The South Park Difference
Since 1934, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Pearland community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.
We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
Serenity for acres
Gentle rolling lawns with quiet walkways, picturesque statues and well-maintained landscaping contribute to the solemn beauty of South Park Cemetery. Dating back to the mid-1930s, South Park is one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. This perpetual care cemetery offers traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, custom family estate mausoleums and lawn crypts.
Known for its dignity, peace and serenity, South Park offers the one-stop convenience of an expansive funeral home, on-site crematory and cemetery.
Dedication, compassion & experience
We have built a reputation for excellence and are committed to creating a unique personalized experience for every individual. We know the importance of small details and assist in creating an experience that is just right for your needs and preferences. Whether it is a simple service or an elaborate one, we work diligently to ensure that it is a memorable experience.
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Years in Business
We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.
Area General Manager
Eddie Martinez born and raised in Houston Texas. Eddie had 3 children Alicia, Isaiah, and Reagan. Married to Maria his high school sweetheart for over 25 years. Eddie loves the ocean, fishing, and BBQ-ing for his family and friends. When able, Eddie loves to travel with his family.
Eddie started his career at the Guillen Funeral Home, located in Houston. He assisted with family visitations and removals after school. He also assisted the funeral home in keeping the cemetery clean by mowing the lawn. After attending school at Commonwealth Institute in Houston, Eddie started to work at Felix H. Morales Funeral Home while attending school.
After eight years Eddie and his family moved to San Antonio to work at Porter Loring Mortuary. After 10 years at the mortuary, Eddie and his family decided it was time to come back home to Houston. He started working as a Location Manager with SCI and is now the area general manager for South Park Funeral Home at NorthStar Memorial Group.
John Childers started in the funeral services profession in 1995. He is a veteran and enjoys spending time with wife and family traveling, cooking and spending time fishing. He has been an instrumental part in helping South Park Funeral Home serve the many families in the Pearland community.
His top priority is leading and guiding the talented team of Family Service Advisors, in compassionately helping families through one of the most difficult times in their lives. John and the resilient team at South Park believe in our company culture, the four behaviors it represents are P.A.C.T: PASSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, COURAGE AND TRANSPARENCY, all while continuing their promise to go above and beyond the families they serve.
Ryan is a second-generation funeral director born and raised in Victoria, Texas. He graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 1996. Since then Ryan has worked with Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors, The Settegast-Kopf Co., Klein Funeral Home and Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home, all in the greater Houston area. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and the occasional round of golf. Ryan also serves as a Captain on the Medical and Safety Committee with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
Combo Location Office Manager
Vanessa has been with South Park since 2013. She acknowledges the importance of being able to say a comforting word to those that have experienced a loss, with some of them coming back to say thank you, expressing their appreciation of her kind words of comfort. Vanessa loves being a part of such a wonderful team, where everybody works together. Coming to work is a delight for her, and doesn’t feel like a chore.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
To the entire South Park Staff, especially Mr.Eddie! We had an outstanding experience! Everyone made my family feel extremely welcome and genuinely caring. My grandmother was stunning! Mr.Eddie, I appreciate you so much. You went above and beyond to make we were taken care of. I can’t thank you all enough for everything.Sehran B. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The experience setting up our arrangements was very hassle free. Kim Tovar was very helpful in the process. She walked us through the steps, answered our questions and we felt no pressure.Kent K. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A beloved family member recently passed and the service was very good specially during a difficult time like this. The staff were very helpful,kind, compassionate and very accommodating. Special thanks to the funeral director Edwin Rosey Rosenquist, Ruben Sanchez and Adrienne Michelleti.Maria Castillo 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you, Liliana Martinez, for assisting my family with the arrangements. Your help is much appreciated!Cristina R. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I would like to take a moment and tell everyone at South Park thank you from the bottom of my heart for my moms funeral. Everything was well organized and any question we had Kimberly rees and Ross Weaver answered right away. I highly recommend this funeral home for your loved one.Jennifer S. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
News & Events
News Apr. 14, 2021
FEMA Offers to Help Families Cover Funeral Costs
Up to $9,000 in aid may be available for those who suffered the loss of a loved one from COVID-19.
News Feb. 03, 2021
Learn What Matters Most
These times have shown us that life does not come with a guarantee. Get started with your free planning guide.
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