Burials Funerals & Cremations San Antonio TX

24 hours at 210-661-3991 or email


MeadowLawn Funeral Home, Crematory and Cemetery

We operate as a licensed funeral home facility, two licensed crematories and a licensed perpetual care cemetery on the southeastern side of San Antonio. We are situated on 94 acres of which 27 have been developed, leaving 67 acres for future expansion. We offer a wide variety of funeral services; traditional funeral services with burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, a wide range of cremation services and complete burial options at our own cemetery. Burial, mausoleums, niches and a scattering garden are available to you and your family. Christmas of 2003, we bought American Mortuary and Bexar County Mortuary Services and in February of 2005 we relocated the businesses to our E. Houston location to offer complete services to our friends and families.

MeadowLawn was the original burial grounds for the Sons of Herrmann Fraternal Cemetery which dates back to the 1850's. Ackerman and Gembler Roads were named after these early settlers of San Antonio and these roads were the outer boundaries of their cotton farms. Cy Weller bought the adjacent property to this 2 acre cemetery and transformed it into a perpetual care cemetery in 1963. Craig Cates, the son in law of Mr. Weller entered the business in 1981 and expanded it into the funeral home, cemetery and crematory combination that is family operated today.

On-site Crematory

In 1991, the decision was made to enter into the cremation market due to the increasing demand by the consumer. Complete with a viewing and witness room, the family may stay and witness the entire process and even start the process if they so choose.

Our Guarantee

Because we own and operate our own facility, we have the ability to schedule your cremation service immediately after all permits are issued. We guarantee that we will perform the cremation within 24 hours after all permits are secured or we will refund your crematory service charge of 225.00.

All Paws Great and Small Pet Crematory

In April of 2004, we decided to expand our facilities to offer our experience in cremation services to your beloved pets. Our crematories are in two separate buildings; one houses the human crematories and the second building houses the pet crematory. For your peace of mind and security, 4 video cameras record the operations of our employees and these records are reviewed regularly to insure that your loved ones are being treated with respect and dignity. We have 6 licensed, certified crematory operators on our staff with over 15,000 human cremations performed since 1991. 

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Funeral Packages

We have created the following three funeral packages to represent our most requested services from the families we serve.

Tribute Funeral Package - $9,594

Package Includes:
  • Services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home (within a 25-mile radius)
  • Embalming
  • Other preparation (dressing and casketing)
  • Visitation and Funeral Service (same day)
  • Hearse
  • Family Limousine
  • Utility vehicle
  • Stainless Steel or Solid Embassy Cherry Hardwood Casket
  • Memorial Tribute Package
  • SST Triune or CameoRose Double ReinForced Concrete Protective Vault Couter Burial Container
Sub-Total: $10,660
Package Discount: -$1,066 
Total: $9,594


Traditional Funeral Package - $8,177

Package Includes:
  • Services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home (within a 25-mile radius)
  • Embalming
  • Other preparation (dressing and casketing)
  • Visitation
  • Funeral service
  • Hearse
  • Utility vehicle
  • 18 Ga. Steel or Barkley Solid Oak Casket
  • Memorial Tribute Package
  • Continental Reinforced Concrete Protective Vault w/ Custom Painting
Sub-Total: $9,085
Package Discount: -$908 
Total: $8,177


Basic Funeral Package - $6,291

Package Includes:
  • Services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home (within a 25-mile radius)
  • Embalming
  • Other preparation (Dressing, Casketing and Cosmetology)
  • Visitation
  • Funeral Service
  • Hearse
  • Utility Vehicle
  • Choice of Regent Silver, "In Gods Care" (18ga, Steel Caskets) OR Finley Solid Pine
  • Memorial Tribute Package
Sub-Total: $6,990
Package Discount: -$699 
Total: $6,291




Cremation Packages

Bexar County cremation permit included in all our services, no hidden fees!

We have created the following cremation packages to represent our most requested services from the families we serve.

Traditional Cremation Tribute Package - $4,480

Traditional Funeral w/ Cremation

Package Includes:

  • Services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home - within a 25- mile radius
  • Embalming
  • Other preparation (Dressing, Casketing & Cosmetology)
  • Visitation
  • Funeral Service (if church service: add $350 for hearse)
  • Utility Vehicle
  • Rental Casket
  • Alternative Cremation Container
  • Crematory Fee - Total weight up to 325 lbs
  • Obtaining all Permits
  • Obituary Assistance
  • Ashes returned in a Temporary Plastic Container
  • Permanent urns available - ($150 – $1,295)
Sub-Total: $5,240
Package Discount: -$760 
Total: $4,480

Memorial Service - $2,500

Memorial gathering

Package Includes:

  • Services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home - within a 25- mile radius
  • Refrigeration
  • Fully staffed service at your church or our chapel
  • Alternative Cremation Container
  • Crematory Fee - Total weight up to 325 lbs
  • Obtaining all Permits
  • Obituary Assistance
  • Ashes returned in a Temporary Plastic Container
  • Permanent urns available - ($150 – $1,295)
Sub-Total: $3,475
Package Discount: -$975 
Total: $2,500

Simple Cremation At-Need Only - $995

Cremation only, no ceremony, Bexar County cremation permit included, alternative cremation container, temporary plastic container included

Package Includes:

  • Services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home - within a 25- mile radius
  • Refrigeration
  • Alternative Cremation Container
  • Crematory Fee - Total weight up to 325 lbs
  • Obtaining all Permits
  • Obituary Assistance
  • Ashes returned in a Temporary Plastic Container
  • Permanent urns available - ($150 – $1,295)
Sub-Total: $2,685
Package Discount: -$1,690 
Total: $995


Complete Funeral & Burial Packages

We have created the following three at-need only funeral packages to represent our most requested services from the families we serve. If you are a pre-need family please call us for pricing 210-661-3991.


Veteran Funeral Package - $8,785

Package Includes:
  • Services of Funeral Director & Staff
  • Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home (within a 25-mile radius)
  • Embalming
  • Other Preparation (Dressing, Casketing and Cosmetology)
  • Visitation
  • Funeral Service
  • Hearse
  • Utility Vehicle
  • Veteran 18ga. Steel Casket w/ Flag Head Panel
  • Veteran Double Reinforced Concrete Protective Vault w/ Stainless Steel Liner
  • Veteran Tribute Package
Funeral Sub-Total: $9,685
Package Discount: -$900 
Total: $8,785


Veteran Funeral Package - $5,035

Package Includes:
  • Services of Funeral Director & Staff
  • Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home (within a 25-mile radius)
  • Embalming
  • Other Preparation (Dressing, Casketing and Cosmetology)
  • Visitation
  • Funeral Service
  • (If Church Service: ADD $350 for Hearse))
  • Utility Vehicle
  • Rental Casket (Standard Size)
  • Remembrance Cast Bronze Urn w/ Military Medallion OR Military Salute Pewter Urn w/ Applique
  • Alternative Cremation Container
  • Crematory Fee (Total weight up to 325 libs)
  • Obtaining all Permits
  • Obituary Assistance
Funeral Sub-Total: $5,935
Package Discount: -$900 
Total: $5,035


Burial Choices at MeadowLawn

Families can select from a range of options for the interment of their loved ones. The actual burial is often preceded by a short commitment ceremony. That ceremony can be a traditional religious one or one designed by the family. Families can hold the ceremony in one of our pavilions or at the graveside. Graveside ceremonies are provided with a tent and chairs by pre-arrangement.

Traditional Cemetery Burial: Single spaces can accomodate one or two burials, known as double depth. If available, spaces can be purchased in multiples, allowing family burials to be together. Spaces are identified with bronze and granite markers, which can be customized in a variety of styles.

Family Estates: Estates provide the opportunity to group multiple grave spaces, and allow more options to customize your family memorial including monuments not allowed on other parts of the cemetery. Most estates are 8 spaces, providing for up to 16 burials, plus the burial of cremated remains. Estates are provided with shrubs, a tree and a custom granite bench. A limited number of 6-space estates are available.

Mausoleum Burial: This private, above-ground burial option features a granite structure customized to hold single or multiple interments. Mausoleums can be customized with unique granite colors and bronze emblems.

Cremation Burial: The Meadowlawn Urn Garden is an option for families that want a permanent resting place for their loved one's cremated remains. Urn Garden burials feature granite and bronze markers.

Columbarium: Like the mausoleum option, our columbarium allows for above-ground interment of cremated remains. The columbarium is a granite structure with individual niches that are engraved according to the family's wishes.

Scattering Garden: On the grounds of our cemetery, we have a rose garden and pergola set aside for those who wish to scatter the ashes of theirloved one in a natural setting. The scattering can be done as a private gathering or as part of a traditional commitment ceremony at one of our pavilions.



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What to Do when Death Occurs

When a death occurs in your family, you will be faced with important tasks and decision-making during a very difficult time. You may not know what to do or when to begin making arrangements. Bearing the responsibility can be overwhelming. Remember that you are not alone. Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Crematory is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with the details and offer our guidance. We have compiled the following list to help guide you through the steps you will need to take when a death has occurred. Your funeral director will help coordinate all of the details when you meet for an arrangement conference.

  1. After a death has occurred, notify Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Crematory by calling 800-641-9992. The following are some questions that we may ask when you call:
    • What is the full name of the deceased?
    • What is the location of the deceased (Hospital, Nursing Facility or Residence)?
    • What is your name, address and telephone number?
    • What is the name, address and phone number of the next-of-kin?
    • Is there a pre-arranged funeral plan? (If yes, what is the plan name or number?)

    We will then set an appointment time for you to come to the funeral home to complete the details of the funeral arrangement. We will ask you to bring in some items and information that will be necessary to complete the arrangement. These items will include:

    • Clothing for the deceased
    • Social security number of the deceased
    • The deceased's birth date and city and state of birth
    • The deceased's parents names, including mother's maiden name
    • Information about the deceased's education
    • Marital status of the deceased
    • Veteran's discharge papers or Claim Number
    • A recent photograph of the deceased
    • Pre-arrangement paperwork (if applicable)
    • Cemetery lot information (if applicable)
  2. Contact your clergy. Decide on a time and place for the funeral or memorial service (the services may be held at the funeral home)
  3. The funeral home will assist you in determining the number of copies of the death certificates that you will need and will order them for you
  4. Make a list of family, friends and business colleagues, and notify each by phone. You may wish to use a "branching" system: make a few phone calls to other relatives or friends and ask each of them to make a phone call or two to specific people
  5. Decide on an appropriate charity to which gifts may be made (church, hospice, library, organization, school)
  6. Gather obituary information, including a photo, age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, college degrees, memberships held, military service, outstanding work and a list of survivors in the immediate family. Include the time and place of the funeral services. The funeral home will usually write the obituary and submit it to the newspaper(s)
  7. Arrange for family members and/or close friends to take turns answering the door or phone. Keeping a careful record of visitors and flower deliveries will make it easier to thank people later on
  8. If Social Security checks are deposited automatically, notify the bank of the death
  9. Coordinate the food supply in your home for the next several days
  10. Delegate special needs of the household, such as cleaning, food preparation, etc., to friends and family who offer their help
  11. Arrange for child care, if necessary
  12. Arrange hospitality for visiting relatives and friends
  13. Select pallbearers and notify the funeral home. (People with heart or back difficulties may be named honorary pallbearers)
  14. Plan for the disposition of flowers after the funeral (to a church, hospital or rest home)
  15. Prepare a list of distant friends and relatives to be notified by letter and/or printed notice
  16. Prepare a list of people to receive acknowledgments of flowers, calls, etc. Send appropriate acknowledgments, which may be a written note, printed acknowledgments, or both. Include "thank yous" to those who have given their time, as well
  17. Notify insurance companies of the death
  18. Locate the will and notify the lawyer and executor
  19. Carefully check all life and casualty insurance and death benefits, including Social Security, credit union, trade union, fraternal, and military. Check on possible income for survivors from these sources
  20. Check promptly on all debts and installment payments, including credit cards. Some may carry insurance clauses that will cancel them. If there is to be a delay in meeting payments, consult with creditors and ask for more time before the payments are due
  21. If the deceased was living alone, notify the utility companies and landlord and tell the post office where to send the mail
  22. Your Funeral Director will prepare the necessary Social Security forms.


Location

MeadowLawn Funeral Home and Crematory

5611 E. Houston
San Antonio, TX 78220
800-641-9992
210-661-3991
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Burials Funerals & Cremations San Antonio TX

24 hours at 210-661-3991 or email