R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors, Shirley

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Rating 4.8
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About our Shirley funeral home

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 adviser any time of the day or night, the team at our Shirley funeral directors is here for you. Call us today.

What we offer

  • 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
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

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.
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we can ensure that any funeral we arrange will be suited to your requirements. Whether you want a traditional service, or your loved one had specific requirements for their final farewell, you will have the freedom to make all the choices you wish when you opt for our Full Service Funeral. If flexibility is not an issue and you’re looking for a service that is lower cost, you may decide that a Simple Funeral is the better option for you.
  • Full Service Funeral in Southampton, from £3,545

    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.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 023 8077 3776
  • Simple Funeral Service in Southampton, from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 023 8077 3776

Where to find us


374 Shirley Road
Southampton SO15 3HY

Directions and Parking

You can find us opposite St Boniface Roman Catholic Church on Shirley Road.

There is free car parking available on the surrounding streets.

Funeral Home Opening Times

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
Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30

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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 4.8
based on 5 reviews
Rating 4.0
Very good service. Friendly and understanding
Response from R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you, your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families.
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.
Response from 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.
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.
Response from 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.
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
Response from 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.
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.
Response from 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.
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