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
- The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
- Professional advice, compassionate care, registry of the death and a tailored funeral
- Funerals arranged to meet your specific needs
- Local knowledge of Shirley and the surrounding Southampton area
- Cremation and burial services
- Funerals for any faith, belief system or culture
- Chapel of rest, for visiting your loved one
- A full fleet of funeral vehicles and bespoke options by arrangement
- Memorial masonry and other carefully crafted tributes
- Family protection with 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
Full Service FuneralOur Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.Our costs from£3,545Current restrictions might mean that you can’t have a funeral today how you imagined it to be. However, we can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later.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.
Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,545
Simple Funeral Service in SouthamptonA complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.Our costs from£1,995This 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.
Simple Funeral Service in SouthamptonOur costs from £1,995
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|
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIn the wake of a loved one's passing, it can often be difficult to see ahead as to what happens next. Our step-by-step guide aims to clear some of the uncertainty, giving you an insight on what to do when somebody dies.Find out more
Planning a funeralFor suggestions on how to make your loved one's send off a more personal or unique tribute, we have put together these guides. However you choose to celebrate your loved one's life, our funeral directors will be here to advise and support you throughout.Find out more
The day of the funeralIt is normal to be apprehensive about a forthcoming funeral and this guide looks at what actually happens on the day. When the time arrives, you can be sure that our funeral directors here in Shirley will be on hand to help you before, during and after the service.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.Learn More:
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.Learn More:
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.Learn More:
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.Learn More:
Reviews for R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors in Southampton
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.