Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home

4525 Bissonnet St Bellaire, TX


  • James B Earthman


    For more than 25 years, Jim Earthman has carried on the tradition of the Earthman family. Born and raised in Houston, he is the 4th generation of a family who has served Houston since 1889. He attended college in New Jersey at Monmouth University, graduating with a financial services degree. Jim was a stockbroker and real estate broker before he went on to pursue funeral directing and management, graduating from the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service with honors in 1995.

    Jim believes that his commitment to funeral service comes from the dignity, respect and dedication that his family has always shown. He is active in several civic organizations, including the Bellaire Business Association and Houston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

  • Merlin X Hernandez

    Funeral Director

    Merlin X Hernandez has been part of our team since December 1999. She was born in El Salvador and raised in Houston, Texas. A 2000 graduate of the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, she has since professionally served the families in Bellaire with compassion. Merlin enjoys spending her time away from the funeral home with her husband and their young daughter.

  • Brandei Walker

    Funeral Director

    Brandei is a 2001 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science and has been with our team since 2016. Before that, she had 6 years of funeral service in New Orleans, Louisiana, and 5 years in Fresno, California. Originally from New Orleans, she is a passionate New Orleans Saints fan. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, going to movies, shows and watching sports.