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Established more than a century ago, Ellis Resthaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park serves the families of Midland and the neighboring communities of Odessa, Big Spring and Monahans. We provide traditional funerals, cremation memorials, personalized celebrations of life and burials to people from all walks of life.

A beautiful new Midland funeral home

Ellis Resthaven Funeral Home and Memorial ParkOpened in 2022, our brand-new funeral home has an abundance of modern amenities and Texas hospitality. With contemporary design and modern amenities, Ellis Resthaven Funeral Home is a beautiful place to celebrate your loved one. Whether you want an intimate service or a grand remembrance, our versatile chapel allows families to honor loved ones according to their beliefs, values and traditions. With seating for up to 200 guests, it can be easily configured to your needs and wishes.

Interested in hosting a reception? The hospitality room seats about 70 guests. It has a stone fireplace and a comfortable patio for indoor-outdoor gatherings. To make things easy for families, we offer catering before or after a service.

We designed the building with the latest technology. State-of-the-art AV equipment allows for personalized memorial tribute videos, slideshows and music. Restrooms are touchless. We are also handicap accessible and offer ample parking.

Personalized memorials and celebrations of life

Standard reception room at Ellis Resthaven Funeral Home and Memorial ParkAt Ellis Resthaven Funeral Home, we believe that every service should be as unique as the life lived. We capture the essence of your loved one to create an event that honors your special person and gives friends and family a chance to come together and remember. Our experienced team specializes in multicultural funerals, too.

Perhaps it’s a barbecue in honor of the pit master, complete with live music and bottles of homemade sauce for guests to take home. Maybe it's an everything's-bigger-in-Texas tribute for a native who loved the Lone Star State. Or maybe it's a quiet outdoor scattering ceremony with the closest family and friends. No matter your wish, no matter the detail, we handle it all.

Whether you want to arrange a traditional funeral service or modern celebration of life, large gathering or simple service, we will work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs and budget are met. From floral arrangements to music selections, decor, mementos and more, we guide you through your choices with care.

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Cremation options

Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you're interested in cremation, we can explain the process and your various choices. From a simple cremation without a memorial service or witness cremation to a full funeral service and catered reception, we help you understand this increasingly common choice and handle all of the cremation arrangements.

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Planning in advance

Arrangement room at Ellis Resthaven Funeral Home and Memorial ParkIn addition to assisting with an immediate need, Ellis Resthaven Funeral Home specializes in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are fulfilled. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Find out everything you need to know about prepaid funeral plans.

Veterans and public servants programs

We deeply appreciate those who have sacrificed for our freedoms and specialize in serving the veteran community. It's our privilege to honor veterans and their families in need of funeral services.

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Ellis Resthaven Memorial Park

The caring and dedicated team at Ellis Resthaven Memorial Park provides exceptional, compassionate service at one of life's most difficult times. People across the Permian Basin, from Patricia to Midkiff, choose our cemetery as their family’s permanent place of remembrance.

A cemetery for all

Unique features at Ellis Resthaven Funeral Home and Memorial ParkAs part of the Dignity Memorial® family of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, Ellis Resthaven Memorial Park offers hometown service from Texans who know Midland firsthand while extending unmatched benefits and quality. The cemetery has a range of burial options, community and private, for you to consider.

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Veterans memorial

For more than 60 years Ellis Resthaven Memorial Park has been a burial choice for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. military. One of our greatest honors is hosting the Midland Armed Forces Memorial, which commemorates more than 500 veterans from all branches of the military.

Lean on us

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please reach out to us, day or night, if we may assist with funeral or cremation arrangements in Midland or if you would simply like a tour of the funeral home or cemetery.

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History

Private/semiprivate estates at Ellis Resthaven Funeral Home and Memorial ParkCovered wagons, cattle, wind and dust greeted Newham Ellis when he first arrived in Midland, Texas. He immediately found his niche, serving his adopted community as an apothecary before he opened Ellis Funeral Home in 1892.

Newham’s son, Newnie W. Ellis Sr., and his grandson, Newnie W. Ellis Jr., carried on the tradition of providing exceptional care to families seeking funeral arrangements in Midland.

Our cemetery's history dates back to 1949, when W.O. Worley Jr. and his wife founded Midland's Resthaven Memorial Park. Their commitment to West Texas families established the cemetery as a peaceful place of permanent remembrance. The cemetery grew in tandem with the Midland-Odessa area.

Today, the entire team at Ellis Resthaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park proudly upholds the Ellis family’s long, strong commitment to providing dignified and affordable funeral and cremation services. In 2022, a new funeral home facility was built on the cemetery grounds, giving families the convenience of planning a funeral, cremation and burial all in one place.

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