Honor and celebrate life in a setting fit for remembering legends.

Serving Birmingham for over 50 years

Ever since we opened in 1970, we have approached life, and death, differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not just a funeral home. We are a close knit family dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Miller Funeral Home is Alabama’s first and only Aquamation Center. Learn more about this respectful and affordable end of life planning option for WDJC listeners below.

Space for Healing

Here’s the truth: most cemeteries consider their primary function to be handling remains. Instead, we think of our job as having two parts: physical and emotional. The physical is burials, entombments and inurnments. The emotional is working with families to design healing experiences. Our peaceful and intimate setting becomes a place where people find closure, renewal and togetherness. And that’s the most rewarding part of what we do. There are two facets of the design process. First, we ask you to consider how you wish to honor and celebrate the life. When those important decisions are made, we’ll turn to the issue of how you wish to care for the physical remains.

Honoring a life means acknowledging the uniqueness of the deceased: their personality, life choices, and the path they walked in life. Whether you choose burial, Aquamation, or cremation, having a service to honor life, and a permanent place to visit remains, is an essential part of the healing process. We’ll help you explore options to always keep your loved one near, including a wide range of jewelry and heirloom quality keepsakes. As the one stop shop for all your needs, we’ll educate you on the traditional and nontraditional inclusions in these ceremonies—and help you design an observance that’s as unique as the life it’s about. 

Veterans Services

We believe those who served our nation are deserving of special attention, and we will take care of all details in securing the benefits your veteran is entitled to receive. Thank you to all veterans and military families for your sacrifice.

Aquamation: Cremation by Water

Many Christians object to cremation by fire, which is why water cremation at Miller Funeral Home is WDJC’s modern alternative for affordable end of life planning. 

-Flameless cremation process that uses water instead of fire.

-Gentle and respectful process.

-No direct emissions of harmful greenhouse gases or mercury.

-Uses 90% less energy than a flame-based cremation.

-1/10 of the carbon footprint of flame-based cremation.

-20% more ash remains returned to the family and can be housed in traditional urns.

Miller Funeral Home is Alabama’s first and only Aquamation Center. The technical name for the process in Alkaline Hydrolysis. This is the same process that occurs as nature runs its course when a body is laid to rest in direct soil. The process uses a gentle flow of water, temperature, and alkalinity, not an acid, to break down the organic materials. It is eco-friendly as it uses less energy than a flame cremation and does not use any fossil fuels.


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