to bereaved families.

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Paul Riley

Funeral Director

Ronnie Thompson Funeral Directors are very pleased to announce that Paul Riley, has this year achieved the highest overall marks, throughout the whole of the U.K., in the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration examinations, 2019.  Anne and Bill Reid, Directors, were delighted for Paul and wished to highlight the continued commitment by all the staff at Ronnie Thompson’s to providing the highest possible level of service to all their clientele in the greater Lisburn and surrounding areas.