About

Famed for their historic beauty and touted for their modern services and amenities, Brookside Funeral Home and Brookside Memorial Park have served Houston-area families since the 1930s.

The funeral home is large and spacious and has multiple venues that can handle both large events and intimate affairs. The 290-acre memorial park provides a wide range of burial services and is renowned for its majestic oak and pine trees, some of which are estimated to be more than 300 years old.

Working together, these sister locations allow families to take care of all of their funeral and burial arrangements.

Communities served in Houston

  • Baytown
  • Conroe
  • Humble
  • Kingwood
  • New Caney
  • Pasadena
  • Porter
  • Spring
  • The Woodlands

A culturally inclusive funeral home

Sitting area at Brookside Funeral HomeHouston is a diverse city—and in the neighborhood of Aldine, where we’re located, our neighbors come from all walks of life. At Brookside Funeral Home, we are happy to incorporate your customs and traditions into a funeral or memorial service, no matter your religion, background or culture. As a non-denominational funeral home, we serve families of all faiths.

Houston also has a sizeable Hispanic population. To better serve our Spanish-speaking families, the Brookside Funeral Home team speaks both English and Spanish.

Chapels to meet every need

Chapel at Brookside Funeral HomeWhether you want a large gathering of family and friends or an intimate affair with close relatives, our funeral home has venues that can handle groups of all sizes. In addition to visitation and staterooms of varying sizes, which are best suited for small events, the funeral home has a large chapel with traditional pew-style seating for more than 200 guests. The chapel is simply decorated on purpose. We encourage families to personalize the space with mementos, photographs and decorations.

Our Hospitality Room has round, cafe-style tables and a large, modern kitchen—ideal for hosting catered receptions before, during or after a service.

The historic Chapel of Chimes, which sits in the center of the cemetery, is also a beautiful venue for a committal service. The stone building has 2 chapels, one larger than the other. If you listen carefully, you may be able to hear the chimes of the tower as you wander the cemetery grounds.

Cremation services

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

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Meaningful and memorable tributes

Reception room at Brookside Funeral HomeEvery person’s life is special, and a unique life deserves a unique celebration. At Brookside Funeral Home, creating imaginative, one-of-kind services for loved ones is what inspires us to come to work every day. We take all of the passions, hobbies and interests that make a person special, weave them together, and create a heartfelt memorial like no other.

The possibilities are endless. A procession of antique cars from the funeral home to the gravesite can be arranged for someone who collected vintage automobiles. If she was all about the Roaring 20s, we could have a Great Gatsby-themed extravaganza in our chapel with flapper costumes, a jazz band and elegant hors d’oeuvres. Want something more traditional or religious? We can do that as well.

Here for you

The teams at Brookside Funeral Home and Brookside Memorial Park promise to serve you with excellence, dignity and honesty. As members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, we offer compassionate care, personalized service and valuable amenities you can trust.

Please call us for any reason. We are here for you day and night.

Brookside Memorial Park cemetery

President monument at  Brookside Memorial Park Brookside Memorial Park is situated on 290 acres of land distinguished by majestic centuries-old oaks, tall pines, Spanish moss and a carefully tended lawn. In addition to its natural beauty, the cemetery also stands out for its regal monuments and statues, stately mausoleums and a vast array of burial choices. As a final resting place, Brookside Memorial Park is second to none.

Your burial choices

Close up view of columbarium at Brookside Memorial Park. As a non-denominational cemetery, we promise to honor your burial traditions, no matter your religion, background or culture. We understand that every family has different burial needs and therefore strive to provide as many burial, entombment and cremation memorialization options as we can.

Our burial choices include traditional burial with flat markers, entombment in our garden mausoleums, private mausoleums, private estates, cremation memorial niches, columbaria, memorial benches and customized memorials.

For families who choose cremation, one of our most beautiful resting spots is in the Columbarium Room in the Chapel of Chimes. The Gothic-style room has a columbarium of gorgeous glass-front niches, which can be personalized with mementos, flowers, photographs and a customized urn.

Ready for the future

At Brookside Memorial Park, we’ve provided cemetery services for thousands of Houston-area families. We stand ready to serve thousands more. Our cemetery has plenty of room for future development. Plus, we stay up to date on the latest offerings and products in the cemetery industry.

History

Brookside Memorial Park entrance sign. In the late 20s, Ira Brooks, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, wanted to start a cemetery in the Houston area. Luckily for Ira, the Berry family owned Berry Cemetery, a 140-acre tract of land in North Houston. Ira approached the family and bought the land, establishing Brookside Cemetery in 1931. All of the sections of the cemetery that have “walkways” are part of the development that took place in the 30s.

From one Brooks to another

In that same decade, a speculator named Pierce Posey Brooks (no relation to Ira) bought out Ira’s interest in the business. It is undecided whether construction of the Chapel of the Chimes started with the ownership of Ira or Posey Brooks. But we do know that Brookside is named after Ira, not Posey.

Construction begins on Chapel of Chimes

In the early 30s, construction of the Temple of Prayer began, using salvaged stone from a Presbyterian Church that burned down on Main Street in downtown Houston. The Temple of Prayer is now called Chapel of Chimes. It was finished in 1944—the same year a crematory was installed at the cemetery. At the time, it was 1 of only 3 crematoriums in Texas and the first in Houston.

More ownership changes

Charles Saunders, a successful salesman and sales manager, had built up quite a large sales force at Forest Park Lawndale, a funeral home in Houston. In 1938, Charles decided that the cemetery business was a good business to be in, and he was determined to pursue ownership of a cemetery. The next year, he began managing Brookside Funeral Home, which was owned at the time by 2 attorneys in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. After Charles took the job as manager, he bought the funeral home and cemetery businesses.

Decades of service

Over the years, Brookside Funeral Home and Brookside Memorial Park have undergone many changes, but one thing that remains consistent is their dedication to providing the best service possible to families.

Resurrection Garden

Pathway to cross statue at Brookside Memorial Park. We have many beautiful gardens at Brookside Memorial Park, but none is more spectacular than Resurrection Garden. Strongly reflecting the Christian faith, it has 3 focal points: a 60-foot-tall steel cross with a 120–niche columbarium at its base, a serene grotto for families to gather and share special memories, and 14 towers that stand more than 6 feet tall and are connected by 10-foot-tall steel arches. The towers are intended to portray the final hours of Jesus Christ and also hold cremation niches. Resurrection Garden is truly one of a kind.

Chapel of Chimes

Front exterior chapel at Brookside Memorial Park. Chapel of Chimes sits in the center of Brookside Memorial Park, alongside the historic Berry Cemetery, a family cemetery established before the Civil War that serves as the final resting place of many of the men who lost their lives during battle. Originally known as Temple of Prayer, construction of the Gothic-style chapel started in the early 30s and was completed in 1944. It was built of stone salvaged from a Presbyterian church in downtown Houston that burned down. The simple masonry architecture of the Chapel of Chimes is a perfect complement to the serene setting.

In 1944, a crematorium was installed in the chapel, the first in Houston and only 1 of 3 crematoriums in the state of Texas at the time.

When you step inside the main chapel, you may feel like you’ve been transported to another era. The vaulted cathedral ceiling and lancet arched stained-glass windows are reminiscent of a centuries-old European church. The chapel in the Columbarium Room is similar in style but is much smaller in size and is surrounded by walls of beautiful glass-front niches.

The chimes from the chapel tower can be heard from several places in the cemetery, and their tones add a soft soundtrack to many memorial services.

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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.

"Thank again Brookside Funeral Home."

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September 2022

"Dignity is an appropriate name for a company that pride's itself in making sure the family and deceased is treated with honor & respect. Funeral director along with staff were friendly and made us feel welcomed from the start. They gave us a reasonable amount of time to visit with guests and deceased. We never felt pressured or rushed to make impor

tant decisions regarding funeral costs. Overall, we were very pleased and will definitely use Dignity again for years to come."

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September 2022

"Very professional and very punctual everybody and this staff needs to be commended. thank you for making this easier on our family."

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August 2022

"I highly recommend Brookside Funeral Home Memorial. Even under unfortunate circumstances, the entire staff and team made me and my family feel welcomed, comforted, and made the whole experience seem very personal. I can tell each of them truly cared about our feelings and preferences."

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