The funeral home facility has undergone numerous additions and remodeling to keep up with customer needs. The funeral home features one main chapel, with a private family room and separate family entrance. The main chapel includes a private room for pallbearers and ministers to prepare for the service. There is also a small chapel, conference rooms, family lounge, as well as ample visitation space. The main chapel is equipped with state-of-the-art video and audio systems. The funeral home offers a large lighted parking lot and handicap accessibility.
The picture featured here is an image of the front of the chapel. This elevated area is equipped with two podiums, allowing for multiple speakers and ministers to conduct services. Each podium is wired with audio devices and has lighted areas for reading. These two podiums were hand crafted by a local craftsman, Mr. Fred Fraser, Jr., who spent many hours in the construction of this chapel. There is a private entrance to the stage from an area outside of the chapel.
The art piece that graces the area behind the casket in our chapel is a full size Tiffany style original stained glass window. It was originally located in one of the Broadway mansions in Galveston during the early 1900's. The name of this glass is "The Seasons" and she represents Fall. We refer to this piece as "The Lady". She was located by our founder and restored by a local artisan. The stained glass was created in sections with the method known as "folded glass" and is up to 4 thicknesses of glass in certain places. This method gives the glass its remarkable color. She now provides solace to the many who visit our home. Her beauty was the inspiration for this chapel.
The picture featured here is an image of the rear of the main chapel. The chapel is adorned with detailed crown moulding which was cut and hung individually by a local carpenter. The stained glass on each side of the chapel are the pallbearer and ministry rooms. The glass was also found in one of the Broadway mansion in Galveston and restored to its beautiful present state by a local artisan. The double doors at the rear of the chapel are very heavy handmade doors depicting an English motif.
This podium was hand made of black walnut by a dear family friend, the late Mr. John M. Rooney, Jr. Mr. Rooney toiled for untold number of hours to provide a fitting podium for the Funeral Home. His intention was that visiting clergymen and women might proclaim the Gospel of the Lord from a handmade structure.
The podium now stands in our main chapel and is used often. We are proud to have this piece and feel very fortunate to have been a part of Mr. Rooney's life.