R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors, Shirley
About our Shirley funeral home
The arrangements for your final goodbye could not be in safer hands. We have been entrusted with the care of both families and loved ones ever since our first funeral home in Southampton opened in 1887. Since that time we have continued to offer support and comfort to those who have experienced loss, continuing to uphold the values of kindness and compassion that guided our founder, Robert Chapman Payne, more than 130 years ago.
You can be sure that the team at our Shirley funeral directors will use their expertise, offering advice and guidance, to ensure your loved one's funeral is in accordance with your wishes.
Our funeral home can be found on the Shirley Road, opposite St Boniface Catholic Church. We are easily accessible to the Shirley community, and also to those from the neighbouring parts of Southampton, such as Lordswood, Maybush and Portswood.
It has been our honour to serve local families over the years, and we are here to do the same for you. To speak with our funeral directors in Shirley, and to arrange a funeral for your loved one, call us today.
What we offer
- Professional funeral advice and guidance throughout
- A funeral arranged to suit your requirements
- Comprehensive knowledge of Shirley and the wider Southampton area
- Cremation or burial services, here in Southampton
- Funerals for all faiths and cultures
- A chapel of rest where you can visit your loved one
- All types of funeral vehicle, including bespoke options
- Funeral memorials and a range of tributes
- A selection of prepaid funeral plans
Funeral Services with distinction
Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
Our funeral services
View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options Price List.
The Unattended FuneralWe will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.Find out more
The Unattended FuneralWe will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.From£995(Includes cost of cremation).(Includes cost of cremation).
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.Find out more
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.From£2,225plus £1,223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1,223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is free car parking available on the surrounding streets.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||08:30 - 16:30|
|Tuesday||08:30 - 16:30|
|Wednesday||08:30 - 16:30|
|Thursday||08:30 - 16:30|
|Friday||08:30 - 16:30|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesFind out what you need to do when a loved one passes away. Our comprehensive guide explains the steps that should be taken when somebody dies.Find out more
Planning a funeralHelping you to plan your loved one's funeral, this guide will give you ideas on how to personalise and tailor the send off. Our funeral directors will then arrange the service according to your wishes.Find out more
The day of the funeralFind out how the day of a funeral proceeds, from the final journey, to the service and everything else. Rest assured, our funeral directors will be there to support you, come the day.Find out more
Frequently asked questions
When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.
You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.
Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.
If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.
Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.
Reviews of R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors in Shirley
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.