For more than 80 years, Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors has served as one of Houston's most prestigious funeral, cremation and memorial service providers. With unprecedented attention to detail and the utmost respect to our families, we provide the highest level of service and care, continuing the tradition instilled by Geo. H. Lewis Sr. in 1936.
Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors continues to help families in the Houston community say farewell to loved ones in the most dignified way. We offer the finest options available to design a personalized and memorable service for you or your loved one.
Geo. H. Lewis & Sons is proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. With more than 2,000 network providers across North America offering exclusive benefits, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and customer satisfaction.
- Catered Receptions
- Event Space
- Funeral Celebrants
- Multicultural Funerals
Finest quality with compassionate funeral care
The mission of our founder, Geo. H. Lewis Sr., was to provide the highest quality service and merchandise available in the funeral industry by the most compassionate, professional and dedicated funeral directors and staff. It is our mission today to uphold the tradition set forth by Mr. Lewis, and it is evident immediately upon entering our facilities or simply speaking with us about your needs. Our professional team members are consistently and readily available to help guide you and attend to every single detail personally, and we are just a phone call away.
Our professional and caring staff works to satisfy the needs and desires of each of our families in a warm and comfortable environment. Our chapel seats up to 350 individuals, allowing us to hold large services. We serve the community in the tradition set forth by Geo. H. Lewis by maintaining our facilities with the highest standards of excellence. Our high-end decor, uniformed stewards and white-glove service are a few of the details that make Geo. H. Lewis & Sons one of the most distinguished names in Houston.
Unique heritage and history of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons
Since 1936, Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors has assisted families and helped the community say goodbye to loved ones in a special way. Many remember the high quality of service they received and the beautiful facility, but few are aware of the deeply rooted heritage and history of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons. Mr. Lewis dedicated his life to funeral service and this dedication began when he started with his uncle, Mr. C. Ed Settegast, in 1901. In 1936, Mr. Lewis joined the firm of H.L. Fortinberry Funeral Home, located in the old Waddell family home at 2404 Caroline Street in Houston. The firm then changed names to Lewis & Fortinberry.
After a year, Mr. Lewis bought Mr. Fortinberry's share of the business and changed the name of the firm to Geo. H. Lewis & Co. Due to the service, compassion and respect that families received from Geo. H. Lewis & Co., the business experienced incredible growth. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis decided to involve their 4 sons in the daily operations. After World War II, the name of the firm changed to the current Geo. H. Lewis & Sons.
Geo. H. Lewis & Sons went on to conduct its first graveside services at some of Houston’s most prominent cemeteries and in the mid-60s, along with 4 other funeral homes in the area, acquired the Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Since its beginnings, Geo. H. Lewis & Sons has served some of the most prominent families of Houston and the surrounding areas.
In 1969, Geo. H. Lewis & Sons became part of the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers in North America. Today, Geo. H. Lewis & Sons continues to be a proud Dignity Memorial provider, offering a range of unmatched services that will help you pre-plan or plan a memorable service for yourself or a loved one.
The current location of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons was built in 1982 at Ten Ten Bering Drive in the Uptown Galleria area. The heritage and traditions set in place by its founder, Mr. Geo. H. Lewis, are still upheld today.
A premier Houston institution
Balancing substance and style, the elegant accommodations of our funeral home create a sophisticated yet comforting atmosphere for families. Photos of our impressive facility showcase the opulent furnishings and refined details that accent our beautiful spaces, staterooms, parlors and chapel. With unsurpassed facilities and attention to detail, we are dedicated to exceeding your expectations and delivering a level of service to which families selecting Geo. H. Lewis & Sons are accustomed.
In 1982, Geo. H. Lewis & Sons built its current facility on 3.2 acres of property located at Ten Ten Bering Drive in the Uptown Galleria area of Houston. This location includes a sufficient parking area to accommodate the largest of funeral services. In 1996, Geo. H. Lewis & Sons was completely renovated. With the addition of the Pavilion and other rooms, the facility consists of approximately 33,000 square feet.
The Jasek Chapel is one of the largest funeral chapels in the city and includes both a Rogers® organ and a Steinway & Sons baby grand piano. The adjoining Pavilion allows family and friends to have catered receptions during and following visitations and services.
Personalized funeral services
When it comes to planning a funeral service for yourself or a loved one, trust that Geo. H. Lewis & Sons will take care of every detail with an unsurpassed standard of excellence. We arrange services for all faiths and cultures at all churches, temples, synagogues and cemeteries. We also manage arrangements both locally and abroad with guidance and care.
In addition to incorporating any religious or cultural elements that are important to you, we work with you to plan a personalized event filled with meaningful details for you or your loved one. From photographs, special songs or any personal element, we customize any funeral service or celebratory event to honor you or your loved one’s legacy in the most special of ways.
White-glove service and concierge
At Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, no detail goes unattended. Our desire is to surpass each family’s expectation of service excellence. This is the standard that sets us apart and is at the very core of who we are. We offer discreet and individualized funeral and cremation services for all of our families, including our Geo. H. Lewis & Sons signature white-glove service and our in-house concierge.
Our white-glove service guarantees that you receive the highest level of uncompromising service and attention to detail that you and your family are accustomed to. Our in-house concierge stands ready to assist you in any aspect ranging from livery service, hotel and travel arrangements, private jet, limousine transportation, floral tributes, personalized stationary as a Crane & Co. purveyor, and much more. Our in-house concierge stands ready to assist you, your family or any guest at any time, and is just a phone call away.
We frequently work with many cemeteries in the Houston area and abroad, and will gladly work with the cemetery of your choice no matter where the location may be. Geo. H. Lewis & Sons is affiliated with the magnificent Reflection Lake Estates at Memorial Oaks, an exclusive property with a number of build-to-suit private family estates. If you would like to plan a lasting memorial at Reflection Lake Estates, our in-house cemetery specialists are ready to assist you with more information and a tour of the property. Our in-house cemetery specialists are also available to assist and guide you with markers and memorialization at any cemetery.
Grief and support services
At Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, our commitment to you does not end with the funeral service. We are proud to offer a number of unique cemetery markers, monuments and mausoleums. We also offer every family we serve an Everlasting Memorial® as one of our provider benefits. This allows you to digitally preserve and share a life story with an electronic documentation of your loved one’s legacy.
And, as a member of the Dignity Memorial network, we offer such family support benefits as a 24-hour Compassion Helpline®, aftercare services, bereavement travel services, and more. Our aftercare and compassionate support, plus a network of dedicated staff who will be honored to assist you, are just some of the benefits of planning a funeral with a Dignity Memorial provider. Please contact us for more information regarding the benefits we offer.
For those who are interested in getting a head start on funeral preparations for themselves, we offer a comprehensive package for advance funeral planning. Let us talk with you today about how we can begin this responsible, caring act that can help reduce stress for your grieving loved ones and eliminate guesswork by family members planning a funeral after a death.