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About

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 total experience was commendable."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Customer

November 2020

"From start to finish, our experience here exceeded our expectations. No one wants to have to lay to rest a loved one, but when that difficult time comes I wouldn't trust anyone else to help me through the process with patience, kindness, and respect."

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November 2020

"The team at Southern Heritage Funeral Home delivered outstanding customer service during a time of sorrow for the loss of my precious mother, Cathy J. Barnes. The funeral director, Deauna Wright, went above and beyond taking care of all details for my mother's service. This included working on and off the clock, answering any and all questions, as well as, making sure my family and I were comfortable at all times. Deauna has a compassionate heart and kind spirit that will bring a smile to your face. The family service counselor, Leonetta Brown Prevo, also delivered excellent customer service to my family and I. The funeral arrangements for my mother have concluded, and Leonetta is still taking care of our family, helping with details that are to be taken care of with the weeks to follow. Her kindness, compassion, and sensitivity to the matters of grieving a lost loved one are immensely helpful, and much appreciated! The ladies, at Southern Heritage, I had the pleasure of working with included: Deauna, Leonetta, Jessica, and Katie. Each one made this difficult time, more bearable by their positive attitude, respectful nature, and sympathetic hearts. They all exceeded my family's expectations, and my mother's services were Beautiful, and complimented by all who attended. Thank you to the team at Southern Heritage for everything you have done and are continuing to do for me and my family. I will forever be grateful! -Mary Sutphin"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Customer

November 2020

"The team at Southern Heritage Funeral Home delivered outstanding customer service during a time of sorrow for the loss of my precious mother, Cathy J. Barnes. The funeral director, Deauna Wright, went above and beyond taking care of all details for my mother's service. This included working on and off the clock, answering any and all questions, as well as, making sure my family and I were comfortable at all times. Deauna has a compassionate heart and kind spirit that will bring a smile to your face. The family service counselor, Leonetta Brown Prevo, also delivered excellent customer service to my family and I. The funeral arrangements for my mother have concluded, and Leonetta is still taking care of our family, helping with details that are to be taken care of with the weeks to follow. Her kindness, compassion, and sensitivity to the matters of grieving a lost loved one are immensely helpful, and much appreciated! The ladies, at Southern Heritage, I had the pleasure of working with included: Deauna, Leonetta, Jessica, and Katie. Each one made this difficult time, more bearable by their positive attitude, respectful nature, and sympathetic hearts. They all exceeded my family's expectations, and my mother's services were Beautiful, and complimented by all who attended. Thank you to the team at Southern Heritage for everything you have done and are continuing to do for me and my family. I will forever be grateful! -Mary Sutphin"

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November 2020

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Upcoming Events

We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.

10 December

Facebook Live Candlelight Remembrance

6:30 PM Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home & Cemetery Pelham, Alabama

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