About

Ridout's Valley Chapel serves families in and around Homewood, Alabama. Nestled in the valley between Shades Mountain and Red Mountain since February 1951, our funeral home is beautifully appointed and handsomely furnished, providing a comfortable, warm environment for families, friends and guests.

Our commitment to personalized service, compassionate care and tradition through the years allows us to be one of Birmingham’s most prestigious funeral, cremation and memorial service providers.

Communities served

  • Birmingham
  • Homewood
  • Hoover
  • Inverness
  • Irondale
  • Jefferson County
  • Mountain Brook
  • Shelby County
  • St. Clair County
  • Vestavia Hills

A funeral home to meet your needs

Whether you wish to arrange for a traditional funeral service, are interested in a Life Well Celebrated® memorialization, plan to have a large gathering or would like a more intimate service, our expert associates work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs, wishes and budget are met. Our complete range of services, products and memorialization options are tailored to meet all of your requests and considerations.

As a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® family of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, all of our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we commit to personally provide you with compassionate care and professional service.

Cremation services in Homewood

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More 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.

 

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, 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.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

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Our staff

The skilled and dedicated staff of Ridout's Valley Chapel strives to develop lasting relationships with each family. With nearly 100 years of combined experience, our promise is to provide you with the utmost care, going above and beyond to customize a celebration of life that is special, meaningful and personalized.

Here to serve you

Thank you for considering us for your funeral needs. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, wish to tour our facility or would like more information about our products and services.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

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.

"Scott was a real pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond making everything right. He was always 'can do' when we asked for help. I also appreciated the photos."

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July 2022

"I can't say enough great things about the staff at Valley Chapel. Every interaction with every staff member from the first call in the middle of the night to picking up the death certificate was professional and compassionate. They gracefully complied with our last minute requests and informed us through the entire process. It was a great relief

to not worry about these arrangements during a difficult time."

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May 2022

"My experience with Ridout's Valley Chapel was made much easier by the compassionate and caring consideration given by each person with which I came in contact."

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April 2022

"The funeral director was amazing. The amount of attention, consideration, and compassion was perfect. The service was tailored to our needs and we never felt pressured to do things we did not want to do. Additionally, everything we asked for was accommodated. Truly above and beyond. It was perfect."

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