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Testimonials

Tripp was the best. He and his staff did an amazing job of caring for our father (and us) and making things very easy for us in this difficult time. Their efforts culminated in a very beautiful and comforting service for Dad. I would highly recommend Bradshaw-Carter for the personal and empathetic care they provide, with an eye to details we would not have considered. Thanks again Tripp.

David Knapp
September 28, 2022

Tripp Carter and his staff were wonderful to our whole family when we lost our father.He was very professional guiding us through the process and was very attentive to all the details,with no surprise additional expenses.Many Thanks

Champ Traylor
September 20, 2022

Thank you for taking such good care of my husband from the time he died until he was buried. Also, thank you for sending us the five laminated copies of his obituary which will last forever!

Carolyn
September 13, 2022

My loved one passed away suddenly. Even though I was not ready, I had to decide on a funeral home quickly. Bradshaw Carter provided an elevated level of care. To prepare for the next step, they came to me to complete paperwork so that I did not need to leave my home. Following the death of my loved one, they handled the Death Certificate the next week. If you choose this Funeral Home, you will be in good hands. The loss of a loved one is so difficult. To assist you, you need a quality team. Tripp, thank you for your assistance with then entire process.

L.G.
August 30, 2022

This is an amazing place. It is a beautiful and calming space and the staff is beyond reproach. I recommend it

Mark
August 17, 2022

You couldn’t ask a better group of people. I’ve dealt with arranginging many funerals for the family and I always felt like they were playing me on the feelings at the time just to maximize their profit. When I went to see trip and Clay it couldn’t be any better. I felt like I was talking a friend in a very relaxed atmosphere It wasn’t the play on the feelings at all. For various items you needed for the service ie. a casket. They give me books to look at with prices posted books for prayer cards, etc. I able to take my time to figure items out that I needed without banging in my ear telling what I needed to do. If I had a questions I got answer without the sales pitch attached
They are great people to deal with and now consider them friends. I didn’t have florest and Tripp recommended Kirsksey florist and that was home run. Kirksey. All the florals were amazing and I use him a regular basis in my business needs

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY

Ray Gilliam
August 12, 2022

Tripp and Bradshaw Carter were there from beginning to end and held my hand all the way through the process. Tripp helped me coordinate with the hospital, church and cemetery and took care of all the details during this difficult time. Thank you.

Eleni Fuller
August 9, 2022

Thank you for being part of the process. You had everything planned out to the smallest detail. I'm thrilled. Thanks again.

Sarah
June 14, 2022

I attended a service for my dear friend Myra Hester in Houston. Bradshaw Carter is amazing. The service was touching and meaningful. Tripp Carter is the best in the business. He is personable and so caring to the families he serves.
I recommend Bradshaw Carter to take care of your loved ones.

Chree Boydstun
June 14, 2022

I attended the service for a dear friend of mine Myra Hester. It was a wonderful ceremony so thoughtful and touching.
Bradshaw Carter has the best service and takes care of the families they serve. Tripp Carter goes beyond excellent service. He is personable and caring.
Bradshaw Carter Is where you want to take your love one.

Chree Boydstun
June 13, 2022

Thank you for your service to our family. You provided exactly what we needed and were a dependable source of information. We would certainly use Bradshaw-Carter again.

Barbara
March 10, 2022

Just wanted to tell all the staff at Bradshaw-Carter thank you for all the help in achieving what Lauren wanted upon her passing. We found the compassion, the genuine concern for our well being and the extremely good support to our family to be what we needed at our time of loss.

We contacted Bradshaw-Carter because they supported KUHF (Houston Public Radio/NPR) which has been essentially the only radio our family has listened to for over 40 years. We had heard their name and support for years. They proved they were a quality group of people with the goal of serving our needs to the very best of their abilities and came through for us with flying colors.

We especially want to thank Tripp Carter and Clay Dippel for their attention to our special requests.

The Family of Lauren Massie

J.R. (Ric) Massie Jr
January 4, 2022

Tripp took care of our family like he would his own, allowing me to focus on my beautiful mother's passing while caring for my dad.

Amy Knight Miller
January 3, 2022

Bradshaw-Carter handled the cremation arrangements for my husband with dignity and grace. They handled every part of it with such care. I called on their help again a few months later when my son passed. I don't know what I would've done without their help. It made a difficult time so much easier to know that Tripp, Raymond, Clay and Suzy were handling things from the first initial phone call to the day of the service. I can't recommend them enough to anyone in need.

Elaine
December 22, 2021

Bradshaw Carter made the very difficult moment of our loss bearable and dignified. The beauty of the space and the personal care taken with the whole process was calming. Everything was handled with the greatest of care and our personal wishes were honored.

Scott A. Barnes
December 22, 2021

Tripp Carter and the Bradshaw Carter team were incredibly compassionate with us and our family in the time of our loss. Having never walked through this kind of experience before, it was so helpful to have a kind, empathetic and professional guide. These guys are the best and we commend them highly.

Jim and Betty Herrington
December 16, 2021

Tripp Carter and the Bradshaw Carter team were amazingly kind and compassionate when we walked through the loss of our cousin. We are profoundly grateful for their gracious professionalism and for the deep sense of empathy that they repeatedly experienced from them. When you are walking through one of the most difficult times of your life, you want the best. Bradshaw Carter is the best. We highly commend the Bradshaw Carter team to you.

Jim and Betty Herrington
December 14, 2021

My mother was in hospice and wanted to be cremated with no service, so we needed only basic services. Months in advance, I gave hospice the Bradshaw Carter name as my preferred provider, and I notified Bradshaw Carter so she'd be in their records as a future cremation with no service. When she passed late at night, hospice notified them and all the logistics happened behind the scenes. Then I met with Tripp the next morning to handle all the paperwork details. I was pleased with the very efficient process. Because I'll be transporting the ashes to another state for future spreading, he advised me of the details for transporting ashes on an airplane, which I wouldn't have thought of. I'd been to a service handled by Bradshaw Carter, so I knew they provided a high quality full service experience, but this showed they similarly handle more basic services with the same level of professionalism.

Amy Sutton
November 16, 2021

When our Uncle passed recently, he had preplanned his arrangements. We found he had actually planned a very elegant party to celebrate his life and not grieve. Tripp and the entire staff worked tirelessly to create his wishes. They were awesome to work with especially since we came from Kansas to deal with the situation. They took over and allowed us to do the other things required. Bradshaw Carter is a beautiful place that makes you feel at ease and at peace while dealing with your loss. I highly recommend them! Thank you for all that you did for us!

Teresa Feil
September 20, 2021

It is with upmost sincerity and warmth that I write this review of our experience with Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home, with a strong emphasis on
Mr. Tripp Carter. Needless to say, when you are trying to come to grips with the death of a loved one and must make arrangements for the service, it is hard to focus. Tripp led us through the whole process professionally, compassionately and thoroughly. His staff followed through on every aspect of the service again, with professionalism and flexibility.
The home offers a quiet elegance, warm welcoming and beautiful surroundings so needed and appreciated by all who attended. I will always carry a strong appreciation for Bradshaw Carter Funeral Home.

Sue Rund
August 29, 2021

We had my mother-in-law's memorial service at Bradshaw-Carter when she died in 2010 at the age of 93. It was a warm, beautiful service that was planned under the guidance of Tripp Carter

When my husband died in an accident a few weeks ago, I immediately called Tripp who was with me every step of the way in planning the service. Tripp was so compassionate and helpful in every aspect from the day my husband died until the day of his memorial service and even afterward.

The facility is beautiful and so inviting and comforting. Every person who I worked with at Bradshaw-Carter was courteous, knowledgeable, helpful and kind. Thanks to Tripp, Suzy and all of the other people at Bradshaw-Carter for turning our grief into a celebration of my husband's life.

Beverly McCaskill
August 25, 2021

The loss of a loved one is never easy; especially, when one is caught completely off guard and unprepared for the event. Earlier this year, the kind staff at Bradshaw Carter helped me with the funeral arrangements of a close family member. Everyone at Bradshaw Carter was caring, gracious and very helpful. I will always be immensely grateful to them for the service and assistance they provided.

Hal C. ("Rusty") Trebilcox, Jr.
July 19, 2019

Since my Mothers death was so sudden, we were not prepared. I knew Bradshaw Carter was the premier funeral home in Houston, and I only wanted the best for my Mom, Wanda Lambert. I contacted the funeral home and my family met with Tripp Carter. He was amazing! Dealing with another funeral home for my Fathers death, I felt that Bradshaw Carter was extremely more compassionate, calming and they explained how they will assist us in handling everything for my mothers service utilizing her insurance. There was never a time that we felt pressured to be up sold out of grief, in fact, they helped us keep the cost reasonable, while still giving her an amazingly beautiful service. Everyone that attended the funeral home for the first time, kept commenting how beautiful it was, and how kind the staff were, and how great my Mom looked. My family was a total wreck, but Trip and his staff helped us in the most difficult time. I will always be grateful for that! And continue to tell every family approaching a death to give Bradshaw Carter a call, if they want the best!

Charles Lambert
July 15, 2019

The facility is lovely & comfortable. The staff could not be more accommodating and supportive. All of our guests were impressed with the results without knowing how little effort was required on my part. I could not hope for better service. Additionally, the a la carte pricing is fair and reasonable without compelling the client to purchase packages that include products or services that provide no value or meaning.

Paul Temme
May 27, 2019

I can only echo and fully support my sister Martha's testimonial below. When my husband died recently I first met the lovely people at Bradshaw Carter, and their kindness, and willingness to respond to my particular needs (emotional, financial, and otherwise) was incredibly helpful. Then when my father died soon after this, and we decided to hold the memorial at an unusual and challenging location, they stepped up again. They handled difficult logistics with skill and tact. I would recommend them to anyone in this situation, with great enthusiasm.

Carol McDavid
August 1, 2018

Tripp and his caring staff has just helped our family through the two worst months ever, as we lost my brother in law and my dad, only weeks apart. I agree with all the other testimonials; I can't imagine finding any group better able to guide and assist those of us who suffer the agony of losing our loved ones. I felt they had my back every step of the way, and their thoughtful suggestions made our events more streamlined, elegant, and personalized than I would have thought possible. Tripp helped us think outside the box, and came up with creative ideas which honored our loved ones and contributed so much to the celebrations of their lives. At the end of it all, I felt I had made new friends, and I will never forget how they were there for me during one of the most difficult times I hope I will ever face. Thanks again from the bottom of my healing heart, Martha

Martha McDavid-Newman
August 1, 2018

My son Craig passed away unexpectedly in Alaska a month ago and our family decided to bring him back to Houston for cremation. I have nothing but praise for Tripp and the rest of the staff. I literally made one phone call and they took care of the rest, arranging for everything, from beginning to end. Their professionalism was outdone only by their empathy and caring. The beautiful surroundings of the funeral home were comforting and peaceful. My heartfelt thanks to all concerned for making a very difficult time a little less difficult.

Helen Charles
August 8, 2017

Thank you for the excellent service and utmost professionalism. Our family was very impressed with the quality of care everyone at Bradshaw-Carter extended to us at both the visitation and funeral.

Carol L. Campbell

We appreciate your caring, warmth and attention to detail. Thank you for your kindness, understanding, and professionalism.

John and Sheila Flowers

In our time of great need and sorrow you were extremely helpful guiding us with a personal touch and easing a lot of our burden.

Emmanuel and Victor Sackey

Some people seem to specialize in doing thoughtful deeds. Before you ask, they understand your problems and your needs. They help because they want to. They find joy in being kind, and making others happy. It’s the first thing on their minds. They make this world a better place, by practicing the art of reaching out to others, and giving—from the heart. It’s so nice to know, warm considerate people like you.

Grace Peña

The professional experience was secondary to the genuine caring and attention to detail.

JoAnn Edmundson

You provided such a warm haven for us and a compassionate service. Thank you! It made all the difference knowing we were doing the best for our dad using Bradshaw-Carter.

Suzy La Forge

Bradshaw-Carter—our family was extremely pleased with your services.

Jim Manns

Thank you so much for everything you did for Carol. Everyone thought she looked so natural—and most important—at peace at last.

Toni Beauchamp

I am happy to see you started your family-owned business. It was needed in Houston, and I will spread the word.

Bunny Edelman

Thank you for all you have done for my family. Everything was wonderful. Things could not have gone better.

Lewis William Pollock III

Words are inadequate to express our appreciation for all you have done to see our family through this fragile loss of our beloved daughter. God bless you in your ministry to other families in need. During the visitation, I felt as if it was all family there and not just a facility in charge. Your entire staff works with utmost professionalism. Please accept our warmest thanks.

The Boone Family

We are overwhelmed at your compassion, care, and understanding. Your attention to detail comes from experience, but your sincerity comes from the heart.I cannot imagine having anyone else handle hers or our services. You have been very gracious, and we will never forget your kindness.

Gene and Donna Inouye

Your loving concern will long be remembered.

Mrs. A.L. Dahlberg

Your professionalism and attention to detail is phenomenal. The way you took care of our mom, both physically and emotionally,during such a painful moment in her life demonstrates the gift of compassion you have for others.

Maricela,Josie, and Claudia Trevino

Bradshaw-Carter has been on my mind lately. We just reached the one-year milestone of my father’s death. I find such peace—a year and a month later—in knowing that we were able to spend our last bits of time with him at Bradshaw-Carter. You allowed us to place a certain dignity and grace on the memory of his death, which shook us all to the core. I wanted you to know how much I will always appreciate you and your staff. You softened a very hard blow for which I am forever grateful.

Amy Grinstein

I am so glad we found you and your caring home that helps one get through these times of sorrow in such an elegant, yet soothing, gentle way.

Jeanne and Ken Hoppens

Thank you for making my mother’s farewell gathering so lovely. We had many compliments about the tasteful, comfortable surroundings, and I give you the credit. It turned out perfect!

Ellen Gerloff

Thanks for being so kind and nurturing at such a difficult time for us. You made the process so much easier than anticipated. I actually felt good leaving mom with you in such a pretty house.

Bunny and Ivan Edelman

Early on in our process, I had suggested to mom that we contact Bradshaw-Carter because I remembered how wonderful the visitation was that we attended a number of years ago. We had thought that a place that beautiful would cost at the upper end of the spectrum, but were pleased to find that not the case. You did a great job organizing us and all the other moving parts. Not only have virtually all our guests mentioned how wonderful our visitation was, but my mother was also pleased. She continues to remark how beautiful that day was. And, that’s what matters most…mom.

Peter Murgola

You made a difficult process as painless as possible for us. We are so very grateful for your true efforts and the wonderful feeling you all left us with.

Peter, Tina, and Lisa Jabbar

Our family is glad we chose Bradshaw-Carter over the other Houston funeral homes we consulted. Thank you for being here for us and handling all the details for us to send our beloved “Dr. B.” back to his home in Serbia.

Patsy Schillaci

You have a secret in your establishment; the one thing we all strive for in the funeral home business—a kindness of heart and a genuine sense of caring for your fellow man. You have uniqueness without compromise.

Rudy Cerda

Thanks so much for your gracious help. The responsibility of making arrangements weighed heavily on my heart. However,your beautiful home and assured by your well organized explanations, it was not nearly as traumatic as I had anticipated. Again, thank you for everything.

Aileen Nettle

Thank you for your many kindnesses when mother died. From start to finish, I felt the genuine,kind support from each of you. Never an easy situation to face, you made it as lovely and painless as is possible. There were so many compliments regarding the beautiful place and wonderful service.

Kathryn Ketelsen

My wife and I are very appreciative of the care, attention,and understanding you brought to her mother’s service. Your attention to detail and willingness to service the customer with unusual requirements surpassed our expectations. Thank you for your help in a difficult time.

Thomas M. Hargrove

I want to share with you how thankful I am to you and your staff in caring for Gayle and Ermon. The professionalism and attention to detail you displayed to this family is outstanding. You and your staff made a positive impact on this family and it will forever impact their lives. Thank you, again.

Chad Vice, Havenbrook Funeral Home

Since words could never express my appreciation for the awesome job that you and all the other folks at Bradshaw-carter have done for me, I have become a one-man walking “Chamber of Commerce” for your establishment. I not only tell everyone about the “boutique” funeral home fit for royalty, but also express to them the humanness of Tripp Carter and his free burial of infants under two and the homeless.

James D. Pitcock, Jr.

Thank you for all that you do that makes such a positive difference in the lives of others. May God continue to richly bless you.

The Reverend Dr. Russell J. Levenson

In life’s darkest hour you held out a beacon of hope and goodness to my son Hank and daughter-in-law Marit. Devastated by the death of their infant daughter Mathilde, they turned to your firm for the funeral arrangements. Your offer to cover the funeral costs touched them to the core. Your generosity, kindness and sympathy for these young parents was remarkable; something rarely seen today. Their experience with your firm has been told to many friends as an affirmation that Goodness, Kindness,Compassion does thrive even in a city as BIG as Houston. May God reward you richly for your kindness.

Julia Stout

My family and I want to thank you and everyone at Bradshaw-Carter for your care and attention to everything necessary for Preston’s funeral.

Pauline W. Bolton

Bradshaw-Carter seems to specialize in doing thoughtful deeds. Before you ask, you understand our needs. You help because you want to…it shows!…you are all so kind. The world is a better place because of you and the way that you reach out to others in their time of need…giving so much…from the heart. I feel so thankful that you cared for my mother, me, and my family. With much gratitude…

Lizzy Hargrove

I never expected to ever send a note of thanks to a funeral home. Our thanks to you for showing your prices clearly and pointing out how we could save. Astoundingly, you never tried to sell“up”. All of the family are pleased with your services, and I have spread the word. I am happy to recommend BC.

Rosamay Davis

I want to thank you and Bradshaw Carter so very much for the wonderful care you gave to Margo Lamb’s arrangements. From beginning to end I thought everything was perfect. You took care of matters that I had not even thought about, and made everything smooth and stress free, and provided a beautiful memory for all involved. I greatly appreciate the sincere thought you gave to all of this.

Jean Garwood

The owner handled our infant child’s death with more dignity and respect than I thought humanly possible. The fact that this place is beautiful in every respect goes to show how much the ownership cares about the service they provide to the community. If there was a way to give more stars I would do it in a heart beat.

Steve Hazen

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