About Us

The mission of Green Cremation Texas is to empower families through the thoughtful adoption of technology and innovation, while reducing the stress and environmental impact brought on by traditional funeral practices. We do this through empathetic support coupled with an unique approach to cremation.

We are Texas’s only carbon-neutral funeral home; we use no paper and utilize only recycled material during the cremation process. Intently focused on providing a high level of care throughout your time with us, we aim to return control over the end of life process back to you and your family.

We are a fully-licensed funeral home with nearly 20 years of experience. Melissa, our licensed funeral director, is a proud supporter of both the National Home Funeral Alliance and the Funeral Consumers Alliance.

Our Team

Melissa N. Unfred

Melissa N. Unfred is a dual licensed funeral professional undertaking progressive death care. She provides unique insight into the Funeral Service Industry with a lens of over 20 years observation and participation, and advocates for those desiring a different approach to caring for their own.

She is shadowed by her sidekick, Kermit the Dog, who in March of 2017 became the first certified therapy dog working in funeral service in the State of Texas. Melissa and Kermit serve their community and present often to Non-Profit Organizations and Educators across the country both in person and online.

After numerous accolades online and in print, she resumed hands-on interaction with families seeking easy end of life options by opening Green Cremation Texas.

Green Texas

Green Cremation $1285

Our commitment to dignified funeral care extends to its impact on the Earth. We believe death should be handled in a way that does not harm the environment.

One way we do this is via flame cremation. This method utilizes flame, but also takes great care to minimize the negative ecological impacts. For example, bodies are wrapped in a cotton sheet instead of plastic, and biodegradable cremation urns can replace the traditional black plastic box.

Water Cremation $2285

For those who wish to further minimize the environmental impact of cremation, we offer aquamation. This is a progressive funeral service technique that completely eliminates the use of a flame. It is the most environmentally friendly method of body disposition available.

Water cremation uses 90% less energy than flame cremation and produces absolutely zero greenhouse gas emissions.

To learn more about how this simple cremation process works, click here.

Water Cremation

A Dignified Cremation Funeral

Cremation Urn

Green Cremation Texas believes everyone is entitled to have their death handled in a compassionate manner regardless of religious affiliation, sexual identification, or any other classification. We encourage you to feel empowered to care for your own in a way that respects their end of life wishes.


If you are looking for information to help you create cremation plans for the future, or just have questions about any part of the process, we’re here to answer them. Get in touch with us by sending us an email from our contact page. We will respond within 24 hours.


We currently directly serve those in Central Texas, however, If you are anywhere in Texas, we may still be able to help. If you have a death, please call 512-537-1973 to speak directly to our funeral director.

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Abigail Finch
Abigail Finch
21:15 29 Sep 19
Melissa is a great funeral home director - she and Kermit make a wonderful team! I’m glad that there is a environmentally focused funeral home in the area that focuses on families.
Diane Bryant
Diane Bryant
13:31 13 Sep 19
Melissa and Green Cremation were wonderful to work with during this very difficult time. She was respectful and very professional but at the same time gentle and understanding of our grief. I highly recommend her and Green Cremation.
Justine Broom
Justine Broom
16:07 27 Aug 19
Melissa Unfred is the most heartfelt person, and was so amazingly helpful in our time of need. She made sure all wishes, on behalf of the family, were fulfilled and I will highly recommend the provided services to others when the time comes.
Kara Matthews
Kara Matthews
15:15 16 Aug 19
Melissa made the entire process during this difficult time go smoothly with compassion and kind consideration. I feel like I was truly able to honor my husbands wishes with as little impact on the environment as possible. Thank you!
Cherie Perez
Cherie Perez
02:38 16 Aug 19
I contacted Green Cremation Texas when my mother was first diagnosed. I knew I did not want any pressure to have her embalmed prior to cremation. I was referred through another business associate. Right away I was pleased with the information on the website. A place with a dog always works for me. There was never any pressure at all. No surprise or redirection that I was interested in assisting with shrouding my mother. It was comforting and relaxing because I was not stressed about what was going to happen next. We were kept informed through the entire process. Thank youread more
Josh Roberts
Josh Roberts
13:32 29 Jul 19
Melissa was such a saint at this tragic time for our family. She was very diligent and tact, especially when dealing with the medical examiners, whom persistently drug their feet. She made herself available to us at any time. I don’t know what we would’ve done without her.
Elizabeth Fournier - The Green Reaper
Elizabeth Fournier - The Green Reaper
02:15 02 Jul 19
I have been aware of Melissa's breadth of knowledge and influence on the world of natural burial, but this is the first time I have worked with her. We worked seamlessly together to transport a loved one half way across the country, and she participated in all steps of the process with a loving heart, a generosity of spirit, and steady demeanor. Melissa demonstrated to me that funeral professionals can work well together and handle all needs of the family they have the privilege to serve.read more
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