Southern Funeral Care offers unsurpassed funeral services to Brandon and Riverview area families. With more than 50 years of combined service in the funeral industry, our expert staff specializes in creating unique personal tributes with keen attention to detail.


At Southern Funeral Care, our ultimate goal and concern will always be the health, safety and welfare of the families we serve and our employees.

As governmental guidelines regarding social gatherings continue to evolve, and with the resurgence of Covid cases, we are only allowing up to (50) fifty people in our chapel for a visitation/funeral service, with approriate social distancing. As more information is received, adjustments will be made to these guidelines.

Per Hillsborough County mandate - Face masks are still required to be worn to enter the building and MUST remain on while inside our building.


NFDA found alternate guidance on embalming from the World Health Organization (WHO), another recognized organization that has been on the front lines confronting COVID-19 around the globe. While WHO’s recommendations align with CDC guidance in important areas – bodies can be buried or cremated; there is no evidence of people becoming infected from exposure to the bodies of people who died of COVID-19; and families should avoid contact (i.e., touching, kissing, etc.) the body of the decedent – it differs on two key points:

Embalming is not recommended to avoid excessive manipulation of the body;

  • Adults >60 years and immunosuppressed persons should not directly interact with the body.

We share this information from WHO in the interest of full disclosure and out of concern for your safety. We also note that WHO is a global organization and embalming standards and practices around the globe may or may not match the high safety standards to which funeral professionals in the United States adhere. NFDA is making every effort to clarify with the CDC if embalming can be done safely and whether or not older or immune-compromised people should perform this essential task.

 Due to conflicting information from the various health organizations, our funeral home will not embalm or have any type of viewing on an "active" Coronavirus case. This DOES NOT in any way indicate that our funeral home will not handle any Covid positive decedent. We have, since the beginning of this Pandemic, assisted numerous families that have been affected by this virus and will continue to do so.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your family but, again, our utmost concern is for the safety and well-being of our families, the public and our employees.

                    Kevin Talbert                                Mark C. Vargo, Sr.



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