At Bradshaw-Carter, we understand that not all families want the same things when it comes to funerals and burial services. No matter the circumstances, we are prepared to help you arrange a service that's right for your situation, and we're uniquely qualified to help you find the right final resting place for someone who you love and care for. We do not believe that funerals should be pre-scripted, or one-size-fits-all. We want to provide you with a final tribute that's meaningful and memorable. Honoring someone's life and memory can be hard during a tough emotional time, and we're here to help guide you.
Over the years we've developed close professional relationships with cemeteries in-and-around the greater Houston area. Whether you have a family plot, or are unsure of where to start, we can help you find a cemetery that's right for you.
Whether you are looking for a simple graveside service, a funeral at a place of worship, a visitation and service at our funeral home, or something more unique, we can attend to every detail. We are the experts at making sure your funeral service is conducted with the same level of care we'd provide for our own family members.
We are proud to offer natural burial options in Houston, Texas. A natural burial, sometimes referred to as “green burial”, offers conservation-minded families a simple, dignified way to lay their loved one to rest. At Bradshaw-Carter, we believe simple can be beautiful. Natural burial foregoes embalming and the use of an outer burial container. While only certain cemeteries are willing to accommodate this type of disposition, we can recommend cemeteries in the Houston area that can accommodate your wishes.
Planning a funeral can seem like a daunting task, but our experienced funeral directors are here to make the process easy and straightforward. We are here to advise, to comfort, and to offer support and guidance in a trying emotional time. Planning a funeral, to us, is an act of service, and our privilege in honoring a life well-lived. We take on the burdensome process of taking care of the details, so you can focus on planning the tribute that's right for your family and your loved-one.
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When we talk about meaningful funerals, what we mean is that, at their best, funeral services can offer channels through which mourners can grieve and express sorrow, but also move forward toward healing and hope. Those who gather for these meaningful funerals will have time to reflect on the mark left by their lost loved one, and also to reaffirm the meaning found in their own life. Those who gather will be encouraged to band together in the spirit of support, love, and shared understanding.
In this way, a meaningful funeral can be a pivotal, affirming experience for those who attend. Funerals are, of course, about the dead as much as the living, and one of the primary reasons to have a funeral at all is to pay proper tribute and respect to those who have left us.
Having a meaningful funeral service means making meaningful choices—something that can be hard while you are in the mourning process. However, making decisions about the service and the burial—difficult though it may be—is ultimately necessary for ensuring that the proper tribute is paid and that the service makes an impact on you and your family, allowing you to channel your sorrow effectively. Our funeral professionals are on hand to help you make informed decisions, and to make the entire process as smooth as possible. We will guide you through planning the service, selecting a casket, choosing what to do with the body and where to lay it to rest.
As you and your family move into the funeral planning process, you may find that you have a lot of questions. We’ve tried to answer some of the most common inquiries below.
If you have further questions, or if you desire help planning a funeral service, please contact Bradshaw-Carter at your earliest convenience.
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Families have been trusting us with their loved ones because of our superior service and professionalism. Our local, licensed funeral directors carefully plan each and every service.
Licensed funeral directors and experienced staff to provide guidance along every step of the way.
Our professional staff will pick up your loved one at your residence, hospital, or hospice care with respect, dignity, and discretion.
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The basic Military Funeral Honors (MFH) ceremony consists of the folding and presentation of the United States flag to the veterans' family and the playing of Taps. The ceremony is performed by a funeral honors detail consisting of at least two members of the Armed Forces.
You can learn more about veteran funeral services and if you are eligible here.
Having a permanent place - in a cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation garden - that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death.
You can learn more about memorialization options here.
Founded in the heart of Houston by renowned designer Ron Bradshaw and his partner Tripp Carter in 2003, Bradshaw-Carter was built to meet an unmet need in Houston for an elegant, warm, welcoming setting for a family to say goodbye, without the sterile look and feel of most modern-day funeral establishments. Our funeral home doesn't look like a funeral home, because we don't want it to feel like one. At Bradshaw-Carter, there is a long tradition of serving one family at a time. Guests never feel rushed, and are not bumping into strangers in our foyer. The house, with it's tasteful decor and friendly professional staff, is yours to share with your guests, allowing you to focus on what's important. It was Ron's dream to open the most beautiful funeral home in the United States; one that offers the highest level of service and professionalism. While we regularly pull out all the stops for those looking for a boutique, top-of-the-line celebration, we have always insisted on making funerals affordable. Our care is genuine, and the result is a comfortable, healing place where you can focus on your needs and finding a meaningful tribute that's right for your loved-one.