We recognize that people's values regarding funeral service are changing.
Cremation is increasing, with the average over 50% in many areas of the United States. The days of expensive caskets and ornate funerals are declining. People are finding value in being surrounded by family, friends and loved ones.
We are a full-service funeral home, recognizing we are part of one of the most diverse communities in America. We seek to serve all faiths, sects, and nationalities.
With nearly 60 years’ experience serving families at some of the largest and most prestigious funeral homes, we are uniquely prepared to assist you and your family during your time of need.
Our intent is to offer each family the opportunity to memorialize their loved one in an affordable and respectful manner regardless of economics while still upholding the highest level of service. We begin with a very inexpensive basic fee and with no profit taken for any merchandise and/or third party vendors unless required by the vendor to do so. This alleviates any and all potential pressure placed on families to make expensive choices while ensuring that the highest level of service is provided.
John Onstott, former President and CEO of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors, has dedicated himself to the service of others, both professionally and pastorally, for over 44 years. He has served families and communities in a management capacity at some of the largest and most prestigious funeral homes in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. In addition, John was ordained an Episcopal priest in 2006, and has served congregations in three parishes in New Mexico and Texas. John previously served as the Director of Public Relations for the Houston family of Dignity Memorial’s 26 funeral homes and 7 cemeteries.
For the three prior years, John was the President and CEO of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors in Houston, one of a very small number of premier funeral firms in the United States. A boutique firm known for its “White Glove” service, coupled with merchandise designed for the firm only, as well as privacy, confidentiality and security, Geo. H. Lewis & Sons serves an extremely discerning and distinguished clientele. It is known for its major investments in Houston treasures such as the arts, medicine and charities. On behalf of the Firm, John sat and continues to be a part of several boards of directors. Including the Baylor College of Medicine Partnership and the Huffington Center on Aging, former Governing Director of the Houston Symphony as well as a Trustee of the Houston Grand Opera and has partnered intimately with the Junior League of Houston and was a member of The Houston Polo Club. He is also a member of the Houston Rotary Club. John is a former board member of the Texas Immunization Partnership and past member of the Executives Association of Houston.
Before joining Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, John served as Sr. Vice President of Cook-Walden Funeral Home – the flagship location in Austin, Texas – and also as Director of Community Affairs and Philanthropy for Cook-Walden Funeral Homes and Cemeteries in both Austin and Georgetown. John oversaw funeral operations, including Fleet and Care-center. He was the key liaison for relationships with community organizations, both secular and religious.
In Austin, Mr. Onstott was active in the Austin Rotary Club, having been chosen VP of Membership for the 2013-14 Rotary year. He was a member of the Advisory Board of Legacy of Giving, member of Chairman’s Advisory Council of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, member of the University of Texas Club and The Headliners Club.
In addition to his service at Cook-Walden, Rev. Onstott served for two years as the part time Rector of St. Michael and All Angels Anglican parish in Kerrville, TX after being received into the Anglican Communion. Rev. Onstott was also an Interim Priest in El Paso, Texas.
Prior to Austin, John was Managing Partner of the leading funeral home in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was ordained to the Diaconate and the Sacred Order of Priests in the Episcopal Church. He was first Curate and the Associate Rector of The Church of the Holy Faith. As President of the Santa Fe Rotary Club, he served two terms as Coalition Chair of the Santa Fe Immunization Coalition and worked closely with First Lady of New Mexico, Mrs. Barbara Richardson and senior New Mexico Department of Health officials. Mr. Onstott served on the Santa Fe Quality of Life committee, and was a board member of Gerard’s House. At the Governor’s request, Mr. Onstott organized the State of New Mexico Memorial Service for those who died in the mass shooting at Virginia Tech and the United States Capitol Christmas Tree and Ornament effort.
Bery Crispin, former Assistant Vice President of Geo. H.Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors, is a native Houstonian who entered the funeral profession in July of 2010 as she completed her B.S. in Business Administration at Sam Houston State University. She obtained her funeral director's license while working for Geo. H. Lewis & Sons and was promoted to Assistant Vice President shortly after being licensed.
Bery began working for SCI/Dignity Memorial in 2011 and was awarded the Brenda Reneè Horn Scholarship, a special distinction bestowed upon a student who proves to be competitive and ambitious and demonstrates a strong work ethic.
While serving as Assistant Vice President at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, her duties included serving families when a loved one passed away, scheduling staff for every service, reviewing contracts to make sure they were compliant, promoting new ideas for cremation and funeral services, and redesigning the cremation selection room.
Bery is a member of the Junior League of Houston, volunteers for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: Commercial Exhibits Committee, and has been on several mission trips around the world. She has visited China, Japan, Italy, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
Bery is a first generation natural born citizen in her family. Her parents are from Guatemala and she is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Lacey Fox has dedicated her life to serving and caring for others, most recently at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors. She was called into a service and caregiving role at a very young age after her father fell ill following a massive stroke. Her passion and talent for serving others, ultimately led her to her current profession in the funeral industry. As a Funeral Director, Lacey has received numerous awards, including the Highest JD Power Annual Rolling Score for six consecutive years.
As a second-generation native Houstonian, Lacey was a “lifer” at The Kinkaid School, graduating in 2003. Upon graduation, Lacey attended Texas Tech University, where she joined Delta Gamma Sorority. Lacey completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications with a Minor in Spanish at the University of Houston in 2007. Lacey obtained her Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, where she was inducted into the National Funeral Service Honor Society in 2008.
Most recently, Lacey served families as a funeral director at Geo. Lewis and Sons, one of the most prestigious funeral homes in the United States. She was responsible for meeting with client families, coordinating funeral services and visitations through contacting churches and venues.
Beginning her Funeral Service career at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons as a Provisional Licensee, Lacey was asked to serve as a funeral director at Earthman Southwest Chapel for three years. There she had the opportunity to work with client/families from different backgrounds, of all faiths, and many different financial situations. Ms. Fox learned that too often, funeral expense was a burden and an extra worry to those who were already in the grieving process. She realized there had to be a better way.
To prepare her for management, Lacey transferred to The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek as a funeral director/management trainee to prepare her to be adept at the myriad of business operations of a corporately owned funeral establishment.
In 2013, Ms. Fox was heavily recruited to join Geo. H. Lewis and Sons Funeral Directors by upper management, as she was uniquely qualified to serve the very discerning client/families who choose that prestigious firm, one of the most respected in the nation. Her responsibilities there have been numerous and wide-ranging. It is of great benefit to the firm that due to her education and family background she personally knew many of the families.