About

As the first full-service funeral home in Surprise, Arizona, Surprise Funeral Care on West Bell Road has served nearby communities since 2011. Welcoming families from across the Phoenix metropolitan area, our team is experienced in creating memorable funerals and cremation memorials. We understand that losing a loved one is a difficult experience and are committed to the highest level of personalized service and compassionate care possible.

Modern amenities and spaces

Lobby at Palm Northwest Mortuary & CemeterySurprise Funeral Care is a warm and welcoming place to host a funeral or cremation memorial and catered reception. With ample parking, a bright on-site chapel and a variety of flexible spaces, the funeral home has everything you need to host friends and family to honor your loved one.

Interested in catering? Whether you wish to design a custom menu or prepare a spread of family recipes, we offer an extensive selection of catering options. From a breakfast buffet to a cocktail hour to a seated dinner, our professional staff takes care of every detail, so you can spend more time with the people you care about.

Learn about our catering and reception services.

Personalized funerals and memorials

Surprise Funeral Care is a nondenominational funeral home, conducting funerals and memorials for people of all backgrounds, faiths and cultures. We help you incorporate the religious traditions and family customs important to you.

Memorialization at Palm Northwest Mortuary & CemeteryWe also believe that every service should be as unique as the life lived. Our attentive, experienced team is here to turn inspiration into reality. Start with a story. Tell us about your loved one’s passions, personality, hobbies and interests, and we’ll capture the little things that made them special. Perhaps it’s a beach-themed cookout for your surfer or pet-friendly celebration for your animal lover. Whatever the wish, it’s our job to create a memorable memorial.

Whether you want to arrange a traditional funeral service or modern celebration of life, large gathering or more intimate service, we will work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs and budget are met. From floral arrangements to music selections, decor and more, we guide you through your choices with care.

See how we celebrate life.

Cremation in Surprise

Signature Dedication at Surprise Funeral CareThere are many options for cremation in Surprise—and they're not all equal. We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our all-inclusive 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.

Learn more about our cremation services.

We Honor Veterans

WHV 2020 - Level 4At Surprise Funeral Care, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

We also host community events annually in honor of veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations.

Watch our video to learn what you need to know about veterans burial benefits.

Planning in advance

Visitation area at Surprise Funeral CareIn addition to assisting with an immediate need, Surprise Funeral Care specializes in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are met. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Find out everything you need to know about prepaid funeral plans.

Grief support services

Our care for you and your family doesn't end after your loved one's service is over. Surprise Funeral Care offers online grief resources accessible from anywhere. Families who choose us for their loved one's service also have access to our 24-hour Compassion Helpline®.

For up to 13 months after planning a Dignity Memorial® service, a family gets unlimited complimentary phone access to professionals trained in grief counseling any time day or night, for any reason. Any guest who attends a visitation, funeral service or burial gets the same access for up to three months.

Here when you need us

Surprise Funeral CareWhen you choose Surprise Funeral Care, you receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment and benefits no other provider can offer. Please reach out if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about planning ahead.

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An experience like no other, carefully crafted by our caring planning team.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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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.

"I was very pleased with every contact we had with the Surprise group. The facility is attractive and as inviting as any facility of this type can be. The people are competent and friendly. We would recommend the Surprise Funeral Care to all who need these services.. We were as pleased as anyone could be under these circumstances. The only bad part was the reason for being there. ."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer

August 2021

"My parent had purchased a 'trust' with Washelli-Evergreen Funeral Home, located in Seattle, WA, in 1991. subsequently Washelli-Evergreen was purchased by Dignity Funeral Services (the liability for the 'trust' was included in the purchase). My parent died in Surprise, AZ. Dignity Funeral Services Surprise (Dignity-AZ) was contacted to handle the arrangements. At first Dignity-AZ stated that the 'trust' had been cashed out - FALSE. Then Dignity-AZ stated that as the 'trust' was purchased in WA only the purchase price of the 'trust' would be recognized - FALSE. Then Dignity-AZ stated that I should pay for the services and received reimbursement from Dignity-Washelli - FALSE. Five months later my parent's remains have not yet been interred nor the headstone updated. Dignity-Washelli told me that there were sufficient funds in the 'trust' to cover all costs."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

July 2021

"I have used Surprise Funeral Care and have worked with Nancie Scalercio for the services of my stepmother and more recently my father and in both instances, she provided over the top first class care and compassion for me and my family. From making recommendations, to the little touches that make attending the memorial special, Nancie and her team truly care about you. I would definitely recommend them."

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July 2021

"Nancy provided exceptional service from time of the first phone call and throughout the entire process for my baby grandson. In the hardest time, she made the experience feel personal for our family. The Creamation location staff were also very professional, really took time to keep us informed and made another hard day feel special. I cannot speak enough to how satisfied we were with the services provided. Thank you so very much."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

March 2021

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