R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors in Shirley

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R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors in Shirley, Southampton

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Southampton Funeral Directors in Shirley

R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors provides the families of Shirley in Southampton with compassionate funeral care. We can help you during this difficult time, by taking care of the arrangements for your loved one’s funeral.

Loss affects people in different ways, and you may be experiencing a great deal of uncertainty as you come to terms with your bereavement. Our team of Shirley funeral directors is here to support you throughout, helping to ease any concerns you may have and ensuring the send off is a worthy tribute to a life passed.

The funeral can be tailored to your specific wishes, incorporating any details that reflect the life your loved one lived and the special bond between you. We also cater for all types of service, whether it is religious or humanist, traditional or modern.

With our first Southampton funeral home having opened in 1887, R C Payne & Son has been helping the community for more than a century. Our funeral directors in Shirley was established in 1997 and we have continued to uphold the values of kindness and compassion that guided our founder, Robert Chapman Payne, all those years ago.

Our Shirley funeral home can be found on the Shirley Road, opposite St Boniface Catholic Church, which places us within easy reach of Southampton's local suburbs and districts such as Lordswood, Maybush, The Polygon and Portswood. We also have a chapel of rest, providing a private space in which you can spend some peaceful time with your loved one.

Over the years, we have been privileged to help the local community, along with families from the wider Southampton area. It would be an honour, in this time of need, to help you too.

Speak to a caring advisor any time of the day or night, the team at our Shirley funeral directors is here for you. Call us today.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 023 8077 3776 to talk through your personal requirements.

What We Offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans

Our Services

At R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Simple Funeral in Southampton

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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Full Service Funeral in Southampton

Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
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Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us


374 Shirley Road Shirley Southampton SO15 3HY GB

Parking and Directions

There is free car parking available on the surrounding streets.
You can find us opposite St Boniface Roman Catholic Church on Shirley Road.


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 023 8077 3776 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon08:30 - 16:30
Tue08:30 - 16:30
Wed08:30 - 16:30
Thu08:30 - 16:30
Fri08:30 - 16:30

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews for R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors in Southampton

Read what the families we have previously helped say about us:

Rating 5.0
based on 4 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    A very calm and respectful service.Everything was handled with dignity and professionalism. Staff were amazing and cars beautifully polished. Thank you to everyone involved in Mums funeral.
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    Response on behalf of R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for your kind thoughts posted on your review. Your feedback is always valuable to us and I am please the team looked after you so well.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    As a family our world was turned upside down by the sudden loss of our father, but Dignity was on hand to walk us through this sad time by arranging for R C Payne &Son Funeral Directors to help us.
    Miss C was most helpful and helped us arrange the perfect send off for our beloved dad. No detail was overlooked. Dad was a D Day veteran and we wanted a union flag on the coffin as there was to be a representative from the Royal Marine’s present to play the last post. On the day Miss C even arranged for the pull bearer’s to be ex military men Which was a really nice gesture. Every step of the way we were treated with compassion and respect and nothing was too much trouble. As a family in mourning we would like to thank everyone at Dignity and R C Payne’s for all their help.
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    Response on behalf of R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors
    We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    the service I received from start to finish was excellent the consideration and understanding was first class from branch to crematorium and afterwards john maclean
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    Response on behalf of R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The service received from R.C. Payne for my mother's funeral was exceptionally high. We dealt with Glynn who was always warm, friendly and approachable. Nothing was too much trouble and at each step of the way leading up to the funeral date he kept us informed and was thoroughly efficient in a caring manner. He dealt with the obituary announcement, arrangements for order of service and charitable donations etc. Everything was faultless and Glyn also referred us to an Orator for the actual service. He listened to our requirements and held the service specifically tailored to our wonderful Mum. We "did her proud" thanks to R.C.Payne and people commented on how touching the funeral service was. We cannot praise them highly enough.
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    Response on behalf of R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.