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Since 1895, Lloyd James Funeral Home has provided funeral and cremation services in and around Tyler, Texas. We are located less than 5 miles from Cathedral of the Pines, a beautiful cemetery that offers a wide variety of burial options. Working together, the 2 locations allow families to take care of all their funeral and burial needs.

Welcome to our Tyler funeral home

Chapel at Lloyd James Funeral HomeFrom the spacious chapel to the modern arrangement offices, Lloyd James Funeral Home is designed to bring comfort and peace to the families we serve.

With seating for more than 350 people, our chapel is one of the largest in East Texas. Featuring a single-level layout, all guests have convenient access to the space. The chapel also incorporates a state-of-the-art sound system with an organ and piano, as well as video capabilities.

Our parlor space is a flexible area for guests to host receptions, gatherings, small funerals or large visitations, with a personal, living-room atmosphere. It houses a beautiful fireplace and comfortable seating for families and guests.

We celebrate life

At Lloyd James Funeral Home, we excel at creating one-of-a-kind tributes that celebrate a person's life. Our team listens to your stories and takes all of the elements that make a loved one special, such as a lifelong passion or a beloved hobby, and weave them into a singular memorial. From music and food to decor and keepsakes, we'll handle all of the details so you can spend more time with family and friends. You can count on us.

Planning ahead

At Lloyd James Funeral Home, we recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. In addition to assisting during your immediate time of need, our funeral directors specialize in working with families to plan ahead of time. 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 to your specifications. We are here to discuss these options should you wish to do so in advance.

Cathedral in the Pines cemetery

Mausoleum at Cathedral In The PinesSister location to Lloyd James Funeral Home, Cathedral in the Pines is located at 7825 S. Broadway Ave., less than 5 miles from Lloyd James Funeral Home. The cemetery provides a serene final resting place and a calm environment for families and friends to find meaningful reflection.

Burial options for every family

Select from a range of burial options to suit your needs, taste and style. Traditional in-ground burial with flat markers or raised monuments marks a classic choice. Those who choose cremation may opt for burial of cremated remains or scattering in select areas of our park. Memorial benches stand as a permanent monument for the benefit of cemetery visitors.

Family estates offer future generations the chance to assemble in remembrance in one central location. We welcome family functions such as reunions to our park setting, where everyone can enjoy our well-manicured greenery and bright flowers. Our stone mausoleum stands as an enduring memorial to those inside, with available adjacent family spaces and a beautifully polished exterior.

Contact us, day or night

Signage at Lloyd James Funeral HomePlease contact us at Lloyd James Funeral Home and Cathedral in the Pines at anytime, day or night. If you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our services, we are here for you.

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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.

"Sam was amazing. We chose Lloyd James over the other facilities in town because he was so understanding. Sam listened to our needs & delivered. The other places felt like going to a used car lot. It felt like dealing with family with Sam & others at Lloyd James"

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September 2020

"Sam Billings did an outstanding job. He was ever present and went the extra step providing to meet our needs."

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September 2020

"Staff was very professional and very helpful they are to say the least a tribute to your profession"

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September 2020

"Stellar, compassionate staff and atmosphere"

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April 2020

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  • Tyler Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Lloyd James Funeral Home

    Sam J Billings

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