About

Morris-Bates Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas, blends traditional values with modern ideas to honor the individual spirit. We help families celebrate life with dignity and respect. We’ll guide you through the process of planning a funeral or cremation from start to finish, meeting your needs and honoring your family traditions and personal preferences.

We know that losing a loved one is an emotional and challenging experience, and our mission at Morris-Bates Funeral Home is to alleviate as much stress as possible. By devoting ourselves to providing the utmost care and attention at the time of need, guiding your family through the grieving and healing process, and sharing the benefits of pre-planning, we've built lasting relationships and have earned the trust of the families we serve.

We know that losing a loved one is an emotional and challenging experience, and our mission at Morris-Bates Funeral Home is to alleviate as much stress as possible. By devoting ourselves to providing the utmost care and attention at the time of need, guiding your family through the grieving and healing process, and sharing the benefits of pre-planning, we've built lasting relationships and have earned the trust of the families we serve.

A trusted Fort Worth funeral home

Located in a single-story brick building on Evans Avenue, Morris-Bates Funeral Home is a pillar of the African American community and serves people from all walks of life and all faiths. Recently renovated, our flexible spaces easily accommodate gatherings of many sizes for funerals, memorials and receptions. We offer in-home visitation, if that's your family's preference, and can arrange for a police escort from the funeral home to a local cemetery.

Traditional and contemporary funeral services

When you first meet with a Morris-Bates funeral director, we'll ask questions about your loved one: what he liked to do, what she cherished, how he thought about the world, or how she liked to spend time. From there, we create a service that speaks to the unique life of your loved one, whether that's a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary and upbeat celebration of life. You can inspire us with a memory of your loved one, a hobby that grew into a passion, a favorite music genre or a signature style, and we will work to gracefully incorporate as many personal elements as you would like into the service.

Maybe Dad was a history buff and an Army veteran. Maybe Mom was known far and wide for her blueberry pies. No matter what was important to your loved one, we're here to discover the details and weave them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial.

Our team is also experienced in planning catered events. Whether it's a breakfast buffet after a morning service, cake and coffee in the afternoon, or a full dinner reception, just let us know what you have in mind. We'll handle food, drink, decor and more. We'll also help you write an obituary, create a multimedia tribute video for the service and assist you in choosing music.

Cremation services

Urn outside on table with flowers around itNot everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in this increasingly common decision, the funeral home team can explain the process and different choices. From a direct cremation without a memorial service to a witness cremation or a full funeral service before or after the cremation, we help you understand this option and will handle all of the cremation arrangements.

Planning ahead

At Morris-Bates Funeral Home, we also recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. In addition to assisting during a time of immediate need, our funeral directors specialize in working with families to plan ahead. By preparing in advance, you provide a sense of relief, peace of mind and comfort for your loved ones while ensuring your wishes are met and your budget is maintained. A complimentary planning guide is also available, with no obligation.

As part of the Dignity Memorial® network, we offer a selection of unmatched services. They include the following and much more:

  • Relocation protection.* If you move more than 75 miles from where your original arrangements were made, your prearranged funeral services are transferable and will be honored at any of the more than 1,900 Dignity Memorial providers throughout North America.
  • 100 percent guaranteed satisfaction. Our goal is to provide you with the absolute best service possible. If there’s something we can do better before, during or after a service, we want you to tell us.
  • Purchase protection plan. Should you pass away before your purchased cemetery property is fully paid for, your family will receive some financial relief. Our Purchase Protection Plan will help take care of any remaining balance due to the cemetery. Purchaser must be under 65 years of age; maximum forgiven balance not to exceed $5,000. Other restrictions may apply.

  • *Certain restrictions apply.

Here for you

Our funeral directors and staff are among the most experienced professionals in our business. There is absolutely no request too small or too large when it comes to offering a family exactly what they want. Arrangements can be made in person or by phone or email.

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. We also invite you to come in to tour the funeral home and meet our team. We are honored to help your family at a time of loss or help pre-plan a burial or cremation in Fort Worth.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"My family has used Morris-Bates Funeral Home for several years and have been extremely pleased with their professionalism and work. We recently used Morris-Bates for my brother and sister. Carlos stood by our family and provided unwavering support."

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July 2021

"The experience with Morris and Bates were impeccable. They took my pictures of our love one and put it an arrangement in a picture frame. It was so beautiful. I love there professionalism. They always check to see if we approved of how they did it and how the did the service."

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July 2021

"Morris and Bates provided timely care and were sensitive to the needs of my family."

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June 2021

"Thankful for all your help"

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February 2021

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