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.
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.
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.All Paws Great & small Pet Crematory: View Website
We have created the following three funeral packages to represent our most requested services from the families we serve.
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.
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.
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.
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: