Carl Barnes Funeral Home in Houston, Texas, provides affordable care that exceeds expectations. Our team of committed associates treats every family as our own and always has your best interests at heart. 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.
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Piano/organ on site
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
Services available to support planning events
- Audio and video equipment
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
Certified professionals in planning personalized memorial services
Trained professionals in planning personalized memorial services
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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We know that losing a loved one is an emotional and challenging experience, and our mission at Carl Barnes 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 planning ahead, we've built lasting relationships and have earned the trust of the families we serve.
A welcoming Houston funeral home
Located in The Heights, in a single-story red brick building at the corner of West 22nd Street and North Durham Drive, Carl Barnes Funeral Home serves people from all walks of life and all faiths. With a large traditional funeral chapel and a flexible space that can be used for memorial or receptions, we easily accommodate gatherings of many sizes.
Traditional and contemporary funeral services
When you first meet with a Carl Barnes funeral director or celebrant, we'll ask questions about your loved one: what he liked to do, what she cherished, how he thought about the world, 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. Whatever the case, 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.
Not 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 handle all of the cremation arrangements.
At Carl Barnes 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:
- National transferability.* 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.
- Family protection plan.* Should you pass away before your purchased cemetery property is paid for, to help relieve your family's financial burden, our Family Protection Plan assists with the remaining balance due to the cemetery.
- 100 % 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.
*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 Houston.