About Us | Metropolitan Mortuary

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

With open arms...

We welcome you to Metropolitan Mortuary Jurupa Valley.  Metropolitan Mortuary Jurupa Valley was established in 2012 and is independently owned, operated and invested. After ten years of working at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary in Whittier and  nine years of at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary in Inglewood, Shun Newbern  moved on and opened the first funeral establishment in Jurupa Valley / Rubidoux community in more than 50 years.  The Metropolitan Team includes the talents of Lydia Pearce and Julie R. Dullin who offer many years of experience in the funeral profession.  He is also continuing his gratifying mentorship program by shaping Cypress College students.

For two decades Shun Newbern has cared for the needs of grieving families as a skilled and accomplished embalmer.  This mortician’s skills include personalized memorial services and passionate graveside manner.  He has serviced indigent veterans, the unclaimed and the notable.  His passion for excellence has brought him into various mortuaries as a trade embalmer for the sensitive and confidential care of celebrities as well.   

Jurupa Valley is very much like his childhood environs  in Tennessee. After moving from Memphis, Tennessee to attend college in the early 90’s at San Francisco College of Mortuary Science.  Shun Newbern moved to Central Los Angeles where he supervised the fourth largest mortuary in the area. Years later he was offered a supervising position for the Nation’s largest mortuary.  He is proud to bring his talent and passion to the Inland Empire.

Our Mission......
At Metropolitan Mortuary Jurupa Valley, our mission is to celebrate the life that was lived.  Every life lived is worth being remembered and we express love and respect to every family served.

As families enter our mortuary, our mission is that they experience healing, peace, and solace as we strive to provide a high level of funeral care.  We provide exceptional service at an affordable cost to every family in which we serve.

As the Next Generation of Excellence in Funeral Service, means that each family can expect the best with compassion and integrity.  Metropolitan Mortuary is honored to help preserve your family’s legacy of memories for the next generation.

Our Valued Staff

Mr. Shun Newbern, MS, CFSP

Mr. Shun Newbern, MS, CFSP, President, Managing Funeral Director

Licensed Funeral Director - FDR 3308
Licensed Embalmer - EMB 8260
Licensed Crematory Manager - CRM 293
Licensed Cemetery Manager - CEM 196

"Since my teens, as a young minister, I have always loved serving people. I have been chosen and called to this profession more than 25 years ago. I have met hundreds of people here in the Southern California and having the opportunity to serve their families and worship in their churches has been a great experience. As I share with the staff, we don't sale caskets; we offer service on a silver platter. We may not operation out of a 20,000 square foot introverted edifice; nevertheless, our mortuary is warm, full of sincerity. We are growing because we offer our heart, our soul and our time to families at their worst hour. The loss of a family member and a friend hurts - and we know it because we have experienced it. Metropolitan will surround your family with authentic love and sincere compassion allowing you to see value of true excellence."