Construction to be completed in Fall 2019
Construction on Coleman Funeral Home’s new Southaven facility has begun. The 6,500-square-foot custom facility is expected to be completed in Fall 2019.
The new funeral home, to be positioned on three and a half acres, will be located on Star Landing Road East directly in front of DeSoto Memorial Gardens cemetery.
Coleman Funeral Home opened in Southaven in December 2017, with an initial branch location at 59 Church Road W., across from Tanger Outlets.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer a different kind of funeral home to serve the families of western DeSoto County.”
“The Southaven community has welcomed us so graciously,” said Glenn Coleman, co-owner of Coleman Funeral Home. “We are very pleased to be able to offer a different kind of funeral home to serve the families of western DeSoto County.”
The new facility will be constructed with a similar style and layout as Coleman Funeral Home’s other facilities in Oxford and Olive Branch.
Coleman facilities are filled with natural light and feature vaulted ceilings, rustic beams and stacked-stone fireplaces. Each has a built-in coffee bar, a catering kitchen, and a main chapel space that can be arranged for row-style seating or for seated meals and receptions.
Coleman Funeral Home has received positive feedback about its facilities in Oxford and Olive Branch.
“People tell us they find our funeral homes to be very warm and welcoming,” said Coleman. “We aim to be different from traditional funeral homes with their low ceilings and dark, somber spaces.”
Because the spaces are so inviting, Coleman facilities have hosted not only funerals but also recitals, trade shows and even weddings. An in-house event management professional helps ensure that funerals and non-funeral events alike are customized and smoothly run.
Lori Payne, community ambassador for Coleman Funeral Home of Southaven, says the new facility will benefit the community. “It is very needed here. We only have one other funeral home in Southaven,” she said. “Having options is always good for the community.”
Payne said people are looking to funeral homes to provide more modern options while remaining family-oriented and community-orientated.
“As a family business, Coleman Funeral Home is very connected to the community, but still offers services and facilities that meet the needs of families today,” Payne said.
Coleman Funeral Home’s current Southaven facility provides a home-like environment for meetings with funeral directors and for small family gatherings. It offers larger funeral services at local churches or at Coleman Funeral Home of Olive Branch, just 10 miles away.