Santa Teresa Cemetery is located adjacent to the historical Morales Cemetery, which was founded in 1940 by Felix and Angela Morales.
The Morales family moved to Houston in the 1930s and, with $150 and a borrowed hearse, set about to establish one of Houston’s first Hispanic-owned funeral homes. After providing several years of funeral services, we realized the growing need for a Hispanic cemetery in Houston that could provide dignified burials at a reasonable price.
Since it’s first burial in 1940, Morales cemetery thrived and became a place where Houston Hispanic families could bury their loved ones and honor their lives by decorating their grave spaces in a way that was reminiscent of Mexico and other Latin American countries.
In 2006, Mr. Joe P. Darst – with over thirty years of cemetery management experience – recognized the need for a cemetery with Perpetual Care and an improved cemetery Rules & Regulations policy. To achieve these goals, Mr. Darst worked with Christina Morales, the granddaughter of Felix and Angela Morales, to found Santa Teresa Cemetery.
Here at Santa Teresa Cemetery we strive every day to provide families with a caring and respectful experience in burials and cremations, in addition to a serene and beautiful environment for visits. With the perpetual care funding, we can ensure that the final resting place of your loved ones will be preserved for generations to come.
Regardless of one’s creed or community, the loss of a loved one can create a void filled with pain and uncertainty. It is important to commemorate the life of the dearly departed, and finding a location for the memorial can be difficult. The final resting place should be one of peace and beauty, where loved ones can spend time in memory of their loved one. We believe that life insurance proceeds is not for a funeral but for the loved one’s left behind. We save people money so we can try and live their life without their loved one and keep fond memories alive.
Santa Teresa Cemetery, Inc. “A peaceful place for your family to rest.”
– Joe Darst, Owner
Regardless of one’s creed or community, the loss of a loved one can create a void filled with pain and uncertainty. It is important to commemorate the life of the dearly departed, and finding a location for the memorial can be difficult. The final resting place should be one of peace and beauty, where loved ones can spend time in memory of their loved one.
Santa Teresa Cemetery is honored to provide families with a “remembering place” for their loved one. The grounds are respectfully maintained and ensured in perpetuity through a portion of each lot or family estate purchased. Santa Teresa Cemetery has trained bi-lingual Counselors available to answer any and all questions concerning plots and burial estates, whether we be of immediate need or for future use. We can assist with pre-need burial arrangements to prevent loved ones from having to worry about the details of interments during a time of emotional turmoil or financial burdens.
Santa Teresa Cemetery is conveniently located at 912 Buschong Street, Houston, TX 77039, just off the Northbound Hardy Toll Road and Beltway 8. As a predominantly Hispanic cemetery, Santa Teresa Cemetery is committed to assisting families of all faiths with dignity in Houston. Call for a confidential appointment.
Services we offer
- Mrs. Norma was amazing! This whole process has been extremely emotional & very stressful but Mrs. Norma guided me through with unbelievable patience & consideration. She explained everything to me extremely thorough and put me at ease. I am blessed to have my family here now and because of her my husband and I will be purchasing spaces here. Thank You Morales & Santa Teresa Cemetery, I am very grateful for you and Mrs. Norma.
- Mrs Norma is really nice and she helps me out a lot. The people here are very friendly and nice
Alma L. DeLeon