Merritt Funeral Home


Merritt Funeral Home is dedicated to helping celebrate your life or that of a loved one with a funeral and memorial service befitting the life lived.


Brooksville, Spring Hill

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Protect those you love

People expect to plan ahead for big purchases like weddings, homes, cars, education, vacations. A funeral or cremation should be no different. You give your family peace of mind and keep them from unnecessary financial and emotional burdens when you have a plan in place.

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      Since 1982, Merritt Funeral Home has offered compassionate, professional funeral and cremation care to people from all walks of life. We believe every service should be as unique as the life lived. We also have Hernando County's only state-of-the-art crematory.

      Dedicated to helping celebrate your life or the life of a loved one with tailored services that truly reflect the person being honored, the team at Merritt Funeral Home offers knowledge and compassion you can count on. Our experienced and caring staff blends traditional values with contemporary products and services to memorialize every life with attention to detail. 

      Personalized funerals and cremation memorials

      Our professional associates are experienced in meeting the needs and wishes of families from all walks of life and a variety of faiths and cultures. With patience and care we listen to what is important to you.

      Every life is unique and every person deserves a special service. Whether traditional funeral or cremation memorial, cemetery burial or mausoleum niche, there are choices that reflect your personal preferences, family traditions and cultural values.

      Planning experts

      Losing someone you love can be very painful. Planning your funeral and purchasing cemetery property in advance makes it easier on your family. In fact, one of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones is planning and funding final arrangements ahead of time. When you plan ahead, you get to carefully consider your options and make choices that ensure your life is remembered and celebrated the way you want—but you also lock in today’s prices and protect your family from worrying about money.

      We are experts in pre-planning and offer in-person and virtual consultations. We'll take the time to get to know you and carefully explain what's available, including paying in installments.

      Here when you need us

      If you would like to talk about pre-planning a funeral or have an immediate need, contact us and we'll be in touch right away. We're honored you're considering Merritt Funeral Home for funeral or cremation services, and we're here with compassionate, professional care day and night.


      David L. Merritt opened Merritt Funeral Home in Brooksville in 1982, after working in funeral service for a dozen years. It occupies a building on South Lemon Avenue that was originally built as a funeral home by the Garnett family, who also made it their residence. Garnett Funeral Home was the first funeral home in Brooksville; it closed in the 1960s after the passing of Gracie Garnett.

      The Merritt family worked hard to earn the trust of the community and build a reputation of service excellence. After 15 years of caring for families in the Spring Hill area, the family expanded to a second location. In 1998, Merritt Funeral Home – Spring Hill Chapel opened on Mariner Boulevard.

      In 2022, Merritt Funeral Home joined the Dignity Memorial family, the largest network of funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries in North America.