Located in Pelham, Alabama, Southern Heritage Funeral Home and Southern Heritage Cemetery each work to serve the Greater Birmingham area with compassionate funeral, cremation and cemetery care.
Established in 1986 by Birmingham’s prominent Lackey family, Southern Heritage Funeral Home and Southern Heritage Cemetery are sister locations that serve about 400 families each year. Southern Heritage Funeral Home is the only funeral home in the city of Pelham, and we aim to help you honor and celebrate your loved one like no one else can.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Large capacity chapel
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Veterans cemetery section
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Mountain views
- Outdoor pavilion
- Waterside views
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
- Piano/organ on site
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Coffee lounge
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Scattering garden for ashes
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
White glove service
Locations offering the highest level of service and care
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
Ceremony where the tombstone is placed at your loved one’s gravesite
- Overnight visitations
- Black car service
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Feng shui design
- Catholic cemetery section
- Kosher catering
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Funeral home amenities
At 18,000 square feet, Southern Heritage Funeral Home is among the larger funeral homes in Alabama. We accommodate services and gatherings of all sizes. Our beautiful Colonial-style building includes a chapel that comfortably seats up to 200 and a celebration room suitable for big family gatherings and catered receptions.
Not only are we a newer funeral home, but a 2011 update gave our spaces a fresh, modern look. What's more, our chapel and parlors have large flat-screen televisions for slideshows and multimedia tributes—which we are happy to create for you.
Personalized services for all
Southern Heritage Funeral Home welcomes people of all belief systems and cultures, and we are dedicated to creating personalized funerals and memorial services. As no 2 lives are the same, we believe that a unique life deserves a unique service. We strive to help families create one-of-a-kind memorial services that capture the essence of their loved ones.
Whether you are seeking a basic cremation with a champagne toast, a full, traditional funeral service with a cemetery burial and a catered reception, or a creative outdoor celebration complete with a live band, favorite foods, a full bar and funeral favors, we take care of every detail. We are here to help you and your family celebrate a life like no other.
Imagine it: From hiking to hunting, guitars to golf balls, pie baking to pageants, we take the things that mattered to someone and string them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial.
Alabama National Cemetery does not have a funeral home on its property, so many military families choose to have their loved ones' memorial services at our funeral home before interment at the Montevallo cemetery. It is our honor and privilege to work with the veterans cemetery and serve the families of veterans in any way we can.
Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements.
We are here for you
The experienced team at Southern Heritage Funeral Home is dedicated to exceeding expectations and ensuring each funeral or memorial service is both personal and memorable. Whether you need immediate help planning a funeral or are planning ahead, please contact us.
Southern Heritage Cemetery
With 38 developed acres, Southern Heritage Cemetery is a tranquil final resting place with rolling green hills, lush landscaping, a pond and views of Oak Mountain State Park. The cemetery offers a range of burial options, from ground interment to cremation niches to community mausoleum entombment. There are private family estates and private mausoleums as well.
Our founders had an interest in the Civil War, and a few sections of the cemetery are named after the men who played significant roles in the historic event. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are represented here.
Community outreach and events
Southern Heritage Funeral Home and Southern Heritage Cemetery host funeral planning ahead seminars throughout the year. We also host an annual Tree of Remembrance service and reception in December, giving families an opportunity to place ornaments on our holiday tree in honor of their loved ones.
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