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Green Cremation Texas
Social Rating
5.0
Based on 81 reviews
Google Rating
5.0
Based on 62 reviews
Facebook Rating
5.0
Based on 11 reviews
Yelp Rating
5.0
Based on 8 reviews

Funeral Home Reviews

7wren
20:19 05 Mar 20
I highly recommend Green Cremation of Texas. My father passed away two weeks ago, and my mother was given a sheet with names of local... funeral homes and cremation services by the staff of the skilled nursing facility where my father had been a resident. Green Cremation Texas was one of the names listed.Melissa at Green Cremation Texas could not have been nicer, more respectful or more helpful during a very difficult time for my mother and my family. She went out of her way to answer our questions and to be there for my family. While price might not be the most important issue in a decision like this, the prices at GCT were also much lower than other Austin area funeral homes/cremation service companies.I will not hesitate to call Melissa if my family is faced with this situation in the future.read more
Zachary R.
16:53 04 Mar 20
Melissa helped us cremate one of our family members, she was very kind and informed us of our options for flame or water cremation. She... also gave us a lot of options for urns and alternative options for the remains. Very professional, educational, and unique.read more
Nani U.
17:33 01 Mar 20
I keep trying to write this review and I’m at a loss for words. Death takes the life out of everything around it, not just your loved one,... and feeling “brain dead” while trying to plan how to take care of mom for the last time, it just feels like too much! Melissa has been the most present, patient, and intuitive funeral director I’ve ever met in a way that was organic and full of warmth. She let me be as involved in the process as I wanted to be even taking as much time needed to explain all my questions about the logistics and paperwork. It never felt like I was separated by some door and secrecy. I recommend Green Cremation Texas because they weren’t just a funeral home, they became my tribe. For the first time in my experience with death, I didn’t just get a funeral home that helped facilitate closer, I was given an experience that planted the seeds of healing. Thank you.read more
Jillian M.
02:53 22 Feb 20
Green Cremation Texas helped us through a very difficult time. Specifically Melissa. She was there from start to finish throughout the... whole process. Was very flexible with our timeline, and very thorough with the details and communicating with the funeral home. I couldn’t recommend these folks enough. She even checked in with us after the entire process was over and made sure everything went smoothly. We’re so glad we found Green Cremation Texas. I don’t know what we would have done otherwise. Thanks Melissa.read more
Jillian M.
02:51 22 Feb 20
Green Cremation Texas helped us through a very difficult time. Specifically Melissa. She was there from start to finish throughout the... whole process. Was very flexible with our timeline, and very thorough with the details and communicating with the funeral home. I couldn’t recommend these folks enough. She even checked in with us after the entire process was over and made sure everything went smoothly. We’re so glad we found Green Cremation Texas. I don’t know what we would have done otherwise. Thanks Melissa.read more
Ann C.
13:47 19 Feb 20
When my husband died, Melissa was there to meet with me in about an hour. She was very compassionate and made the whole process so much... easier for me. My husband wanted a special container for his ashes, and Melissa found a perfect match. I sincerely and wholeheartedly recommend Green Cremation Texas.read more
Melissa C.
22:51 16 Feb 20
My daughter died VERY unexpectedly at 24 years old. So there i was trying to figure out what the heck just happened and the medical... examiner wants to know if I've picked a funeral home yet. All i knew was that my daughter loved the environment so i started with Google and it led me to Melissa. I cannot stress enough how WONDERFUL this woman is. When i called her all my thoughts were a mess inside my head. I cried and rambled on about my daughter and about what i thought she would like and Melissa LISTENED to me. She then helped me with what i wanted to do for my daughter. She wasn't fazed at all when i wanted to change something, she just made it happen. Melissa always answered any questions i had either by texting me back or emailing me. I'm so glad i found Melissa and her services.read more
Mel C.
22:36 16 Feb 20
My daughter died VERY unexpectedly at 24 years old. So there i was trying to figure out what the heck just happened and the medical... examiner wants to know if I've picked a funeral home yet. All i knew was that my daughter loved the environment so i started with Google and it led me to Melissa. I cannot stress enough how WONDERFUL this woman is. When i called her all my thoughts were a mess inside my head. I cried and rambled on about my daughter and about what i thought she would like and Melissa LISTENED to me. She then helped me with what i wanted to do for my daughter. She wasn't fazed at all when i wanted to change something, she just made it happen. Melissa always answered any questions i had either by texting me back or emailing me. I'm so glad i found Melissa and her services.read more
Mel C.
14:45 16 Feb 20
My daughter died VERY unexpectedly at 24 years old. So there i was trying to figure out what the heck just happened and the medical... examiner wants to know...read more
Patricia P.
03:41 15 Feb 20
Melissa helped our family when we were in need. A funeral home that my extended family had chosen was overcharging and my family didn’t... have that kind of money. Melissa came in and walked us through each step, informing us of all details, and never once making us feel like we were bothering her. She treated us like we were her family. My family will be using her services from now on. Thank you, Melissa!!read more
Jonathan H.
18:16 12 Feb 20
I have personally worked with Melissa a few times. Her attention to detail and honest pricing is unmatched. She also is also an industry... leader in Eco-friendly funeral options such as Aquamation (cremation done with water), an option that will only be more and more popular over the next few years.read more
Lou J.
02:38 10 Feb 20
I found Melissa through Instagram and fell in love with her page. I’ve learned so much from her and I know in the future that I will be... using Green Cremation Texas!read more
Lou J.
02:37 10 Feb 20
I found Melissa through Instagram and fell in love with her page. I’ve learned so much from her and I know in the future that I will be... using Green Cremation Texas!read more
Riley C.
02:34 10 Feb 20
Melissa was very attentive and answered all of my questions, even offering to personally email me articles on green burial because I... expressed an interest. She’s giving Texas more environmentally friendly options and her Instagram page is very educational! I definitely recommend Green Cremation Texas.read more
Riley C.
02:33 10 Feb 20
Melissa was very attentive and answered all of my questions, even offering to personally email me articles on green burial because I... expressed an interest. She’s giving Texas more environmentally friendly options and her Instagram page is very educational! I definitely recommend Green Cremation Texas.read more
Lucy A.
02:27 10 Feb 20
Melissa goes above and behind for every single family and it really shows. She answers all of your questions, takes care of practically... everything and makes this whole process easy during such a difficult time. I wholeheartedly recommend Green Cremation Texas.read more
Lucy A.
02:27 10 Feb 20
Melissa goes above and behind for every single family and it really shows. She answers all of your questions, takes care of practically... everything and makes this whole process easy during such a difficult time. I wholeheartedly recommend Green Cremation Texas.read more
H J
14:30 04 Feb 20
Melissa and Kermit were just what we needed at the worst time of our lives. I highly recommend Green Cremation Texas .
H J
14:29 04 Feb 20
Melissa was attentive and communicated with us through out the entire process. No one wants to be in a position to hire a funeral home...... but if you have to, I whole heartedly recommend this one.The therapy dog, Kermit, was an amazing touch as well. <3read more
Sally N.
18:47 26 Jan 20
From the first phone call, the staff at Green Cremation Texas were so very wonderful. Melissa is the perfect balance of true care and... professionalism. I contacted Green Cremation before my father passed, and Melissa let me know the steps that we would need to take. So when I called to let her know he had died, we were prepared with the paperwork and everything went so smoothly. Melissa and her co-worker were remarkable, handling the collection of remains with tact and warmth. Letting go of my dad's earthly remains was easier because of them. They patiently answered my own and my mom's questions, ensuring we were ready and understood every step of the transport. Payment was simple and easy, with an itemized list accompanying the invoice, and several options for how to proceed with acquiring death certificates, receiving the cremains, etc... Honestly, I could continue to write about how continually impressed I have been with my family's experience working with Green Cremation, but I'll just close my review by saying that I cannot imagine anyone being able to do this difficult work any better than Melissa and her team at Green Cremation. I am grateful that they choose to serve their community in this way.read more
Sally N.
10:52 26 Jan 20
From the first phone call, the staff at Green Cremation Texas were so very wonderful. Melissa is the perfect balance of true care and... professionalism. I...read more
H C.
21:40 21 Jan 20
Melissa helped me find the perfect (unusual) type of urn I had been wanting for my father's cremations. She went above and beyond and took... such extra care in assembling the urn (which included pieces of glass) for me. It is so clear that this is not just a business to her and that she truly cares!read more
Jim B.
16:14 21 Jan 20
I recommend them for their up front, no bs, approach! Laid it all out, with no fluffy sales pitch or pressure. I feel so much better... knowing that my family will be taken care of professionally, as I was. One less thing to worry about. I am particularly thankful to Eric, who carefully and thoughtfully took me through the entire process. He was also very conscientious by providing follow-up to make sure I was satisfied.read more
Kathy L.
14:21 20 Jan 20
Melissa walked us through the process and communicated with us every step of the way on what was happening. During this difficult time she... made the experience effortless on our part and the services provided were very tastefully done.read more
Emma T.
18:32 16 Jan 20
Green Cremation's team is easy to work with, compassionate, and makes a difficult time a little bit easier. On top of the modern experience... and top-notch service, they provide a forward-thinking solution that helps reduce our impact on the environment.read more
Butch E.
16:24 15 Jan 20
I am a proactive person. Green Cremation Texas was very caring and helpful. They were able to quickly answer all of my questions and put my... mind at ease. I am very impressed that they are they have the most 5-stars of any funeral home in Central Texas. With such a terrific reputation and pricing that is nearly 1/3 of their competitors combined with the high-level of care that they bring, Green Cremation Texas is an obvious choice.read more
Judy C.
15:00 15 Jan 20
Melissa Unfred was very respectful, understanding, and accommodating. She made the experience as painless as possible with her bright smile... and comforting demeanor. I’d highly recommend Green Cremation of Texas.read more
Andrew B.
17:46 02 Jan 20
Melissa at Green Cremation has been nothing but perfect since my dad passed away in November. She is always there to answer any questions... and the process was made as simple as it could possibly be. I recommend them with all my heart.read more
Danica D.
02:36 26 Dec 19
We found Green Cremation Texas on Google and from the first phone call, you could tell this was going to be a modern experience. Their... online selections made it easy for us to decide what we wanted without feeling pressured. Melissa was amazing to deal with as well. We could not have asked for a better and compassionate experience during a most distraught time.read more
Ashley B.
17:44 20 Dec 19
Green Cremation Texas was by far the easiest funeral home I have ever dealt with. Melissa responded to every question we had, and made sure... we knew what was going on the entire process of arranging cremation for my father. We even had the opportunity to visit with the therapy dog, Kermit, when she delivered our urn. I highly recommend them.read more
John B.
14:56 19 Dec 19
I really enjoyed working with them and can tell that they really care about the families they work with.
Deb S.
05:15 19 Dec 19
Very impressed with Green Cremation! Melissa is fantastic-so kind and compassionate. She even personally delivered the ashes to our home... when they were...read more
Deb S
02:28 19 Dec 19
When I saw a FB add for Green Cremation recently I thought it looked interesting, and filed away the information. I’m so glad I did. Our... family ended up needing cremation services, much sooner than I ever thought we would, for my grandson, at 21 weeks gestation. Melissa was so wonderful to deal with. The whole process-from being able to do all necessary paperwork and arrangements online, to her delivering his remains to our home exceeded our expectations.read more
Lauren F.
03:16 27 Nov 19
Melissa cares deeply about her clients and the work that she does. Green Cremation brings comfort to a very difficult process, and provides... an easy way to help our environment.read more
Cynthia B.
12:30 17 Nov 19
We received compassionate and professional assistance through the whole process. I highly recommend Green Cremation of Texas.
Lynne X.
17:52 12 Nov 19
If you want environmentally conscious death care and/or a home funeral, Melissa is awesome. I had been following her on social media for... some time, and when my husband was in his last days on home hospice, I contacted Melissa and asked if she would be willing to take me on as a client. She responded very quickly, within a few hours, and gave me her cellphone number so I could message her when my husband died, anytime day or night. I had already done a lot of research on home funerals, natural burial, etc. so I was fairly clear on the basics of caring for my husband's body and natural burial sites in the Austin area, so Melissa didn't spend a lot of time on educating me about options, but I imagine she would go over options in more detail with anyone who wanted/needed that information. Melissa was super helpful in clarifying the legalities, taking care of paperwork and filing for death certificates, delivering extra cold packs (to cool the body) and the cardboard casket in time for the home wake so family/friends could write messages and decorate it. She kept in touch frequently through text messaging (less intrusive than voice calls) to send me updates, and to check to see if I needed anything. After the home wake, she arranged for transportation of the body (and casket) from home to her facility for refrigerated storage until the burial. Melissa helped facilitate the initial connection between me and the then-brand-new owner of Eloise Woods Natural Burial Park, and also worked behind the scenes with the new owner to coordinate delivery of the body to the burial site, and decorated the site with palm fronds. She stayed for the entire burial service (discreetly in the background) to make sure everything went smoothly. All in all, I'm so glad Melissa was available. She's friendly and down to earth, professional without being stuffy or formal, super conscientious, and knows her stuff. We wanted a home wake and green burial, and I'm so glad her services were available to help facilitate that. I didn't have to worry about legalities, transportation, etc., and could focus on taking care of my husband and my family.read more
Dan B.
21:42 04 Nov 19
Green Cremation was helpful and nice to work with during a very hard time.
Spencer T.
21:19 04 Nov 19
Thank you Melissa & team. Your guidance and help during a difficult time was noticed and appreciated by the whole family.
Jane N.
19:36 14 Oct 19
Excellent service! Very prompt in getting back to us and explaing the process. They were so gracious and quick to return calls and help... with all the questions we had. Very sweet and considerate employees!read more
Krista A.
17:25 14 Oct 19
Melissa was so compassionate and caring when I lost my soul pup Moose. She dealt with a very abrasive vet tech for me, she took care of... transporting him from the vet to be aquamated, and then she brought him to me when he was ready to come back home.I will only use Melissa for these services in the future, I needed someone with a giant heart and take charge attitude to get through that devasting time, and Melissa was just that person.read more
John C.
03:05 06 Oct 19
Melissa was fantastic. Professional and compassionate during a very difficult time.
Luiz A.
14:09 04 Oct 19
Thank you for the great help through this event in our family's story. Melissa is very helpful and considerate of everyone. We are so glad... that she and the service was so close to my parent's home and that everything went so smooth.Thanks again,Melissa! The Luis Familyread more
Ellen M.
21:22 01 Oct 19
Melissa was very caring and efficient. Excellent service and Kermit was needed fur Thetapy
Abigail F.
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.read more
Diane B.
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.read more
Lynn S.
05:56 09 Sep 19
At a tough time in our lives Melissa was kind and professional and always patient with me. I was handed a list of cremation and funeral... practices after...read more
Richard M.
13:19 29 Aug 19
Melissa has excellent communication and handled everything through a tough time, thank you.
Justine B.
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.read more
Kara M.
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!read more
Cherie P.
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
Andrew&Erika B.
23:53 04 Aug 19
They are very professional and keep you updated on the process. Very affordable. I would highly recommend them to everyone. Melissa is who... I dealt with and she was amazing thru this whole process.read more
Josh R.
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.read more
Alexis B.
18:14 24 Jul 19
My husband died unexpectedly and I had no idea how complicated it was to find a good honest place that would take care of him after his... passing. After calling around and being told that I would have to make appointments in order to get any information, I came across Affinity/Green Cremation. I called the number and Melissa immediately answered. She took the time to explain everything, was up front about cost and options, handled me with care and compassion while being honest and forthcoming. She even went so far as to help me with some keepsake jewelry and a glass rose I wanted made. I was never in the dark about what was happening, all the documents were done electronically so it didn't delay the process and I could even complete everything at my pace without it feeling like a transaction. I can't say enough amazing things about Melissa and Green Cremation and hope I never need their services again, but if I do, they have a loyal customer for life.read more
Bill O.
17:46 05 Jul 19
The cremation service was excellent and . Remains were personally delivered, questions and concerns were always handled quickly and... profesionally. I was very satisfied.read more
Elizabeth Fournier - The Green R.
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
Andy P.
16:52 01 Jul 19
We were distraught with an unexpected passing of a family member and reached out to Melissa for assistance. She was extremely kind and... responsive to our questions. Although this is not a service you ever hope to need, Melissa made this process much easier than we expected.read more
Panda T.
00:21 01 Jul 19
On May 19th, I had gotten a call from my sister in law telling me to fly immediately to Orlando (I am away for work). Halifax Health... Hospice had let her know that my father was going to be passing soon and it was imperative that I fly in immediately - she wanted to contact me before hospice called me. We flew out that sameday to see my dad. My father passed away on Thursday May 23rd at 11:59 pm.I have known about Melissa Unfred and her advocacy for a while. I wanted Melissa Unfred to be handling my father's post mortem care because she is translucent about her services, she is professional, and she went above and beyond to ensure that my father had the best possible treatment - that he had a dignified death.My father was located in Deltona, Florida and she is in Austin, Texas - but that was of no concern to Melissa; she helped me even though she was out of state (I was located in Florida) and in a different time zone - she worked with my family and I on 24 hour call - all hours of the morning (especially since my father passed away so late in the evening). She never upsold me on services that weren't needed and was very upfront about the costs. A lot of traditional funeral homes seem to take advantage of grief (trust me we did our research on pricing) during this time, Melissa did not. She treated my family and myself with dignity during this difficult time.My family and I chose to have my father water cremated and I am eternally grateful that Melissa provides this service and orchestrated everything with timing and precision. Her professionalism and courtesy are exemplary - I cannot express how she went above and beyond to ensure that communication was clear and precise. It is remarkable in this day and age that this service exists.read more
Susan T.
00:20 01 Jul 19
On May 19th, I had gotten a call from my sister in law telling me to fly immediately to Orlando (I am away for work). Halifax Health... Hospice had let her know that my father was going to be passing soon and it was imperative that I fly in immediately - she wanted to contact me before hospice called me. We flew out that sameday to see my dad. My father passed away on Thursday May 23rd at 11:59 pm.I have known about Melissa Unfred and her advocacy for a while. I wanted Melissa Unfred to be handling my father's post mortem care because she is translucent about her services, she is professional, and she went above and beyond to ensure that my father had the best possible treatment - that he had a dignified death.My father was located in Deltona, Florida and she is in Austin, Texas - but that was of no concern to Melissa; she helped me even though she was out of state (I was located in Florida) and in a different time zone - she worked with my family and I on 24 hour call - all hours of the morning (especially since my father passed away so late in the evening). She never upsold me on services that weren't needed and was very upfront about the costs. A lot of traditional funeral homes seem to take advantage of grief (trust me we did our research on pricing) during this time, Melissa did not. She treated my family and myself with dignity during this difficult time.My family and I chose to have my father water cremated and I am eternally grateful that Melissa provides this service and orchestrated everything with timing and precision. Her professionalism and courtesy are exemplary - I cannot express how she went above and beyond to ensure that communication was clear and precise. It is remarkable in this day and age that this service exists.read more
Sean C.
12:41 24 Jun 19
Melissa is a consummate professional and helped immensely in our time ofneed. Melissa Unfred was translucent about her services, she is... professional, and...read more
Panda T.
11:54 24 Jun 19
On May 19th, I had gotten a call from my sister in law telling me to fly immediately to Orlando (I am away for work). Halifax Health... Hospice had let her...read more
April S.
23:36 18 Jun 19
Melissa was amazing with a touchy situation. She worked with us through the decision making, helped get everything arranged and done in... time so we could fly my son's ashes back to NY to be buried. She is kind, understanding, patient, and overall awesome. She even had an emotional support animal at our viewing before cremation, which was much needed.read more
Jen S
18:21 25 May 19
I highly recommend Affinity Green Cremation. We recently experienced an unexpected loss and were forced to have to navigate through this... unfamiliar process. We called and spoke with Melissa was extremely helpful and went out of her way to make this process as easy as possible for us. I am truly thankful.read more
Sarah F.
01:17 30 Apr 19
My husband and I unexpectedly lost a baby. We didn't know anything about the crematory process. Melissa came recommended to us and was... wonderful to work with. She walked us through the process in a professional and respectful way. She was very compassionate. I would highly recommend her.read more
Steve G.
01:03 30 Apr 19
Melissa went above and beyond! I called and assumed it would be a lot of back and forth to arrange everything, but Melissa has a great... process and is extremely respectful of your time. She sent one email to get what she needed and text me to update. She explained the process of water cremation and we were very happy with the results and benefits. Thank you so much for taking care of us!read more
Michele Allen M.
15:24 22 Apr 19
Melissa is an amazing educator and advocate for green burial.
Sandra B.
11:08 29 Mar 19
Melissa and Kermit are an incredible team! The dynamic duo not only goes above and beyond when it comes to caring for families during times... of grief, they also work tirelessly to educate the public and demystify death. Melissa is brilliant and compassionate, you couldnt ask for a better mortician!!read more
Gloria Jean W.
00:35 22 Mar 19
Melissa was excellent in caring for my husband's body after he died. He was retired military and she was able to quickly arrange for a... military honor guard to be at his memorial service at our home.read more
Lauren W.
16:09 10 Mar 19
Melissa and Kermit are the best when teaching others about the green and economical options for families. They have brought more awareness... of alkaline hydrolysis, green burial, and home funerals. She's the one to go to!read more
Carmon M.
16:02 10 Mar 19
Very knowledgeable and caring.
Katie W.
14:25 10 Mar 19
Great for families and the environment!
Karin S.
00:28 07 Feb 19
Melissa is a wonderful advocate of greener options in funeral care. She is compassionate, genuine, and supportive of those experiencing a... difficult time. Thankfully, I have not needed her services, but I have been on the receiving end of her kindness many times. I trust her with my own future arrangements and whole-heartedly recommend her.read more
Hillary K.
23:27 06 Feb 19
10/10 would absolutely recommend green cremations to anybody and everybody I know. They’re the best in the state and the operator is so... passionate and educated about what she does!!read more