The funeral procession of George Dyer paused in Snowsfields on its way from Rotherhithe to Holy Trinity Church at Dockhead on Saturday morning.
George Alfred Dyer, who died last week aged 86, had a life-long friendship with his colleague Fred Albin of funeral directors FA Albin & Sons.
The detour by the funeral procession on Saturday morning was made because the orginal Albin's shop and stables was in Snowsfields.
The coffin was carried in a specially made vintage Rolls Royce hearse commissioned by the two friends and often driven by George after the demise of horse transport.
He managed Albin's in Jamaica Road until 1985 when his son Barry bought the business. Barry Albin-Dyer now runs Albin's with his sons Simon and Jonathan.
George Dyer is survived by his wife Joan.