Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton, North Carolina specializes in creating unique memorials treasured by family and friends. Our team of caring professionals will guide you through the planning process from start to finish with compassionate, personal service. Our full-service funeral home offers cremation services, traditional religious ceremonies, military funerals and imaginative celebrations of life.

Custom funeral services and catered receptions

Lobby at Kirksey Funeral HomeKirksey Funeral Home is dedicated to professionalism, compassion and attention to detail you won't find anywhere else. Whether you’re preparing in advance or have an immediate need to plan a loved one’s funeral or cremation service, Kirksey works with you to create a truly memorable, yet affordable tribute.

Every person has a unique life story, and we are experts at creating a memorable celebration of life. From catering family favorites to incorporating a signature color pairing into the décor of our chapel, every element of each service can be customized.

Your imagination is our inspiration, from songs and psalms to keepsakes that can be handed down for generations. Trust our dedicated team of funeral directors to guide you through every detail of funeral and cremation planning that is affordable without sacrificing high quality or care.

Our warm and welcoming funeral home

Kirksey Funeral Home welcomes all faiths, traditions and cultures into a warm and welcoming chapel. Each space and reception area adapts to your unique needs, ensuring guests feel comfortable to connect with one another in celebration of a loved one's life.

Every memorial should reflect the unique life and passions of an individual. Our team of funeral directors and arrangers begins by listening to you: provide us some inspiration in the form of a favorite color, song or hobby, and we will expertly weave these elements into a service that genuinely reflects individuality. Whether you prefer a traditional religious service or a contemporary and upbeat celebration, leave your guests inspired with a service to be remembered by all.

It is our pleasure to answer any questions you may have, day or night. Please be in touch if we can set up a tour of our funeral home, or if you need immediate assistance with funeral arrangements.

Cremation services in Morganton, NC

Signature Dedication displayMore and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

If you're interested in cemetery placement, our sister cemetery, Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory, is among the prettiest in the area. They offer scattering, niches and other choices.

And for those who wish for something more momentous, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

We also help with cremation memorials, including remembrance jewelry.

Funeral and cremation planning in advance

In addition to assisting with an immediate funeral or cremation need, Kirksey Funeral Home specializes in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are met. You’ll lock in today’s costs and avoid future price increases, which can help ease any financial burden during an already stressful time. When you’re ready, we’re here to discuss personalized funerals and cremations, answer questions and walk you through the advance-planning process. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Visitation room at Kirksey Funeral HomeFind out everything you need to know about prepaid funeral plans.

Veterans burial benefits

Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to provide veterans with funerals befitting their service to our country. Our team is well-versed in military funeral honors and the burial benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We can walk you through the requirements and ensure your veteran has a most dignified memorial.

Read about how we honor veterans and watch a video about our services.

Here when you need us

Standard reception venue at Kirksey Funeral HomeThank you for considering Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton. We are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, offering compassionate care and personalized service you can trust. Please contact us for immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our services. We're here for you day and night and arrangements can be made in person or by phone or email.






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Ratings & Reviews

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Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Teresa Branch I highly recommend Kirskeys funeral home to those in need of a funeral.They are very caring about your lived one@will go to the highest quality to make sure you are happy.@Brandon has an outstanding.peronality,@caring heart.He will see you through.Definitely recommend this funeral ho.e."

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April 2022

"Brandon Owens and the staff at Kirksey funeral home do an outstanding job. During my families difficult time we could not ask for a more professional group of people. They made sure that all our needs were met, and made the whole process easier."

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November 2021

"J R is the absolute best funeral director around by far. Very caring and attentive to your needs."

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