Located in Lufkin, Texas, Gipson Funeral Home and Garden of Memories Memorial Park have close ties to thousands of Angelina County families. Working together, the funeral home and cemetery streamline the process and allow you to take care of all your funeral, burial and cemetery needs. We'll be honored to help you understand your choices and find the options that are right for you.
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Your dedicated Lufkin funeral home
For nearly a century, Gipson Funeral Home has provided comprehensive funeral services to the local community. Our funeral home features six tastefully appointed staterooms, a large chapel, spacious lobby and ample parking for even the largest of services. Whether you prefer an intimate gathering, a traditional funeral service or a large celebration, we can handle services of all types and sizes.
We celebrate life
Let's start with a story. At Gipson Funeral Home, our team excels at helping families tell their loved one's life story in a unique and imaginative way. Whether it's a beloved song, a favorite hobby or a lifelong passion, we'll take the elements that make a person special and weave them into one-of-a-kind memorial.
Imagine a putting green in our chapel with personalized golf balls for all who attend. Envision a 1940s-themed celebration with a live jazz band, swing dancing and a catered meal of your loved one's favorite foods. Of course, if you prefer something more traditional, we are happy to do that as well. We are committed to meeting your needs and wishes.
You can count on us
As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, all of our funeral services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience. That's why we are so committed to providing compassionate care, professional and personal service. Our team members will work with you one-on-one to ensure all of your desires and needs are met.
Garden of Memories Memorial Park
Since opening in 1949, the 50-acre Garden of Memories Memorial Park is the only cemetery in Angelina County offering perpetual care. It's a calming space for reflection and peaceful moments. The grounds feature a canopy of Spanish oak trees and is adorned with a rose arbor. When you stroll the memorial park, you'll also find an attractive garden gazebo. All of these elements come together to provide a quiet and picturesque place to honor the memory of your loved one.
Burial options for every family
At Garden of Memories Memorial Park, we offer a wide variety of burial choices to suit your needs. Options include traditional ground burial, private family estates and mausoleum entombment. For those who choose cremation, we also offer many different memorialization options.
Our cemetery team will be there for you in your time of need. We invite you to visit us at 5205 South First Street to tour our peaceful and serene memorial park.
Gipson Funeral Home has a rich history in Lufkin, Texas, and has been an icon in the funeral industry for over 70 years.
Marcus Twain Gipson establishes the firm
Marcus Twain Gipson became a mortician and joined W. M. Glenn Hardware and Furniture Store where he assisted with funerals handled by the firm. In 1934, Marcus acquired the funeral business, renaming it Gipson Funeral Home. In addition to becoming a well respected man of the community, he also built one of the most respected businesses in Angelina County.
Elwyn Marcus Gipson and national recognition
Following the death of Marcus in 1950, Gipson Funeral Home was passed to his son, Elwyn Marcus Gipson. He led the business to even loftier heights and it became among the most respected funeral homes in Texas and received national recognition. Elwyn shaped the funeral home into a modern day business. For nearly a century, Gipson Funeral Home has displayed a professional approach to funeral arrangements that has earned the loyalty and support of Lufkin and Angelina County families.
Integrity and compassion are our traditions
Today, the funeral home continues to carry forward many of the closely held standards that are essential to assisting families in their most difficult times. Now part of the Dignity Memorial network, our core values, commitment and philosophy have remained constant throughout the years. We are proud to stand in our place as a prominent funeral home, serving families from far and wide with respect, integrity and compassion, while helping them to honor and celebrate their loved ones.