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Memorable funerals draw inspiration from life to create a deeper connection with family and friends. It is our goal at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home in Port Lavaca, Texas, to create a meaningful memorial service for every family we serve.

Custom funerals, memorial services

Our dedicated team of professional funeral directors listens to you for inspiration. A favorite song, cherished color or lifelong hobby can be woven into your service to create the personal touch that makes a difference. Guests can enjoy the taste of an heirloom recipe through a custom-catered reception. Give those who attend a lasting keepsake personalized with your family name. Let your creativity inspire our funeral directors to create a funeral service to be remembered by all.

We serve all families

Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home welcomes guests of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures to our chapel, staterooms and reception area, which adapt to your personal needs. Our location in Port Lavaca offers access from Victoria Regional Airport and is especially convenient to the coastal communities of Bloomington, Indianola and Port O’Connor.

Don’t rush. Take your time. Our team will patiently help you get the details right, so final wishes are fulfilled beautifully. Count us to guide you through the variety of burial and cremation options available, including casket selection, monuments and interment.

Supporting the Lavaca community

Our team takes an active role in the community in which we live. Our annual Appreciation Barbecue is our gesture of thanks for local first responders, clergy and military. You’ll find our team members calling bingo at the senior citizen’s center, providing lunches at local churches and donating to the Calhoun County Veterans Joint Honor Guard. It is our pleasure to donate the cake for the annual Tree of Angels service. These gestures of appreciation exemplify our way of reassuring the community that we are always here to serve.

Depend on Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home during every step of your journey. Please contact us at anytime to learn more about our burial options, or take a tour of our beautiful Coastal Texas funeral home in Port Lavaca.


We are honored to be part of the vibrant history of Calhoun County. The land beneath Richardson Funeral Home was originally purchased by Frank Richardson in 1947.

Over 70 years of funeral service

Over the next 50 years, the small funeral home on Main Street provided outstanding care to families across Calhoun County. Ownership of the funeral home in Port Lavaca changed hands several times throughout the years, and in 1961, Frank Kelly Sr. took the helm.

In 1988, Lloyd G. Hobbs took control until 1999, and in 2001, we became the Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Our current building has been in operation since 1960, when it was built by Rudy Rendon. As part of the historic fabric of Calhoun County, it is our honor to serve the community in which we work and live.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

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.

"Professionalism, compassion, and support of Colonial Richardson staff is above board and very comforting at a most delicate and emotional time of loss."

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January 2021

"My mother had purchased a prearranged funeral plan so that made the process so much easier. So easy that I plan to do the same things for my children."

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December 2020

"One is never fully prepared for the death of a loved one. When it happens, it seems like there are suddenly a thousand things that need to be dealt with. When I called Colonial Richardson, it was such a relief to hear Jason say, 'All of that has been taken care of.' I strongly recommend a pre-need arrangement. One of the prices had actually come down, so the overall cost was less than what had been agreed upon. With my life in turmoil, how would I ever have known what the current value of that particular product/service was? That really meant a lot to me when I was made aware of the drop in price. Where else are you going to find that kind of honesty?"

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November 2020

"Very caring staff and very attentive to our family."

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October 2020

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