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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.

Funeral home amenities

Chapel at Southern Heritage Funeral HomeAt 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.

Veterans funerals

Cemetery grounds with estate areas and flags.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.

Cremation services

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

Lobby at Southern Heritage Funeral HomeThe 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

Estate area in front of mausoleum at 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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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.

"The staff at Southern Heritage especially Robert Murdauh has handled several funerals for my family. He always goes above and beyond to see to the needs of the family. I would recommend Robert Murdauh to any that needed his services."

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June 2022

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May 2022

"Southern Heritage did an outstanding job on every detail during the most difficult time of my life. We had so many compliments from family and friends on everything; the setup of his things, the photos scrolling, his music playing during the visitation and then the service itself. We also got all the memories submitted to their website beautifully

printed, the extra service guides and thank you cards...everything first class. Our family could not be more pleased."

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April 2022

"When my brother requested a wake at the local pool hall with pizza and beer shortly before his death, Bob said then that is what we will do. Then preceded to contact the pool hall for arrangements."

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March 2022

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